Amcrest IP2M-858 vs Lorex LNZ4412 PTZ Outdoor Camera

Amcrest introduces best value Amcrest IP2M-858 Wireless Outdoor PTZ camera with 25x motorized optical zoom. How good is it compared – Amcrest IP2M-858  vs Lorex Lnz44p12?

Amcrest IP2M-858

Amcrest twin models of outdoor ptz camera, Amcrest ip2m-853 which is POE model with 12x motorized optical zoom and this one the Amcrest ip2m-858 which is wifi model with 25x optical motorized zoom.

Speed dome

Ip2m-858 is a speed dome PTZ camera, panning and tilting capability you may control via your mobile device with the free app. You can manage the panning endlessly up to 360 degree covering the whole area you need to cover. Even though the camera has a shallow field of view angle ranging from 58.2° (the widest view) ~ 4.8° (all the way zooming in) but you can pan the camera 360° endlessly in horizontal direction in addition of tilting ~90° capability.

If you compare this product Amcrest vs Lorex lnz44p12 both have the same 360° endless panning capability.


How good you can identify people far away say 100 yards from this camera? a user confirmed that he could clearly identify someone in distance using this camera. Yes, this camera is built using Sony Starvis cmos 2mp with varifocal lens ranging 5.4mm ~ 64 mm, you can zoom up to 25x zoom in sharply in full HD 1080p resolution.

When you compare with Lorex lnz44p12, ip2m-858 provides superior as twice optical zoom as Lorex. However, lnz44p12 comes with 4mp – twice higher resolution as ip2m-858.

Night vision

Both cameras support night vision, but Lorex supports color night vision in ambient light. Amcrest ip2m-858 vs Lorex is different in CNV (color night vision) technology applied to Lorex most recent cameras such as Lorex lnb8973 4k security camera. At night where there is still ambient light lnz44p12 allows you to view in color instead of black and white video view. However in total darkness, the cameras shifts to record in black and white view.

POE and wifi

You might find that Amcrest ip2m-858 is a fully wifi outdoor camera, however you can connect this camera using wired connection. It supports POE with its RJ45 10/100Mbps interface, and you need to use POE injector or POE switch or direct to any NVR system with built-in POE switch such as 8 channel Amcrest, Hikvision, HDView and more Onvif NVR system. See also top five 8ch NVR system kit.

Lorex lnz44p12 is a fully POE camera, it doesn’t support wifi connection.

For details spec and manufacturer’s description you can follow the product link end of article. As highlighted features the list below summarized the product spec.


  • Amcrest ProHD 2 Megapixel Wi-Fi PTZ IR Speed Dome camera
  • Sony STARVIS CMOS 2mp image sensor 1080p resolution @30 fps
  • 4 mm ~ 64 mm focal length; 58.2° ~ 4.8° view angle
  • Featuring 25x optical zoom, 16x digital zoom
  • Night vision 6pcs IR LEDs range up to 328ft (100m)
  • Local memory micro SD Card up to 128GB with the addition of 4 hours of Amcrest cloud storage
  • Panning 360 degree endless horizontally, 90 degree tilt with auto-flip at 180 degree
  • IP66 heavy duty weatherproof housing

Amcrest ip2m-858 with 25x optical zoom is tagged with cheaper price than Lorex, however lnz44p12 provides twice as high resolution as Amcrest.

Amcrest vs Lorex

Table 1 below shows you spec comparison table between Amcrest ip2m-858 vs Lorex lnz44p12 PTZ outdoor camera as a reference you may use for spec comparison between Amcrest and Lorex as discussed above.

Lorex LNZ44p12 outdoor PTZ camera

Table 1 Amcrest vs Lorex

ModelAmcrest ip2m-858wLorex lnz44p12b
Resolution2mp (1080p) @30 fps / 60fps4mp (2592×1520) @30 fps
LensVarifocal 5.4 ~ 64.0 mm Sony Starvis CMOS lensVarifocal 5.3 ~ 64.0 mm
FoV58.2° ~ 4.8° view angle54.7°~4.54° view angle
Zoom25x motorized optical zoom; 16x digital zoom12× optical zoom, and a 16× digital zoom
Night vision6pcs IR LEDs range up to 328 ft (100m)IR night vision range up to 330ft (100m) in total darkness, color night vision(cnv) in ambient light
Memory storageLocal memory micro SD Card up to 128GB; Onvif NVR; free 4 hours Amcrest cloud storageN/A local storage; 2K/4k Onvif NVR system
Panning  Tilting360° panning rotation,  ~ 90° tilting  ability360° panning rotation, a -15° ~ 90° tilt ability
HousingIP66 weatherproof heavy duty metal housingIP66 weatherproof
Connection10/100Mbps RJ-45 Ethernet and 802.11a/b/g/n dual band ~50m (~150ft)RJ45 (10Base-T/100Base-TX) PoE+ (802.3at); 12V DC (Optional)
Price (Oct 2019 Amazon)$359.99$476.00

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Amcrest ip2m-858 is an economical outdoor PTZ camera with rich features including 25x optical motorized zoom, full HD 1080p with higher frame rate up to 60 fps and long distance night vision up to 300ft.

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