Amcrest IP3M-943 Wireless Outdoor Security Camera

Amcrest introduces bullet model IP3M-943 wireless outdoor security cameras, high resolution up to 3MP image detail with night vision feature and IP67 weatherproof. Affordable price of wireless outdoor security camera for homes or small offices when high bandwidth demand does not exist.

What this product does

Amcrest IP3M-943 is released in two colors, IP3M-943W in white color model and IP3M-943B in black color model. The first generation of wireless outdoor camera introduced by Amcrest in addition of IP4m-1026 with double bandwidth.

3MP resolution

This IP camera is designed with fixed lens to deliver video recording with high resolution of up to 3MP (1296p) @20fps or 2MP (1080p) @30fps. The resolution is higher than the previous model Amcrest IP2M-842 which is 2MP 1080p. However, when you record with the same frame rate you can find that both models have the same recording resolution of 1080p @30fps. You can get the high resolution of 1296p @20 fps. It’s one of the best outdoor security cameras offered by Amcrest.

Night vision

This model is also featuring the same night vision that can record video in ambient light up to 98 ft. distance in black and white video. Should you require that your camera can record night vision in color you may consider new Lorex LNB4321 bulet model outdoor camera which features color night vision (CNV) technology in ambient light.

Local and cloud storage

The main difference with the previous IP2M-842 model is that Amcrest IP3M-943 comes with internal memory slot you can insert up to 64GB micro-SD card memory for local internal storage for local recording and playback. This is a good thing as a backup storage when your internet connection is down when you record the footage in the cloud in addition of the local NVR storage (if available).

Amcrest offers free 4 hours cloud storage you can record and playback, option Amcrest-Cloud service plans available.

Amcrest IP3M-943 wireless outdoor camera
Amcrest IP3M-943


In addition of wired connection with RJ-45 10/100Mbps LAN port, Amcrest IP3M-943 comes with built-in wireless 802.11b/g/n standard to allow you connect wirelessly with your existing wireless network in homes or small offices. You still need to provide power outlet to the camera. For free wired connection you may consider Netgear camera product Arlo wire-free, no hassle of running network cable to the base station and no power outlet requires since the camera is powered by battery. See also Arlo VMK3200-100NAS wire-free outdoor security system.

Amcrest is built with solid and compact housing with IP67 rated weatherproof, ideal for outdoor placement, affordable camera and becomes one of best outdoor security cameras offered by Amcrest.


  • High resolution of 3MP (1296p) video recording @20fps
  • Latest Ambarella Chipset for much better image detail
  • Wide angle of 100 degree field of view
  • Intelligent digital zoom
  • Night vision up to 98 ft
  • Intelligent motion alert with free mobile and web apps
  • Free cloud recording
  • Available microSD card slot for local storage

The field of view is wide enough, it’s about 100 degree viewing angle. A single area of viewing angle, if you require to cover the whole area you need to consider the PTZ wireless outdoor camera, the camera is capable of panning and tilting into some degrees. Or you probably require the camera that can track the object in target while it is moving within the coverage you may consider auto tracking camera such as Sunba and GW Security auto tracking camera.

To help you understand the differences between IP3M-943 and IP2M-842 you can view the spec comparison table 1 below.

Table 1 Amcrest IP3M-943 Vs IP2M-842

 Amcrest IP3M-943Amcrest IP2M-842
Lens1/3” Sony IMX322 CMOS sensor


2.8mm (optional 3.6mm)

1/3” CMOS sensor


3.6mm (optional 6.0mm)

Video Recording Resolution3MP 1296p @20fps


2MP 1080p @30fps

1080P(1920 x 1080) / 720P(1280 x 720) / D1(704 x 576/704 x 480) / CIF(352 x 288/352 x 240) @20fps / @30fps
Field of view100 degree72 degree
Night visionDistance up to 98 ft. (30m)Distance up to 98 ft. (30m)
CompressionH.264 & MJPEGH.264 & MJPEG
NetworkRJ-45 10/100Mbps


Wifi 802.11b/g/n – distance up to 50m open field

RJ-45 10/100Mbps


Wifi 802.11b/g/n – distance up to 50m open field

Weatherproof ratedIP67IP66
Internal storageMicro SD card slot, up to 64GB (FAT32 format)N/A

Amcrest Vs Reolink

Currently there are some models of wireless outdoor security cameras available in the market, you probably need to compare which one is best outdoor security cameras to meet your business need. You may compare this IP3M-943 camera with Reolink RLC-411WS wireless outdoor camera.

Reolink dual mode wifi camera

Reolink RLC-411WS is a dual mode wifi outdoor camera with high resolution 4MP image details. Take a look at the following comparison table to help you understand which one is suitable to meet your business need.

Table 2 Amcrest IP3M-943 Vs Reolink RLC-411WS

 Amcrest IP3M-943Reolink RLC-411WS
Lens1/3” 3MP Sony IMX322 CMOS sensor

2.8mm (optional 3.6mm)

1/3” 4MP CMOS sensor

 2.8mm ~ 12mm varifocal lens with autofocus motorized 4x optical zoom

Optical zoom factorN/A4x optical zoom
Video Recording Resolution3MP 1296p @20fps

2MP 1080p @30fps

4MP (2560x1440p) @30fps
Field of view100 degree36 ~ 100 degree
Night visionDistance up to 98 ft. (30m)36 pcs IR LEDs distance up to 80~110 ft.
CompressionH.264 & MJPEGH.264 High Profile / JPEG Snapshot
NetworkRJ-45 10/100Mbps

Wifi 802.11b/g/n – distance up to 50m open field

RJ-45 10/100Mbps

Wifi 802.11a/b/g/n – dual wifi mode 2.4Ghz and 5.8Ghz

distance up to 50m open field
Weatherproof ratedIP67 ratedIP66 rated
Internal storageMicro SD card slot, up to 64GB (FAT32 format)Built-in 16GB SD Card

To learn more detail about each of the product, the more detail specs and manufacturer’s description and current price in Amazon. Note that IP3M-943 is getting absolute, you may purchae the newer model IP4m-1054.


Each of the product is tagged with the same price around $130. With Reolink you have advantage of 4x optical zoom with motorized autofocus and dual mode wifi band, moreover Reolink offers higher recording resolution of up to 4MP /1440p @30fps.

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