Amcrest IP4M-1026 vs Hikvision vs Reolink 4MP Cameras

Amcrest offers various models of high mega pixels POE outdoor camera including Pro HD 3MP IP3M-954 bullet model, Pro HD 4MP IP4M-1025 bullet model and the newer model is IP4M-1026.

In this article

  • Amcrest Pro HD IP4M-1026
  • Amcrest vs Hikvision vs Reolink 4MP
  • Comparison table

In the previous article, Amcrest IP4M-1026 has been discussed briefly and is compared with Foscam FI9901 to see which one is suitable for your need. In this article, Amcrest IP4M-1026 will be compared with Hikvision and Reolink 4MP bullet model cameras.




 

Amcrest Pro HD 4MP IP4M-1026

Amcrest has released few bullet and dome  models of IP cameras that typically differ in recording resolution, field of view angle, frame per second or night vision and its range and so on.

IP4M-1025 vs 1026

Many people wonder what is the difference between the Amcrest IP4M-1025 and IP4M-1026. Technically the apparent difference is IP4M-1026 is smoother with 1520p resolution @30 fps real time. On the other hand IP4M-1025 is only capable of delivering video recording with the same 4MP (2688x1520p) @20 fps. The field of view angle is also different, 1026E offers wider view angle (118 degree) as opposed to only 83 degree for 1025E.

Table 1 shows you spec comparison between the two models of IP4M-1025 and 1026.

Table 1 IP4M-1025E vs 1026E

Amcrest IP4M-1026E IP4M-1025E
Recording resolution 1520p resolution @30 fps 1520p resolution @20 fps
Lens 2.8mm fixed lens F2.4 4.0 mm fixed lens F2.4
Field of view angle 118 degree 83 degree

 

Amcrest IP4M-1026 4MP camera

You can connect both models to the Amcrest 8 channel NVR system such as NV4108E that supports up to 4MP resolution cameras. See also Amcrest vs Foscam 8 channel NVR system.

Highlights

  • 4MP (2688×1520) recording resolution @30 fps
  • Fixed lens 2.8mm aperture f2.4 with Sony IMX322 progressive scanning image sensor and powered by Ambarella S2Lm chipset
  • 118 degree wide field of view angle and support intelligent digital zoom
  • Support night vision with 30 IR LEDs range up to 98 ft (30m)
  • Local storage with micro SD Card, NVR, FTP and Amcrest Cloud storage with free 4 hours cloud storage and some options available
  • Motion detection with customized advanced zone and alerts
  • Remote view with free download Amcrest View Pro app

You can learn more manufacturer’s description, current price and rating, click the link below:

Click here to learn more detail Amcrest IP4M-1026

You may compare this product with any competing products from different vendors to help you decide which camera is suitable to meet your need. Which similar products are feasible to compare? The next paragraphs will discuss comparison between Amcrest, Hikvision and  Reolink which looks feasible for comparison.

Amcrest vs Hikvision vs Reolink 4MP

Have a look at table 1 that represents comparison between Amcres and Hikvision, while table 2 comparison between Amcrest and Reolink.

Hikvision 4MP camera

Recording resolution

Amcrest IP4M-1026E and Reolink RLC-411S offers the same recording resolution @30 fps, while Hikvision DS-2CD2T42WD offers maximum resolution of up to 4MP @20 fps. Resolution @30 fps is real time and is smoother than resolution @20 fps.

Lens

Reolink RLC-411S comes with varifocal lens ranging from 2.8~12mm resulting 4x optical lens and variations of field of view angle between 36(maximum 12mm focal length 12mm) ~ 100 degree (minimum focal length 2.8 mm). The good thing is that it is motorized zoom not manual zoom, so you can control the zoom by the app either local or remotely.

Amcrest with fixed lens 2.8mm results 118 degree field of view angle, wider view angle than Hikvision.

reolink rlc411s

Reolink RLC-411S

Night vision

All the three products support night vision. Amcrest and Reolink with IR LEDs are capable of illuminating infrared light up to the same 98 ft (30m) distance, while Hikvision comes with EXIR LEDs range up to 165 ft (50m).

Comparison tables

To help you understand the spec and feature differences between Amcrest, Hikvison and Reolink, the two tables below shows you spec comparison. Table 2 compares Amcrest IP4M-1026 and Hikvision DS-2CD2T2WD, while table 3 compares Amcrest IP4M-1026 and Reolink RLC-411S.

Table 2 Amcrest IP4M-1026 vs Hikvision DS-2CD2T2WD

Model Amcrest IP4M-1026 Hikvision DS-2CD2T42WD
Recording resolution 4MP (2688x1520p) @30 fps 4MP (2688x1520p) @20 fps; (1920×1080) or (1280×720) @25fps
Lens Fixed lens, Sony IMX322 Sensor 2.8mm f2.4 1/3” progressive scan CMOS, 4 mm f/2.0 with 83 degree angle of view
Field of view angle 118 degree 83 degree (4mm), 55.4 degree (6mm), 24.7 degree (12mm)
Zoom Intelligent digital zoom N/A
Night vision 30 invisible IR LEDs range up to 98 ft (30m) EXIR high performance LEDs, Up to 165 ft (50m) IR range
Audio N/A N/A
Power Connection POE 12 VDC +/- 25%, PoE (802.3af Class3)
Storage FTP; NVR; and free 4 hours cloud storage; Additional 7-day, 15-day, and 30-day storage plans are available starting at $6 per month FTP, NVR, no local storage
Remote access QR Code scan support Depends NVR
ONVIF compliant Yes Yes, ONVIF (Profile S, Profile G)
Housing IP67 weatherproof IP67 weatherproof
Price $139.99 $139.99

 

Table 3 Amcrest IP4M-1026 vs Reolink RLC-411S

Model Amcrest IP4M-1026 Reolink RLC-411S
Recording resolution 4MP (2688x1520p) @30 fps 4MP (2560x1440p) @30 fps
Lens Fixed lens, Sony IMX322 Sensor 2.8mm f2.4 1/3” progressive scan CMOS; f=2.8~12mm motorized focal length aperture f1.2
Field of view angle 118 degree 36~100 degree
Zoom Intelligent digital zoom 4x optical zoom motorized auto iris
Night vision 30 invisible IR LEDs range up to 98 ft (30m) 36 pcs IR LEDs range up to 98 ft (30m)
Audio N/A N/A
Power Connection POE DC12V PoE (802.3af) (optional)
Storage FTP; NVR; and free 4 hours cloud storage; Additional 7-day, 15-day, and 30-day storage plans are available starting at $6 per month FTP, NVR, Embedded in 16GByte SD Card, support motion detect record
Remote access QR Code scan support Supports P2P
ONVIF compliant Yes Yes, ONVIF v2.1
Housing IP67 weatherproof IP66 weatherproof
Price $139.99 $109.99

 

See that Reolink with 4x optical zoom and 4MP resolution @30 fps looks promising than the other two competing products Amcrest and Hikvsion.

All the three products are designed with well-constructed housing and are weatherproof ideal for outdoor placement. To learn more manufacturer’s description, spec details, current price and rating the link below:

You follow the links and click purchase from Amazon should you consider to buy or read customer reviews.

Cheap POE Camera

Now, should you look for cheaper product, you may consider affordable price SV3C SV-B06POE-4MP-A POE outdoor security camera. It’s made in China security outdoor camera and the price is half the price of Amcrest or Hikvision camera.

SV3C bullet model POE camera with high resolution of 4mp @25 fps.

SV3C 4mp POE Outdoor camera ~$60

Highlights

  • High resolution of 4mp (2560×1440) @25 fps
  • 0 mm 1/3 inch 4mp CMOS sensor with fixed lens type
  • 70 degree View angle
  • Support H.265 compression format
  • 36pcs IR LED range up to 68 ft(20m)
  • Smart motion detection and supports cloud storage with affordable price
  • POE with 802.3af, 48V
  • IP66 waterproof

Cons

  • No audio
  • No local memory storage

You will judge which is suitable to meet your business need. With reasonable price you may have it a try for homes and the current rating in Amazon is excellent.

Click here to learn more details SV3C 4mp POE Camera

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For homes or small home office you may consider affordable top rated security camera system, affordable surveillance kit from A-Zone and Yimodo 4 channel camera systems. Or you may also consider best seller Funlux 8 channel NVR system.

For couple of individual IP cameras, consider top rated wireless IP cameras including Kmeets and Sotion 1080p wifi camera with 5.0 star rated. And see also best value POE PTZ HD camera in the market including Anran PTZ Camera, A-Zone PTZ camera and Reolink RLC-423.




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