Amcrest IP4M-1026W Wireless Outdoor Camera

Amcrest introduces high resolution 4MP IP4M-1026W wireless outdoor camera to support your large homes or businesses. How good is it compared with Reolink RLC-411ws 4MP wireless dual band outdoor camera and Foscam FI9900P?

In this article

  • Amcrest IP4M-1026W
  • Amcrest vs Reolink vs Foscam
  • Spec comparison tables

There are few models of high resolution 4MP Amcrest outdoor cameras including the wired model Amcrest IP4M-1026 4MP POE outdoor camera,  the wireless dome model Amcrest IP4M-1028 wireless outdoor camera, and this one Amcrest IP4M-1026W the wireless bullet model outdoor camera.




 

What this product does

This product is designed with bullet model with solid construction housing and IP67 rated weatherproof.

High resolution

Amcrest IP4M-1026W is one of lines of wireless outdoor cameras offered by Amcrest with high resolution of 2K (2688x1520p) @30 frame per second (fps) to provide you high quality large image detail with wide 118 degree field of view angle. Regarding the resolution, this camera is twice as high resolution as the business grade Amcrest IP2M-850 PTZ outdoor camera – a speed dome camera with 20x optical zoom.  IP4M-1026W doesn’t feature either digital or optical zoom lens like Reolink, later we will see how the comparison works.

The good thing with this camera is capability of streaming @ 30 fps without any lag or hiccups while also rendering the web user interface with split second load times.

Night vision

With 30 IR LEDs, IP4M-1026W supports night vision with range up to 98 ft ideal for outdoor placement at the porch facing outward and good thing is that the camera is capable of covering wide 118 degree field of view angle.

Amcrest IP4M-1026W 4MP wireless outdoor camera

Highlights

  • Wireless bullet model outdoor camera
  • High resolution of 4MP (2688x1520p) @30 fps
  • Wide 118 degree field of view angle
  • Supports night vision with 30 IR LEDs to illuminate up to 98 ft (33meters)
  • Motion detection and email alerts
  • Built-in wireless 802.11b/g/n adapter for wireless connection in addition of RJ-45 10/100Mbps Ethernet port
  • Solid housing construction with IP67 rated weatherproof
  • Supports micro SD card memory local storage, Onfiv NVR system, FTP and cloud storage with free 4 hours cloud storage, longer cloud storage options available

You may connect to any high bandwidth NVR system such as Amcrest NV4108 8 channel NVR security system or larger 16 channel such as LaView 16 channel NVR system. See also Amcrest vs Foscam 8 channel security system.

Amcrest vs Reolink vs Foscam

Let me take other two competing products available in the market with nearly the same features including Reolink RLC-411WS and Foscam FI9900P wireless outdoor cameras. See also Reolink 4MP varifocal lens camera.

Reolink RLC-411WS

Please refer to the spec comparison tables in the last paragraphs to help understand how they compare each others.

Recording resolution

Amcrest and Reolink provides high resolution of up to 4MP camera resolution, but Foscam FI9900P is lower resolution than the other two products. All the three products provides the same rate @30 frame per seconds, real time smooth video.

Reolink RLC-411WS offers varifocal lens ranging from 2.8mm up to 12mm focal length providing range of field of view angle between 36~100 degree horizontal. The good thing is motorized optical zoom.  See also top IP cameras with optical zoom.

On the other hand, the other two Amcrest and Foscam are built with fixed lens, single field of view angle.

Wifi

When wifi network has been ready in home, wireless connection is preference even though in some cases wired connection is a must for reliable and solid connection. Both Amcrest IP4M-1026W and Foscam FI9900P support only single 2.4GHz band, while Reolink RLC-411WS supports dual band. Most today’s wireless ac routers support simultaneous dual band wifi both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz cleaner band ideal for video and sound.

foscam fi9900p

Foscam FI9900P outdoor wireless camera

Storage

Foscam FI9900P is not equipped with local memory storage to allow you playback the footage and storage motion detection video recording. But Amcrest IP4M-1026W and Reolink support local memory storage in addition of connecting to NVR and cloud storage.

Comparison tables

Table 1 represents spec comparison table between Amcrest IP4M-1026W while table 2 represents spec comparison table between Amcrest and Foscam FI9900P.

Table 1 Amcrest vs Reolink

Model Amcrest IP4M-1026W Reolink RLC-411WS
Lens Fixed lens 2.8mm 4MP (2688x1520p)Sony IMX322 progressive scanning image sensor and the Ambarella S2Lm chipset Varifocal lens 2.8~12mm 4MP (2560x1440p) 1/3” CMOS image sensor
Resolution 4mp (2688x1520p) @30 fps 4MP (2560x1440p) @30 fps
Field of view angle 118 degree 36~100 degree
Night vision Yes, 30 IR LEDs range up to 98 ft (33 meters) Yes, 36 IR LEDs range up to 80 ft(30 meter )
Audio N/A N/A
Zoom N/A 4x optical zoom
Motion detection Motion detection and alerts Motion-detection E-mail alert and FTP upload
Network connection 802.11b/g/n

10/100Mbps Ethernet RJ-45

Dual band 802.11a/b/g/n 2T2R

10/100Mbps Ethernet RJ-45 port

POE support No, You need 12V POE injector and splitter No, You need 12V POE injector and splitter
Storage Micro SD Card local memory storage up to 128GB; NVR storage ; free 4 hours of cloud storage Built-in 16GB micro SD Card
ONVIF Yes, Yes
Remote view Yes, Amcrest View ap; QR Code scan Yes, QR Code scan; P2P
Housing IP67 weatherproof IP66 weatherproof
Price (May 2018 in Amazon) $109.99 $124.99

 

Table 2 Amcrest vs Foscam

Model Amcrest IP4M-1026W Foscam FI9900P
Lens Fixed lens 2.8mm 4MP (2688x1520p)Sony IMX322 progressive scanning image sensor and the Ambarella S2Lm chipset Fixed lens 2.8mm 2.0MP (1920x1080p) CMOS image sensor
Resolution 4MP (2688x1520p) @30 fps 1920x1080p @30 fps
Field of view angle 118 degree 106 degree
Night vision Yes, 30 IR LEDs range up to 98 ft (33 meters) Yes, 30 IR LEDs, range up to 65 ft (20 meters)
Audio N/A Two way audio, with external speaker In/Out
Zoom N/A 8x Digital magic zoom
Motion detection Motion detection and alerts Motion and sound detection and email alerts
Network connection 802.11b/g/n

10/100Mbps Ethernet RJ-45

802.11b/g/n single band ; 10/100Mbps RJ-45 Ethernet port
POE support You need 12V POE injector and splitter N/A
Storage Micro SD Card local memory storage up to 128GB; NVR storage ; free 4 hours of cloud storage Onvif NVR, FTP, cloud optional – 7 Day Trial Included
ONVIF Yes, Yes
Remote view Yes, Amcrest View ap; QR Code scan Yes, P2P QR Code scan
Housing IP67 weatherproof IP66 weatherproof
Price (May 2018 in Amazon) $109.99 $79.99

 

All the three products are tagged with almost the same price around $130, Reolink is slightly cheaper than the two. To learn more spec details, manufacturer’s description, current price in Amazon click the link below.

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See also couple of models of IP cameras introduce by EnGenius technology – the EnGenius EDS5255 wireless outdoor camera and integration of wireless AC access point and IP camera – EnGenius EWS1025 AP mesh cam.

Remember Arlo wire-free camera, you may also consider higher resolution Motorola Orbit wire-free camera compared with Arlo. See also Savvy Pixel top rated POE camera and top rated fisheye camera.



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