Amcrest ip4m-1048

Amcrest IP4M-1048EW-AI Color Night Vision

Amcrest introduces two models of color night vision security camera, the Amcrest ip4m-1048e turret model and Amcrest ip4m-1046e bullet model camera. We’ll focus on the turret model and compare it with its competitor Hikvision Colorvu camera.

What this product does

It feels really dissatisfied if our live view security camera shows in black and white at night, because if it is used as evidence, the color of the skin and clothes of a person caught on camera is only a black and white image. Even in complete darkness, the capability of your security camera to record black and white footages is very essential without being noticed by the intruders that they are being monitored by a security camera.

Amcrest ip4m-1048 color night vision
Amcrest ip4m-1048e color night vision

Both models of ip4m-1048 and ip4m-1046 are built with 4MP CMOS sensor with resolution up to 4MP real time frame rate @30 fps, twice as high resolution as those 1080p cameras.  

Color night vision

Amcrest ip4m-1048 allows you to customize the way your camera to turn on the black and white mode in low light (dark) environment. You have three options to work with color night vision, the Auto, Color and B&W modes.

With minimum illumination of up to 0.001Lux around the camera you still can view the video in color night vision; moreover with the addition of 2pcs IR LEDs cast brightly unseen by human eyes you can record full color 24/7. And you still have option for B/W recording in full darkness with these IR LEDs.

See also Amcrest ASH26 with Floodlight with color night vision when floodlight is triggered by motion detection.

 When you compare Amcrest ip4m-1048 (and also ip4m-1046) with Hikvision DS-2CD2347G1-LU you can find that Hikvision doesn’t come with IR LEDs but two warm white LEDs (3000K) to illuminate the darkness up to 98ft to give you full color night vision 24/7.

140dB WDR

Amcrest ip4m-1048 (and also ip4m-1046) are equipped with WDR features up to 140dB, more than Hikvision which only comes with 120db WDR. In contrast to cameras that use the HDR method instead of the WDR where light challenge compensation is carried out with software or digitally processing, a camera with WDR feature performs several scanning scenes to get a balanced image in challenging the bright light and shadow.

See also Swann enforcer 8 channel with color night vision and also Reolink Lumus with color night vision.

Artificial Intelligent (AI)

Amcrest ip4m-1048ew-ai comes with smart plan features including IVS (intelligent video system), heat map, and also people counting. And it is also featuring perimeter protection including tripwire, intrusion, abandoned object, fast moving, parking detection, crowd gathering detection, missing object, loitering detection.

Hikvision DS-2CD2347G1-LU almost has the same smart features as Amcrest has including perimeter protection and face detection but few differences. Hikvision doesn’t support heat map and people counting.

As general Amcrest color night vision cameras (ip4m-1048 and 1046) offer richer features than Hikvision Colorvu, however Amcrest is tagged with higher price.


  • High resolution 4MP @30 fps with NightColor technology
  • Fixed lens 2.8mm with 113 degree field of view angle
  • 2pcs IR bright cast LED for color night vision up to 66ft
  • Support  H.265 / H.264 / H.264B / H.264H Video Compression
  • Feature Wide Dynamic Range 140dB
  • One way audio with built-in microphone
  • Local storage memory micro SD card up to 256GB, NVR and cloud storage
  • Smart Plan: heat map, artificial intelligence (ivs) and people counting.
  • Perimeter Protection: tripwire, intrusion, abandoned object, fast moving, parking detection, crowd gathering detection, missing object, & loitering detection.
  • IP67 weatherproof

This Amcrest ip4m-1048 turret model color night vision security camera and the bullet model ip4m-1046 are tagged around $200. Prices are fluctuating by time, click the link below for current price and shop in Amazon.

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Amcrest vs Hikvision Color Night Vision

Above we discussed a few differences between Amcrest ip4m-1048 and Hikvision colorvu and for more details (although not all spec details) table 1 below shows a spec comparison between the two color night vision security cameras.

Hikvision DS-2CD2347G1-LU Color Night Vision
Hikvision DS-2CD2347G1-LU Color Night Vision

Hikvision comes with three different fixed lens options, 2.8mm, 4.0mm, and 6.0mm, not varifocal motorized optical lens. Amcrest ip4m-1048 comes with single fixed 2.8mm lens.

Table 1 Amcrest vs Hikvision

ModelAmcrest ip4m-1048ew-aiHikvision DS-2CD2347G1-LU
Resolution4mp (2688 x 1520) @30 fps4mp (2688 x 1520) @30 fps
Image sensor1/1.8” 4MP CMOS1/1.8” progressive scan CMOS
Lens2.8mm f/1.62.8mm / 4.0 mm / 6.0 mm f/1.0
View angle113 degree109 degree (2.8mm) / 94 degree (4.0mm) / 57 degree (6.0mm)
CompressionH.265 / H.264 / H.264B / H.264H Video Compression.H.265 / H.264
Illuminator2x IR LEDs for night color up to 66ft2x White warm LEDs 3000K range up to 98ft (30m)
Minimum illumination0.001Lux @f1.60.0014Lux @f1.0
WDR140 dB120dB
AudioOne way with built-in MicrophoneOption – built-in microphone
StorageMicro SD Card up to 256GBBuilt-in micro SD/SDHC/SDXC slot, up to 128G
OtherSmart plan: heat map, AI (IVS), and people counting Perimeter protectionFace detection, scene change detection, behavior analysis
HousingIP67 rated with metal housingIP67 with heavy duty metal weatherproof

In the market there are few models of OEM products for Hikvision DS-2CD2347G1-LU including Hitoshino OEM DS-2CD2347G1-LU, Loryta and Viklyn.

Click here to learn spec details (Hikvision DS-2CD2347G1-LU)

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