amcrest 4mp ip4m-1051

Most Popular Amcrest Product IP4m-1051 vs Foscam R4 Home Wifi Cameras Which One is Better

One of Amcrest products that has survived so far is the amcrest ip4m-1051 which is the main competitor for the Foscam R4, which of these two products can survive in the middle of a market that is flooded with similar products at affordable prices?

What this product does

Like the previous model (ip2m-841), Amcrest ip4m-1051 is a wifi home camera with panning and tilting capabilities in addition of digital zooming. It is capable of panning endless 360 degree horizontally and up to 90 degree tilting vertically. For indoor camera needs, this is very adequate, 2k resolution is very appropriate to provide indoor surveillance with motion detection and night vision capabilities.

This camera is a DIY camera model, very easy to setup and simple operation with amcrest home app. it’s a wifi camera you can connect direct to your home wifi network, no need of home base, it can work stand alone and controlled via your mobile device with Amcrest home app.


  • Wireless PTZ home camera
  • 2k (4.0mp) resolution @20 fps with Ambarella Processor & 4-Megapixel Image Sensor
  • Super wide 120 degree view angle
  • 360 endless panning and 90 degree tilting with intelligent digital zooming capabilities
  • Night vision range up to 32ft (10m)
  • Two way audio with built-in Mic. and speaker
  • microSD card up to 128GB, free 4 hours Amcrest cloud storage, NVR
  • Dual band wifi adapter (802.11a/b/g/n) and 10/100Mbps RJ-45 Ethernet port
  • Smart motion detection with advanced zone detection
  • Doesn’t support AI, face detection or human detection.

To learn more details follow the product link at the end of article, and following paragraphs describe the main features and spec comparison between Amcrest ip4m-1051 vs Foscam R4.

Amcrest ip4m-1051 4mp wifi dual band camera
Amcrest ip4m-1051 4mp wifi dual band camera (~$80.00)

2k resolution

Amcrest ip2m-841 used to be a best seller in wireless home camera and the resolution is only 1080p @20 fps (frame per second). What makes different between the previous ip2m-841 and this product ip4m-1051?

Technically there are couples of differences, the resolution is double and the wifi adapter is dual band either you connect to 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz band which is ready for the emerging dual band wifi powered by wireless ac-based router.

The competing product Foscam R4 is also 2k resolution and is slightly faster in frame rate which is 25 fps.

Super wide view angle

120 degree field of view angle is capable of covering front view, moreover the camera is controllable for panning endless 360 degree covering the whole area to monitor. Foscam R4 offers 67 degree field of view angle in addition of 300 degree panning capability, nearly half the field of view angle the ip4m-1051 is offered.

foscam r4 4mp camera
Foscam R4 4MP Wireless PTZ Camera (~$90.00)

Dual band

Today, the emerging wifi technology is the latest wireless ac (wave 2) a dual or three band wifi network which is mostly applied to today’s wireless routers or mesh wifi routers such as Asus Lyra, Linksys Velop or Goggle mesh wifi routers.

Amcrest ip4m-1051 is designed with built-in dual band wifi adapter (802.11a/b/g/n) which is compatible connecting to today’s wifi ac-based routers.

Table 1 below represents spec comparison table between Amcrest and Foscam, not all spec and feature details are listed. See also other comparison between Amcrest and Foscam products.

Table 1 Amcrest vs Foscam

ModelAmcrest ip4m-1051Foscam R4
Recording Resolution2k(4mp) @20 fps (2688×1520)2560×1440 (4.0Mp) @25 fps
FOV120 degree super wide angle67 degree
Night vision12pcs IR LEDs range up to 32 ft (10m)13pcs IR LEDs range up to 26 ft(8m)
PT Z360 degree panning endless, ~ 90 degree tilting
and digital zooming
300 degree panning, 100 degree tilting
AudioTwo way audio with built-in speaker & Mic.Two way audio with built-in speaker & Mic.
AlertsSmart motion detection and advanced zone
Motion detection
StoragemicroSD Card ~128GB; 4 hours free Amcrest cloud;
microSD Card ~128GB; Foscam cloud service; NVR
ConnectivityDual band 802.11a/b/g/n; RJ-45 (10/100Mbps)Single band 802.11b/g/n
Price (Nov 2018)$119.99$89.99

To learn more spec details including current price and rating in Amazon (#ads) click the product link below.

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You may also like Ezviz ezguard wifi camera with siren and strobe for your yard or porch, the siren and strobe is activated instead of auto motion detection.

For outdoor POE camera you may also like new Reolink RLC-511 or Amcrest or Foscam 4mp outdoor POE camera purchase surveillance kits – see top five 8 channel NVR system kits.

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