Amcrest introduces various models of 4MP outdoor POE camera and one of them is the newly launched Amcrest IP4M-1054EW with varifocal motorized lens.
What this product does
A security camera with fixed lens doesn’t allow you to customize how many degree the field of view angle. So that’s why you need to choose the security camera which comes with motorized varifocal lens when you require a camera that allows you to adjust the focal length to meet the field of view angle you need. Amcrest IP4M-1054EW allows you to perform that task.
Amcrest IP4M-1054EW is designed with varifocal lens ranging from 2.7~13.5mm that allows you to adjust the focal length ranging from 55 degree (full length) up to as wide as 104 degree (2.7mm) view angle. It is an equivalent as 4x optical zoom. The good thing with Amcrest IP4M-1054EW is that it comes with 16x Intelligent digital zoom to get image detail.
This product is built with Sony IMX322 progressive scanning image sensor and the Ambarella S2Lm chipset with high resolution of up to 4-Megapixel (2688×1520) @20 frame per second (fps).
Few models are offered by Amcrest with the same high resolution you can find Amcrest IP4M-1026W wireless bullet model camera, or Amcrest IP4M-1028E POE outdoor camera, or the wireless model of Amcrest IP4M-1028W wireless outdoor camera, and still more.
- Superior clear image detail with high resolution of 4MP (2688×1520) @20 fps
- Varifocal motorized lens ranging from 2.7~13.0 mm with 16x digital zoom
- Variations of field of view angle you can customized ranging from 55 ~ 104 degree
- Supports night vision with 30 IR LEDs array illuminating infrared up to 197 ft (60 m)
- POE supports
- Intelligent motion alerts with advanced zone detection
- Optional storage with local MicroSD card (Up to 128GB) & 4 hours free cloud storage; Onvif NVR
With 4mp resolution Amcrest IP4M-1054EW can be connected to any Amcrest NVR system such as Amcrest 8 channel NVR system or any ONVIF compatible NVR system including high bandwidth 4K security camera system.
Amcrest vs Lorex vs Hikvision
Now take a look at the two other similar modes of POE outdoor camera – the Hikvision DS-2CD2742FWD-IZS dome model camera which is also designed with varifocal lens and Lorex LNB3377SB with bullet model.
To help you understand the differences if any, have a look at the following two spec comparison tables. Table 1 shows you spec comparison table between Amcrest IP4M-1054 and Hikvision 2CD2742FWD, while table 2 shows you spec comparison table between Amcrest and Lorex LNB3372FWD.
Both Amcrest IP4M-1054 and Hikvision DS-2CD2742FWD-IZS offer the same 4MP recording resolution @20 fps while Lorex records 3MP (2304 x 1536) @20 fps. All the three products offer nearly the same varifocal lens range, and slightly different optical zoom factor. And all of them offer motorized zoom lens you can manage via the app. See also top 5 IP camera with varifocal optical zoom.
Among the three products, the only camera that comes with audio is Hikvision DS-2CD2742FWD-IZS with audio interface you may add an external microphone and external speaker for two way communication.
Table 1 Amcrest IP4M-1054 vs Hikvision
|Model||Amcrest IP4M-1054EW||Hikvision DS-2CD2742FWD-IZS|
|Lens||2.7~13.5mm Sony IMX322 progressive scanning image sensor and the Ambarella S2Lm chipset||1/3 inch Progressive scan CMOS 2.8~12mm @f1.4|
|Zoom||Motorized zoom; 16x intelligent digital zoom||Motorized 4x optical lens;|
|Field of view angle||55 degree (13.5mm) ~ 104 degree (2.7mm)||Unspecified, something around 55~100 degree|
|Resolution||4MP (2688 x 1520) @20 fps||4MP (2688 x 1520) @20 fps, 2.0MP/1.3MP (1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720) @30 fps|
|Night vision||Yes, 30 IR LEDs range up to 197 ft (60 meters)||Yes, Range up to 30 meters (100 ft)|
|Storage||MicroSD Storage (Up to 128GB) & 4 hours free cloud storage; Onvif NVR||MicroSD Storage (Up to 128GB) & 4 hours free cloud storage; Onvif NVR|
|Audio||N/A||Audio in: 1-ch 3.5 mm audio in (Mic in/Line in)/out interface
Audio Input: 1-ch terminal block audio interface, mic in/line in
Audio Output: 1-ch 3.5mm audio interface
|Alerts||Motion detection with advanced zone detection||Smart alerts: Line Crossing, Intrusion Detection, Motion detection, Dynamic analysis, Tampering alarm, Network disconnect , IP address conflict|
|Housing||Heavy Duty Outdoor Metal Housing with IP67 Weatherproof||IP66 weatherproof and IK10 vandal resistant|
Table 2 Amcrest IP4M-1054 vs Lorex
|Model||Amcrest IP4M-1054EW||Lorex LNB3377SB|
|Lens||2.7~13.5mm Sony IMX322 progressive scanning image sensor and the Ambarella S2Lm chipset||1/3 inch CMOS sensor 2.7~12mm|
|Zoom||Motorized zoom; 16x intelligent digital zoom||3x motorized optical zoom|
|Field of view angle||55 degree (13.5mm) ~ 104 degree (2.7mm)||Remotely adjustable 33 degree to 93 degree|
|Resolution||4MP (2688 x 1520) @20 fps||Resolution 3MP (2304 x 1536) @20 fps; 1080p @ 30/25fps|
|Night vision||Yes, 30 IR LEDs range up to 197 ft (60 meters)||850nm IR LED, range up to 140ft (43m) in ambient lighting & 90ft (27m) in total darkness|
|POE||Yes,||Yes, PoE (Power over Ethernet) Class 3 / 12V DC|
|Storage||MicroSD Storage (Up to 128GB) & 4 hours free cloud storage; Onvif NVR||N/A|
|Alerts||Motion detection with advanced zone detection||N/A|
|Housing||Heavy Duty Outdoor Metal Housing with IP67 Weatherproof||IP66 weatherproof; Vandal resistant design with cable pass through bracket|
The listed specs are not details, for more spec and manufacturer’s detail click the link below to learn more and see the current price in Amazon.
- Click here for Amcrest IP4M-1054
- Click here for Hikvision DS-2CD2742FWD-IZS
- Click here for Lorex LNB3377SB
Hikvision DS-2CD2742FWD-IZS offers more features compared with the other two products, however the price is also more expensive. Compared with Lorex, Amcrest IP4M-1054 is more economical and higher resolution.
Cheaper product SV3C
Should you prefer economical model of POE bullet model camera you may consider SV3C 4mp POE outdoor camera with tagged price around $60 in the market. It’s a made in China product with good performance you may try.
- Bullet model high resolution 4mp (2560×1440) @25 fps
- 1/3 inch 4.0 mm fixed lens 4mp CMOS sensor
- 70 degree field of view angle
- Support high efficient H.265 compression format
- Support night vision with 36pcs IR LED range ~68 ft(20m)
- Smart motion detection and supports cloud storage with affordable service less than $3/month
- POE with 802.3af, 48V
- IP66 waterproof
- No audio
- No local memory storage
For homes or small businesses this camera is appropriate and the current customer rating in Amazon is excellent above 4.5.
For homes you may consider cube model Hikvision 4MP cube wireless home camera, or you may like high rated Antaivision fisheye video camera with reasonable price. Or you may like smart Amazon cloud camera that works with Alexa.
See also top 5 model of best value Outdoor PTZ Camera in market including Anran, A-Zone, Globin and Amcrest.