Amcrest IP5M-1176E vs Hikvision vs GW Security

Amcrest introduces new models of 5mp outdoor POE cameras – the Amcrest IP5m-1176E bullet model and Amcrest IP5m-1173E dome model camera.

Appreciations come from customers thank to the sharp and clear picture, daytime resolution is awesome, well built camera, easy to setup with its manuals, quick start guide and the software, and everything is excellent. You will find superb images as good as a fine still camera can produce, either during day time or night.   

Amcrest IP5m-1176e comparison

Previously Amcrest introduced two models of dome and bullet model with lower resolution of 4mp with intelligent digital varifocal zoom lens i.e. Amcrest IP4m-1056e dome model camera and Amcrest IP4m-1054e bullet model POE camera.

The newer model is higher resolution of 5mp camera in addition of 4k security camera Amcrest IP8m-2493 4k camera. see also comparison between 8 channel Amcrest 4k camera kit vs Hikvision system.

Now let’s compare the Amcrest IP5m-1176e 5mp IP security camera model with other competing dome model offered by Hikvision and GW Security cameras.

Table 1 shows you spec comparison between Amcrest IP5m-1176e and Hikvision DS-2CD2352-I, and table 2 shows you spec comparison between Amcrest and GW Security.

Camera lens

Amcrest IP5m-1176e is built up using Sony IMX322 CMOS 2.8mm fixed lens with intelligent digital zoom providing adjustable focal length between 70~96 degree field of view angle. Hikvision offers fixed lens 2.8mm with fixed 106 degree view angle. While GW Security GW5189MIP is built up using varifocal lens ranging 2.8~12mm with 4x motorized optical zoom providing you 22~115 degree viewing angle you can control using the app either viewed locally  or view remotely using your mobile devices.

Amcrest IP5M-1176E 5mp security camera

GW Security GW5189 is preference regarding the camera lens with 4x optical motorized lens with sharp and clear image quality compared with digital zoom.


All the three products offer the same resolution, even though frame rate is different. Amcrest and Hikvision offer the same resolution @20 frame per second (fps), GW Security offers lower fps @15 and real time 3mp @30 fps.

Hikvision DS-2CD2352-I 5mp Turret outdoor camera

Night vision

All the three products support night vision with nearly the same range distance of around 100 ft (30m), however the IR LEDs used is different. Amcrest IP5m-1176 5mp IP security camera consists of 24pcs IR LED, GW Security 36 pcs while Hikvision used Hikvision EXIR LED technology. With EXIR LED technology the camera provides a highly-efficient light source and enhanced LED light strength,   30% more illuminant efficiency over traditional LED array technology.


Amcrest IP5m-1176 and GW5198MIP are not designed with two way communication, but Hikvision is. Hikvision is equipped two way audio interface you may add external speaker and Microphone for audio communication.

GW Security GW5189 5mp camera with 4x optical zoom


All the three products are not PTZ outdoor cameras, however Hikvision with Turret dome model is designed with three axis for panning, tilting and rotation manual adjustment. Zooming is done digitally for Amcrest, no zooming for Hikvision and GW security offers motorized 4x optical zoom you can control using the app.

Now have a look more details to the two spec comparison tables below to have you choose which one is suitable to meet your need.

Table 1 Amcrest vs Hikvison

ModelAmcrest IP5m-1176EHikvision DS-2CD2352-I
Lens2.8mm fixed lens f2.4 Sony IMX322 progressive scanning image sensor, Ambarella S2LM chipset2.8mm (optional 4mm and 6mm) Progressive scan CMOS f2.0
Resolution5mp (2592×1944) @20 fps5mp (2560×1920) @20 fps
CompressionH.264H.264+; H.264
ZoomIntelligent digital zoomN/A
Field of View angle70 ~ 96 degree Viewing Angle,106 degree viewing angle
Night vision24 pcs IR LEDs range up to 98 ftHigh Performance EXIR LED range up to 98 ft (30m)
AudioN/ATwo way Audio In/Out interface
StorageNVR; free 4 hours cloud storageNAS, NVR
Panning & TiltingN/A3-axis adjustment ~360 rotation, ~75 degree tilting
Remote viewQR Code scanMobile Monitoring via Hik-connect or iVMS-4500
HousingIP67 weatherproof with metal housingIP67 weatherproof

Table 2 Amcrest vs GW Security

ModelAmcrest IP5m-1176EGW Security GW5189MIP
Lens2.8mm fixed lens f2.4 Sony IMX322 progressive scanning image sensor, Ambarella S2LM chipsetFarifocal lens 2.8~12mm progressive scan CMOS motorized lens
Resolution5mp (2592×1944) @20 fps5mp (2592×1920) @ 15fps, 4mp @ 20fps, 3mp @ 30fps, 2mp @ 30fps
CompressionH.264H.265; H.264
ZoomIntelligent digital zoom4x optical zoom
Field of View angle70 ~ 96 degree Viewing Angle,22~115 degree
Night vision24 pcs IR LEDs range up to 98 ft36 pcs IR LEDs 850nm range up to 100 ft
StorageNVR; free 4 hours cloud storageNVR
Panning & TiltingN/AN/A
Remote viewQR Code scanP2P technology
HousingIP67 weatherproof with metal housingIP66 weatherproof and vandal resistant


All the three products are tagged with nearly the same price around $150 and dropped by time up to $110. Amcrest and Hikvison offer the same fps @5mp resolution, GW security offers lower 15 fps @5mp resolution. However GW Security 5mp IP security camera offers varifocal 4x motorized optical zoom.

Click the following links to learn more spec details, manufacturer’s description, current price in Amazon.

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For homes or small businesses, you may require wireless PTZ camera offered by Reolink – Reolink RLC-423WS Foscam or GW Security. Or you may consider the dome model – Reolink RLC-422W 5mp outdoor camera. See also Reolink RLC-422W vs Amcrest IP4m-1028w wireless outdoor cameras.

See also consideration whether to use wire-free Arlo Pro 2 or Amcrest wireless security system. Or you may choose one of top 5 best 4 camera system with DVR kit available in Amazon today.

Or you may upgrade to 4k POE outdoor PTZ camera when the requirement of high resolution 4k camera exists.

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