Amcrest introduces a new 4k outdoor poe camera product with a dome turret model with a varifocal lens. Of course the product adds to the inventory of Amcrest turret 4k cameras from existing Amcrest ip8m-t2499ew which is one of the best-selling turret camera models with good rating on Amazon.
The apparent difference between the Amcrest ip8m-mt2544 and the ip8m-t2499 models which both of them are the same type of dome 4k turret outdoor camera is the varifocal lens that is applied to the mt2544 while the predecessor model ip8m-t2499 is designed with a fixed lens. With the varifocal lens camera you have a range of field of view angle you can control remotely using your mobile devices.
With your varifocal lens, you can control how you monitor objects captured within monitoring frame, you can zoom in up to 4 times optical zoom with sharp and clear image quality, no noisy, besides an additional 16x digital zoom which is processed by software. 4 times optical zoom is the same feature as similar 4k turret model camera offered by Lorex lne8974 that we will compare it with Amcrest in the following paragraphs. See also Lorex lnb9272 4k outdoor camera vs amcrest.
Amcrest ip8m-mt2544 vs Lorex
Look at the following table 1 that represents spec comparison table between Amcrest ip8m-mt2544 with Lorex lne8974. We see that the two 4k turret camera models have similar features from 4k resolution @ 15 fps, optical zoom, audio In with built-in microphone, memory slot availability up to 128GB and the same IP67 ingress rated weatherproof.
Color night vision
However, there is one thing that makes Lorex lne8974 is different compared to Amcrest mt2544 – the color night vision. Lorex new series of nocturnal cameras all are designed with CNV (color night vision) technology instead of black and white like normally other outdoor security camera with night vision feature. However, you need to add ambient light within your frame to allow you view color night vision, unless you will view black and white night vision.
Technically, this color night vision feature makes Lorex lne8974 one step ahead of Amcrest. Considering that this Amcrest ip8m-mt2544 is a newly launched product, the selling price is still high, around $ 50 more expensive than Lorex lne8974.
Table 1 Amcrest vs Lorex 4k turret
|Model||Amcrest ip8m-mt2544||Lorex lne8974|
|Lens||1/2.5 inch 8mp STARVIS CMOS Sony image sensor 2.7mm~12mm lens f/1.4||2.7~12mm motorized varifoca lens 8mp f/1.8~f/2.8|
|Optical zoom||4x Motorized optical zoom plus 16x digital zoom||4x Motorized optical zoom plus 16x digital zoom|
|Resolution||UltraHD 4K (8-Megapixel / 3840×2160) resolution, 4K @15fps.||4K @ 15fps / 2K @ 30fps|
|Range of FOV (Horizontal)||110 degree ~ 40 degree||102 degree ~ 39 degree|
|Night Vision||2pcs IR LEDs range up to 164ft||2pcs IR LEDs range up to 150 ft (50m)|
|Audio||Built-in Microphone||Built-in Microphone|
|Memory storage||MicroSD card (Up to 128GB)||MicroSD card (Up to 128GB)|
|Housing||IP67 weatherproof||IP67 weatherproof with aluminum alloy housing|
To learn more spec details, click the following product link and link to shop in Amazon.
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Amcrest ip8m-mt2544 vs Dahua
If your needs do not require a varifocal lens camera, and the resolution slightly below 4k is still can be tolerated, so it’s a good idea to consider a Dahua 6mp turret outdoor camera. Of course, the price compensation is much cheaper compared to Amcrest or Lorex with the absence of varifocal lens, slightly lower resolution and no memory slot is available.
Take a look at the following spec comparison table 2 representing Amcrest 4k turret camera vs Dahua. With shorter range of night vision, slightly lower resolution than both Amcrest and Lorex, you get the similar model turret outdoor security camera with much lower price.
Table 2 Amcrest vs Dahua turret camera
|Model||Amcrest ip8m-mt2544||Dahua ipc-hdw4631|
|Lens||1/2.5 inch 8mp STARVIS CMOS Sony image sensor 2.7mm~12mm lens f/1.4||1/2.9 inch 6mp 2.8mm fixed lens progressive scan CMOS image sensor f/2.0|
|Optical zoom||4x Motorized optical zoom plus 16x digital zoom||N/A|
|Resolution||UltraHD 4K (8-Megapixel / 3840×2160) resolution, 4K @15fps.||6mp (3072×2048) @20fps|
|Range of FOV (Horizontal)||110 degree ~ 40 degree||110 degree|
|Night Vision||2pcs IR LEDs range up to 164ft||IR LED range up to 98ft (30m)|
|Audio||Built-in Microphone||Built-in Microphone|
|Memory storage||MicroSD card (Up to 128GB)||N/A|
|Housing||IP67 weatherproof||IP67 weatherproof|
|POE||Yes||Yes 802.3af, DC 12v|
|Price||$ 259.99||$ 70.00|
Again, thing once again what’s your requirements. When Dahua ipc-4631 turret outdoor camera with its features is suitable to meet your business need then you can consider this Dahua 6mp turret model.
All the three turret models outdoor cameras are Onvif compliant, so you can connect to any third party NVR system with Onvif feature.
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To support your smart home, you may consider wire-free model outdoor cameras such as Blink xt2 wire-free camera system and Arlo Pro 3 wire-free camera system and add a video door bell camera such as Amcrest AD110 video doorbell camera.