Amcrest ProHD IP4M-1026 Outdoor 4MP Camera
Amcrest released new bullet model camera with 4MP high resolution recording – Amcrest IP4M-1026 ProHD POE outdoor camera. There are lots of outdoor POE security camera available in the market today, which one is suitable for your need? Take Foscam FI9901 as comparison with Amcrest 4MP camera.
Amcrest IP4M-1026 is designed with solid housing construction and is weatherproof with IP67 rated, ideal for outdoor placement in the porch, on the wall outdoor or backyard. You may also install it indoor, however for indoor purpose Amcrest offers few models specifically for indoor placement such as Amcrest Ultra Shield 2K dual band camera, or the newer model of Amcrest IP3M-941 wifi camera.
4MP @30 fps
Amcrest IP4M-1026 is one of Amcrest flagship in high resolution 4MP (2688x1520p) @30 fps for outdoor placement. You can install it stand alone to allow you view and playback via mobile devices either Android or iOS devices, local or remotely with free Amcrest View app. 4MP resolution is very sharp image detail, ideal for zooming in without distorting the image quality. However, it doesn’t come with optical zoom lens like those business class PTZ outdoor camera with optical zoom. Later we see spec comparison with Foscam FI9901 4MP camera.
For outdoor placement, Amcrest understand user’s need to have the outdoor camera capable of view video in darkness or ambient light. And the range should be further than home wireless camera which is typically only 5m or less. Amcrest IP4M-1026 supports night vision with invisible to human eyes IR LEDs (30 PCs) to illuminate distance up to 98 ft (30m), ideal for large home with large yard.
With wide 118 degree field of angle this camera is ideal in covering nearly the whole outdoor area when you put it at the porch. See also Secuplug Foscam and Lorex PTZ camera and auto tracking 30x optical zoom Imporx PTZ camera.
To understand the product introduction take a time to watch this short video about product introduction:
As a nutshell, the list below shows you the highlights of Amcrest IP4M-1026 outdoor IP camera and click the bottom link to learn more manufacturer’s description, current price and rating in Amazon.
- High resolution 4MP (2688x1520p) @30 fps outdoor camera,
- fixed lens 2.8mm maximum aperture f2.4
- Sony IMX322 progressive scanning image sensor and powered by Ambarella S2Lm chipset
- Wide field of 118 degree view angle
- Intelligent digital zoom
- Night vision support with 30 IR LEDs range up to 98 ft (30m)
- Motion detection supports with customized advanced zone and alerts
- Remote view with Amcrest View Pro app
- Local micro SD Card storage and free 4 hours cloud storage; optional additional 7-day, 15-day, and 30-day storage plans starting at $6 per month
At the first time this product is released into the market the product is tagged with the price around $140.00. to learn more spec details click the link below to have deeper insight of Amcrest IP4M-1026 outdoor POE camera.
Amcrest IP4M-1026 vs Foscam FI9901
Another 4MP outdoor camera product is also offered by Foscam, Foscam FI9901 with bullet model too and has been around for some times in the market. How good is spec comparison with Amcrest? Take a look at the following spec comparison table.
Resolution between Amcrest and Foscam is the same, however Amcrest IP4M-1026 offers smoother video rate @30 fps compared with Foscam @25 fps, slightly different actually. Both are built with fixed lens but with different focal length as shown in the comparison table. And it demonstrates different wide field of view angle.
Night vision is also supported by each of the product, again Amcrest offers further IR range and imperceptible IR lights.
Having local storage is beneficial when your camera is stand alone and Foscam is ready with local SD card memory storage but not IP4M-1026 camera. However both vendors offer cloud services even Amcrest offers free 4 hours cloud service.
Take a look at the following spec comparison table to see how good the manufacturer’s spec each of the product compared.
Table 1 Amcrest IP4M-1026 vs Foscam FI9901
|Model||Amcrest IP4M-1026||Foscam FI9901|
|Recording resolution||4MP (2688x1520p) @30 fps||4MP (2560x1440p) @25 fps|
|Lens||Fixed lens, Sony IMX322 Sensor 2.8mm f2.4||Fixed lens 4.0mm f2.1 color CMOS sensor|
|Field of view angle||118 degree||78 degree|
|Zoom||Intelligent digital zoom||6x digital zoom|
|Night vision||30 invisible IR LEDs range up to 98 ft (30m)||30 IR LEDs range up to 62 ft (20m)|
|Audio||N/A||External RCA interface for two way audio|
|Power Connection||POE||POE 802.3af / DC12V/1.0A|
|Storage||FTP; NVR; and free 4 hours cloud storage; Additional 7-day, 15-day, and 30-day storage plans are available starting at $6 per month||SD Card; PoE NVR; Foscam Cloud Storage service is available|
|Remote access||QR Code scan support||P2P technology|
|Housing||IP67 weatherproof||IP66 weatherproof|
To learn more detail about competing product FI9901, click the link below:
For homes users that demand economical product, you may try a made in China product SV3C 4mp POE outdoor camera which the tagged price is only $60. It’s a high resolution 4MP POE outdoor camera with bullet model and is 70 degree field of view angle.
It has all the features you might need for homes or small businesses, night vision support and is also weatherproof.
- Bullet model POE outdoor camera
- 1/3 inch 4.0 mm fixed lens 4mp CMOS sensor
- High resolution 4mp (2560×1440 pixels) @25 fps
- 70 degree field of view angle
- Support latest H.265 compression format, 60% save storage space
- Support night vision with 36pcs IR LED range up to 68 ft (20m)
- Smart motion detection and alarm using app
- Available cloud storage for $3 / month
- POE with 802.3af, 48V
- IP66 waterproof with aluminum case
- Audio is not available
- No local memory storage
The good thing is that it is Onvif compliant you may connect to Onvif NVR system with H.265 supports such as recent products with 4k supports such as Amcrest 32 channel or GW Security 32 channel NVR system with H.265 compliant.