Amcrest vs Foscam 8 channel NVR Security Camera System
Amcrest offers affordable price 8 channel security camera – the Amcrest NV4108 Series 8 channel NVR system. How it is compared with Foscam FN3109?
In this article
- Amcrest NV4108 series
- Comparison Amcrest vs Foscam
- Comparison table
- Other option
Amcrest NV4108 series is currently offered in various bundle with cameras either with 4 or eight cameras in Amazon or any retail shops. See also Amcrest 16 channel DVR vs Foscam and top rated IP security camera system in Amazon.
There two models of Amcrest NV4108, the NV4108 and NV4108E. The Amcrest NV4108E with ‘E’ model comes with built-in 8-port POE switch so you don’t need to add POE switch for connecting POE cameras to the NVR unit. Only if your cameras are featuring POE you may add POE switch such as Amcrest ProHD IP4M-1026 bullet camera with 4MP resolution, IP2M-848 POE camera or any other Onvif compliant camera including Hikvision 4MP camera.
Moreover the NV4108E model offers higher incoming bandwidth which is 80Mbps instead of only 56Mbps in NV4108 model.
Recording and playback resolution
NV4108E supports up to 4TB storage and is an 8 channel NVR system that supports 1080p recording resolution, playback and live view 8 channel @30 fps real time with total incoming bandwidth of up to 80Mbps. It also supports
- 8 channel 3MP recording and 4 channel playback @ 30fps
- 8 channel 4MP recording and 4 channel playback @ 20fps
- and 8 channel 5MP recording and 2 channel playback @ 8fps
The NV4108E-HS can support up to 6TB storage, while the non –HS can only support up to 4TB storage.
All the connected cameras can be remotely view and configuration is quite easy with QR Code scan support, Amcrest View app is free to download using your iOS mobile devices including iPhone, iPad, and all Android-based mobile devices.
- supports 8 channel 1080p resolution IP cameras, recording and playback 8 channel @30 fps
- built-in 8-port POE switch (for NV4108E but NV4108 doesn’t come with POE switch)
- easy to install remote access with QR Code scan and Amcrest View app using Android or iOS based mobile devices
- motion detection and alerts
- local storage with SATA disk up to 4TB (standard) / up to 6TB for –HS model
- USB backup is available
- Custom record modes (e.g. manual, scheduled, motion detection) and record intervals (1-120min)
- Multiple Trigger/Alarm Events: Recording, PTZ, Tour, Video Push, Email, FTP, and Buzzer
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There are lots of 8 channel NVR system available in the market from different vendors including Foscam, Hikvision, Lorex, Reolin and lots more.
Comparison Amcrest vs Foscam
Now take one of popular 8 channel NVR offered by Foscam – the Foscam FN3109 HD security system. It’s not 8 channel actually but 9 channel, a little bit different with common standard 8, 16, 24, 32 channel NVR systems.
Foscam FN3109 can synchronously records video and sound (latest firmware) 9 channel @1080p resolutions @25 or @30 fps Onvif IP cameras. Have a look at the following spec and features comparison table comparing between Amcrest NV4108E and Foscam FN3109.
Amcrest NV4108E comes with built-in 8-port POE switch but NV4108 doesn’t. Both NV4108 and Foscam FN3109 don’t come with built-in POE switch, you need to add separate POE switch should you connect POE cameras.
You can perform playback action when hard disk is installed. See that Amcrest offers 8 channel high resolution @ full HD 1080p recording and playback and some options as shown. Foscam offers only 1 channel playback @1080p and 4 screen playback @960p.
Other differences are about the audio support by Amcrest and Alarm sensor input offered by Foscam.
Have a look at the following comparison table between Amcrest and Foscam.
Table 1 Amcrest vs Foscam
|Model||Amcrest NV4108E||Foscam FN3109|
|# Channel||8 channel||9 channel|
|Built-in POE||Yes, 8-port POE switch||N/A|
|Resolution||1080p resolution recording and playback and live view 8 channel @30 fps real time||1080p @ 9 channel @25 fps or @30 fps; Single-screen playback and four-screen synchronous playback (@960p) are supported. When display mode is 1080P, it only supports the single-screen playback.|
|Data through put||80Mbps||Unspecified|
|Storage||1x SATA disk up to 4TB/ 6TB (for –HS)||1x SATA disk up to 4TB|
|Video output||VGA and HDMI||VGA and HDMI up to 1080p resolution|
|Alarm||N/A||4 channel sensor inputs/1 channel alarm output|
|Audio||Audio input: 1-ch bidirectional talk input
Audio-output: 1-ch bidirectional talk input
|Record modes||Custom Record Modes (e.g. Manual, Scheduled, Motion Detection) and Record Intervals (1-120min)||Manual/Time Scheduled/Alarm Triggered/Motion Detect|
|PTZ||Yes, POE PTZ camera||Supports Pan/Tilt/Zoom control, Optical Zoom supported|
|USB ports||2x USB 2.0 interfaces for mouse and external storage||2x USB 2.0 interfaces for mouse and external storage|
|Price||$219.99 (for E model) / $125.00 for NV3108||$99.99|
For flexible resolutions of camera Amcrest offers various resolution from 1080p up to 5MP camera resolution and playback. Foscam FN3109 offers resolution up to 1080p @9 channel and playback is only one screen @1080p.
You may also consider best seller Funlux 8 channel NVR system kit which supports up to 720p and includes 8 720p outdoor bullet cameras. Or you may consider Anran 8 channel camera system with 4 cameras.