Amcrest vs Hikvision 32 Channel NVR System

When the requirement of high resolution 4k security camera system exists to support your business, select the NVR system that supports 4k cameras available in the market such as Amcrest, Hikvision, Lorex etc.

With high resolution 4k security camera (aka 8MP cameras) you can get high resolution image detail 4 times as high resolution as 1080p so that’s why it is known as 4k ultra HD resolution security cameras.

Amcrest vs Hikvision

Why Amcrest or Hikvision? Still lots not to mention but both vendors offer wide range of surveillance systems including 4k security camera systems that fit to the same 4k system. In this article I take one surveillance kit from each of  the vendor to help you decide which system is suitable to meet your business need.

Take one of newly launched product offered by Amcrest –the Amcrest NV432E-HS that comes with 16pcs Amcrest IP8M-2493E outdoor POE 4k security cameras and compared with Hikvision DS-7616NI-K2/16P NVR system plus 12pcs DS-2CD2143GO-I outdoor dome model cameras.

Both NVR systems support 4k recording resolution, but the included cameras are different. Amcrest with 4k cameras while Hikvision is 4mp cameras. Hikvision with 16 channel and 12pcs 2k (4mp) cameras, you still have 4 available POE ports to allow add more 4k resolution cameras such as Hikvision DS-2CD2185fwd-I 4k dome camera.

To help you understand the spec differences between the two surveillance kits, table 1 shows you main spec comparison between Amcrest and Hikvision NVR while table 2 shows you spec comparison between the cameras.

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amcrest 32 channel system kit
Amcret 32 channel system with 16 cameras

NVR systems

The good thing with IP camera and the network video recorder unit is that you can use existing computer network together with surveillance system, you can connect the camera to any port of the network switch (with POE injector) or direct connect to the built-in POE switch embedded with the NVR unit.


Number of channel the NVR unit can support is essential for future expansion.  32 channel NVR system is preference than 8 0r 16 channel should you require more channel in line with expanding your business requirement in the future. With 8 camera security system having 16 channel NVR system is more advantage than 8 channel system. Hikvision DS-7616 is a 16 channel system with maximum bandwidth 160Mbps, while NV4432E-HS is a 32 channel system with bandwidth 200Mbps recording resolution @32 channel.


See that Hikvision 7616 supports up to 4x SATA ports with maximum capacity 6TB each HDD for total 12TB, large enough for 16 channel 4k video resolution. Amcrest NV4432 is a 32 channel system with maximum 24TB.

Both Amcrest and Hikvision NVR systems here support latest compression format technology H.265 which is 60% more efficient than H.264 format, thus more storage space to save for those connected cameras with H.265 supports.

Remote view

Most surveillance vendors apply their products capability of being viewed remotely via internet and QR Code scan is feature for easily viewed remotely using your mobile devices. P2P technology is an easy feature to configure remote viewing and QR code scan is part of its feature. no complication of configuring your home’s router something like port forwarding etc.

Hikvision 16 channel system kit
Hikvision 16 channel system kit

Both Amcrest and Hikvision support remote viewing with P2P technology.

Table 1 Amcrest vs Hikvision 4k NVR system

Model Amcrest NV432E-HS Hikvision DS-7616NI-K2/16P
Recording resolution Up to 4K (8MP) @15 fps Up to 8MP(3840 × 2160) @20fps
Channel # 32 channel 16 channel
Bandwidth 80Mbps 160Mbps
Playback 32 channel @8mp 16-ch with capability 4-ch @4mp (30fps)
POE ports 16x built-in POE ports Built-in 16 Ethernet ports
Storage 6TB pre-installed SATA up to 24TB 2 SATA interfaces for 2 HDDs up to 6TB each HDD; 12TB capacity
Compression H.265 H.265, H.265+
Remote view Yes, QR Code scan Yes, P2P technology
MIC in / out 1x In; 1x Out 1x In; 1x Out
Price with 16 cameras $2,459.99 $1,699.00

Amcrest offers preinstalled 6TB HDD but Hikvision doesn’t, so you need to add SATA disk for Hikvision around $225 for the same 6TB HDD.


All the included cameras are POE cameras with solid weatherproof housing, ideal for outdoor usage and indoor usage off course.

Recording resolution

Amcrest IP8M-2493 delivers high resolution recording up to 8 megapixel or 4K resolution @15 fps, 4 times as high resolution as 1080p camera. On the other hand Hikvision DS-2CD2143GO-I supports up to 4mp @30 fps real time speed.

See also two new models offered by Amcrest – the Amcrest IP4M-1056EW and Amcrest IP4M-1054EW outdoor cameras with varifocal lens and one 4k security camera offered by lorex – Lorex LNB8111 4k security camera.


Amcrest IP8m-2493 is built up using fixed lens featuring intelligent digital zoom, providing range of 69~112 degree field of view angle. On the other hand, Hikvision DS-2CD2143GO-I offers 2 fixed len options: 2.8 mm (103 degree FOV); and 4 mm (79 degree). in this surveillance kit, Hikvision offers 2.8 mm lens with 103 degree field of view angle.

Amcrest is digitally zoomed not like those cameras with optical zoom lens which is much better and sharper result.


Both Amcrest and Hikvision cameras are designed with IP67 rated weatherproof metal housing construction and Amcrest offers IK10 vandal resistant for impact proof.

Other features

The other features are almost similar including night vision, compression format, memory storage micro SD card and more.

The motion alerts Hikvision offers richer features including line crossing, face recognition, unattended baggage, object removal from pre-defined region etc.

Table 2 Amcrest vs Hikvision 4k security cameras

Model Amcrest IP8M-2493 Hikvision
Recording resolution 4K / 8MP (3840×2160) @15 fps 2K / 4MP (2688×1520) @30 fps
Zoom 16x intelligent digital zoom N/A
Lens 2.8 mm fixed lens 2.8mm fixed lens (option 4.0mm)
FOV 69~112 degree 103 degree
Compression H.265 H.265+; H.265; H.264+; H.264
Night vision IR LED range up to 98 ft IR(850nm) range up to 100 ft
Storage Micro SD card, Onvif NVR Micro SD Card, up to 128GB
Audio N/A Two way audio interface
Onvif Yes Yes
Housing Metal housing construction with IP67 weatherproof and IK10 vandal resistant IP67 weatherproof
Other features Intelligent motion alerts Smart feature-set including line crossing detection, face recognition etc
Price $128.00 $119.99

Amcrest offers pre-installed 6TB, but Hikvision doesn’t so you still to add  the HDD for video storage. And to add the same 6TB HDD you need to pay around $245. And to add another 4-cameras for Hikvision you need to pay around $704 so total price for Hikvision 16 channel with 16 2k resolution cameras and HDD is around $2,403.99.

However, if you replace all the 2k cameras with 4k cameras (Hikvision 2CD2385FWD-I 2.8mm OEM) which is tagged with the price around $149.99 each unit, and when you require 16pcs you need to pay around $2,399.84 just for cameras. The Hikvision 7616 is around $300 plus $245 HDD for total around $2,944.0

Compared with Amcrest 32 channel with 16pcs 4k resolution cameras you need to pay $2,459.99. That’s a calculation based on technical spec comparison, you may like to learn more spec details including current price and rating in Amazon, click the link below:


Amcrest with NV432E-HS 32 channel NVR system plus 16x Amcrest IP8M-2493 4K security cameras offers affordable price than Hikvision with 16 channel NVR and 12x dome model outdoor 4mp (2k) security cameras. Amcrest cameras offer intelligent digital zoom to allow you customize focal length and field of view angle, Hikvision offers fixed 2.8 mm lens with 103 degree view angle.

See also best 32 channel DVR / NVR offered by each of Security camera vendors. You may also like comparison of amcret vs hikvision security camera in various models, dome, bullet, ptz and turret models.

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