Amcrest wireless security camera

Amcrest Vs Lorex Wireless Security Camera

Amcrest Vs Lorex wireless security camera kits, popular outdoor wireless security camera kit in the market with affordable price.

Why wireless security camera?

One of the main advantages of wireless security camera over wired security camera is no cable clutter, no hassle of pulling the video data cable from the camera to the recording unit (NVR) system. Moreover, should you place the camera outdoor without clutter of coaxial cable or network cable is very helpful in simplifying installation. However you still require preparing power outlet to the camera, except wire-free camera like Arlo or Lorex wire-free camera.

Amcrest and Lorex are two popular security camera vendors with large variety of models including recording units and camera  units. Now, take two of most popular wireless security camera models offered by each of them – the Amcrest ip4m-1026 and Lorex fxc33v 4mp wireless security camera which are both designed for either indoor or outdoor placement with the same resolution.

Amcrest vs Lorex

This article discusses main spec and features differences between Amcrest ip4m-1026 wireless outdoor camera and Lorex fxc33v. The easiest way to see if the two products are having differences and similarities in spec and features is to represent the spec comparison table.

Camera lens

Both Amcrest and Lorex are built using fixed lens offering wide field viewing angle, see that Lorex fxc33v providing super wide 155 degree field of view angle compared with only 115 degree. you can place the camera on the wall allows you to cover nearly the entire view.

Amcrest IP4M-1026W 4MP wireless outdoor camera (~$109)

Both cameras are ideal for outdoor placement with ip66 or ip67 weatherproof rated with rugged housing.


Both Amcrest and Lorex offers the same video recording resolution up to 4mp, unfortunately Lorex doesn’t provide more detail specification how good the frame rate is. Amcrest ip4m-1026 comes with real-time speed @30 fps up to 4mp resolution.

Lorex fxc33v 4mp wireless outdoor camera (~$150)

Night vision

Generally most security camera with night vision support offer black and white night view when the day light shifts to the dark. Lorex with Color Night Vision (CNV) technology still allows you to view night vision in color as long as there is still ambient light, but when no more light is available the camera shifts to black and white video view.

Amcrest provides longer IR light distance up to 98 ft compared with Lorex which is only up to 60 ft.


Another difference is about the audio, Lorex fxc33v is equipped with built-in Microphone and speaker with two way audio communication. On the other hand Amcrest doesn’t come with audio equipment.

Check the following spec comparison table to help you see more in depth spec difference, however for more detail spec and manufacturer’s description you can click the more detail’s product link at the end of article.

Table 1. Amcrest vs Lorex

ModelAmcrest ip4m-1026Lorex fxc33v
Camera lens2.8mm fixed lens 4MP Sony IMX322 progressive scanning image sensor and the Ambarella S2Lm chipset1/3” fixed lens
Field of view118 degree155 degree
Resolution4mp (2688x1520p) @30 fps4mp (2680×1440)
Frame rateMain Stream: 4MP /3MP/1080P/ 720P@30fps and Sub Stream: VGAUnspecified
ZoomIntelligent Digital Zoom5x digital zoom
Night visionYes, 30 IR LEDs range up to 98 ft (33 meters)Yes, 4x high power IR LED (850nm) range up to 60ft (18m) color night vision in ambient light
Internal StorageMicro SD Card up to 128GB; NVR storage ; free 4 hours of Amcrest cloud storagemicroSD / microSDXC card 64GB
Network connection802.11b/g/n standard plus 10/100mbps Ethernet portWi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 2.4Ghz
HousingIP67 rated weatherproof with metal housingIP66 weatherproof with rugged exterior housing
AudioN/ABuilt-in speaker & Microphone; Full duplex; Active Noise Cancellation
Price in Amazon (sep 2018)$109.99$149.99

To learn more detail click the link below as well as to see current price and rating in Amazon.


Lorex fxc33v is a super wide 155 degree view angle wireless outdoor camera with high resolution up to 4.0mp with color night vision. Amcrest ip4m-1026 is a wireless outdoor camera with POE option you can use when wifi environment is not available.

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