Annke C800 Zoom 4k vs Amcrest 4k Optical Zoom

Annke doesn’t release many security cameras with optical zoom, and one of the products that Annke releases with optical zoom feature is the Annke C800 Zoom. Compare with Amcrest which has released various models of security camera products with optical zoom such as Amcrest ip8m-mb2546ew which will be discussed here as a competing product for this C800 security camera.

What this product does

Annke c800 Zoom is one of the Annke’s premium products if your need for 4k resolution security camera with optical zoom feature exists. This security camera is designed with bullet model with smart AI human detection.

C800 Zoom

Previously, Annke also released few models of Annke c800 series with turret, dome and bullet model and are 4k resolution but all the three series are designed with fixed lens. Unlike the Annke c800 zoom product which is equipped with varifocal lens with 4x optical zoom, making it easier for you to customize the field angle as needed via your mobile device with the free Annke app either local or remotely when you are on the go.

Annke c800 zoom
Annke c800 zoom

4x optical zoom

With varifocal optical zoom ranging from 2.8mm wide view angle up to 12mm Tele view angle when you zoom in all the way to view more detail image in 4k resolution for object in distance with no noise like digital zoom. Amcrest ip8m-mb2546ew is also designed with varifocal lens with 4x optical motorized zoom and 16x software-based digital zoom.    

Night vision

The C800 zoom is designed using Sony IMX274 image sensor with Exir technology which can provide sharp and clear night vision when it is almost totally darkness up to 164ft distance. The same image sensor is also applied to its competitor Amcrest.

If the ambient light doesn’t drop below the minimum illumination spec then the color night vision will still work. To maintain color night vision recoding, you may keep ambient light above minimum illumination, and technically Annke provides a lower minimum illumination spec than Amcrest, meaning that the Annke C800 zoom requires less ambient light for color night vision than Amcrest does technically.

Amcrest ip8m-mb2546
Amcrest ip8m-mb2546

With Amcrest ip8m-mb2546 you can configure either color night vision with the addition of ambient light above minimum illumination or B/W night vision.

Smart feature

C800 zoom supports AI (Artificial Intelligent) human motion detection instead of standard motion detection. And it also support smart behavior feature including line crossing detection and intrusion detection. Amcrest doesn’t support AI human detection but you can customize advanced zone for motion detection. See also Amcrest ip8m-t2669-ai turret 4k security camera which supports AI face detection and perimeter protection such as tripwire and intrusion detection.

Spec comparison table

Take a look at the following spec comparison table 1 below that shows you spec comparison between Annke C800 zoom and Amcrest ip8m-mb2546ew.

See that video resolution, varifocal lens, WDR feature, and night vision feature are almost the same. However, Amcrest comes with more solid housing protection with IK10 vandal resistant. And Amcrest supports audio In / Out interface.  

Table 1 Annke C800 Zoom vs Amcrest

ModelAnnke C800 ZoomAmcrest ip8m-mb2546ew
Image sensor1/2.5″ Sony STARVIS IMX274 Image Sensor1/2.5″ 8Megapixel progressive scan Sony STARVIS CMOS
Minimum illuminationColor: 0.018 Lux @(F1.6, AGC On)0.05Lux/F1.4 (Color,1/3s,30IRE) 0.2Lux/F1.4 (Color,1/30s,30IRE) 0Lux / F1.4(IR on)
Resolution8MP (3840 X 2160) @12.5/15 fps)4K (3840×2160) @15fps / 3M (2048 x 1536) @ 25/30fps
CompressionH.265+/ H.265 /H.264+ /H.264H.265 /H.264
WDR120dB True WDR and 3D DNR support120dB True WDR and 3D DNR
LensVarifocal lens 2.8mm ~ 12mmVarifocal lens 2.7mm ~ 12mm f/1.4
Zoom4x optical motorized zoom4x optical motorized zoom and 16x digital zoom
Field of view angleHorizontal Field of View: 34.5° – 105° Vertical Field of View: 19° – 55° Diagonal Field of View: 40° – 125°Horizontal Field of View: 40° – 110° Vertical Field of View: 23° – 58°  
Night vision4pcs IR LEDs range up to 164ft (50m) , Sony sensor and EXIR tech4pcs IR LEDs up to 164ft (50m) Auto(ICR) / Color / B/W
AudioN/A1/1 channel In/Out
AlarmN/A2 channels In: 5mA 5VDC 1 channel Out: 300mA 12VDC
StorageMicro SD Card up to 128GB local storage and NAS and Onvif NVRNAS, FTP, Local PC, MicroSD card (Max. 128GB)
HousingIP67 weatherproof with metal housingIP67 weatherproof and IK10 vandal resistant with metal housing
PowerDC 12V POE (802.3at)DC12V, PoE (802.3af)(Class 0)
Onvif SupportONVIF, PSIA, CGI
Smart featuresAI human detection Line Crossing Detection & Intrusion DetectionMotion detection with advanced customized zone detection
Price$269.99$259.99

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Related products

 For multiple security camera needs, you may also consider Reolink 16Channel 4k kits or Zosi which come with 8 4k security cameras. When the requirement of higher resolution up to 12MP security cameras exists you may consider Reolink rlc-1220 or Annke b1200.

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