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.
Annke vs Amcrest
Annke started the security camera business in 2006, and continues to grow today. On the other hand, Amcrest was used to be Foscam and then later rebranded in 2016 to Amcrest. Let’s start with c800 zoom and compare it with Amcrest ip8m-mb2546ew.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
|Model||Annke C800 Zoom||Amcrest ip8m-mb2546ew|
|Image sensor||1/2.5″ Sony STARVIS IMX274 Image Sensor||1/2.5″ 8Megapixel progressive scan Sony STARVIS CMOS|
|Minimum illumination||Color: 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)|
|Resolution||8MP (3840 X 2160) @12.5/15 fps)||4K (3840×2160) @15fps / 3M (2048 x 1536) @ 25/30fps|
|Compression||H.265+/ H.265 /H.264+ /H.264||H.265 /H.264|
|WDR||120dB True WDR and 3D DNR support||120dB True WDR and 3D DNR|
|Lens||Varifocal lens 2.8mm ~ 12mm||Varifocal lens 2.7mm ~ 12mm f/1.4|
|Zoom||4x optical motorized zoom||4x optical motorized zoom and 16x digital zoom|
|Field of view angle||Horizontal 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 vision||4pcs IR LEDs range up to 164ft (50m) , Sony sensor and EXIR tech||4pcs IR LEDs up to 164ft (50m) Auto(ICR) / Color / B/W|
|Audio||N/A||1/1 channel In/Out|
|Alarm||N/A||2 channels In: 5mA 5VDC 1 channel Out: 300mA 12VDC|
|Storage||Micro SD Card up to 128GB local storage and NAS and Onvif NVR||NAS, FTP, Local PC, MicroSD card (Max. 128GB)|
|Housing||IP67 weatherproof with metal housing||IP67 weatherproof and IK10 vandal resistant with metal housing|
|Power||DC 12V POE (802.3at)||DC12V, PoE (802.3af)(Class 0)|
|Onvif||Support||ONVIF, PSIA, CGI|
|Smart features||AI human detection Line Crossing Detection & Intrusion Detection||Motion detection with advanced customized zone detection|
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Annke vs Amcrest 8 Channel Kit
Besides selling recording units either DVR or NVR, and add-on cameras, both amcrest and annke offer camera systems in packages, and the most widely sold in the market is the 8-channel security camera kits with four or eight cameras.
The following paragraph compares two 8 channel security camera kits between amcrest NV4116e Kit and annke h500 kit which are very popular in the market with affordable price. And the price difference between the two kits is not too much.
Let’s see how these two security camera kits are compared. You can refer to table 2 below for spec comparison between the two kits.
There are differences in the nvr system between amcrest and annke. Annke comes with 8 channels and supports resolution up to 6MP while amcrest with 16 channels supports resolutions up to 4k. If your current needs are only 8 cameras, annke 8 channels is sufficient. However, if in the future you need one or two additional cameras, then it can no longer be connected to the recording unit, it is full channel.
Amcrest’s choice makes more sense considering the nvr used is 16 channels, even though it comes with built-in 8-port POE switch but in the future if you need to add two or more up to 8 cameras then you only need to add separate 8-port POE switch. And the good thing is that amcrest supports up to 8MP (4k) resolution. You can connect the Amcrest ip8m-mb2546ew we discussed above to the system.
The maximum hard disk storage capacity is the same up to 6TB and you can see that preinstalled hard disk is bigger for amcrest.
The included cameras each kit are almost the same. Annke comes with 8pcs 5MP turret model Annke c500 cameras while amcrest comes with 8pcs of amcrest ip5m-t1179w 5mp turret model cameras. you read more details you can find that amcrest cameras come with true WDR as opposed to digital WDR offered by Annke. The image quality result with true WDR is much better compared with digital WDR (HDR).
The other features are almost the same, however amcrest comes with memory storage slot you can use micro SD card up to 256GB as internal storage.
Take a look at the following spec comparison table below in more detail.
Table 2 Amcrest vs annke kits
|Camera kits||Annke H500||Amcrest NV4116e Kit|
|Recording system||8 Channel NVR 6MP system with built-in 8-port POE switch||16 channel 4k NVR system with built-in 8-port POE switch|
|Video output||HDMI & VGA up to 1080p||VGA and HDMI|
|Storage||2TB preinstall ; 1x SATA up to 6TB||Preinstalled 3TB; supports up to 6TB|
|Security cameras||8x Annke C500 turret||8x Amcrest ip5m-t1179w|
|Lens||2.8mm fixed lens||2.8mm fixed lens|
|View angle||H: 71.5°, V: 53°, D: 91°||H: 103°,|
|Resolution||5MP (2560 X 1920@15 fps)||5MP (2592 x 1944) @20fps|
|WDR||Digital HDR with 3D DNR||120dB WDR|
|Night vision||Color in ambient light; b/w night vision with 2pcs IR LEDs range up to 100ft / 30m||Color in ambient light (min illumination 0.008 lux @f1.6 b/w night vision with 2 IR LEDs range up to 98ft (30m)|
|Power||DC 12 V; PoE (802.3af)||12V DC/PoE (802.3af)|
|Audio||Built-in microphone – one way||Built-in microphone – one way|
|Local camera memory||N/A, storage on NVR system||Micro SD Card up to 256GB|
|Outdoor||IP67 weatherproof with metal and plastic housing||IP67 weatherproof|
|Price in Amazon||$599.99||$659.99|
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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.