Annke CZ400 PTZ Outdoor Camera vs Reolink

Annke released a new PTZ camera product with 4x optical zoom and is equipped with solid aluminum housing protection system to withstand harsh outdoor environment at an affordable price. Will it be able to compete with similar products from Reolink rlc-423?

See also other comparison models between Annke and Reolink outdoor cameras.

Annke CZ400

Like most PTZ outdoor security camera models, Annke cz400 is designed to be mounted on the ceiling, or hung on a protected pole / tower so that it can provide a wide viewing area of 360 degrees endless of your property.

Annke CZ400 PTZ Camera
Annke CZ400 PTZ Camera

What this product does

Annke cz400 is a ptz camera to monitor your property with a medium area, great for front yards of home or small offices. This product can monitor your property 360 degree you can control, and with 4x optical zoom capability and color night vision in ambient light and one good feature is face detection so it only detects human movement.

You can compare with Reolink flagship product in ptz camera (RLC-423) doesn’t feature AI human detection, but motion detection in general.

2k Resolution

Annke CZ400 is a 2k ptz security camera, twice as high resolution as standard 1080p resolution security camera which most PTZ cameras are designed, however today you can find many new ptz cameras with higher resolution than standard 1080p even up to 4k resolution ptz camera.

See also Amaryllo Ares auto tracking PTZ camera which is 1080p resolution camera with smart auto tracking, heat map and still more.


Standard cameras cannot provide a good image when challenging a situation where the strong light and the dark shadow exist in the camera frame, so the resulting image tends to be over exposed or under exposed. For this reason, the WDR (wide dynamic range) feature is needed to produce balanced compensation between light and dark. Annke with 120dB true wdr is a combination of hardware and software WDR feature, while Reolink rlc-423 only comes with digital wdr (aka HDR) feature. Of course the result is a more natural camera with the true WDR feature than the HDR.

Harsh Environment Protection

One feature that a camera should have for outdoor needs is weatherproof. Both Annke and reolink cameras here are equipped with solid aluminum metal housing with ip66 rated weatherproof. However, Annke cz400 is equipped with more solid protection including the IK10 vandal-proof, TVS 4,000 V lightning protection, surge protection, and voltage transient protection.

Annke cz400 is ideal for outdoor harsh environment such as mining and marine projects. However, the 4x optical zoom is not enough to cover long distance areas. See also Dahua and Hikvision PTZ cameras that come with 20x and 30x optical zoom.


  • 2k PTZ outdoor security camera
  • Varifocal lens 2.8mm ~ 12.0mm with 4x optical zoom and 16x digital zoom
  • Color night vision with ambient light and switched to B/W night vision with 4pcs IR LEDs when light condition dropped up to minimum illumination
  • 120dB true WDR
  • Two way audio interface In and Out
  • Local memory storage with micro SD card up to 256GB
  • High grade solid metal housing with IP66, IK10, TVS 4,000 V Lightning Protection, Surge Protection, and Voltage Transient Protection
  • Face detection to reduce false alerts and other smart features including line crossing, intrusion, region entrance/exit, unattended baggage, object removal & audio exception detection

Annke CZ400 with the above highlight features is ideal for outdoor harsh environment; on the other hand the price is affordable compared with similar products in the market.

Reolink RLC423 POE PTZ camera with 4x optical zoom
Reolink RLC423 POE PTZ camera with 4x optical zoom

Annke vs Reolink

The following is spec comparison table between Annke and Reolink to help you choose which product is suitable to meet your business needs. Some spec comparisons have been discussed above and for more details, please refer to the following table.

Table 1 Annke vs Reolink PTZ camera

ModelAnnke CZ400Reolink RLC-423
Resolution4MP (2560×1440) @24 fps; 3MP(2048×1536) @30 fps5MP (3072×1728) @30 fps
Image sensor1/3″ OmniVision Progressive Scan CMOS1/2.9″ CMOS Sensor
Minimum illuminationColor: 0.005 Lux @ (ƒ/1.6, AGC On), B/W: 0.001 Lux @ (ƒ/1.6, AGC On), 0 Lux with IR0 Lux (With IR Illuminator)
WDR120 dB True WDRHDR (digital WDR)
Lens2.8-12 mm, 4X Optical Zoom, 16X Digital Zoom2.7mm ~ 12.0mm , 4x Optical zoom, f/1.6 auto focus
View angle33° (Tele) – 100° (Wide)87 degree (Wide) ~31 degree (Tele), Vertical: 54 degree ~22 degree
Night vision4pcs IR LEDs range up to 65ft (20m)6pcs IR LEDs range up to 190ft (60m)
PTZPan: 0° – 330°, Tilt: 0° – 90°Pan: 360 degree endless , Tilt: 0 degree ~90 degree
AudioBuilt-in Mic; Support 1-CH Audio Input and 1-CH Audio OutputOne way Audio In interface
StorageSupport MicroSD Card (up to 256 GB) Local Storage and NASMicro SD Card up to 64GB
Smart featuresFace detection and line crossing, intrusion, region entrance/exit, unattended baggage, object removal & audio exception detectionMotion detection
PowerDC 12 V; PoE (802.3at)DC12V & PoE (IEEE 802.3at)
HousingIP66, IK10, TVS 4,000 V Lightning Protection, Surge Protection, and Voltage Transient ProtectionIP66 weatherproof with aluminum housing

With better specs and features than the RLC-423, Annke is richer in features even though the price is slightly more expensive. Click the link below to shop the product on Amazon (#ads).

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Related products

For color night vision camera, you may consider Hikvision OEM product – Hitoshino 4mp turret poe camera and also top rated Victure floodlight camera with color night camera.

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