Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera vs Ezviz C3w

Arlo introduces new Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight wire-free camera with color night vision. We’ll compare this product with another series of Ezviz C3w color night vision outdoor camera in the following paragraphs.

Nothing can provide light as strong as direct or indirect sunlight that allows your camera to capture detailed images clearly with rich colors. How about the camera performs at night? In general, your camera needs a flash to get a light substitute for sunlight.

Likewise, security cameras generally record images in black and white when the sun’s light has disappeared by using IR LEDs despite total darkness. Surely it would be better if your security camera can still view and record in full color even though the sunlight has disappeared.

Arlo pro 3 floodlight wire-free camera
Arlo pro 3 floodlight wire-free camera

Arlo Pro 3

There is something unique about the appearance of this Arlo Pro 3 compared to the previous Arlo series with the addition of a kind of shield in front that can light up to provide lighting around the camera’s field of view, it’s a floodlight.


You can use floodlight full time when the light sensor detects that night has arrived, so with the additional light from the floodlight your security camera can record images with color. You can also choose not to use floodlight when dark starts to cover the night so the camera uses 2x high power IR LEDs to still be able to record in Black and White night vision.

However, if there is motion detection then the floodlight turns on and zoom the target and track as it moves and your Arlo records color night vision and sends snapshots alert to your mobile device, you can activate the siren to deter uninvited guest to enter the property further. Or you can automatically set the siren to be ON any time motion is detected via the app with your Smartphone. See also best auto tracking ptz outdoor cameras and ptz camera comparisons between Dahua vs Hikvision and Reolink PTZ cameras.

This color night vision modes is also applied to ezviz c3w color night vision which gives you three different modes of night vision, full color night vision with two spotlights on, B/W night vision with IR LED or the third mode is smart night vision which gives color night vision when there is motion detection by turning on two spotlights.

Watch the following Arlo Pro 3 product introduction video by Arlo

See that the sleek and unique design of the camera is different than any other outdoor security camera, floodlight that is designed like a shield that lights up brightly to illuminate the property under your supervision up to 3,000 lumens so that you can record the night vision in color, bright and vivid.


Basically this model is the development of the previous Arlo Pro 3 series with additional floodlight, and of course there is no spotlight anymore because it has been replaced with floodlight, wire-free camera with rechargeable battery and optional use of solar cell power, and the resolution of this camera is 2k / 4MP.

Ezviz c3w color night vision camera
Ezviz c3w color night vision camera

When you compare with Ezviz c3w you can find that Arlo is twice as high resolution as Ezviz. However, Arlo doesn’t specifically describe the exact frame rate as Ezviz that comes with 1080p @30 fps (frame per second). Once, the Arlo technical support said that Arlo frame rate is limited to only @15fps to save the battery life.

Unlike Arlo that is designed with wire-free, wireless 802.11b/g/n and is powered by rechargeable battery or optional solar cell power or DC adapter, ezviz c3w is not a wire-free camera which comes with wireless 802.11n with DC adapter.


One thing to note about this product is that Arlo is not equipped with memory storage on the camera. Storage is needed to save your footage when there are alerts due to motion or audio detection which is then sent a snapshot alert to your Smartphone.

So Arlo requires storage for the motion detection feature to work, there are two options that you can connect to the Base station or subscribe to cloud storage services. You get 3 months free cloud storage to enable Arlo smart features like motion or audio detection. Unlike the previous models of Arlo that requires base station, Arlo Pro 3 floodlight camera can connect directly to your existing wireless network in home.

When compared to ezviz c3w you can install SD Card memory up to 256GB on the camera, or you can also subscribe to cloud storage or connect to the Ezviz NVR system, or you can implement these three options as well as backup redundancy.

Now take a look at the following spec comparison table between Arlo and Ezviz.

Table 1 Arlo Pro 3 vs Ezviz c3w color night vision

ModelArlo Pro 3 FloodlightEzviz C3W Color Night Vision
Resolution2k (2560 x 1440)2MP  (1920 x 1080) @30 fps
Lens1/3” 4MP CMOS½.8” CMOS 2MP 2.8mm / 4.0mm
Field of view angle160 degree diagonal130 degree diagonal (2.8mm) 104 degree diagonal (4.0mm)
Zoom12x digital zoom with motion trackingN/A
Night visionColor night vision with floodlight 2 high power IR LEDs B/WColor / B/W or Smart mode Color night vision with spotlight B/W night vision up to 98ft
Flood light2000~3000 Lumensbuilt-in 2x spotlights
SirenBuilt-in sirenAlarm tone
AudioTwo way with built-in Microphone and speakerTwo way audio with built-in speaker and microphone
PowerRechargeable battery Solar power 5V DC/2A12V DC/1A
Wifi802.11b/g/n802.11b/g/n 144Mbps
StorageNo local memory storage, cloud storage service is available or connect to hub station with USB storage 3 months free Arlo Smart Service, including cloud recording, requires paid subscription after 3 months.Micro SD Card 256GB Encrypted cloud storage Ezviz NVR system
IP ratedDust and water proofIP67
Price (Jul 2020 in Amazon)$229.99Around $145.00 (will be available soon)

To learn more spec details and manufacturer’s description, click the following product link that includes link to SHOP in Amazon.

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