Dahua 4MP Mini Dome Camera vs Amcrest vs Hikvision

Like Amcrest, Dahua offers various models of IP security camera with outdoor POE supports to support your NVR system in home or offices with affordable price compared with other vendors. Dahua IPC-HDW4431 is one of its affordable mini dome camera with POE outdoor support. How it is compared with Amcrest and Hikvision?

What this product does

Dahua IPC-HDW4431 mini dome outdoor POE camera is not like best value PTZ cameras with customized panning, tilting and zooming via software (app), however it’s a standard mini dome camera with manual horizontal view angle adjustment endless 360 degree and up to 65 degree vertical view adjustment.


4mp resolution

For outdoor placement, this camera is appropriate knowing that the recording resolution is 4mp (2688×1520) @20 fps and it is ready with H.265 compression technology like applied to those high bandwidth 4k (8mp) security cameras such as Amcrest and Hikvision 4k security system which is 60% more efficient in reducing network latency compared with standard H.264 compression.

Adjustable view angle

Typically farivocal lens camera like Hikvision (we’ll compare it with Dahua later) allows you to adjust the view angle via the app remotely. Dahua with selectable view angle doesn’t support varifocal lens but manual adjustment with three options of view angle, either 110°/81°/55° field of view angle.

Dahua 4mp IPC-HDW4431 mini dome outdoor POE camera


  • Mini dome with turret model camera
  • 4MP (2688×1520) resolution @20 fps
  • 120dB WDR, 3DNR
  • Supports H.265, H.264 compression format
  • 8mm Fixed lens with manual adjustment of 110°/81°/55° view angle with max aperture f.20
  • Long range of night vision up to 165 ft(50m)
  • Built-in Microphone for audio input


  • 3mp maximum @30 fps real time
  • No local memory storage

Dahua IPC-HDW4431 with turret mini dome model, this camera is ideal for outdoor placement and easy to adjust the field of view angle to cover either wide (110 degree) or tele (55 degree) angle. The price tagged is also affordable for businesses including offices, process plant or schools.

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Dahua vs Amcrest vs Hikvision

Now let me take two other competing products you may compare should you require any models of outdoor POE camera with digital zoom or optical zoom features.

You may consider Amcrest ip5m-1176 for more mega resolution, or Hikvision with motorized zoom lens. see also Amcrest ip5m-1176 vs Hikvision vs GW security.

Table 1 shows you spec comparison between Dahua and Amcrest, and the other hand table 2 shows you spec comparison between Dahua and Hikvision.

Amcrest IP5M-1176E 5mp security camera


Amcrest ip5m-1176 comes with richer resolution @20 fps which is 5mp (2592×1944), it is higher resolution than Dahua or Hikvision which are only 4mp @20 fps. However, Dahua 4431 supports H.265 compression technology same as Amcrest.


Should you require variations of focal length camera, known as farifocal lens camera you may consider Hikvision 2cd2742 mini dome camera. Hikvision offers range of varifocal lens 2.8mm ~ 12mm providing you 4x optical motorized zoom you can control via the app remotely. Dahua doesn’t support zoom while Amcrest offers digital zoom.

Hikvision 4mp Smart POE Camera


Dahua offers one way microphone input audio, Amcrest doesn’t support audio while Hikvision 2742 comes with both Input and Output audio and alarm.

Now take closer to each of spec comparison table below.

Table 1 Dahua vs Amcrest

Model Dahua IPC-HDW4431C Amcrest ip5m-1176
Recording resolution 4mp (2688×1520) @20 fps supports H.265/ H.264 5mp (2592×1944) @20fps; supports H.265
Lens 2.8mm fixed lens progressive CMOS 2.8mm fixed lens with latest Ambarella S2LM Chipset and Sony IMX322 Sensor
Field of view angle H: 110°/81°/55° 70~96 degree
Zoom N/A Intelligent digital zoom
Night vision Yes, range up to 165 ft (50m) 24x IR LEDs range ~98 ft (30m)
POE Yes Yes,
Outdoor IP67 weatherproof Yes,  IP67 weatherproof; IK10 vandal resistant
Storage NVR 4 hours free cloud storage; no local memory storage; NVR
Audio Built-in Mic audio N/A
Price (Jul 2018 in Amazon) $69.00 $110.0


Table 2 Dahua vs Hikvision

Model Dahua IPC-HDW4431C Hikvision DS-2cd2742 4mp
Recording resolution 4mp (2688×1520) @20 fps supports H.265/ H.264 20 fps (2688 x 1520), 30 fps (1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720) with H.264+
Lens 2.8mm fixed lens progressive CMOS 2.8 mm to 12 mm Motorized Lens
Field of view angle H: 110°/81°/55° ~105 degree
Zoom N/A 4x optical motorized zoom
Night vision Yes, range up to 165 ft (50m) IR range up to 100 ft (30m)
POE Yes Yes, 802.3af
Outdoor IP67 weatherproof Yes,  IP67 weatherproof; IK10 vandal resistant
Storage NVR Micro SD card ~128GB
Audio Built-in Mic audio Audio and Alarm Input/Output
Price (Jul 2018 in Amazon) $69.00 $275.00


Hikvision with optical zoom and audio in/out supports as well as local micro SD card memory storage is tagged with nearly 4 times more expensive than Dahua.

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