Dahua IPC-HDW4631C-A 6MP Mini Dome Outdoor Camera
Dahua IPC-HDW4631C-A is one of best value for money 6MP mini dome outdoor POE camera available in the market today. How it is compared with Hikvision and Amcrest?
What this product does
Dahua IPC-HDW4631C-A is a turret model mini dome POE outdoor camera similar model with Hikvision ds-2cd2355 with 6mp high resolution @20 frame per second (fps), slightly higher resolution than Hikvision and Amcrest 5mp camera. 6mp resolution is rare resolution, generally the resolution is 5mp or jump to 8mp resolution IP cameras aka 4k or Ultra HD resolution cameras such as Hikvision 2cd2385 or Lorex 4k security camera.
6mp is high resolution that might cause your network over loaded when few cameras stream together at the same time to the NVR recording unit. So that’s why the camera is applied with H.265 compression technology to reduce the bandwidth requirement up to 60% more efficient than no compression data.
The NVR system should support the H.265 as well such as Amcrest and Hikvision 16 channel 4k NVR system.
Dahua IPC-HDW4631C supports either H.265 or H.264 compression format so does Hikvision, but Amcrest doesn’t support H.265.
Generally cameras with fixed lens demonstrate a single field of view angle, Dahua comes with three adjustable angle of view, 110°/81°/55°. Of course it’s not like motorized optical zoom cameras which allows you customized the field of view by system such as Hikvision Ds-2cd2742fwd-Izs and Lorex Lnd3374 4k security cameras.
All the three products support night vision with the same range of illumination up to 98 ft, around 30 meters long distance enough to cover in darkness.
Dahua IPC-HDW4631C comes with built-in audio to allows you hear the voice in one way, no speaker for two way communication like those home indoor model cameras. The competing products both Hikvision and Amcrest do not come with built-in audio.
- Fixed lens 2.8mm 6mp (3072×2048) resolution @20 fps
- Adjustable angle of view H: 110°/81°/55°
- Night vision support range up to 30m (98ft)
- 265 &H.264 dual codec
- 3D noise reduction
- Audio built-in
- Metal casing with IP67 rated weatherproof
- POE (802.3af), 12vdc
- Up to 4 privacy masking areas
Dahua IPC-HDW4631C is tagged with lower price than competing Hikvision and Amcrest cameras. Which one is suitable to meet your need? Now take a look at the following spec comparison table to help you decide which one is suitable to your business.
Table 1 represents spec comparison table between Dahua and Hikvision, while table 2 represents spec comparison table between Dahua and Amcrest.
Table 1 Dahua vs Hikvision
|Model||Dahua IPC-HDW4631C||Hikvision ds-2cd2355|
|Lens||2.8mm fixed lens||2.8mm fixed lens|
|Resolution||6mp (3072×2048) resolution @20 fps||5mp (2560x 1920) @20 FPS|
|Field of view angle||Adjustable FOV 110°/81°/55°||80° view angle|
|Night vision||IR range up to 98 ft (30m)||IR range up to 98 ft (30m)|
|Compression format||H.265; H.264||H.265, H.265+, H.264+, H.264|
|POE||Yes||Yes, 12vdc 802.3af|
|Storage||n/a||Built-in Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC slot, up to 128 GB|
|Outdoor||IP67 rated weatherproof||IP67 rated weatherproof|
|Price (May 2018 Amazon)||$73.42||$132.99|
Table 2 Dahua vs Amcrest
|Model||Dahua IPC-HDW4631C||Amcrest IP5m-1176eb|
|Lens||2.8mm fixed lens||2.8mm fixed lens|
|Resolution||6mp (3072×2048) resolution @20 fps||5mp (2592×1944) resolution @20 fps; 3mp (2304×1296) @30 fps|
|Field of view angle||Adjustable FOV 110°/81°/55°||96° viewing angle|
|Night vision||IR range up to 98 ft (30m)||24pcs IR LEDs range up to 98 ft (30m)|
|Compression format||H.265; H.264||H.264|
|Storage||n/a||Micro SD Card up to 128GB|
|Outdoor||IP67 rated weatherproof||IP67 weatherproof and IK10 vandal resistant|
|Price (May 2018 Amazon)||$73.42||$119.99|
To learn more spec details, including current price and rating in Amazon click the link below for each of the products.
- Click here for Dahua IPC-HDW4631C
- Click here for Hikvision ds-2cd2355
- Click here for Amcrest IP5m-1176eb
For 16 cameras requirement, you may consider Reolink and Amcrest 16 channel security system or GW Security wireless outdoor security camera system.
New model offered by GW – GW8571 GW Security 4k security camera or see also comparison between Lorex lnb8973 4k security camera vs Amcrest vs Hikvision.