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Human Detection Foscam F41 Floodlight Camera vs Amcrest vs Arlo Which One is Better

Foscam introduces new Foscam F41 floodlight security camera with 2k resolution and dual band wifi connection. How good this product will compete with other floodlight security camera products have been around in the market including Amcrest ash26 and Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight?

Foscam F41

Like floodlight security cameras in general, where the floodlights will be triggered ON when there is motion detection, Foscam f41 is also a security camera with floodlights that will turn on when the PIR sensor detects heat or human motion. Not all motion detected can trigger floodlights to turn on and send alerts to your Smartphone, but only detect human movement entering your customized detection zone. With human detection only will reduce false alerts.

2k Resolution

Mostly floodlight security cameras on the market today come with 1080p resolution; call it the Amcrest ash26; Lorex v261lcd; Ezviz Lc1c and still more. The Foscam f41 comes one step further with 2k resolution like popular Arlo Pro 3 floodlight, twice as high resolution as Amcrest ash26 and Lorex v2611cd.

With 2k you can live view via your mobile device and perform zoom in with image quality result still sharp still much better than a camera with 1080p resolution. Of course, this Foscam floodlight camera has its own charm with double resolution as those ones in general.

Wider Coverage

Unlike floodlight cameras in general which mostly come with a single PIR sensor, Foscam is equipped with four PIR sensors so that it provides a wider coverage of about 270 degrees, so that it almost does not leave a blind spot in your property monitoring zone.

So you have a peace of mind because every inch of your monitoring zone is covered by a camera that is ready to send alerts when unwelcomed guest enters your property.

Foscam F41 Floodlight camera
Foscam F41 Floodlight camera


  • Motion detection and human detection floodlights security camera
  • Resolution up to 4MP / 2K (2560 x 1440) @ 25 fps with 4.0MP HD color image CMOS sensor
  • 2.8mm fixed lens f/2.4 and 121 degree horizontal wide view angle (156 degree diagonal)
  • 4x PIR sensors 270 degree detection angle up to 30ft range; supports sensitivity and range adjustment leaving no blind spots
  • Adjustable brightness up to 2,600lm floodlights with 5000K color temperature
  • Manual and auto mode night vision up to 10m (30ft)
  • Dual band 802.11b/g/n/ac wifi adapter and 1x 10/100Mbps Ethernet port
  • Two way audio with built-in microphone and speaker
  • Local memory storage micro SD card up to 128GB and free 7-day foscam cloud plan for 3 months
  • Indoor and outdoor with IP65 weatherproof with aluminum metal housing
  • P2P remote access and QR code scan
  • No battery, in case of power outage you will have no event history stored in local memory

One of the cons of this product is that it is not equipped with a battery like most floodlight cameras such as Arlo and Amcrest. When a power outage, it could be sabotage by criminal acts of those who want to enter your property, then you will lose control of your camera.

Note: The new Nest floodlight camera is equipped with local memory and also a rechargeable battery that can record event history when power is down or your wifi network is disruption. See also new Nest floodlight camera vs Arlo.

Foscam f41 vs Amcrest vs Arlo

Foscam released this product with tagged price around $175 in Amazon, this product will become main competitor to the existing floodlight camera products available in the market for a while such as the Arlo Pro 3 floodlight and also Amcrest ash26.

Table 1 below shows spec comparison table between Foscam f41 and Amcrest ash26 while table 2 shows spec comparison for Foscam f41 and Arlo 3 Pro.

Amcrest ASH26 Floodlight camera
Amcrest ASH26 Floodlight camera

Video resolution

Foscam f41 is designed with higher video resolution up to 2k (4.0MP) @25 fps, delivers twice as high resolution as Amcrest ash26 for more image details, same resolution as Arlo Pro 3 floodlight. However, Arlo delivers @15 fps with the same 2k resolution. With wire-free feature powered by battery, Arlo can only deliver up to 15 fps @ 2k resolution.


When compared to Amcrest, the floodlights offered by Foscam f41 delivers brighter light up to 2600lm and 5000k color temperatures. You can compare to Arlo which also offers floodlight up to 2000lm, but can reach up to 3000lm with the addition of an outdoor magnetic charging cable.

Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight
Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight

Foscam illuminates light with 5000 Kelvin color temperature of a crystal white glow light. While Amcrest’s color temperature is 3000 Kelvin a soft white glow light, while Arlo with 4000 Kelvin provides a daylight glow color.

In addition, all the three products come with built-in siren you configure to trigger automatically or you can manually trigger via your mobile devices.


All the motion detection alerts sent to your mobile device, the video footage is recorded in either local memory on the camera or stored in the cloud. Foscam and Amcrest floodlight cameras are equipped with local memory storage, while Arlo has no local memory storage. So that’s why with Arlo you need to subscribe to cloud storage plan.

See more details with the following two spec comparison tables.

Table 1. Foscam f41 vs Amcrest

Floodlight camera modelFoscam f41Amcrest ash26
Resolution2K(2560×1440) @25fps2-MP 1080p @ 30fps High Resolution, (1920x1080p)
Image sensorHigh Definition Color CMOS Sensor 4.0M Pixels1/2.7” 2 Megapixel Progressive CMOS
Minimum illumination0 Lux (With IR Illuminator)Manual 1/3s 1/4s: 0.0270 Lux@F2.0 (Color Mode); 0.0118Lux@F2.0
Lens2.8mm glass lens f/2.42.8mm f/2.0
FoVDiagonal:156°,Horizontal:121°,Vertical:61°137 degree diagonal / 114 degree horizontal
Night VisionManual  and auto modes range up to 10m 4pcs of PIR motion sensorsIR night vision range up to 33ft (10m)
FloodlightAdjustable brightness up to 2,600lm with 5000K color temperature2×24 white LEDs floodlight 2000 lumens brightness color temperature 3000K
SirenBuilt-in sirenYes, 110dB
AudioBuild-in mic and speaker support full duplex real-time 2-way AudioTwo way audio with built-in microphone and speaker
ConnectivityOne 10/100Mbps RJ45 port and Wireless 802.11b/g/n/ac dual bandIEEE802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz Only), 100m (328ft) Open Field, Internal Dual Antennas, 2×2 MIMO,
Memory storage Support maximum 128GB Micro SD card storageMicroSD Storage up to 256GB.
no local rechargable battery
No local rechargable battery
HousingIP65 weatherproof with aluminum alloy housingIP65 weatherproof
Price in Amazon (Feb 2021)$174.99$159.00

Table 2 Foscam f41 vs Arlo

Floodlight camera modelFoscam f41Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight
Resolution2K(2560×1440) @25fps2k (2560 x 1440)  with auto tracking and 12x digital
zoom  @15 fps
Image sensorHigh Definition Color CMOS Sensor 4.0M Pixels1/3” 4MP CMOS
Minimum illumination0 Lux (With IR Illuminator)Unspecified
Lens2.8mm glass lens f/2.4Unspecified
FoVDiagonal:156°,Horizontal:121°,Vertical:61°160 degree diagonal
Night VisionManual  and auto modes range up to 10mColor night vision with floodlight 2 high power
FloodlightAdjustable brightness up to 2,600lm
with 5000K color temperature
2000-3000 lumens, Requires Arlo Outdoor Magnetic Charging cable to emit up to 3000 lumens with
4000K color temperature
SirenBuilt-in sirenYes, built-in siren
AudioBuild-in mic and speaker support full duplex
real-time 2-way Audio
Two way audio with built-in microphone and speaker
ConnectivityOne 10/100Mbps RJ45 port and Wireless
802.11b/g/n/ac dual band
Wireless 802.11n @2.4GHz
Memory storage Support maximum 128GB Micro SD card storage ;
free 7-day Foscam cloud plan for 3-months
No local memory storage
PowerAC100~240VRechargeable battery
Solar power 5V DC/2A

100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
HousingIP65 weatherproof with aluminum alloy housingIP65
Price in Amazon (Oct 2021)$174.99$199.99

Now you have a better insights with the three products that helps you make up your mind which one to purchase. Click the link below to shop the products in Amazon (#ads).

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