Foscam F41 Floodlight Camera vs Amcrest vs Arlo

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

Foscam F41

Like floodlight cameras in general, where the floodlight will be turned 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 is triggered by human motion when it is dark, so it’s not just every motions that trigger the floodlights ON, however it detects humans motion at night.

2k

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.

Foscam F41 Floodlight camera
Foscam F41 Floodlight camera

Highlights

  • 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 to30ft 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

Unlike Arlo that comes with battery power and optional solar cell power as well as AC adapter, Foscam f41 doesn’t come with battery for wire-free camera.

Foscam f41 vs Amcrest vs Arlo

Even though this product has not yet been released to the market and the selling price has not been given, 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.

Floodlight

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.

Storage

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.
PowerAC100~240VAC100~240V
HousingIP65 weatherproof with aluminum alloy housingIP65 weatherproof
Price in Amazon (Feb 2021)Released soon$169.00

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 IR LEDs B/W
FloodlightAdjustable brightness up to 2,600lm with 5000K color temperature2000-3000 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 AudioTwo way audio with built-in microphone and speaker
ConnectivityOne 10/100Mbps RJ45 port and Wireless 802.11b/g/n/ac dual bandWireless 802.11n @2.4GHz
Memory storage Support maximum 128GB Micro SD card storage ; free 7-day Foscam cloud plan for 3-monthsNo 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 (Feb 2021)Released soon$230.70

So far Foscam hasn’t released f41 to the market, and the price is also not available yet. Click the link below to shop the products in Amazon (#ads).

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