Hikvision 3MP Cube IP Camera

Hikvision DS-2CD2432F-IW is one of popular wireless indoor IP cameras for homes and is also add-on camera connected to NVR system in small businesses.

What this product does

Hikvision DS-2CD2432F-IW is a cube model designed for easy installation typically for homes and as add-on camera to your security surveillance system (NVR system), any NVR system that is ONVIF compliant. This product is ONVIF compliant you can connect to any ONVIF compliant NVR system.

Wifi and POE

When you have NVR system in place you can add this cube camera either connect wirelessly to your existing wireless network, or connect using CAT5 network cable direct to your NVR system so video data can be stored to the NVR storage and you don’t need to provide power outlet to the camera. Traditionally NVR system comes with built-in POE switch such as Hikvision and Amcrest 16 channel NVR system, and other large channel 32 channel H.265 NVR system unless you to add a POE power injector.

3MP @ 20 fps

Built-in color CMOS 2.8 mm fixed lens (actually you have other focal length options either 4mm or 6mm), this camera offers resolution of up to 3MP (2048 x 1536 pixels) @20 fps or you can use real time @30 fps with 1080p resolution, very sharp to view via your mobile devices.

Other features are almost similar like those indoor or outdoor POE Dome cameras including night vision support, storage and more.

Hikvision cube model 3MP camera
Hikvision cube model 3MP camera

 Main features

  • Fixed lens 2.88mm 1/3” CMOS
  • Resolution up to 3MP (2048 x 1536 pixels) @20 fps
  • 86 degree viewing angle
  • Support night vision range up to 10 m(30 ft.)
  • Local storage microSD card up to 128GB, and NAS
  • Two way audio with built-in Mic. And speaker
  • Wifi 11b/g/n and POE support (10/100Mbps RJ-45 port)

Hikvision DS-2CD2432F-IW is like other similar indoor products including Arlo and Amcrest which is commonly deployed in homes or small businesses when connected to NVR system, they provide field of view less than 100 degree. Whenever wider view angle is required for providing 180 degree or 360 degree panorama view you may consider fish eye video camera such as Geovision and Axis 360 video camera.


Hikvision DS-2CD2432F is one of similar products available in the market today you may compare to help you select which one is suitable to meet your need. Table 1 shows you spec comparison between Hikvision and Foscam, while table 2 shows you comparison between Hikvision and Lorex bullet camera with color night vision. In addition for other products comparison, see also Foscam R2 vs Amcrest Vs Vimtag, and Hikvision Arlo and Amcrest comparison.

Table 2 is meant to help you select if your need is about to use the product for outdoor and color night vision is a preference instead of black and white night vision.


If resolution is a matter, Hikvision can record higher resolution than Foscam for indoor. For outdoor placement, Lorex provides you 4MP resolution and is ready with IP66 rated weatherproof while the other two products are not ready for outdoor placement.

Night vision

In some cases, color night vision is required instead of black and white to recognize color distinction of the objects such as color of the car, the human’s skin color and more. Lorex with Color Night Vision (CNV) technology can record video in color night vision as long as there is still ambient light exists. However, when it is completely dark the camera shifts to black and white video recording like traditional night vision camera including Hikvision and Foscam C2.

For better insights about spec comparison between the products take a look more details in the following two tables to help you choose which one is suitable to meet your business need.

Table 1 HIkvision Vs Foscam

Lens1/3” progressive scan CMOS 2.8mm2.8 mm fixed lens 1/3” CMOS f/2.6
Resolution2MP / 1080p @30 fps

Max. 3MP (2048 x 1536 pixels) @20 fps

1920  x 1080 pixels / 2 MP @ 30 fps
Field of View86 degree110  degree horizontal view angle
Night visionYes, IR cut filter with auto switch

Range up to 10 m (30 ft.)

Yes, IR LED range up to 26.2 ft. (8 m)
StorageBuilt-in Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC slot, up to 128 GB

NAS support

Built-in micro SD card

NVR, FTP, Foscam cloud services


AudioYes, two way audio with built-in Mic and speakerYes, two way audio with built-in mic. And speaker
Remote viewDepends on NVRYes, QR Code scan available with P2P

Free EZLink app

Wifi802.11 b/g/n N150

single 2.4GHz band range up to 50 m (150 ft)

802.11 b/g/n
Ethernet10/100Mbps RJ-45 POE supportedN/A
ONVIFYes, Profile S/GYes,

Table 2 HIkvision Vs Lorex

ModelDS-2CD2432FLNB4321 outdoor with IP66 rated weatherproof
Lens1/3” progressive scan CMOS 2.8mm1/3” 4MP progressive scan 3.6mm f/2.0
Resolution1080p @30 fps

Max. 2048 x 1536 pixels @20 fps

4MP (2688×1520 pixels) @ 20fps
Field of View86 degree83 degree
Night visionYes, IR cut filter with auto switch

Range up to 10 m (30 ft.)

Yes, CNV(Color Night Vision)

IR LED type 850nm range up to 130 ft (40m) ambient light for CNV and completely dark up to  90 ft (27m) with B/W video

StorageBuilt-in Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC slot, up to 128 GB

NAS support

AudioYes, built-in Mic.N/A
Remote viewDepends on NVRDepends on NVR
Wifi802.11 b/g/n N150

single 2.4GHz band range up to 50 m (150 ft)

Ethernet10/100Mbps RJ-45 POE supported10/100Mbps RJ-45 POE supported
ONVIFYes, Profile S/GUnspecified

Each of the spec shown in the above tables are not detail, you may click the following links for more detail products information and spec as well as current price and customer rating.

See also related articles:

Arlo Pro security system with siren for homes or small businesses, and for medium businesses you may consider 16 channel LaView NVR system.

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