Hikvision 4MP Cube Wireless Home Security Camera

DS-2CD2442FWD-IW is one of best value cube model 4mp wireless home security camera by Hikvision with wide field of view angle. How is it compared with Amcrest IP3M-HX2 and Amazon cloud camera?

Hikvision DS-2CD2442FWD-IW

For home usage Hikvision DS-2CD2442FWD-IW is superior over other wireless home security camera. It is designed with desktop model with fully adjustable 3-axis bracket you can place on the table or on the shelf.

This model is higher resolution than the previous cube 3mp model – the Hikvision DS-2CD2432F-IW 3MP cube camera which is also having the same design.

High resolution

Hikvision DS-2CD2442FWD-IW is built with fixed lens recording resolution up to 4MP (2688 x 1520) @20 frame per second (fps), or you may speed up the frame rate higher @30 fps with lower resolution of up to 30fps (1920 x 1080, 1280×720). It produces very sharp image, high quality detail you can view via well made web interface.

Should you require high resolution with high detail image to support your business, Hikvision offers DS-2CD2085FWD-I 8MP IP Camera aka 4K camera. See popular 4K security camera in the market.

Flexible wired or wireless

The good thing with this model is that it comes with built-in wireless and wired connection other competing like Amazon cloud or Amcrest don’t have similar feature. You may connect to Onvif NVR with built-in POE switch such as 8 channel Amcrest and Foscam NVR system or connect to your business class 4K security camera system kit.

With your existing wireless network in place you may also connect wirelessly to the network using its built-in 802.11b/g/n wireless adapter.

Motion detection

No spend money for cloud storage, Hikvision DS-2CD2442FWD-IW wireless home security camera is equipped with available micro SD card slot up to 128GB you can install to record motion detection or continuous recording.

Hikvision 4mp cube camera
Hikvision 4mp cube camera


  • High recoding resolution of 4MP (2688 x 1520) @20 fps
  • 130 degree Wide view angle with fixed 2.8mm lens
  • Very sharp and high quality image detail with True WDR and 3D DNR
  • Support night vision with IR LED range up to 33 ft(10m)
  • PIR (Passive IR) sensor for Motion Detection
  • Supports both POE and wireless 802.11b/g/n connection
  • Local memory micro SD card storage up to 128GB

Hikvision DS-2CD2442FWD-IW is ideal either for homes indoor or connect to your business NVR system together with other wireless outdoor security cameras system or wired Hikvision smart tracking PTZ outdoor camera.

Competing products

Hikvision DS-2CD2442FWD-IW provides superb image quality with 4mp resolution. You compare it with other competing products in the market such as Amcrest IP3M-HX2 which is designed with similar model or new Amazon cloud camera 1st generation.

Now take a look at the following two spec comparison tables for head to head spec comparison between Hikvision and Amcrest (table 1) and Hikvision vs Amazon cloud camera (table 2).

Table 1 Hikvision vs Amcrest

ModelHikvision DS-2CD2442FWD-IWAmcrest IP3M-HX2
Resolution20fps (2688 x 1520), 30fps (1920 x 1080, 1280×720)3MP (2304x1296P) @20 fps
Lens½.8 inch 2.8mm CMOS sensor2.8mm CMOS sensor
Field of view angle105 degree140 degree
Night visionYes, IR LED range up to 33 ft (10m)Yes, IR LED range up to 32 ft(10m)
AlertsMotion detectionIntelligent motion detection and alerts
Wireless connection802.11b/g/n 2.4Ghz band802.11a/b/g/n dual band 2.4GHz and 5GHz band
AudioTwo way audio with built-in microphone and speakerTwo way audio with built-in microphone and speaker
StorageMicro SD Card up to 128GBMicro SD Card, Amcrest NVR, Amcrest NVR and Amcrest cloud services

Table 2 Hikvision vs Amazon

ModelHikvision DS-2CD2442FWD-IWAmazon Cloud Cam 1st edition
Resolution20fps (2688 x 1520), 30fps (1920 x 1080, 1280×720)1080p full HD resolution @30 fps
Lens½.8 inch 2.8mm CMOS sensorUnspecified
Field of view angle105 degree130 degree
Night visionYes, IR LED range up to 33 ft (10m)Yes, 8x IR LEDs
AlertsMotion detectionMotion detection and options for person detection
Wireless connection802.11b/g/n 2.4Ghz band802.11g/n single 2.4GHz band; BTLE
AudioTwo way audio with built-in microphone and speakerTwo way audio with built-in microphone and speaker
StorageMicro SD Card up to 128GBN/A, free 24 hours cloud storage and pion

Based on spec comparison table as presented on the above two spec comparison tables, you judge which one is best suitable to meet your need. To learn more spec and manufacturer’s detail click each the link below. You may also purchase the product via the link to shop in Amazon.

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Other option for homes you may also consider Antaivision fisheye video camera – it’s one of top rated wireless home camera in the market. For wireless outdoor camera – you may consider 4mp Amcrest IP4M-1026W wireless outdoor camera, or new model offers by Motorola – Motorola Orbit vs Arlo wire-free cameras.

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