Hikvision DS-2DF5286-AEL Smart Tracking PTZ Camera

Hikvision offers smart tracking outdoor POE PTZ Camera – Hikvision DS-2DF5286-AEL  Smart tracking PTZ outdoor camera. It’s a high end high grade PTZ camera for businesses and the price is costly unless you require full rich features of the camera. You may compare it with Amcrest IP4M-1053EW when lower features is appropriate for your business.

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  • Hikvision DS-2DF5286-AEL
  • Hikvision DS-2DF5286-AEL vs Amcrest IP4M-1053EW
  • Comparison table

Speed dome PTZ camera is required in monitoring something like high security area with optimal surveillance. Some models are tagged with costly price while others are tagged with lower price. Hikvision DS-2DF5286-AEL is a high speed outdoor PTZ camera and is tagged with higher price than some competing products such as Amcrest IP4M-1053EW. What makes Hikvision is more expensive compared with Amcrest?

Hikvision DS-2DF5286-AEL

Most PTZ outdoor camera is designed with endless 360 degree panning capability, the camera is capable of panning from one spot to another with certain speed. The faster the panning speed is usually more expensive.

Hikvision DS-2DF5286-AEL is high speed outdoor PTZ camera with panning speed of up to 540 degree /sec, very fast ideal for businesses. It’s a speed dome camera, featuring smart tracking PTZ camera like those GW Security or Sunba auto tracking PTZ camera, or Imporx 30 and Q-See auto tracking camera.

Take a look the list below, the highlights of this product. The learn more complete features, specs and current price you follow the link after the spec comparison table.


  • 1/2.8 inch Progressive Scan CMOS image sensor
  • Varifocal length 4.3~129mm with 30X optical zoom and 16X digital zoom
  • Featuring Smart tracking, EIS, Defog
  • True Day/Night, D WDR, 3D DNR
  • 3D intelligent positioning
  • Triple stream
  • 24VAC / High-PoE power supply
  • Outdoor / Indoor with IP66 weatherproof
Hikvision Smart tracking PTZ Camera
Hikvision Smart tracking PTZ Camera

Currently this product is tagged with price around $1,400 in Amazon, very costly however it has richer features compared with others.

Now take one of competing product for comparison, Amcrest IP4M-1053EW which the price is around one third as much as Hikvision DS-2DF5286-AEL.

Hikvision DS-2DF5286-AEL vs Amcrest IP4M-1053EW

Please refer to the spec comparison table below to compare Hikvision DS-2DF5286-AEL and Amcrest IP4M-1053EW speed dome outdoor PTZ camera.

Camera lens

Recording resolution feature between the products are not the same, Hikvision offers up to 1080p @30 fps. On the other hand Amcrest IP4M-1053 offers twice as high resolution as Hikvision.

The camera lens is different in range of focal length, producing different optical zoom factor. With longer range of focal length Hikvision offers 30x optical zoom while Amcrest offer shorter focal length with 12x optical zoom.

Amcrest ip4m-1053 4mp PTZ Camera
Amcrest ip4m-1053 4mp PTZ Camera (~389)

The more optical zoom factor in camera is typically more expensive and you can zoom in longer distance object with more detail image quality.

Minimal illumination

A minimal illumination level which is noted in lux describes at which the camera can record a satisfactory image, and a camera with good low-light capability will have a lower lux rating. See that Amcrest is capable of capturing good image in 0.05lux in color while Hikvision requires minimum of 0.3lux.


Hikvision DS-2DF5286-AEL offers faster speed in panning horizontal up to 540 degree /sec while for tilting vertical speed is 400 degree /sec, but Amcrest doesn’t specifically notify the panning and tilting speed, guessing less than 200 degree/s. Should you require very fast panning capability Hikvision meets your need, unless Amcrest is more than appropriate.


Both PTZ camera are weatherproof with IP66 rated. However, Hikvision offers more features that Amcrest doesn’t. Outdoor placement is common for PTZ camera and hang down on a metal tower is usually installed for optimum usage in covering the whole area, however it is prone to lightning strike. So that’s why Hikvision features  4,000V lightning protection, surge protection and voltage transient protection. Amcrest IP2M-1053E doesn’t feature these protections.

Comparison table

To help you understand the comparison, table 1 shows you spec comparison between Hikvision and Amcrest. See also spec comparison between Amcrest IP2M-850E with Lorex LNZ32P21.

Table 1 Hikvision vs Amcrest

ModelHikvision DS-2DF5286-AELAmcrest IP4M-1053EW
Image sensor½.8 inch progressive scan CMOS1/3 inch progressive scan CMOS and Ambarella Chipset S3L55M
Lens4.3 ~ 129mm, 30X optical zoom with auto zoom5.3mm ~ 64.0mm (12x Optical zoom) auto / manual zoom plus 16x digital zoom
Angle of view65.5 ~ 2.11 degree (Wide-Tele);58.2 ~ 4.8 degree (Wide-Tele);
Resolution1920x1080p @30 fpsUp to 4MP (2688×1520) @30fps / 60fps
Min illuminationcolor=0.3 lux, B/W: 0.002 luxColor: 0.005Lux@F1.6; 0Lux@F1.6 (IR)
PTPanning 360 degree endless, speed 540 degree /s


Tilting 5~90 degree; 400 degree /s

Panning 360 degree endless, Tilting 15~90 degree; speeds unspecified (
Preset and patternPreset:   300; Pattern: 4 patterns


Patrol:    8 patrols, up to 32 presets per patrol

Preset: 300; Preset: 5 Pattern,


Patrol: 8 Tour, Auto Pan, Auto Scan

Zoom30x optical zoom; 16 digital zoom12x optical zoom; 16 digital zoom
Alarm7 alarm Input, 2 alarm output2 alarm Input, 1 alarm output
AudioTwo way with interfaceTwo way with interface
StorageBuilt-in micro SD/SDHC Slot, up to 64GBBuilt-in Memory Slot: Micro SD, Max 128GB
POEHigh-PoE, max. 40WYes, 802.3at
ProtectionIP66; TVS 4,000V lightning protection, surge protection and voltage transient protectionIP66 weatherproof
ONVIFYes, Onvif, Open-ended API, PSIA & CGIYes, ONVIF

Those listed features and specs are not as details as those listed in spec datasheet. Click the link below for more details spec, current price and rating in Amazon.

See that Hikvision DS-2DF5286-AEL is a high grade and high speed PTZ outdoor camera. for lower speed, you may consider Amcrest IP2M-1053E PTZ camera.

For any other spec comparison between Amcrest and Hikvision in various models – follow the following link Hikvision vs Amcrest Security cameras.

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For homes you may consider one of top rated wireless home cameras including Keekon and Kamtron, and you may also consider Yi Home 1080p camera one of cheap cameras in the market today.

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