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 IP2M-850E when lower features is appropriate for your business.

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  • Hikvision DS-2DF5286-AEL
  • Hikvision DS-2DF5286-AEL vs Amcrest IP2M-850E
  • 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 IP2M-850E. 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 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

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 IP2M-850E which the price is around 30% cheaper than Hikvision DS-2DF5286-AEL.

Hikvision DS-2DF5286-AEL vs Amcrest IP2M-850E

Please refer to the spec comparison table below to compare Hikvision DS-2DF5286-AEL and Amcrest IP2M-850E speed dome outdoor PTZ camera.

amcrest speed dome ptz camera

Amcrest speed dome PTZ camera

Camera lens

Recording resolution feature between the products are almost the same, up to 1080p @30 fps. 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 20x optical zoom.

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 nearly twice as fast as Amcrest which is only 300 degree /sec. while for tilting vertical speed is 400 degree /sec, 25% faster than Amcrest. 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-850E 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

Model Hikvision DS-2DF5286-AEL Amcrest IP2M-850E
Image sensor ½.8 inch progressive scan CMOS ½.8 inch progressive scan CMOS
Lens 4.3 ~ 129mm, 30X optical zoom with auto zoom 4.7mm ~ 94.0mm (20x Optical zoom) auto / manual zoom
Angle of view 65.5 ~ 2.11 degree (Wide-Tele); 54.10 ~ 3.20 degree (Wide-Tele);
Aperture f1.6~f5.0 F1.4~f2.6
Resolution 1920x1080p @30 fps 1080P(1920×1080)/ 720P(1280×720) / VGA(640×480) @30 fps
Min illumination color=0.3 lux, B/W: 0.002 lux  Color: 0.05Lux @F1.4; B/W: 0.005Lux @F1.4
PT Panning 360 degree endless, speed 540 degree /s

Tilting 5~90 degree; 400 degree /s

Panning 360 degree endless, speed 300 degree /s

Tilting 15~90 degree; 300 degree /s

Preset and pattern Preset:   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

Zoom 30x optical zoom; 16 digital zoom 20x optical zoom; 16 digital zoom
Alarm 7 alarm Input, 2 alarm output 2 alarm Input, 1 alarm output
Audio Two way with interface Two way with interface
Storage Built-in micro SD/SDHC Slot, up to 64GB Built-in Memory Slot: Micro SD, Max 128GB
POE High-PoE, max. 40W Yes, 802.3at
Protection IP66; TVS 4,000V lightning protection, surge protection and voltage transient protection IP66 weatherproof
ONVIF Yes, Onvif, Open-ended API, PSIA & CGI Yes, ONVIF PSIA CGI
Price $1,450.00 $775.99


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-850E PTZ camera.

In addition of IP2M-850E Amcrest adds another line of outdoor POE camera – the IP4M-1026. See Amcrest IP4M-1026 vs Hikvison vs Reolink 4MP cameras.

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