Kasa KC300s2 wire-free camera vs Reolink vs Amcrest

In the past when we talked about wire-free cameras, what would come to our minds was Arlo wire-free cameras. Now, wire-free cameras have been produced by several security camera vendors including Amcrest, Reolink, TP-link and still many more.

Kasa Outdoor cameras

Following its success in Kasa KC200 outdoor camera, TP-Link is now releasing its new product Kasa KC300 wire-free camera system. Unlike Kasa KC200 which is designed with plug-in power, the Kasa KC300 is designed wire-free with a rechargeable battery and hub station like Arlo. See also Arlo Pro 3 wire-free camera system with 2k resolution.

Kasa Outdoor KC300 wire-free camera
Kasa Outdoor KC300 wire-free camera

Kasa KC200 vs KC300

As discussed briefly, the most obvious difference between the two Kasa series KC200 and KC300 products is the power source where the KC300 is supplied by a rechargeable battery so that’s why it is a wire-free camera while the KC200 uses a power adapter.

Both series of Kasa outdoor cameras use the same fixed lens, the same 1080p resolution @30 fps, the same field of view angle (130 degree) and are also two way audio support to allow you communicate in two way direction.

Wifi

The other difference is about the built-in wifi adapter. Kasa KC200 comes with recent wireless ac dual band wifi, while KC300 comes with only single band wireless n adapter.

Why is the latest KC300 series only single band wireless n compared to KC200 which has dual band wifi ac? Of course it is reasonable because the KC200 is designed to be able to connect to your existing wifi network at home that might already be using a wifi ac router. On the other hand, Kasa KC300 is designed to be connected to the Kasa Hub station like Arlo and its Arlo base station.

Kasa vs Reolink vs Amcrest

Now we try to compare how good the features of Kasa KC300 wire-free compared with Reolink Argus 2 wire-free system and also the Amcrest smart home camera system.

See also comparison between Amcrest smart home wire-free camera, Blink and Arlo – click the following link Blink xt2 vs Amcrest vs Arlo wire-free camera.

Reolink Argus Pro 2
Reolink Argus Pro 2

Resolution

These three wire-free camera products offer cameras with the same 1080p resolution, but the frame rate is different and Kasa provides a realtime frame rate @ 30 fps. Here Kasa offers a feature that outperformed two other rivals, even Arlo Ultra only offering frame rates @ 15 fps.

Night vision

These three products also offer night vision, note in the two comparison tables below that Reolink with Starlight CMOS image sensors can provide color night vision @ ambient light, while the other two products Kasa and Amcrest only offer standard black and white night vision when the sensor does not detect daytime.

Amcrest wire-free camera system
Amcrest wire-free camera system

Wifi

Both Kasa and Amcrest are wire-free cameras that require their own base station to communicate between the camera and the internet network. While Reolink Argus provides a direct connection solution to your home WiFi network so that it does not add to the cost of purchasing a base station.

Table 1 Kasa outdoor vs Reolink

Model TP-link Kasa KC300 Reolink Argus Pro 2
Camera resolution 1080p @30 fps 1080p HD @ 15 fps
Lens 1/29” image sensor 3.26mm fixed lens Starlight CMOS Image Sensor with 6x digital zoom
Field of view angle 130 degree 130 degree
Night vision IR LED range up to 25 ft 6x IR LEDs range up to 33 ft, color night vision in starlight or ambient light
Power Removable and fast charging Rechargeable 2 Lithium ion batteries or wired DC power 5200mAh rechargeable battery or Reolink Solar Panel
Wifi adapter 802.11b/g/n single band 802.11b/g/n single band
Audio Two way audio with built-in microphone and speaker Two way audio with built-in microphone and speaker
Memory storage No local memory storage; Optional SD Card and Reolink Cloud support
IP rated IP65 weatherproof IP65 weatherproof
Hub required Yes No, connect to your home wifi system
Price $269.99 (2 wire-free cameras and hub) $94.99 /each unit

Table 2 Kasa Outdoor vs Amcrest

Model TP-link Kasa KC300 Amcrest Smart Home camera
Camera resolution 1080p @30 fps 1080p @20 fps
Lens ½.9” image sensor 3.26mm fixed lens ½.7” image sensor 2.8mm fixed lens
Field of view angle 130 degree 110 degree
Night vision IR LED range up to 25 ft IR LEDs range up to 16 ft
Power Removable and fast charging Rechargeable 2 Lithium ion batteries or wired DC power Rechargeable battery, last up to 6 months in a single charge, or wired DC 5V power supply
Wifi adapter 802.11b/g/n single band 802.11b/g/n single band
Audio Two way audio with built-in microphone and speaker Two way communication with built-in microphone and speaker
Memory storage No local memory storage; No local camera storage, available USB storage at base station, and free 1-Year subscription to Amcrest Smart Home Cloud
IP rated IP65 weatherproof IP65 weatherproof
Hub required Yes Yes
Price $269.99 (2 wire-free cameras and hub) $199.99 (1x wire-free cam + base station)

Now take a look at the price rows, see that Reolink Argus is tagged with cheaper price than the other two products that include the price of the base station. You can purchase Argus wire-free camera no need of purchase the base station but you require wifi network in place at home.

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You may also like the supersite video camera by Google – the Google Nest Cam IQ outdoor camera that is compared with Arlo. And see also Amcrest ACD2W security camera with spotlight.

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