If we think which product is more economical in implementing security camera system then surely we are looking for a cheaper product without having to sacrifice the performance we should expect. With that in mind in choosing camera product between Laview or Lorex to complement our security camera system, which in general laview camera products are tagged with more expensive than Lorex you might think choose Lorex. Although in the sale of kit packages are not always more expensive.
When compared with Lorex the price is relatively more expensive, even less compared to other vendor products where Lorex is generally more expensive. For example the comparison between Reolink and Lorex, where almost all Lorex products are tagged with more expensive price compared with Reolink with similar technical spec.
Laview vs Lorex
This article will compare several models of featured products from Laview and Lorex in terms of technical specs to see how economical the prices between Laview camera products compared to lorex in general. We take one of Laview’s featured products from each of the dome, turret, bullet and ptz camera models and compare it to one of Lorex products with commensurate spec values.
1. Laview vs Lorex Turret camera
Turrets are designed to provide longer distance night vision than other models, although they don’t always provide further distance. We take one turret model from Laview, lv-ptk66802. This product is one of the two turret camera models released by Laview with 4k resolution.
Take a look at table 1 below which shows you spec comparison table between Laview LV-PTK66802 with one of turret models offered by Lorex (Lne8974bw).
One of the advantages of a security camera with optical zoom capability is that the zoom in results are as good and sharp as fixed cameras compared to digital zoom, which tends to produce results with noise distortion. Laview is equipped with a fixed lens while Lorex is equipped with a varifocal lens with 4x optical zoom.
Cameras with optical zoom usually cost more expensive than those without optical zoom because of the mechanical complexity in manufacturing lens with optical zoom.
Longer distance night vision
Another weakness of Laview compared to lorex here is the shorter night vision range, more than half of the range provided by lorex.
Table 1 Laview vs Lorex Turret Camera
|Model||Laview lv-ptk66802 turret||Lorex Lne8974bw turret|
|Resolution||8.3MP (3840 x 2160) @15 fps||8mp (3840 x 2160) @15 fps|
|Lens||½.5” progressive scan CMOS, fixed 2.8mm lens||Varifocal 2.7mm ~ 12mm|
|Zoom||N/A||4x optical motorized zoom; 16x digital zoom|
|Field of view angle||102°||102° ~ 39°|
|Night vision||IR Matrix LED range up to 100 ft||2pcs IR LED range up to 250 ft(76m)|
|Audio||N/A||Built-in microphone for audio IN|
|Storage||Built-in micro SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot, up to 128 GB||Micro SD Card up to 128GB|
|Housing||IP67 weatherproof||IP67 with metal aluminum alloy body|
From the comparison table above we can note that there are three advantages of lorex compared to laview, i.e. optical zoom, longer distance night vision and the built-in microphone for audio. While Laview excels at WDR 120dB compared to Lorex which is only 80dB.
2. Laview vs Lorex Dome Camera
We take one Laview dome model product lv-pd6240-vf and we compare it with dome model from Lorex lnd3374sb. Lorex releases more bullet and turret models camera than the standard dome model.
Note the following table 2 below, the two products have almost the same technical spec.
Both are equipped with varifocal lenses with the same focal length range and of course provide the same optical zoom factor around 4x and the same range field of view angle which should also be almost the same. You can see and indeed there is little difference in writing in technical specs.
Interface audio and alarm
Laview has two advantages compared to lorex on this dome product, which is a two-way audio interface and i / o alarm. This two-way audio feature is very useful in monitoring surveillance that requires two-way communication. These two features are not provided by Lorex lnd3374sb.
Table 2. Laview vs. Lorex Dome Standard
|Model||Laview lv-pd6240-vf||Lorex lnd3374sb|
|Resolution||4mp (2560 x 1440) @25 fps||3MP (2048 x 1536) @20fps; 1080p@ 30fps|
|Lens||1/3” image sensor varifocal lens 2.8mm ~ 12mm||1/3” CMOS sensor 2.7mm ~ 12mm varifocal lens|
|Zoom||4x optical zoom||3x optical motorized zoom|
|Field of view angle||98° ~ 28°||93° ~ 33°|
|Night vision||IR range up to 100ft (30m)||2pcs IR LEDs range up to 140ft (40m)|
|Audio||Audio In/Out; alarm In/Out||n/a|
|Storage||Built-in micro SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot up to 128GB||n/a|
|Housing||IP67 weatherproof and IK10 vandal resistant||IP66 weatherproof and IK10 vandal proof|
Laview lv-pd6240-vf has features that are not present on lorex lnd3374sb about a two-way audio interface and alarms and memory slots, so naturally it is reasonable to sell at a higher price.
3. Laview vs Lorex Bullet Camera
The third featured product that we will compare is the bullet model – Laview LV-PBK80804C and we compare it to one of Lorex bullet models lnb8111. Pay attention to the following table 3.
Both cameras use lenses with the same 4.0mm focal length, but there is a slight difference in the width of the viewing angle. And what is different is the color night vision for Lorex when there is still ambient light and the longer distance infrared range.
Table 3 Laview vs Lorex Bullet camera
|Model||Laview LV-PBK80804C||Lorex lnb8111|
|Resolution||8.0Megapixel (3840 x 2160) @20 fps||4k (3840×2160) @15fps; 2k @30 fps|
|Lens||½.5” CMOS sensor fixed lens 4.0mm||4.0mm fixed lens f1.6 Sony Exmor R CMOS sensor with back illuminated pixel technology|
|Zoom||Digital zoom||16x digital zoom|
|Field of view angle||79°||88°|
|Night vision||Range up to 100ft (30m)||IR LED 850nm range ~130ft(40m) in ambient light in color, ~90ft(27m) total darkness|
|Storage||Built-in microSD/SDHC/SDXC slot, up to 128 GB||n/a|
|Housing||IP67 weatherproof and IK10 vandal resistant||IP66 weatherproof with anti-corrosive metal housing|
With the superiority of color night vision (need ambient light within your frame) and even longer distance infra red even without a memory slot, Lorex lnb8111 is still more economical than Laview.
4. Laview vs Lorex PTZ camera
The fourth comparison is the PTZ outdoor camera model, and one of the featured PTZ products from Laview is the Laview LV-CIP422X20C-S and we take the competitor’s product from Lorex is Lnz44p12b. We deliberately find competing product from Lorex which the price is almost close to the Laview product. See also Lorex Lnz44p12b vs Amcrest ptz camera.
Look at table 4, which represents the spec comparison between laview and lorex ptz camera. prices do not differ greatly between the two.
The resolution is different where Lorex is twice as high resolution as laview with the same frame rate @ 30 fps, but the difference in optical zoom is higher. Laview is almost double. Actually with a zoom in 20x optical zoom and 2mp resolution can produce the same image detail with 12x optical zoom with 4mp resolution.
Color night vision
Unlike Laview which displays black and white night vision, Lorex applies color night vision (cnv) technology that allows you to view night vision with color as long as there is additional light around your frame, but if it is totally dark the camera shifts to black and white view as usual.
Panning and tilting speed are different between the two PTZ cameras, Lorex offers faster panning speed up to 200° /s compared to only up to 160°/ s for laview.
Table 4. Laview vs Lorex PTZ camera
|Model||Laview LV-CIP422X20C-S||Lorex LNZ44p12b|
|Resolution||2.0MP (1920 x 1080) @30 fps||4.0MP (2592 x 1520) @30 fps|
|Lens||1/28” image sensor 4.7mm ~ 94 mm||1/3” 4.0MP image sensor 5.3mm ~ 64.0mm|
|Zoom||20x optical motorized zoom; 16x digital zoom||12x optical motorized zoom; 16x digital zoom|
|Field of view angle||58.3°~3.2° (Wide ~ Tele)||54.7°~4.54° (Wide ~ Tele)|
|Night vision||IR Cut filter range up to 330ft (100m)||High power infrared LED range up to 330ft(100m), color night vision in ambient lights|
|Audio||1 mic/line IN; 1 Output||n/a|
|Panning Tilting||Panning 360° endless, speed ~160°/ s; tilting -2° ~ -90° speed ~120°||Panning 360° endless, speed ~200°/ s; tilting -15° ~ 90° speed ~120° /s|
|Housing||IK08; TVS 4,000V lightning protection, surge protection and voltage transient protection||IP66 weatherproof|
In this comparison, Lorex PTZ camera offers higher resolution, color night vision and slightly faster in panning and tilting speeds. However, Lorex doesn’t come with two way audio feature and only comes with IP66 weatherproof rated.
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