Lorex LNB8111 8MP 4K Security Camera

When the requirement of IP security camera with high resolution image detail up to 4K resolution exists, 4K security camera is what you need. Lorex offers LNB8111B bullet model IP camera with 4K resolution. How good it is compare with Hikvision 4K camera.

What this product does

Lorex LNB8111B is built-up using fixed lens ½.5 inch progressive scan Sony Exmor R image sensor with 8.0MP / 4K resolution providing crystal clear image detail. High resolution 4K security camera delivers 4x image detail quality of 1080p camera in general.


High res and 16x digital zoom

LNB8111B delivers 3840×2160 recording resolution @15 frame per second (fps) for crystal clear image detail or you may record in 2K resolution @30 fps for real time speed. This camera is capable of performing long range 16x digital zoom with clear image detail, no noise to recognize facial and license plate even though in distance.

Lorex with software-based digital zoom provides very sharp image detail for zooming nearly the same as those cameras with optical zoom. See camera with 30x optical zoom – Imporx and Amcrest PTZ cameras.

In addition, this camera applies back illuminated pixel technology instead of front illuminated image sensor to improve low light performance.

Lorex LNB8111 4K security camera

Supports H.265

With high resolution of 8.0 MP, the image must be large enough to travel within your network. It is therefore the camera supports latest generation of H.265 compression format that gives you 60% more efficient than traditional H.264 compression format. With H.265 compression format, your network will be still efficient reducing network saturation. To connect to the NVR system, make sure connect them to ONVIF NVR system with H.265 supports such as Lorex HD LNR600 /NR900 Series, Hikvision or GW security 32 channel.

Color night vision

Lorex LNB8111B can records color footage even in low light conditions, with color night vision (CNV) technology the camera can still record in color in ambient light instead of black and white like other IP cameras in general. However, it will shift to black and white recording when the light is completely dark.


  • Bullet model camera with 4K (8.0MP) resolution of ½.5 inch Sony Exmor scan progressive image sensor
  • 4K (3840x2160p) video recording @15 fps; or 2K @30 fps real time
  • 0mm fixed lens with 88 degree wide field of view angle
  • 16x digital zoom and back illuminated pixel technology for best image result
  • Supports H.265/ H.264 compression format
  • Supports night vision with 850nm IR LED type, range up to 130 ft (40m) in ambient light and up to 90 ft (27m) total darkness
  • Color night vision technology
  • IP66 rated weatherproof with solid metal housing, ideal for outdoor
  • Cold climate up to -30 degree C (-22 degree F)

Lorex LBN8111B is one of Lorex flagship in 4K security camera products you may consider should you require high quality image detail in addition of LNB8973BW bullet model and LNE8974BW dome model with varifocal lens. You can find few models of 4K resolution security cameras in the market including Hikvision, GW security, Q-See and still more.

Lorex vs Hikvision

Now take one of popular brand Hikvision with its 4K security camera – the Hikvision DS-2CD2085FWD-I and compare it with Lorex LNB8111B. Please refer to table 1 below to understand the differences (if any).


Both Lorex and Hikvision are built with the same fixed lens with 4K resolution capability, however maximum speed is different. Hikvision offers slightly higher speed 4K @20 frame per second (fps) while Lorex is only 4K @15 fps.

Hikvision 8MP bullet camera

Lorex with 4.0mm fixed lens provides you 88 degree view angle, while Hikvision offers you three models of fixed lens 2.8mm, 4.0mm, 6.0mm and 8.0mm with variations of field of view angle starting @102 degree in 2.8mm lens.


Another difference is about the local memory storage. Lorex doesn’t come with local memory storage but Hikvision offers you on-board storage with Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC slot, up to 128 GB. You may connect to any compatible ONVIF 4K NVR system such as Lorex NR600 or NR900 series. Or connect to Hikvision DS-7600 series with 4K resolution capability.

Comparison table

Table 1 represents spec comparison table between Lorex LNB8111 and Hikvision DS-2CD2085FWD-I.

Table 1 Lorex vs Hikvision

Model Lorex LNB8111 Hikvision DS-2CD2085FWD-I
Resolution 8MP/4K (3840×2160) @ 15fps 8MP/4K (3840×2160) @ 20fps
Lens ½.5 inch 4.0mm 8MP f1.4 fixed lens; Scan progressive CMOS ½.5 inch 2.8mm f2.0 fixed lens; scan progressive CMOS
Field of view angle 88 degree 102 degree
Zoom 16x digital zoom with back illuminated pixel technology N/A
Night vision 850nm IR LED range up to 130 ft (40m); CNC (color night vision) at ambient light EXIR 2.0 range up to 100 ft (30m)
Compression format H.265; H.264 H.265+, H.265, H.264+, H.264
Audio N/A N/A
Power connection POE 12V DC POE 12V DC
Local memory Storage N/A Built-in Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC slot, up to 128 GB
Housing IP66 weatherproof IP67 weatherproof
ONVIF Unspecified ONVIF
Price $555.0 / 2 Units $177.90 / 1 unit


The specs listed in each column of the tables are only main features you may use for spec comparison. For more spec and manufacturer’s detail click the link below including link to shop in Amazon.

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For wireless home security camera, see also 4MP Hikvision cube model that supports both wired POE and wireless connection. For cloud storage, take a look at new generation of Amazon cloud camera with 1080p @30 fps resolution.

For multiple wireless outdoor cameras requirement, you may consider one of best outdoor wireless security camera kit including best value Smonet and Safevant. You may also connect high res 4MP camera – Amcrest IP4M-1026W wireless outdoor camera or the wired model of Amcrest IP4M-1028E POE outdoor camera.

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