Lorex LNB9272 4k Camera vs Amcrest vs Hikvision

Lorex introduces various models of Nocturnal Ultra HD 4k camera series, 4k resolution security cameras with color night vision such including LNB9232, LNB8921BW, LNB8973BW, LNE8974 and this one Lorex LNB9272 4k security camera.

What this product does?

Lorex nocturnal series IP cameras mostly built using high grade Sony Exmor CMOS sensor with back illuminated pixel technology and is ideal for low light viewing and color recording at night.


LNB9272 is one of Lorex line of nocturnal IP cameras with color night vision (CNV) technology as long as there is still ambient light instead of recording and viewing footage in black and white night vision. Color night vision gives you better specific details of face or license plate recognition at night up to 400ft distance. Other competing products such as Amcrest or Hikvision don’t feature CNV technology, instead of black and white night vision.

The good thing is that this camera is also featuring automatic mechanical lens filter to prevent video color disorder by stopping UV and Infrared rays during the day, however the filter will automatically disengage at night.

4k resolution

 Many people find Lorex cameras offers more accurate image color than Amcrest in general, image details is more attractive even at night still give you color night vision. Lorex lnb9272 is built using varifocal lens with motorized 4x optical zoom, business grade security camera with ultra HD (4k) resolution, 4 times as more density than 1080p resolution cameras.

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  • Ultra HD (4k / 8.0MP) bullet model IP camera @30 fps
  • Varifocal lens 2.7mm~12mm motorized with 4x optical zoom
  • 8.5 megapixel Sony Exmor R CMOS Sensor with back illuminated pixel technology
  • 102~39° range of field of view angle  
  • H.265 compression format
  • Color night vision (CNV) technology in ambient light, range up to 400ft (112m)
  • True WDR and 3D DNR Advanced
  • IP67 rated weatherproof with metal aluminum-based solid housing
  • Onvif profile S


  • No Audio
  • No IR (you need ambient light for color night vision)

Lorex Lnb9272 is tagged more expensive than those competing products compared with Amcrest or Hikvision 4k security cameras, however you will find this product provides you superb image quality and long distance color night vision.

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Lorex vs Amcrest vs Hikvision

Now take two other competing products you may compare Lorex vs Amcrest IP8m-2454 and Lorex vs Hikvision (DS-2CD2385FWD-I 2.8mm). The two competing products Amcrest and Hikvision are dome model.

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Amcret IP8M-2454

Frame rate

The three products can deliver video recording with the same 8.0 megapixel resolution, however the frame rate per second is different. See that Lorex offers real time @30 fps, Amcrest offers @15 fps and Hikvision @20 fps.

Both Lorex and Amcrest comes with varifocal lens with 4x optical zoom, but Hikvision doesn’t. With optical zoom your camera provides you better image quality when you zoom in object at the distance.

Hikvision DS-2CD2385FWD-I 4k turret model

Night vision

Lorex requires ambient light to record and view night vision in color, not in black and white like other normally cameras with night vision features. Lorex Lnb9272 is one of nocturnal series color night vision camera with longer distance night vision up to 400ft, Amcret and Hikvision support night vision with IR LEDs with 164ft and 100ft distance each.


All the three products Amcrest, Hikvision and Lorex come with IP67 rated weatherproof, but only Amcrest ip8m-2454 is built with IK10 rated vandal resistant.      

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Lorex Lnb9272 doesn’t come with internal local memory storage like those two competing products Amcrest and Hikvision. You may connect to most popular 4k NVR security system uch as lorex and Amcret 16 channel NVR system (Lnk7000 series) or Hikvision 16 channel NVR system.

Have a look at the following spec comparison table between the three products. Table 1 represent spec comparison table for Lorex v Amcrest and table 2 hows you spec comparison for Lorex vs Hikvision.

Table 1 Lorex vs Amcrest

Model Lorex Lnb9272 Amcret Ip8m-2454
Resolution 4k (8mp) @30 fps real time 8.0mp (3840 × 2160) resolution @15 fps
Lens Motorized varifocal 2.8~12.0 mm Sony Exmor CMOS sensor 1/2.5” 8 Megapixel Progressive Scan CMOS Image Sensor
Zoom 4.4x optical zoom 4x optical zoom
Field of view angle Motorized Varifocal Lens 102-39°(H) Motorized Varifocal Lens 58°-110°
Compression format support H.265 H.265+ / H.265/ H.264+ / H.264
Night vision Color Night Vision up to 400ft (112m) in ambient light 2pc IR LEDs range up to 164ft
Storage N/A Micro SD Storage (Up to 128GB)
POE PoE Class 0 / 12V DC PoE
Body IP67 weatherproof with metal aluminum-based black housing IP67 weatherproof and IK10 vandal resistant
Price $299.95 $279.99

Table 2 Lorex vs Hikvision

Model Lorex Lnb9272 Hikvision DS-2CD2385FWD-I
Resolution 4k (8mp) @30 fps real time 4k (3840×2160) @20 fps
Lens Motorized varifocal 2.8~12.0 mm Sony Exmor CMOS sensor ½.5 inch 2.8mm fixed lens
Zoom 4.4x optical zoom N/A
Field of view angle Motorized Varifocal Lens 102-39°(H) 102°
Compression format support H.265 H.265
Night vision Color Night Vision up to 400ft (112m) in ambient light EXIR 2.0 IR array range ~100 ft(30m)
Storage N/A Built-in Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC slot, up to 128 GB
POE PoE Class 0 / 12V DC Yes, 802.3af; 12VDC
Body IP67 weatherproof with metal aluminum-based black housing IP67 weatherproof
Price $299.95 $160

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Not much spec differences Lorex vs Amcrest 4k security camera except that Lorex offers color night vision, while Lorex vs Hikvision 4k outdoor cameras you can find that besides color night vision, Hikvision doesn’t come with optical zoom.

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