Lorex LNZ44P12B vs Amcrest PTZ Speed Dome Camera

Lorex introduces Lorex Lnz44p12 4mp / 2k resolution @30 fps POE outdoor PTZ camera with 12x optical zoom.

Lorex Lnz44p12

When you are satisfied with the image result of 1080p resolution PTZ camera with tens of optical zoom, you will feel as twice as satisfied as image detail result with 4mp PTZ camera. with 4MP image sensor lens delivers double the detail of 1080p resolution camera.

Lorex Lnz44p12 is made of 4mp image sensor lens, delivers as twice high resolution as 1080p camera. we’ll see Lorex Lnz44p12 vs Amcrest ip4m-1053e which has the same 2k resolution (4mp) and 12x optical zoom.

Lorex Lnz44p12 PTZ Camera
Lorex Lnz44p12 PTZ Camera


This is a PTZ camera, the camera that can cover the entire coverage which should be done by several cameras to have full coverage. Like normally a PTZ camera, Lorex Lnz44p12 delivers panning feature horizontally 360 degree endless with maximum panning speed up to 200 degree/ second.

This camera is built up using varifocal lens ranging 5.3mm ~ 64mm providing 64 degree view angle up to 4.54 degree view angle (all the way 12x optical zoom in). If see later in the spec comparison table Lorex vs Amcrest ip4m-1053ew you’ll find both camera are similar.

For business purposes the 12x optical zoom is appropriate, for higher optical zoom you may consider PTZ camera with 30x optical zoom such as Imporx 30x auto tracking PTZ camera or high end Hikvision ds-2df5286-ael PTZ camera.

We’ll compare Lorex vs Amcrest ip4m-1053ew PTZ camera. Amcrest ip4m-1053ew is double resolution than Amcrest ip2m-853e. See Amcrest ip2m-853e poe ptz camera vs Reolink.

Night vision

Most Lorex high end IP cameras are designed with Color Night Vision (CNV) technology to allow you view and record in color while there is still ambient light. However, like other cameras with night vision support it will shift to black and night view / recording when it is in total darkness with range up to 300ft(100m).

Amcrest ip4m-1053ew doesn’t feature color night vision like Lorex, however it has the same long distance night vision range in full darkness up to 330 ft(100m) with black and white view.

Lorex Lnz44p12 is a business grade peed dome PTZ outdoor camera ideal for businesses. You can connect it to any high bandwidth Onvif NVR system together with any other 4mp cameras such as Reolink rlc-511 Amcrest or Foscam.

The following lists highlights of Lorex Lnz44p12, the detail spec can be read in the product spec later at the end of article.


  • High speed dome PTZ camera
  • 4mp /2k resolution @30 fps
  • Varifocal lens 5.3mm ~ 64.0mm; range of 54.7°~4.54° field of view angle
  • 12x optical motorized lens and 16x digital zoom
  • Color Night Vision (CNV) technology in ambient light, total darkness up to 330ft (100m)
  • HDR technology for auto adjustment brightness
  • 0°~360° Pan (Endless); -15°~90° Tilt with Speed: Max 200°/Sec Pan; Max 120°/Sec Tilt
  • IP66 weather proof with metal housing


  • No Audio & alarm

This product is tagged with higher price compared with other standard PTZ cameras more than $500, higher than Amcrest ip4m-1053 which is tagged below $400.

Lorex vs Amcrest

Now, let’s summarize the spec differences between Lorex Lnz44p12 and Amcrest ip4m-1053 in the following spec comparison table.

Amcrest ip4m-1053 4mp PTZ Camera
Amcrest ip4m-1053 4mp PTZ Camera

Both Amcrest and Lorex have nearly the same specs and features (refer to the table) including the lens, the resolution, the night vision range. Few specs are different including CNV technology offered by Lorex, memory card slot and audio / alarm interface offered by Amcrest.

Table 1 Lorex vs Amcrest

ModelLorex Lnz44p12Amcrest ip4m-1053
LensVarifocal 5.3mm ~ 64mm 4mp progressive CMOS sensorVarifocal 5.3mm ~ 64mm 4mp with latest 1/3″ 4 Megapixel CMOS image sensor & Ambarella Chipset S3L55M
Field of View54.7°~4.54°58.2°~4.8°
Zoom12x optical motorized lens and 16x digital zoom12x optical motorized lens and 16x digital zoom
Resolution4MP (2592×1520) @ 30fps4MP (2688×1520) @30/60 fps
Pan/Tilt0°~360° Pan (Endless); -15°~90° Tilt; Panning speed ~ 200°/Sec; ~ 120°/Sec Tilting0°~360° Pan (Endless); ~90° Tilt; speed unspecified
Night visionIR LEDs with color night vision in ambient light, total darkness ~330 ft black and white6pcs IR LEDs range up 328ft (100m)
StorageLocal memory N/A; NVRMicro SD Card ~128GB; NVR
Audio / AlarmN/AAudio Interface: 1/1 channel In/Out; Alarm: 2/1 channel In/Out
Outdoor /IndoorYes, IP66 weatherproof, no vandalIP66 weatherproof with metal casing
PowerPoE+ (802.3at); 12V DC (Optional)POE plus (802.3at); DC 12v
Price (Oct 2018)$535.00$389.99

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Lorex lnz44p12 is one of business grade PTZ speed dome cameras including Amcrest ip4m-1053.

For small businesses you may consider one of top five 8chn POE NVR system kits including Hikvision, Amcrest, Laview, Reolink and GW Security. For home security you may consider Ezviz ezguard wifi camera with strobe and siren, or you may also like TP-link Kasa indoor camera.

For high performance and high resolution PTZ camera you may consider one of High resolution 4k PTZ POE outdoor camera.

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