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Reolink 4MP Varifocal Wireless Outdoor Security Camera

Reolink offers two models of wifi outdoor security cameras i.e. Reolink RLC-411WS varifocal security camera and Reolink RLC-410WS. Both are designed with dual mode wifi, the first camera with dual mode wifi. There is slightly different between the two products.

What these products do

Both Reolink RLC-410WS and RLC-411WS are bullet model cameras with IP66 rated weatherproof. Both are designed with metal aluminum cases for outdoor or indoor placement.

Dual mode wifi

The good thing with these two models are the capability of dual mode wifi connection either 2.4GHz or 5.8GHz band. Reolink claimed that this dual mode wifi is the first in the world. Traditionally wifi camera such as Lorex and Amcrest wifi cameras or Foscam R2 and Vimtag come with single wifi band with built-in wireless 802.11b/g/n adapter for wifi connection. Both Reolink cameras are designed with built-in wifi IEEE802.11a/b/g/n adapter. You can take advantage of clean band, free-interference band by connecting to 5GHz band if your current wifi router supports dual band model such as Netgear R7000, Linksys EA7500 and still more dual band routers.

High resolution

Reolink RLC-410WS and 411WS cameras are designed to produce super HD image details with high resolution of video recording up to 4MP (2560x 1440pixels), very clear and sharp for large image detail compared with standard 720p or 1080p cameras such as Foscam FI9900P or Amcrest.

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Reolink RLC-411WS Vs RLC-410WS

There are couple of differences between RLC-410WS and RLC-411WS. RLC-411WS comes with varifocal lens 2.8mm ~12mm providing 4x optical motorized zoom and variation of field of view angle depends on current focal length. There are some models of outdoor camera with varifocal lens you can manually adjust the focal length to meet the desired field of view such as GW Security. see also 5MP IP camera with varifocal lens, lens with manual varifocal setting as opposed with RLC-411WS varifocal security camera with motorized focus lens.

On the other hand, RLC-410WS comes with fixed lens and embedded audio interface. The following table shows spec comparison between the two products.

Table 1 Reolink RLC-411WS Vs RLC-410WS

 Reolink RLC-411WSReolink RLC-410WS
LensVarifocal 2.8 mm ~ 12 mm (4x optical zoom motorized lens)Fixed lens f=4.0mm
Field of view100 degree (@2.8mm) ~ 36 degree (@12mm)80 degree
AudioN/AYes, within 15 ft

As general both cameras can be highlighted in a list below with exceptions of the above features difference.


  • High resolution of up to 2560x1440pixels, super HD 4MP image details
  • Dual mode 2.4Ghz and 5.8Ghz wifi connection with dual 2×2 MIMO antennas design
  • Wifi range up to 300 ft (100m) in open space
  • Comes with built-in internal storage of 16GB micro SD-card
  • Supports motion detection and e-mail alerts and FTP upload
  • Easy to configure remote access with P2P and QR Code scan technology
  • ONVIF Support List: Blue Iris, Milestone, iSpy, Digital WatchDog, Video Sighthound, Security Spy(Mac), Synology(NAS), Qnap(NAS)
  • Easy to install with Plug and Play, support Smartphone, PC or Mac
  • IP66 weather proof with aluminum case

Each of the model are tagged with different price, the 411WS varifocal security camera is tagged with the price around $120 while the 411S is tagged with the price around $100. With dual mode wifi connection, these Reolink wireless outdoor cameras are competitive compared with other outdoor cameras available in the market today, even RLC-411S becomes best seller product in Amazon.

Comparison Reolink Vs Amcrest

You can compare Reolink RLC-411WS with popular Amcrest IP2M-842 camera should you consider purchasing wireless outdoor cameras for home or small businesses. Table 2 shows you head to head spec comparison table between Reolink and Amcrest, just main sped not detail.


You can see that the first difference is the lens built into the camera. Reolink RLC-411WS comes with built-in varifocal lens with motorized 4x optical zoom and variations of field of view angle as opposed with Amcrest IP2M-842 with fixed lens and single field of view angle.


Higher resolution is better, larger image detail. Reolink with 1440p HD resolution is much better than only 1080p that Amcrest offers. Both cameras support black and white night vision. Should you require a more colorful night vision, you may consider new Lorex camera with color night vision, see this Lorex 2K Outdoor POE camera.


The other main difference is about the wifi technology applied to each of the camera. Unlike Reolink with dual mode wifi band with wireless 802.11a/b/g/n standard, Amcrest supports only a single 2.4Ghz band with built-in 802.11b/g/n wifi standard adapter.

Have a look at the following comparison table to help you decide which one is best to suit to your business need.

Table 2 Reolink RLC-411WS Vs Amcrest IP2M-842

 Reolink RLC-411WSAmcrest IP2M-842
LensVarifocal 2.8 mm ~ 12 mm (4x optical zoom motorized lens)Fixed lens f=3.6mm
Field of view100 degree (@2.8mm) ~ 36 degree (@12mm)72 degree
Recording resolution2560x1440pixels1920x1080p @25/30 fps
Night visionYes, 36pcs IR LEDs range 80~110 ftYes, range up to 30m (90ft)
Wifi802.11a/b/g/n with dual external antenna 2×2 MIMO design

Range up to 300 ft(100m) open field

Dual mode 2.4GHz and 5.8Ghz

802.11b/g/n with single external antenna

range up to 50m (150 ft) open field

single 2.4GHz band

Internal storageYes, built-in 16GB micro-SD cardN/A
Price (Amazon Jan 2020) $100.00$59.99


Reolink RLC-410WS and RLC-411WS are wireless outdoor security cameras, the first dual mode wifi connection cameras, each are designed with high resolution of 4MP 2560 x 1440pixels. RLC-411WS comes with built-in varifocal lens, while 410WS comes with fixed lens.

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