Reolink releases Argus 3 another series of color night vision outdoor wire-free security camera. How does Reolink Argus 3 compare with Ezviz C3x dual lens color night vision camera?
After introduces Reolink Lumus color night vision security camera with spotlight, Reolink adds another series of color night vision camera with spotlight – the Reolink Argus 3. Reolink Lumus is not a wire-free camera; it is not powered by rechargeable battery like this new Argus 3. Both models come with spotlights, a bit different in brightness around 200 lumens.
With built-in wifi adapter, the camera connects wirelessly to your existing wifi network in home. In addition this camera is powered by rechargeable battery, or you may connect to Reolink solar panel. With battery powered and built-in wifi adapter, this camera can work without wired, it’s a wire-free security camera. Unlike Argus 3, Ezviz c3x is not powered by battery but DC adapter.
This product is like other wire-free security cameras but it doesn’t need a base station to connect to the network like most wire-free kits such as Wyse cam outdoor, Kasa or Arlo.
Color night vision
Both spotlight camera models come with fixed lens with full HD 1080p @15fpps like most floodlight cameras in the market such as Eufy or Victure floodlights camera, you can enable the spotlights manually via your mobile with Reolink app to illuminate the yard and watch the live view in color night vision. The spotlights can also be triggered by motion detection and send the alerts color snapshot footage to your mobile device.
- Full HD resolution @15 fps wire-free outdoor security camera
- Fixed lens with 6x digital zoom and wide 130 degree diagonal view angle
- Color night vision with two 230lm spotlights, or B/W night vision with 6x IR LEDs range up to 33ft (10m)
- Powered by rechargeable 5200mAh rechargeable battery, solar panel or DC adapter
- Two way audio communication with speaker and microphone
- Wifi connection with single 2.4GHz band
- Outdoor with IP65 Weatherproof
- Works with smart home Alexa and Google assistant
- Support local memory storage micro SD Card 64GB, cloud storage
- Lower frame rate @15fps
This Reolink Argus 3 is tagged with the price around $120 in some of online stores. Now, we compare this Argus 3 with one of Ezviz products that also supports color night vision.
Reolink Argus 3 vs Ezviz
Ezviz C3x is one of flagship products offered by Ezviz that offers color night vision, however it has different way in rendering color night vision not like color night vision camera in general. Ezviz c3x comes with dual lens technology to render bright and vivid color night vision.
Table 1 below can be used as reference for Reolink vs Ezviz comparison.
What distinguishes the ezviz c3x camera and the Reolink argus 3 in providing color night vision is that ezviz uses the two-lens method instead of one lens like security camera in general. So it doesn’t just rely on light to render color, but uses a two-lens approach in addition to light where the results of the two lenses are combined to produce rich and realistic color details.
Reolink argus 3 uses two spotlights up to 230 lumen to illuminate the surrounding to render color night vision. You can trigger the spotlights manually or it can be triggered on automatically by motion detection.
The other thing that makes Reolink argus 3 is different is that this camera is powered by battery, or solar panel in addition of DC power adapter so with wifi connection this is a wire-free camera. Ezviz is not powered by battery but DC adapter.
Take a look more details on the following table that shows you spec comparison for Reolink vs Ezviz color night vision security camera.
Table 1 Reolink Argus vs Ezviz
|Camera model||Reolink Argus 3||Ezviz C3x|
|Image sensor||Starlight CMOS Image Sensor||1/2.7″ Progressive Scan CMOS Minimum illumination: color night vision, 0.005 lux|
|Lens||Fixed lens||Fixed Lens: 4 mm @ F1.6|
|Zoom||6x digital zoom||8x digital zoom with mobile app|
|View angle||120 degree diagonal||89° (Horizontal), 106° (Diagonal)|
|Recording resolution||1080p HD at 15 frames/sec||full HD (1920 × 1080) @ 25fps|
|Spotlights||2 spotlights ( 2W/6500K/230lm)||Strobe light|
|Siren||Siren & Customized voice-recordable alerts||Yes|
|Night vision||B/W night vision with 6 IR LEDs (14mli/850nm) up to 33ft (10m) / Color night vision with 2 spotlights up to 33ft||Color night vision with moonlight and dual lens technology B/W night vision with IR LEDs for completely darkness up to 30 meters (98.43 feet)|
|Storage||Supports up to 64GB micro SD card Supports Reolink Cloud||MicroSD card slot (Max. 256 GB); optional cloud encrypted storage|
|Audio||High-quality speaker and microphone for 2-way audio||Two way audio with built-in microphone and speaker|
|Power||5200mAh rechargeable battery DC Power: 5V/2A power adaptor Can be powered by Reolink Solar Panel||Power Supply: DC 12V ±10% Power Consumption Max. 12W|
|Smart features||Works with Alexa and Google Assistant||built-in AI, human and vehicle detection works with Alexa|
Now, which one is suitable to meet your need, Reolink argus 3 with spotlights or Ezviz with dual lens color night vision? Click the link below to shop the product in Amazon (#ads) and read the testimonials from the users.
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