Reolink C2 Dual Band Wireless PTZ Camera

Reolink is dedicated itself to focus in producing affordable surveillance security system ranging from IP camera with various models including wireless indoor cameras, outdoor wireless or POE camera, NVR system and still more. One of new released wireless PTZ camera offered by Reolink is affordable Reolink C2 wireless dual band PTZ camera.

What this product does

So far we can find 2K resolution wireless home security cameras such as Amcrest 2K Ultra Shield camera, newer version of Amcrest IP3M-941 wireless camera, cube model of Hikvision 3MP camera, Foscam R4 with 4MP resolution and still more. Reolink introduces 4MP wireless dual band PTZ camera – Reolink C2. This could be the first home wifi camera with 4MP resolution and with optical zoom.




 

Lens

Reolink C2 provides high resolution of 4MP (2560 x 1440 pixels). It is designed with varifocal lens 2.8~8mm CMOS image sensor with 3x motorized  optical zoom, field of view angle ranging from 48~92 degree. It also comes with night vision support with 8 pcs IR LEDs to illuminate up to 40 ft.

Dual band wifi

These days you can find that mostly all new models of wireless routers in homes come with dual band support both 2.4GHz and 5GHz band such as most popular Surfboard SBG7580AC wireless dual band cable gateway or new era of home mesh wifi system Linksys Velop. This is beneficial for those new models of mobile devices that come with dual band adapter.

Reolink including C2 wireless PTZ camera applies dual band wifi adapter to few models of new wireless IP camera such as Reolink 4MP wireless outdoor cameras such as RLC-410WS and RLC-411WS. And for homes wifi camera, Reolink offers C2 with dual band support.

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Reolink C2 dual band 4MP wireless PTZ camera

Reolink C2 is ideal for homes indoor to monitor your baby, pet and other live streaming via mobile devices.

Highlights

  • Super HD 4MP high resolution indoor camera
  • 1/3” CMOS sensor with varifocal 2.8~8mm lens
  • 48~92 degree Field of view angle
  • 3x motorized optical zoom
  • Support night vision with 8PCs IR LEDs range up to 40 ft
  • Two way audio with built-in speaker and Microphone
  • Dual band wifi either 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz band with dual band 2×2 MIMO antenna
  • Supports PTZ, panning up to 355 degree horizontally and tilting vertically 105 degree
  • Local storage up to 64GB micro SD Card and compatible with Reolink NVR

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Comparison

Let’s make couple of comparisons between this product (Reolink C2) and Amcrest Ultra Shield 2K camera and Reolink C2 vs Foscam R4.

The following two tables show you spec comparison table. Table 1 is spec comparison table between C2 and Amcrest wireless PTZ camera, while table 2 is spec comparison between C2 and Foscam R4.

Lens

Unlike Amcrest and Foscam R4 which use fixed lens, Reolink C2 offers varifocal lens with 3x motorized optical zoom factor you can control the zooming via your mobile device either local or remotely. Optical zoom offers much better zooming result than digital zooming which is processed by the software that frequently result in noise image.

With varifocal lens you have variations of field of view angle you can control the motorized zooming via the app either locally or remotely via internet. See also couple of varifocal 5MP IP security camera.

Amcrest Ultra Shield with 140 degree field of view angle is as wide as those dash cams such as Auto Vox M3 dual lens dash cam with 170 degree field of view angle or KDLinks R100 dual lens dash cam.

Wifi

All the three products are wireless home security camera, ideal for homes with wireless internet network in place. Both Reolink and Amcrest offer dual band wifi adapter built into the camera, ideal camera for homes with wireless dual band router. Wireless router with Smart Connect feature forces devices that support dual band wifi to connect to 5GHz clean band instead of 2.4GHz band.

Latest high end wireless routers mostly come with Smart Connect feature such as Asus RT-AC5400 router, Netgear Orbi mesh wifi system and still more.

Other feature differences (if any) can be shown here in the following tables, have a look at them to help you decide which one is the best to meet your need.

Table 1 Reolink vs Amcrest

Model Reolink C2 Amcrest Ultra Shield 2K IP3M-HX2
Lens 1/3” CMOS sensor with varifocal 2.8~8mm lens

3x optical zoom

2.8 mm fixed lens
Resolution 4MP (2560×1440 pixels) 3MP (2304x1296P) resolution at 30fps
Field of view angle 48~92 degree 140 degree
Night vision support Yes, with 8x IR LEDs range up to 40 ft Yes, range up to 32 ft
Network connection Ethernet port to internet

Dual band Wifi adapter (802.11 a/b/g/n)

Ethernet port to internet

Dual band Wifi adapter (802.11 a/b/g/n)

PTZ support Panning: up to 355 degree

Tilting up to 105 degree

4x optical zoom

N/A
Audio Two way audio with built-in mic and speaker Two way audio with built-in mic and speaker
Storage Local storage with micro SD Card up to 64GB; Reolink NVR Local storage with micro SD Card; Amcrest NVR  and optional Amcrest Cloud storage
Remote view Yes with mobile app Yes, with Amcrest view app
Price (May 2018) $79.99 $74.99

 

Table 1 Reolink vs Foscam

Model Reolink C2 Foscam R4
Lens 1/3” CMOS sensor with varifocal 2.8~8mm lens

4x optical zoom

1/3” CMOS sensor fixed lens 4.0mm
Resolution 4MP (2560×1440 pixels) 4MP (2540×1440 pixels)
Field of view angle 48~92 degree 67 degree
Night vision support Yes, with 8x IR LEDs range up to 40 ft Yes, 13 pcs IR LEDs range up to 8 meter (26ft)
Network connection Ethernet port to internet

Dual band Wifi adapter (802.11 a/b/g/n)

Ethernet port to internet 10/100Mbps

single band Wifi adapter (802.11 b/g/n)

PTZ support Panning: up to 355 degree

Tilting up to 105 degree

4x optical zoom

Panning: up to 300 degree

Tilting up to 100 degree

Magic zoom

Audio Two way audio with built-in mic and speaker Two way audio with built-in mic and speaker
Storage Local storage with micro SD Card up to 64GB; Reolink NVR Local storage – external slot micro SD Card up to 128GB
Remote view Yes with mobile app Yes with free mobile cloud app
Price (May 2018) $79.99 $99.99

To learn more detail for the other two products, current price and rating click the following links.

Summary

Reolink C2 wireless PTZ camera is one of the best wireless home camera with affordable price, featuring varifocal lens and motorized 3x optical zoom and dual band wifi connection.




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