Reolink RLC-422W vs Amcrest IP4M-1028W

Reolink introduces various models of wireless dual band outdoor security camera including this one RLC-422W 4MP wireless outdoor security camera.

What this product does

This product is not like those popular PTZ camera that feature panning and tilting capability, but this camera features motorized zooming to allow you customize field of view angle. It is ideal for outdoor with IP66 rated weatherproof.

Varifocal lens

Reolink RLC-422W is built with varifocal lens ranging from 2.7~12mm focal length providing you range of 98~33 degree field of view angle. This means your camera features zooming, 4x motorized optical zoom much sharper result than standard digital zoom that typically contributes noise.

High resolution

RLC-422W is designed to fill the demand of high resolution security camera when standard HD 1080p camera is not suitable to meet your business need. It is built with 5MP CMOS sensor lens, high resolution 3072×1728 pixels @ 20 fps twice as high resolution as 1080p cameras.

For ultra HD resolution demand see also top 4k security camera system in the market including  Amcrest and Hikvision 4k security cameras or Lorex LNB8111 4k security camera.

Dual band

Most standard wireless outdoor security cameras are built with 2.4GHz single band wireless adapter to connect to your exiting wireless router at home or offices. Reolink RLC-422W is featuring dual band wireless connection either 2.4GHz or 5GHz band to allow you connect to mostly today’s wireless ac routers with dual or three band features.

Reolink 5mp wireless dual band outdoor camera

In a nutshell the following list highlights of Reolink RLC-422W wireless security camera.


  • Wireless dual band dome model security camera
  • High resolution of 4MP (3072×1728 pixels) @ 20 fps
  • Varifocal lens 2.7~12.0 mm
  • 4x motorized optical zoom
  • 98~33 degree field of view angle
  • Night vision supports with 24 pcs IR LEDs range up to 100 ft(33meters)
  • Dual band wireless connection with 2T2R MIMO antennas
  • Micro SD card memory up to 64GB or any Reolink NVR
  • Metal case aluminum housing with IP66 weatherproof
  • Motion detection and alerts

Reolink RLC-422W is tagged with lower price compared with other competing products including Amcrest wireless outdoor camera such as IP4M-1028W.

For complete spec details or purchase the product click the link at the end of article including current price and rating in Amazon.

Reolink vs Amcrest

Now take one of competing product Amcrest IP4M-1028W for comparison with this Reolink RLC-422W product. See also various featured products comparison for Reolink vs lorex security cameras.

The following table 1 shows you head to head spec comparison between Reolink RLC-422W and Amcrest IP4M-1028W to help you decide which one is suitable to meet your business need.

amcrest-ip4m 1028
Amcrest IP4M-1028 4MP Wifi outdoor camera


Reolink RLC-422W offers higher resolution of 5MP (3072×1728) @20 fps with varifocal lens ranging from 2.7mm ~ 12mm focal length providing you 4x motorized optical zoom ranging from 98 degree up to tele lens of 33 degree view angle.

Amcrest IP4M-1028W is built from high quality Sony IMX322 image sensor with fixed 2.8mm wide 118 degree view angle lens, sharp image detail with intelligent digital zoom. Should you prefer Amcrest with varifocal lens you may consider new model of Amcrest IP4M-1056EW varifocal lens camera with dome model or the bullet model is Amcrest IP4M-1054EW bullet model camera. However, both the last Amcrest products are not wifi cameras but POE cameras.


One more advantage feature that makes RLC-422W is more superior is the dual band support either 2.4GHz band or 5GHz cleaner band to allow you connect to dual band capable wireless routers. Connecting to 5GHz band is much better for video which is cleaner band than 2.4GHz band which is prone to signal interference.

Take a look at the following spec comparison table for spec differences between the two products.

Table 1 Reolink vs Amcrest

ModelReolink RLC-422WAmcrest IP4M-1028w
Resolution5MP (3072×1728) @20 fps4MP (2688×1520) @30 fps
Lens½.9 inch CMOS sensor 2.7~12mm auto focus f/1.62.8mm fixed lens /f2.4 – Sony IMX322 progressive scanning image sensor and the Ambarella S2Lm chipset
FOV98~33 degree view angle118 degree view angle
Zoom4x optical zoomIntelligent digital zoom
Night vision24pcs IR LED range up to 100 ft(33m)30 IR LEDs range up to 98 ft(30m)
StorageReolink NVR, micro SD card up to 64GBFTP, NVR & MicroSD Storage, cloud services option
HousingMetal aluminum case with IP66 weatherproofIP67 rated weatherproof and IK10 vandal resistant
AlertsMotion detection and zone and schedule detectionMotion alerts, advanced zone detection
ConnectionWireless dual band 802.11a/b/g/n with 2T2R MIMO antennasSingle band wifi 802.11b/g/n

Now which one is suitable to meet your business need, Reolink with higher resolution and 4x optical zoom or Amcrest with sharp Sony lens.

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For surveillance kits you may also consider Arlo Pro 2 wire-free security camera system with Arlo cloud storage. For higher resolution system take a look at the Amcrest and Hikvison 4k security camera or any other 4k security cameras system kit.
Reolink RLC-422W is a wireless dome model, should you prefer Reolink camera with PTZ feature you may consider Reolink RLC-423WS wireless PTZ outdoor camera.

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