Reolink RLC-423WS vs Foscam vs GW Security PTZ

Reolink offers reasonable price wireless outdoor PTZ camera Reolink RLC-423WS, high resolution camera in its class.

What this product does

To attract customers attention, Reolink offers more features for their camera products over others particularly the higher resolution and yet reasonable price without compromising quality performance.

High 5.0MP resolution

Reolink RLC-423WS is built up using high definition 2.8~12.0 mm varifocal lens with high resolution of 5.0MP (3072×1728) @20 fps, higher resolution than competing products including Foscam FI9928P or GW Security GW410IP. We’ll see spec comparison between these products soon.

Dual band wifi

Few models of wireless PTZ outdoor camera come with dual band wireless connection available in the market today, however Reolink comes with dual band wireless connection to the Wi-Fi network either 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz band. Connecting using 5Ghz band is better than 2.4Ghz band which is typically prone to signal interference.

Reolink RLC-423WS is one of Reolink flagship in wireless PTZ camera, one of best outdoor wireless IP camera offered by Reolink with dual band capable wifi connection to your internet network. See also dome model Reolink RLC-422W compared with Amcrest.

Reolink RLC-423WS wireless dual band PTZ camera

We’ll discuss later in comparison with Foscam and GW Security, and the list below is the highlights for the product.

Highlights

  • High resolution 5.0MP (3072×1728) @20 fps wireless outdoor PTZ camera
  • Varifocal lens 2.7~12.0 mm, 98~ 33 degree field of view angle
  • 4x optical motorized zoom
  • 6pcs IR LEDs range up to 190 ft
  • Endless panning 360 degree; speed 2.5~180 degree /s (adjustable speed)
  • Tilting 0~90 degree; speed 1.5~90 degree /s
  • Storage built-in: 32GByte Micro SD card, support motion detect record
  • Dual band wireless connection with 2T2R MIMO antennas
  • Easy remote view with P2P technology

Wondering which best POE PTZ camera or wireless PTZ camera that is suitable to meet your business need for homes or small to medium businesses? Consider one of the three products below either Reolink, Foscam or GW Security. For wired model of POE dome camera see also other Reolink products – Reolink RLC-422 vs Amcrest IP4M-1056EW.

Reolink vs Foscam vs GW Security

Now take a look at the following two spec comparison tables, table 1 shows you spec comparison between Reolink RLC-423WS and Foscam FI9928P while table 2 shows you spec comparison between Reolink and GW Security.

Foscam FI9928 wifi outdoor PTZ camera

Lens

All the three products apply varifocal lens for flexible targeting object in distance by zooming in to get a closer image detail. Higher resolution is better and higher optical zoom factor gives you longer distance object to look closer detail.

See that Reolink offers higher resolution (5MP) compared with Foscam (2MP) and GW Security (4MP). However, GW Security offers you more optical zoom factor. Unlike Reolink and GW Security that come with optical zoom, Foscam FI9928P adds another 6x digital zoom feature to yield total 10x zoom. Remember that digital zoom contributes noise result when you apply zooming in beyond the available 4x optical zoom.

GW Security GW4101P with 10x optical zoom

In this case, GW Security offers superior feature than the other two, however you can see that the price is costly.

Wifi

Comparing Reolink RLC-423WS and Foscam FI9928P is relevance since both products connect wirelessly to the wireless network, GW4102P is wired connection with POE supports. RLC-423 offers dual band selection to your dual band capable wifi network which today most wireless routers support dual or three band both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands. See also best value wireless outdoor PTZ cameras.

Housing

All the three products are designed to work safely in outdoor with IP66 rated weatherproof and metal based aluminum enclosure. However, GW Security features more robust housing including lightning protection; anti-fog; and is also vandal proof against certain level of impact.

Now, take more closer look at the following two spec comparison tables and follow the links to learn more detail about the product including the link to shop in Amazon.

Table 1 Reolink vs Foscam

ModelReolink RLC-423WSFoscam FI9928P
Lens½.9” CMOS sensor f=2.7~12mmF=2.8~12mm, Sony CMOS sensor supports color night vision
Field of View angle98~33 degree view angle40~105 degree
Zoom4x optical zoom4X optical zoom and 6X digital zoom
Resolution5.0MP (3072×1728) @20 fps2MP (1920×1080) resolution @ 25 fps
Compression formatH.264H.264
Night vision6pcs IR LEDs range up to 190 ft6pcs IR-array lights, IR range up to 196 feet (60 meters)
PanningEndless 360 degree; speed 2.5~180 degree /s (adjustable speed)Panning ~355 degree;
Tilting0~90 degree; speed 1.5~90 degree /sTilting ~90 degree
Remote accessP2P supportQR Code scanning
EnclosureMetal aluminum housing with IP66 rated weatherproofIP66 rated weatherproof with aluminum shell housing
StorageMicro SD Card 32GB; Reolink NVRWaterproof external Micro SD card (up to 128G
AudioAudio In interfaceSuperior two-way audio with external mic and speaker
ConnectionDual band Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n with 2T2R MIMO antennasSingle band Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
POEN/AN/A
ONVIFUnspecifiedUnspecified
Price (Nov 2018)$279.99$229.99

Table 2 Reolink vs GW Security

ModelReolink RLC-423WSGW Security GW410IP
Lens½.9” CMOS sensor f=2.7~12mm1/3” Lens f=5.1~51mm Optical Zoom Lens
Field of View angle98~33 degree view angleUnspecified
Zoom4x optical zoom10x optical zoom
Resolution5.0MP (3072×1728) @20 fps4.0MP (2592×1520) @30 fps
Compression formatH.264Newest H.265 compression technology
Night vision6pcs IR LEDs range up to 190 ftintegrated 6Pcs Array IR LED with multiple angles, up to 200FT (60m)
PanningEndless 360 degree; speed 2.5~180 degree /s (adjustable speed)Endless 360 degree speed 0.2~200 degree /s
Tilting0~90 degree; speed 1.5~90 degree /s~90 degree speeds 0.2~100 degree /s
Remote accessP2P supportP2P supports
EnclosureMetal aluminum housing with IP66 rated weatherproofIP66 weatherproof; lightning protection; anti-fog; aluminum alloy housing; Vandal proof
StorageMicro SD Card 32GB; Reolink NVRN/A
AudioAudio In interfaceN/A
ConnectionDual band Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n with 2T2R MIMO antennasPOE
POEN/APOE 48V
ONVIFUnspecifiedONVIF 2.4 protocol supported
Price (Nov 2018)$279.99$329.00

Reolink RLC-423WS is one of best dual band wireless PTZ camera in the market, higher resolution, and is reasonable price compared with Foscam and GW Security. GW Security features more optical zoom and fast speed dome PTZ camera.

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For higher resolution of 4k security camera, choose one of Amcrest IP8M-2493, Hkvision or Lorex 4k security cameras for connecting to any 4k security camera system kit. See also various models of dome, bule and ptz cameras comparison between reolink vs lorex cameras.

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