Reolink RLC-511w vs Amcrest vs Foscam POE Outdoor Cameras

Reolink introduces RLC-511 POE 5mp outdoor security camera with 4x optical zoom, affordable camera compared with competing products. We’ll see later spec comparison Reolink vs Amcrest ip4m-1054ew and Reolink vs GW Security gw5555ip.

Reolink RLC-511

Reolink introduces various models of security cameras with affordable price compared with other similar products from different vendors like Amcrest and GW Security.

4x optical zoom

Reolink RLC-511 is made of 1/27” CMOS sensor with varifocal lens ranging from 2.7mm up to 12.0 mm focal length providing you range of 99 degree wide view angle up to 31 degree Tele view, a 4x motorized optical zoom. Rlc511 is Reolink product with varifocal lens in addition of its line of camera products with fixed lens such as RLC-410 5mp outdoor camera.




 

For the PTZ model you may also like Reolink rlc-423ws 5mp ptz camera.

Night vision

Pinpointing small object more details in darkness is essential for the sake of security reason, and rlc511 is a high resolution 5mp with clear and sharp vision in darkness up to 100 ft distance. it is built of 24pcs IR LEDs with auto switchover day and night mode feature.

However, this is a black and white night vision not color night vision like some night vision cameras offered by Lorex such as Lorex lnb8973 4k security camera or Lorex lnb8111 4k camera.

Similar products are tagged with higher price than Reolink rlc511, now the list below highlights the features of this camera.

Reolink RLC-511 5mp Outdoor POE Camera (~$110)

Highlights

  • Super HD 4mp (2560×1920) @25 fps Outdoor POE Camera
  • ½.7 inch CMOS sensor with varifocal 2.7~12.0 mm lens auto focus f1.6
  • 99° (wide) ~ 31° (Tele) field of view angle with 4x motorized optical zoom
  • 24pcs 850nm IR LEDs with IR distance up to 100ft (30m)
  • Memory micro SD card slot ready, storage up to 64GB capacity
  • Onvif and P2P technology
  • DC12V & PoE (IEEE 802.3af) supports
  • IP66 weatherproof indoor / outdoor usage

The first time this product released was tagged with the price around $110 in Amazon. you can compare later Reolink vs Amcrest and Reolink vs GW Security.

Reolink vs Amcrest vs GW Security

Now which one is suitable to fit to your business need either in home or business offices among Reolink rlc-511; Amcrest ip4m-1054ew and GW security gw8555ip POE outdoor cameras.

Amcrest ip4m-1054 4mp outdoor camera (~$140)

Lens

All the three cameras are designed with zooming capability, but not having panning and tilting capabilities like other PTZ outdoor cameras such as Amcrest ip2m-853 or Reolink rlc-423 PTZ outdoor camera. Rlc-511 is specifically designed using varifocal lens with 4x optical motorized zoom, Amcrest is fixed lens with software based zooming technology to provide 5x optical zoom and 16x digital zoom capabilities.

Zoom

On the other hand  GW security gw8555 is different,  it comes with manual varifocal lens so need to adjust the view angle manually to fit your need. There is something like a screw to adjust the focal length manually to fit the view angle you need.

GW Security gw8555 4k security camera (~$219)

Night vision

Amcrest ip4m-1054 offers longer distance illumination compared with Reolink and GW security up to 197 ft. Reolink vs Amcrest you can see that Amcrest provides twice as far as Reolink, while Reolink vs GW security is slightly longer illumination distance for GW.

Now take a look at the following two spec comparison tables, table 1 represents spec comparison between Reolink and Amcrest. Table 2 shows you spec comparison between Reolink and GW Security.

Table 1 Reolink vs Amcrest

Model Reolink RLC-511 Amcrest ip4m-1054ew
Lens ½.7 inch CMOS sensor f=2.7~12.0mm auto focus f1.6 2.8mm crafted fixed lens
Field of view angle Horizontal: 99° ~ 31°, Vertical: 74° ~ 24° Horizontal: 104° ~ 55° viewing angle
Zoom 4x optical zoom 5x optical zoom; 16x digital zoom
Recording resolution 5mp(2560×1920), 3.7mp(2560×1440), 3mp(2048×1536), 3mp(2304×1296) @25 fps 4mp (2688×1520) @20 fps
Night vision 24pcs IR LEDs range up to 100ft(30m) 30pcs IR LEDs  range ~197ft (60m)
Audio N/A  
Storage Micro SD card up to 64GB Micro SD card ~128GB; free 4 hours Amcrest cloud storage
Outdoor IP66 IP67
Onvif Yes, P2P Yes
Alert Real time motion detection Motion detection with zone detection
Price in Amazon (Oct 2018) $110.00 $140.00

 

Table 2 Reolink vs GW Security

Model Reolink RLC-511 GW Security gw85555ip
Lens ½.7 inch CMOS sensor f=2.7~12.0mm auto focus f1.6 1/3″ Sony’s IMX326 Exmor R Starvis Technology 2.8~12.0mm manual zoom
Field of view angle Horizontal: 99° ~ 31°, Vertical: 74° ~ 24° Manual zoom adjustment
Zoom 4x optical zoom 4x optical manual zoom adjustment
Recording resolution 5mp(2560×1920), 3.7mp(2560×1440), 3mp(2048×1536), 3mp(2304×1296) @25 fps 5mp (2592×1920) @ 15fps, 4mp @ 20fps, 3mp @ 30 fps, 2MP @ 30fps
Night vision 24pcs IR LEDs range up to 100ft(30m) 30pcs IR SMD LEDs range up to 130 ft(40m)
Audio N/A N/A
Storage Micro SD card N/A
Outdoor IP66 IP66 and vandal resistant
Onvif Yes, P2P Yes, P2P
Alert Real time motion detection Motion detection
Price in Amazon (Oct 2018) $110.00 $219.00

 

Reolink rlc-511 features higher resolution up to 5mp @25 fps with 4x motorized optical zoom you can customize via the app comes with the camera, the price tagged is more economical compared with the other two products.

Prices are always fluctuating by time, to see current price and rating in Amazon, more detail’s spec and manufacturer’s description click the following product links to help you find the best choice, Reolink vs Amcrest or Reolink vs GW security:

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Cheers, KG




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