Samsung Vs Infant Optic Baby Monitor

Comparison between Samsung SEW-3043 Vs DXR-8 Infant optics baby monitor – which one is best baby video monitor for your lovely baby?

Samsung Baby Monitor

Samsung offers various models of baby video monitor products so far and it releases new SEW-3043 baby monitor which is beginning to hit the market with its high rating in Amazon. Samsung will face its competitor Infant Optics DXR-8 that is currently becoming best seller #1 in Amazon in Security monitor with excellent rating from the customer reviews to go up to 4,000 reviewers. It becomes one of best baby video monitor in the market so far. See also top ten baby video monitors.

What this Samsung SEW-4043 does

Samsung offers larger size color monitor with touch screen to control the camera for panning, tilting, zooming and more control including voice activated mode with two way audio and built-in microphone and night vision feature ideal for not missing what is your lovely one is doing. It also featuring night vision to let you still monitor your baby while light is dimmed. It’s all controllable via large screen of 5” color monitor by tapping the screen to control the camera accordingly.

The model is eye catching with white grayish calming the baby eyes, the design is like those home wireless security camera such as  Amcrest 841 and Vimtag 361 home security camera.

Main features

  • High resolution of HD 720p camera
  • Comes with large size 5.0 “ color monitor – a touch screen monitor, bright and sharp
  • PTZ camera controlled via your touch screen monitor
  • Range up to 900 ft from camera to parent unit (monitor)
  • Night vision support up to 16 ft distance
  • Two way audio with built-in microphone
  • Can be expanded up to four cameras with single parent unit
  • 4-programmable lullabies
  • VOX – voice activated mode
Samsung SEW-3043 baby monitor
Samsung SEW-3043 baby video monitor

With these promising features, this product can become best baby video monitor products knowing that so far the customer rating is very positive, you may compare it with the best seller DXR-8 infant optics baby monitor. See also comparison between DXR-8 and Vtech VM-321.

Samsung Vs Infant Optics Baby monitor

Most baby video monitor products are tagged with the price around $200. DXR-8 was used to tagged with the same price as Samsung 3043 around $229.00 and now it cut down the price around $170 or so to keep competitive with the competing products.

Should your home is large enough, you may consider of implementing home security camera system such as 4 camera security system Lorex or Anran, or you may consider more camera security system such as Amcrest, Lorex and xmarto wireless security camera system.

Back to Infant Optics baby monitor and Samsung, to help you understand head to head spec comparison you can read comparison table below as reference when you need to decide which one is the best to meet your need.

Infant Optics baby monitor
Infant Optics baby monitor DXR-8


Samsung offers high resolution of HD 720p camera, clear and sharp detail image compared with DXR-8 which is only 480p resolution. However, Infant Optics offers a better solution of the capability of changing the lens type, there are three types of lens – normal lens, wide angle lens and zoom lens.


You can control the PTZ via the monitor aka the parent unit. With Infant Optics you can control the PTZ via the buttons on the monitor, while Samsung offers a touch screen monitor to control the camera, panning tilting and zooming can be performed remotely from different room as long as network coverage.

Don’t be confused with dedicated PTZ camera outdoor products which are typically designed for business purposes, even though you can use them indoor in large offices. They are typically larger mega pixel cameras with PoE support. See also Most popular PTZ HD PTZ cameras.

Night vision

Both baby monitor is designed with night vision feature with invisible IR LEDs light when the ambient room light is dimmed. DXR-8 includes a low light sensor to enable the night vision feature. Samsung includes a calming night light to avoid completely dark room.


Larger monitor with Samsung SEW 3043 is more convenience, and with 5.0 inch touch screen color monitor you can view and control the camera easily. Compared with DXR-8 Infant Optics baby monitor which the screen is only 3.5” TFT, it’s enough for some people. However larger screen is mostly more convenience to view, moreover Samsung offers higher resolution of 720p camera and touch screen monitor to control the camera.

Temperature display

Temperature display feature in monitor is sometimes beneficial to let you know how convenience the baby in the room regarding the current room temperature so you can adjust the room temporary accordingly. DXR-8 offers this feature but Samsung doesn’t.

The other feature differences (if any) you can read on the following comparison table, the spec comparison table between SEW-3043 and DXR-8.

Table 1 Samsung Vs Infant Optics

 SamsungSEW-3043Infant Optic DXR-8
Camera resolutionHD 720p640 x 480p (VGA)
LensFixed lens in cameraInterchangeable optical lens – normal lens, zoom lens and wide angle lens
PTZ control300 degree panning horizontally  

110 degree tilting vertically

Tapping monitor to control

Vertical Turning Angle:95 degree UP, 25 degree DOWN  

Horizontal Turning Angle:135 degree both left and right

Parent unit / monitor5” touch screen monitor3.5” TFT color display
RangeUp to 900 ftUp to 700 ft
AudioTwo way audio with built-in microphoneTwo way audio with built-in microphone – FHSS RF with built-in data encryption
ExpandableUp to 4 camerasUp to 4 cameras
Night VisionYes, invisible IR LEDs – distance up to 16 ftYes, invisible 8 IR LEDs + 1 low light sensor
Lullabies4-programmed lullabiesNo
Other featuresVOX – voice activated mode3x Interchangeable lens  

Sound activated LEDs

In-room temperature display

Amazon rating (Apr 2016)4.7 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars

Please note that Samsung introduces newer model – The Samsung SEW-3055. Click here for spec details (SEW-3055)


Samsung SEW-3043 offers you larger size of monitor (5”) with easy to use touch screen to control the camera, moreover resolution of HD 720p camera delivers larger image details. On the other hand, Infant Optics baby monitor offers you interchangeable lens – normal, zoom and wide angle lens to meet your needs, however the monitor size is smaller (3.5”). Which one is best baby video monitor – you will judge which one meets your need.

You can read more information how users give their testimonies on this product in Amazon. Click the following link for more spec details and read users reviews.

For large homes or small business that require outdoor PTZ camera, you may consider affordable products Secuplug, Foscam and Lorex PTZ camera. For medium businesses that requires longer distance monitoring coverage you may consider Imporx auto tracking camera oe Q-See which come with 30x optical zoom for large iamge detail object in distance.

Cheers, Ki

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