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Few Models of Top 12MP Security Cameras in The Market

When an image with 8mp resolution provides more perfect image detail, what if the resolution of an image is enlarged by 50% greater? Of course the results are much more detailed and sharper and more perfect.

Now there are few 12mp security cameras on the market, including the Reolink rlc-1220 which is sold at an affordable price, and also the Annke b1200 which is a premium product for your business needs.

Top 12MP Outdoor Security Cameras

Until now, 4k security cameras are still favorite product for surveillance system either for home or for businesses. There are coming security cameras in the market with 12MP resolution which is 50% more detailed than 4k security cameras.

The following are few models of 12MP security cameras available in the market, and there will come more products from different vendors.

1. Reolink rlc-1220

If the need for a security camera with 12MP resolution exists while at the same time your budget is limited, then Reolink offers the Reolink Rlc-1220 12mp security camera at a very affordable price under $ 100. This Rlc-1220 is an outdoor dome security camera model with a 5.0mm fixed lens providing 67 degree narrow field of view angle.

See also affordable tplink kasa indoor cameras, kasa series for indoor.

Reolink RLC-1220 12mp security camera
Reolink RLC-1220 12mp security camera

To avoid false alerts, Reolink designed this camera to only detect human or vehicles to send alerts so that avoiding any unnecessary alerts triggered by pets or branches and leaves of trees.


  • Comes with large image sensor (1/2.5”) CMOS sensor with maximum 12MP resolution (4096X3072) @20 fps with H.265 compression format
  • 5.0mm Fixed lens with wide diaphragm f/1.6
  • Up to 67 degree horizontal field of view angle and up to 41 degree vertical view angle
  • Auto switching IR-cut filter, night vision with 18pcs IR LEDs range up to 100ft (30m)
  • Audio recording with built-in microphone
  • POE support (, 48V) and DC12V
  • Supports micro SD Card up to 256GB
  • Supports human and vehicle motion detection
  • IP66 weatherproof
  • Works with Google assistance


  • No optical zoom

With 12MP resolution security camera, you will experience more details, more colorful and immersive clarity. Reolink rlc-1220a becomes one of affordable 12mp security cameras in the market. Compare with one of the products offered by Annke, one of Annke’s new flagship products with 12mp resolution targeted for business needs with rich of smart features.

2. Annke B1200

Annke B1200 is one of the new flagship products released by Annke in addition of new Annke c800 4k turret camera, a security camera with 12mp resolution with rich of smart features that is ideal for business needs that require very high detail images with a very long range ranging from wide view angle to Tele angle. This high detail 12mp security camera is ideal for outdoor placement in front of offices that requires higher level of surveillance security.

Annke B1200 12MP security camera
Annke B1200 12MP security camera

Why? In addition of high detail 12MP Sony Starvis CMOS image sensor, and 4x optical zoom, this security camera also features AI (artificial intelligent) that can analyze up to 6 behaviors including detections of line crossing, intrusion, region exit and entrance etc. so that’s why this Annke b1200 is tagged with nearly 10 times more expensive than Reolink rlc-1220a 12mp security camera.


  • Comes with large image sensor 1/1.7″ Sony STARVIS IMX226 Progressive Scan CMOS
  • Minimum illumination 0.008 Lux f/1.2
  • Ultra high resolution 12MP (4000 x 3000) with 3D DNR and digital WDR
  • Supports various compression formats: H.265+/ H.265/ H.264+/ H.264
  • Varifocal lens 2.8mm – 12.00 mm providing wide viewing angle varying from 45 degree (Tele) ~ 130 degree (Wide)
  • 4x optical motorized zoom, zooming in more detail for license plate and other long distance objects
  •  Color night vision in ambient light and B/W night vision with 1pc IR LED range up to 164ft (50m) in full darkness
  • Support local memory storage SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Slot; up to 256GB and NAS, NVR storage
  • Ready with alarms: 2 Input / 2 Output
  • Supports POE (802.3at) and DC 12V
  • IP67 weatherproof and IK10 vandal resistant with metal housing
  • AI (artificial intelligent) smart features up to 6 behaviors detection including line crossing, region exit / entrance, unattended baggage and object removal detections


  • Doesn’t support audio

For home needs this camera is too much considering the very rich smart features that are only suitable for the needs of high level of surveillance security. The price tagged for this camera is also very expensive, around $ 1000.

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