Ubiquiti UVC-G3 Unifi Video Camera

Ubiquiti is a well known vendor in networking products including business class wireless AP products, wifi antennas, video camera and still more. However, Ubiquiti doesn’t offer as much various models of video camera as those vendors that are dedicated specifically as surveillance security vendor such as Amcrest, Lorex, Foscam and still lots more. We’ll see how Ubiquiti vs Amcrest ip4m-1026e.

Ubiquiti UVC-G3 bullet camera

Both dome and bullet models of UVC (Unifi video camera) G3 (3rd generation) are designed with solid body housing, weather proof and is unique compared with other competing products. The white color of both models blend with your room décor, nice to be part of the room. The mini dome model, you can either mount on ceiling or on the wall like Geovision myGVcloud mini dome camera. The bullet model can also be mounted on a pole.

High resolution

Both models of Ubiquiti UVC  either bullet or dome 3G offer superior vision of 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution @30 frame per second (fps) real time with H.264 compression. There are few models of outdoor camera offers new H.265 compression technology such as USG 5MP PTZ speed dome camera.

You can view the camera via mobile devices using Unifi Video mobile app you can download, connect to Unifi NVR using CAT5e UTP cable. Ubiquiti video NVR system can support up to 50 UVC cameras plus Unifi Video software with alternate system configurations to support more than 100 cameras.

Both UVC cameras offer POE supports for easy deployment in area where no power outlet is available such as on ceiling or on the wall. Connect to Ubiquiti NVR system or you can also download the software and install it in the computer to let you view the camera via the computer without the NVR. There are couple of camera models that are wire free such as Arlo and Canary Flex outdoor.

Low aperture

The bullet model is built up using superior EFL 3.6mm lens aperture factor f/1.8, while the dome model uses EFL 2.8 mm aperture factor f/2.0 lens. Lower aperture factor allows more lights to get to the CMOS sensor.In photography world, low aperture produces more details image quality however the shutter speed is slower.

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Ubiquiti UVC 3G with Infrared extender

Infrared extender

Unlike other bullet models of IP cameras, with Ubiquiti camera you have option to add infrared extender to extend the infrared range distance. Ubiquiti UVC-G3-LED is the infrared extender you can mount to bullet model camera to extend  the night vision up to 82 ft (25m).

Hybrid Cloud Technology

Ubiquity offers unlimited free use of hybrid cloud storage combination of local and cloud storage to let you remote access the footage securely via mobile devices either Android or iOS based mobile devices. See table for storage service Ubiquiti vs Amcrest.

Highlights of bullet model UVC

  • HD image quality with EFL 3.6mm lens with aperture factor f/1.8
  • High resolution of 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels) @ 30 fps
  • Versatile of mounting options either wall, ceiling or pole
  • Option of infrared range extender (UVC-3G-LED) is available to extend the night vision up to 82 ft (25 m)
  • Solid housing and is Weather resistant for outdoor placement
  • Supports POE for easy installation
  • Built-in Microphone

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Click here for Ubiquiti UVC 3G bullet model camera

There are few models of similar bullet models camera you might be interested in comparing the technical specs to help you decide which one meets your need.

Ubiquiti Vs Amcrest

Unlike Ubiquiti, Amcrest offers you bunch of IP camera models as well as DVR and NVR systems and typically they bundle the DVR /NVR with the cameras such as Amcrest 8 channel NVR with 8 camera, or 16 channel Amcrest DVR with cameras. This time, let’s take one of Amcrest bullet model camera the IP4M-1026 bullet outdoor camera to compare with Ubiquiti UVC 3G bullet model.  See also comparison Amcrest Vs Hikvision 4MP camera.

To help you understand spec differences (if any) take a look at the spec comparison table 1 below.

Amcrest offers much higher resolution than Ubiquiti, however frame per second is lower than Ubiquiti not real time (20 fps). Amcrest is also superior in longer distance night vision up to 164 ft without extender. While Ubiquiti plus infrared extender can cover up to only half distance than Amcrest can cover.

The good thing with Ubiquiti is the free unlimited hybrid cloud storage, no charge. While Amcrest only give you 4 hours free cloud storage.

Table 1 Ubiquiti Vs Amcrest

ModelUbiquiti UVC 3G bullet video cameraAmcrest IP4M-1026 IP camera
LensEFL 3.6mm f/1.8 with 4MP 1/3” HDR sensorFixed lens 2.8mm 4MP (2688x1520p) Sony IMX322 progressive scanning image sensor and the Ambarella S2Lm chipset
Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels @30 fps4MP (2688 x 1520 pixels) @30 fps
Night visionYes, option Infrared extender is available for range up to 25m (82 ft)Yes, 30 IR LEDs range up to 98 ft (33 meters)
FOV80.4 degree118 degree
AlertsYes, software motion alertsYes, smart motion alerts
StorageUnlimited free use hybrid cloud storage management combining local storage and cloud storageOnvif compliant NVR,


FTP; NVR; and free 4 hours cloud storage; Additional 7-day, 15-day, and 30-day storage plans are available starting at $6 per month

Network connection10/100Mbps Ethernet port10/100Mbps Ethernet port
Price (Oct 2018)$137 (exclude $71 for Infrared extender)$99.99

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Ubiquiti UVC 3G provides crystal clear image quality with 1080p resolution @30 fps real time recording. You can add up to 50 cameras to Ubiquiti surveillance system and even more than 100 cameras with Unifi video software. Ubiquiti vs Amcrest ip4m-1026 you can find that Amcrest offers better features including higher resolution and is Onvif compliant.

See also top 5 8ch NVR system with kits, you may also like Amcrest UltraHD shield 2K dual band camera and comparison between Foscam R4 and Amcrest.

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