Skip to content

Various Models Amcrest vs Lorex 4K Security Cameras

amcrest ptz camera with 25x optical zoom

Lorex has a series of cameras with enormous variations compared to Amcrest. Lorex only produces a variety of camera products aimed at the needs of your business, but you can also use it for home needs.

Amcrest produces both home consumer needs or business needs. And most lorex cameras when compared to Amcrest are sold at somewhat higher prices for almost the same camera spec. I’ve discussed comparisons of various models of reolink vs lorex security cameras, and also comparison of hikvision vs lorex POE cameras. This time we will discuss various comparisons of amcrest vs lorex 4k with various models, dome, bullet, PTZ and WiFi camera products that have been around in the market today.

Amcrest vs Lorex 4K

We will take several featured products from Amcrest and look for a comparison from lorex that has a technical spec almost the same as the mainstay of lorex products. The featured products from both Amcrest and lorex including newly launched and released in 2018 ~ 2020. We’ll start from dome model product.

1. Dome

One of the Amcrest 4k camera products with a dome model is Amcrest IP8M-2454 with a varifocal lens. However, lorex does not release dome cameras with 4k resolution so far, so we take Amcrest IP4M-1056EW and compared to Lorex LND3374SB. Both are dome cameras with 2k resolution.


Amcrest mostly uses image sensors from Sony with good quality for its camera series. Amcrest IP4M-1056 comes with a fixed lens that is designed with intelligent digital zoom so that it produces a varifocal field of view angle between 104 ~ 55 degrees like a varifocal lens with optical zoom. In contrast, the lorex lnd3374sb is equipped with a 3x optical motorized zoom with varifocal optical lens. Zoom with optics is certainly as beautiful as the original color unlike digital zoom that is processed by software.

Amcrest ip4m-1056 vs Lorex lnd3374sb

At first glance the two features are only different in optical zoom while other features are almost the same, at least close each other.

Table 1 lorex vs amcrest dome camera

Model Amcrest IP4M-1056EW Lorex LND3374SB
Resolution 4Megapixel (2272×1704) @20 fps 3MP (2048×1536)
Lens 2.8mm fixed with max f2.4 Sony IMX322 progressive scan CMOS with Ambarella S2Lm chipset 2.7mm~12mm varifocal lens CMOS
Zoom Intelligent digital zoom 3x optical motorized zoom
Field of view angle 104°~55° 93°~33°
Night vision 30 IR LEDs range ~164ft (50m) 2pcs IR LEDs Range ~140 ft(35m)
Audio N/A N/A
Housing IP67 weatherproof and IK10 vandal resistant IP66 weatherproof and vandal proof
Price (Aug 2019) $129.99 $159.99

With a price difference of around $ 30, you get a more expensive lorex, but the excess of 3x optical zoom is a significant advantage.

2. Dome Turret model

Turret camera models generally provide higher illuminant values to reach more distant night vision, greater night vision capability making it suitable for night vision needs outside the home / office with a longer distance reach.

Amcrest released the ip8m-t2499ew dome turret camera with a fixed lens with 4k resolution, on the other hand we take lorex 8950abw one of the many lorex turret series which is also the same as a fixed lens. Lorex has few choices of turret model cameras with optical zoom lens.

Color night vision

Note the following amcrest vs lorex comparison table, from the resolution, fixed 2.8mm lens and also the availability of a microphone are almost the same features between the two products. Except the ability of night vision that is different in range and also the ability of color night vision on lorex.

Lorex lne8950abw vs amcrest ip8m-t2499

Table 2 Amcrest vs Lorex Turret camera

Model Amcrest IP8M-T2499EW Lorex LNE8950abw
Resolution 4K @15fps, 3MP @30fps 4k @15 fps; 3mp @30 fps
Lens 2.8mm fixed lens, IMX274 Sony Starvis image sensor and S3LM Ambarella Chipset 2.8mm fixed lens with Sony Exmor R™ CMOS sensor image sensor
Zoom Digital zoom 16x digital zoom
Field of view angle 112° 113°
Night vision 1 powerful IR LED range ~164ft 1pcs IR LED Range up to 200ft with color night vision in ambient light
Audio Built in Microphone for one way audio Built-in microphone for audio listening
Memory MicroSD card up to 128GB n/a
Housing IP67 weatherproof with metal housing IP67 weatherproof with aluminum alloy metal housing
Price (Aug 2019) $119.99 $235.00

Note that the price difference for lorex is quite great more than $ 100 with the advantage of a wider range of night vision and color night vision capabilities with the addition of ambient light within your frame.

However, you will be interested in what is offered by Lorex turret with higher level series at a price that is almost the same today, it is Lorex 8964ab.

Now we turn to the comparison of amcrest vs lorex bullet camera models.

3. Bullet model

The only bullet model camera with 4k resolution released by Amcrest is IP8M-2496 with a fixed lens, so we also take a similar bullet model camera from lorex namely lorex lnb8111. Lorex released few types of security cameras with bullet models from 1080p to 4k resolution with optical zoom.

Camera lens

Look at table 3 below, both are equipped with a fixed lens with the same resolution and frame rate of 4k @ 15 fps, or 2k @ 30 fps real time speed. And with a slight difference in the field of view angle where Amcrest provides a wider view angle than lorex

On the other hand lorex is still superior in color night vision with the same range as Amcrest. Now take a close look at the following Amcrest ip8m-2496 vs lorex lnb8111 spec comparison table see the same price.

Lorex lnb8111b vs amcrest ip8m-2496e

Table 3 Lorex vs Amcrest Bullet cameras

Model Amcrest ip8m-2496e Lorex lnb8111
Resolution 8Megapixel (3840×2160)@15 fps 4k (3840×2160) @15fps; 2k @30 fps
Lens 2.8mm fixed lens f2.4 Sony IMX274 Starvis Sensor Ambarella S3L33M Chipset 4.0mm fixed lens f1.6 Sony Exmor R CMOS sensor with back illuminated pixel technology
Zoom Digital zoom 16x Digital zoom
Field of view angle 112° 88°
Night vision 2pcs IR LEDs range ~131 ft (65m) IR LED 850nm range ~130ft(40m) in ambient light in color, ~90ft(27m) total darkness
Audio n/a n/a
Storage microSD card ~128GB  
Housing IP67 weatherproof with metal housing IP66 weatherproof with anti-corrosive metal housing  
Price (Aug 2019) $109.98 $110.50

The original price of lorex is around $ 180.00, but over time the price drops to around $ 110, the same as the price of Amcrest ip8m-2496. Click the link below for more details, as well as current prices on Amazon and current customer rating.

4. Ptz model

Now we turn to the PTZ model which is more widely used for business and to cover a very large area of nearly 360 degrees with panning camera capabilities with programmable preset patrols. We select ptz camera product from Amcrest which is successful in the market namely Amcrest IP4M-1053EW and from Lorex we take Lorex LNZ44P12B.

Please refer to lorex vs amcrest spec comparison table (table 3) between Amcrest IP4M-1053EW and Lorex LNZ44P12B.


Both of these PTZ cameras are technically the same although there is a slight difference in the value that is not too far away, for example the range of focal length and range of view angles produced. Amcrest is more advantage because of the availability of audio interface for two-way communication, as well as an alarm interface also available In / Out.

Color night vision

There aren’t many security cameras that are equipped with CNV (color night vision) technology that allows us to view videos and record them in color at night, no longer in black and white views like most cameras with night vision support. The range of these two cameras is the same at night except with the addition of ambient light, lorex can provide color night vision.

Lorex lnz44p12b vs amcrest ip4m-1053ew

Table 4. Lorex vs amcrest PTZ camera

Model Amcrest IP4M-1053EW Lorex LNZ44P12B
Resolution 4MP (2688×1520) @30/60 fps; 4MP (2688×1520) @30 4mp (2k)/ 2592×1520 @30 fps
Lens 1/3” CMOS 5.3mm ~ 64.0 mm 4mp with latest CMOS  image sensor & Ambarella Chipset S3L55M 1/3” CMOS 5.3mm ~ 64mm, F1.6 ~ F4.4 with Zoom Module lens type
Zoom 12x optical motorized zoom and 16x digital zoom 12× optical zoom and 16× digital zoom
Field of view angle 58.2°(wide angle) ~4.8° (Tele angle) 54.7°(wide angle) ~4.54° (Tele angle)
Night vision 6pcs IR LEDs with starlight technology illuminate IR lights up to 328ft (100m) Night vision range ~300ft(100m) total darkness, adding ambient light trigger color night vision  
Audio Audio Interface: 1/1 channel In/Out; Alarm: 2/1 channel In/Out n/a
Storage Micro SD Card up to 128GB n/a
Panning Tilting 360° panning horizontally and ~90° tilting vertically, speed Pan: 240° /s; Tilt: 200° /s 0°~360° Pan (Endless); -15°~90° Tilt; Max 200°/Sec Pan; Max 120°/Sec Tilt
Housing IP66 weatherproof with metal housing construction IP66 weatherproof
Price (Aug 2019) $380.99 $474.95

The price difference between these two products is quite great, which is around $ 90, you decide which one suits your needs. You can choose Amcrest with a difference in price of $ 90, there is an audio interface and memory slot up to 128GB, but you miss the chance of the color night vision feature. Click the link below for spec details and buy on Amazon (#ads).

You may like to see Amcrest ip4m-1063 with 25x optical zoom

Related products:

You may also like lorex vs amcret 16 channel security camera systems with new series of LNK7000 nvr system and Lorex lkb353 cameras, or you may like the 8 channel between Annke and Reolink NVR system. See also like to consider floodlights camera, comparison between nest vs arlo floodlight security camera

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.