Saturday, October 29, 2016

Review: Amcrest IP3M-943W

Amcrest ProHD Outdoor 3-Megapixel (2304 x 1296P) WiFi Wireless IP Security Bullet Camera - IP67 Weatherproof, 3MP (1080P/1296P), IP3M-943W 

I mounted the 2K Amcrest IP3M-943W cam mounted next to the Escam QD900 driveway cam.
The Escam with the stock lens (titled down to avoid the sun) looks like this.

The Amcrest looks like

The main advantage is you get a wider angle at the same base resolution as the Escam. This is a lot easier to see in these bird feeder shots.

This shot is with the standard lens Escam QD900 (1080p)

Notice the bird feeder itself uses about the same number of pixels in this larger picture but the field of view is much wider. Which might one use for these cams, a wide angle view that is still some what useful. However you will also notice if you zoom in on the 2K cam picture so that the bird feeder is the same size in both (basically cropping to a 1080p image), the bird feeder will be clearer in QD900 picture. So do not expect to be able to zoom in much for details.

Here is the view from the Amcrest 2K cam in night mode.

And the one form the QD900 for comparison.

So a good wide angle cam and decent night vision but for the $130 price tag you might be better off with 2 QD900s side by side.

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