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You can easily keep an eye on suspicious activity in and around your home using a professional grade security camera. In this Amcrest vs Foscam match up, we compare their Indoor IP, Turret and PTZ camera.

We give you a detailed comparison of these brands’ most popular models based on Resolution and Field of View, Power & Installation Options, Night Vision, Motion Detection & Audio, and Footage Storage and Streaming.

Indoor IP Camera Head to Head

Indoor IP Camera – Amcrest ProHD Indoor Wi-Fi Camera vs Foscam 4MP Indoor WiFi IP Camera

Verdict Paragraph

Model(s): 1920TVL

The Amcrest ProHD Wi-Fi Camera is a great IP security camera. This ceiling mount Wi-Fi device has 360-degrees Pan and 90-degrees Tilt along with digital zoom.

Furthermore, this advanced IP camera supports multiple smart devices. You can playback its captured videos using Amcrest Surveillance Pro or Blue Iris Professional.

Pros

  • Amcrest Cloud remote video storage
  • 12 IR LEDs ensure 32 feet night vision range

Cons

  • Does not support a 64 GB Card
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Home Security Camera Foscam R4S 4MP WiFi IP Camera Wireless Baby Monitor

Model(s): R4S

The Foscam 4MP Wi-Fi IP Camera can record 4MP (2304 x 1536) resolution videos. With the help of WDR technology, it can correct the glare and dark spots of the captured videos too.
If you want no compromise when it comes to connectivity, rest assured that its 2.4GHz, and 5 GHz connectivity will not let you down.

Pros

  • 4MP resolution
  • Compatible with Amazon Alexa

Cons

  • Some users have complained about narrow night vision

Resolution and Field of View

Amcrest ProHD Indoor Wi-Fi Camera
9.6
Foscam 4MP Indoor WiFi IP Camera
9.7

The Amcrest ProHD Wi-Fi Camera can record 2MP 1080P resolution videos at 30fps. To ensure crisp videos, it also comes with the Sony Exmor IMX323 image sensor and the Ambarella S2LM chipset.

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The Foscam 4MP WiFi IP Camera comes with a 4MP resolution camera. Moreover, it’s also equipped with Human-Only Detection technology, which eliminates any false alarm.

Power & Installation Options

Amcrest ProHD Indoor Wi-Fi Camera
9.5
Foscam 4MP Indoor WiFi IP Camera
9.5

The Amcrest ProHD Wi-Fi Camera comes with a simple QR code at the bottom. Take out your phone and scan it, as this completes its setup. Immediately after, you can see the live videos it takes.  

Similarly, you can connect the Foscam 4MP WiFi IP Camera with your app by scanning a simple QR Code. After you have successfully set up the Foscam 4MP WiFi IP Camera, it will start working smoothly with both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi.

Night Vision, Motion Detection & Audio

Amcrest ProHD Indoor Wi-Fi Camera
9.3
Foscam 4MP Indoor WiFi IP Camera
9.4

The Amcrest ProHD Wi-Fi Camera comes with multiple IR LEDs that give it a 32 Feet night vision.  

The Foscam 4MP WiFi IP Camera comes with 13 infrared LED cameras. They allow a 33 feet night vision range.

Footage Storage and Streaming

Amcrest ProHD Indoor Wi-Fi Camera
9.6
Foscam 4MP Indoor WiFi IP Camera
9.5

The Amcrest ProHD Wi-Fi Camera supports MicroSD card, NVR, ONVIF, FTP, Blue Iris. 

Both the Foscam 4MP WiFi IP Camera and the Amcrest ProHD Wi-Fi Camera come with Two-way Audio so that you can talk with your loved ones anytime you want.

Technical Comparison

Amcrest ProHD Wi-Fi CameraFoscam 4MP WiFi IP Camera
Internal Storage32GBN/A
Night Vision Range32 Feet33 Feet
Video ResolutionFull HD 1080p4MP HD
Alert typeMotion & Sound DetectionMotion Detection
Wi-Fi ConnectivitySingle BandDual Band
WDRN/ACompatible
Pan/Tilt Angle360 degrees Pan & 90 degrees Tilt.360 degrees Pan & 90 degrees Tilt.
Amazon AlexaN/ACompatible
Sources: amcrest.com, foscammall.com

The Verdict

The Foscam 4MP WiFi IP Camera shades this contest with the 4MB camera. A close match though, the Amcrest ProHD Wi-Fi Camera is also a very good camera.

Model(s): 1920TVL

The Amcrest ProHD Wi-Fi Camera is a great IP security camera. This ceiling mount Wi-Fi device has 360-degrees Pan and 90-degrees Tilt along with digital zoom.

Furthermore, this advanced IP camera supports multiple smart devices. You can playback its captured videos using Amcrest Surveillance Pro or Blue Iris Professional.

Pros

  • Amcrest Cloud remote video storage
  • 12 IR LEDs ensure 32 feet night vision range

Cons

  • Does not support a 64 GB Card
vs

Home Security Camera Foscam R4S 4MP WiFi IP Camera Wireless Baby Monitor

Model(s): R4S

The Foscam 4MP Wi-Fi IP Camera can record 4MP (2304 x 1536) resolution videos. With the help of WDR technology, it can correct the glare and dark spots of the captured videos too.
If you want no compromise when it comes to connectivity, rest assured that its 2.4GHz, and 5 GHz connectivity will not let you down.

Pros

  • 4MP resolution
  • Compatible with Amazon Alexa

Cons

  • Some users have complained about narrow night vision

PTZ Camera Head to Head

PTZ Camera – Amcrest WiFi PTZ IP Camera vs Foscam WiFi 1080P PTZ Camera

Model(s): IP2M-858W

The Amcrest WiFi PTZ IP Camera captures 1080P videos at 30fps. It stands out because it offers 25x Optical and 16x Digital Zoom. You will hardly find a security camera that offers both optical and digital zoom.

Furthermore, it also comes with a 360-degrees pan and 90-degrees tilt capacity for a wide viewing angle.

Pros

  • IP66 weatherproof metal housing
  • Enhanced Night Vision with BLC mode

Cons

  • You need to buy the screws and anchors separately
9.3

Foscam WiFi 1080P PTZ Camera

4x Optical Zoom
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Professional Foscam FI9928P WiFi Camera 1080P PTZ 4x Optical Zoom

Model(s): FI9928P

The Foscam WiFi 1080P PTZ Camera is a 1080P PTZ Dome recording device.

Thanks to its Sony Starvis Sensor, you will have full-color images even in the darkest of nights.

Pros

  • Ambarella chipset
  • External card slot

Cons

  • A little heavier to install than Amcrest

Resolution and Field of View

Amcrest WiFi PTZ IP Camera
9.4
Foscam WiFi 1080P PTZ Camera
9.2

The Amcrest WiFi PTZ IP Camera captures 1080P videos at 30fps. Its Sony STARVIS IMX290 image sensor and the Ambarella S3LM chipset make sure it captures sharp videos too. Moreover, it has a whopping 328 feet sight.  

On the flip side, the Foscam WiFi 1080P PTZ Camera also comes with an Ambarella Chipset and a Sony Starvis Sensor. It can record at a 1080P resolution.

Power & Installation Options

Amcrest WiFi PTZ IP Camera
9.3
Foscam WiFi 1080P PTZ Camera
9.3

On your Amcrest Security Camera, you can stream recorded videos by using the View App. Setting up this app is very simple and takes only a few steps. 

You can set up the Foscam WiFi 1080P PTZ Camera with its app by using your Web browser.

Night Vision, Motion Detection & Audio

Amcrest WiFi PTZ IP Camera
9.5
Foscam WiFi 1080P PTZ Camera
9.3

The Amcrest WiFi PTZ IP Camera comes with a Sony Starvis 1/3” progressive image sensor and built-in IR LEDs. Thanks to these advanced specs, it can cover 329 feet. 

The Foscam WiFi 1080P PTZ Camera has a 4x optical zoom compared to Amcrests 25x optical zoom. The Foscam PTZ, it comes with advanced color night vision.

Footage Storage and Streaming

Amcrest WiFi PTZ IP Camera
9.4
Foscam WiFi 1080P PTZ Camera
9.3

The Amcrest WiFi PTZ IP Camera supports MicroSD Card, Amcrest NVR, Amcrest Cloud, FTP, NAS. 

The Foscam WiFi 1080P PTZ Camera comes with an external SD card slot. You can also choose to use the cloud storage option.

Technical Comparison

Amcrest WiFi PTZ IP CameraFoscam WiFi 1080P PTZ Camera
Night Vision Range329 feet196 feet
Video Resolution1080p1080p
Viewing Angle2.4° to 59.2°N/A
Frame Rate30 fpsN/A
Pan/Tilt Angle360 degrees pan and 90 degrees tilt355 degrees pan and 85 degrees tilt
Image SensorSony Starvis 1/3” progressive image sensorSony Starvis
Zoom25x Optical4X Optical Zoom
Sources: amcrest.com, foscammall.com

The Verdict

The Amcrest WiFi PTZ IP Camera takes the winner spot. However, Foscam WiFi 1080P PTZ Camera gave its rival a tough competition.
The Amcrest WiFi PTZ IP Camera is the best security camera in this category with its 25x optical zoom, versatile storage options, and great night vision.

Model(s): IP2M-858W

The Amcrest WiFi PTZ IP Camera captures 1080P videos at 30fps. It stands out because it offers 25x Optical and 16x Digital Zoom. You will hardly find a security camera that offers both optical and digital zoom.

Furthermore, it also comes with a 360-degrees pan and 90-degrees tilt capacity for a wide viewing angle.

Pros

  • IP66 weatherproof metal housing
  • Enhanced Night Vision with BLC mode

Cons

  • You need to buy the screws and anchors separately
9.3

Foscam WiFi 1080P PTZ Camera

4x Optical Zoom
vs

Professional Foscam FI9928P WiFi Camera 1080P PTZ 4x Optical Zoom

Model(s): FI9928P

The Foscam WiFi 1080P PTZ Camera is a 1080P PTZ Dome recording device.

Thanks to its Sony Starvis Sensor, you will have full-color images even in the darkest of nights.

Pros

  • Ambarella chipset
  • External card slot

Cons

  • A little heavier to install than Amcrest
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