When it comes to choosing the right security camera for your home or business, Eufy and Reolink are two popular brands to consider.
In this article, I examined and compared the features, capabilities, and performance of 15 Eufy cameras and 31 Reolink security cameras across nine categories to help you decide which is best for you.
A comprehensive list of model codes included in the analysis is included at the end of the article. Let’s get started!
Both Eufy and Reolink have a lot in common, such as offering good-quality cameras with local storage for privacy and no monthly fees. Pricing for both brands is also on par (with the exception of the very high-end Reolink PTZ cameras)
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Best for Smart Security: Eufy
Eufy cameras generally have an advantage when it comes to installation, as they rely more on Wi-Fi than Power over Ethernet (PoE).
Additionally, they offer enhanced smart motion detection capabilities, including facial recognition, and often feature built-in sirens, setting them apart from Reolink models.
In terms of integration with smart home systems, most Eufy models seamlessly work with Alexa, Google Assistant, and even Apple HomeKit, while Reolink cameras have more limited support.
These cameras are ideal for individuals seeking one or two cameras for home surveillance purposes as their cameras tend to provide a wider field of view, making them suitable for users who desire broad coverage with just a couple of cameras, rather than a meticulous arrangement of wide and narrow-focused surveillance devices
Reolink cameras provide a more comprehensive surveillance solution for homes or businesses, thanks to their reliance on a professional-grade wired setup rather than just Wi-Fi. They offer convenient kits that include up to 8 cameras and a Network Video Recorder (NVR), allowing for a scalable and robust security system.
Their cameras also excel in interoperability with their compatibility with ONVIF, a standard protocol for IP-based security products.
Unlike Eufy, Reolink also offers camera models with optical zoom and motorized lenses, enabling users to adjust the zoom level remotely for enhanced visibility.
In terms of PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) functionality, Reolink surpasses Eufy with superior camera models that provide greater control and flexibility for monitoring larger areas.
Additionally, Reolink cameras support 5GHz Wi-Fi, offering faster and more reliable wireless connectivity compared to Eufy's limited Wi-Fi support.
Winners per Category
|Video Transmission and Camera Power||Reolink|
|Local and Cloud Storage||Reolink|
|Infrared, Spotlights, and Low Light Sensors||Draw|
|Camera Image Sensors||Draw|
|Motorized Panning, Tilting, and Zooming||Reolink|
In this section, I compared the camera types, power and data transmission options, pricing, cloud subscription services, and standard warranty of the two brands.
When it comes to camera types, both Eufy and Reolink offer a variety, such as bullet, freestanding, floodlight, video doorbell, and more.
Eufy also has a selection of wall light and spotlight cameras, while Reolink has additional offerings, such as PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) and dome cameras.
PTZ cameras are popular for their ability to cover larger areas, as they can pan and tilt their lens to survey different parts of a location. Dome cameras are known for their discreet appearance and ability to blend into a location's aesthetics, making them ideal for businesses and public spaces.
Power and Data Transmission
Eufy mainly offers wireless data transmission and a mix of wired and battery power options.
Similarly, Reolink has a selection of wireless and wired data transmission choices, but they focus more on wired power options.
If you're looking for a wireless option with battery power, both brands provide viable choices, such as Eufy's eufyCam 2 and Reolink's Argus 2.
Both brands cover a wide range, from budget to high-end options. Eufy's Solo IndoorCam C24 and Reolink's Argus Eco, for example, are reasonably priced options for those on a tight budget.
If you're looking for top-of-the-line cameras, you might consider Eufy's Floodlight Cam 2 Pro, SoloCam S40, or Reolink's RLC-823A 16X, a high-end PTZ camera.
Cloud Subscription Services
Eufy offers optional subscriptions for most models, while Reolink also provides optional subscriptions, with a few models not having that option available.
This flexibility allows users to choose whether or not they want to pay for additional cloud storage on a case-by-case basis, depending on the features associated with each model.
Standard Warranty Offered
Most Eufy cameras have a 1-year warranty, while Reolink models come with a 2-year warranty.
This could be a deciding factor if you're looking for added peace of mind and assurance in the longevity and support of your security camera.
Video Transmission and Camera Power
Here, I specifically looked at power options, data transmission processes, and data types of Eufy and Reolink.
Reolink stands out with a wider range of power options and data transmission options, including PoE and 5GHz WiFi.
Eufy cameras offer multiple power choices, such as AC power, DC power, and batteries, with some models like the Eufy S120 and SoloCam S40 also compatible with solar panels.
Reolink's camera models have diverse power options such as DC power, PoE (Power over Ethernet), and battery, and many models like Argus 3 Pro are compatible with solar panels as well.
Both Eufy and Reolink offer wireless transmission methods such as 2.4GHz WiFi, making them ideal for easy installation and setup.
Reolink goes a step further by providing 5GHz WiFi support in several models like the E1 Zoom and RLC-542WA. A few models from both brands also offer 4G LTE support, such as the Eufy 4G Starlight and Reolink Go PT Plus.
Local & Cloud Storage
With regard to the storage and smart interaction capabilities of each brand, I focused on its storage capacity, storage options, and compatibility features.
Reolink cameras have larger and more diverse storage capacity and broader interoperability features such as ONVIF, RTSP, and P2P.
Eufy and Reolink vary in their onboard storage options. Eufy cameras tend to have smaller storage capacities, ranging from 4GB to 128 GB. In contrast, Reolink cameras usually offer larger capacities, going up to 256GB.
Eufy has a mix of eMMC (embedded multimedia card), microSD, NAS (network-attached storage), and Cloud storage options across its camera models. Some Eufy models also use wireless hubs for storage.
Reolink also offers a variety of storage options including microSD, NVR (network video recorder), FTP (file transfer protocol), and Cloud storage.
For example, Eufy's Floodlight Cam 2 Pro stands out with its 8GB internal storage and compatibility with NAS and eMMC.
The Duo 4G, on the other hand, has 128GB onboard storage and supports microSD and Cloud storage options, making it a versatile choice for those seeking a camera with more elaborate storage capabilities.
In terms of the cameras’ capability to communicate and work with other systems and devices, both Eufy and Reolink offer this feature.
However, Reolink has a more significant advantage, as most of their models support ONVIF, RTSP, and P2P protocols, which enable easy integration with various devices and systems such as NVRs and smart home ecosystems.
Eufy cameras typically support RTSP in some models, which is a standard protocol for streaming video.
In terms of smart integration and intelligence features, I analyzed both brands’ capabilities and customization of motion zones and sensitivity.
Eufy products are compatible with a broader range of smart home devices and come equipped with advanced smart motion detection features.
Both Eufy and Reolink have various smart integrations.
Most Eufy models integrate with Alexa, Google Assistant, and some even with Apple HomeKit like the Solo IndoorCam C24 and eufyCam 2 Pro, making them compatible with a wider range of smart home ecosystems.
Reolink offers Google Assistant and Chromecast compatibility, while some models also support Google Nest Hub and Alexa integration like the E1 Zoom, RLC-823A 16X, RLC-830A, RLC-1224A.
Configurable Motion Zones
This feature, which allows you to customize the areas that the camera monitors, is available in most Eufy and Reolink models included in this research.
Both Eufy and Reolink generally offer configurable motion sensitivity options in their cameras, allowing you to adjust how easily motion is detected.
Both brands provide motion alerts, most commonly through push notifications. Reolink models also offer email alerts, giving users an additional method to receive notifications about detected motion events.
Smart Motion Detection Features
In this aspect, Eufy tends to provide more advanced features than Reolink. Most Eufy cameras offer Person Detection and several models also include Animal Detection, Sound Detection, and Face Detection.
Reolink models typically provide Person Detection and Vehicle Detection, with some models offering Animal Detection as well. If you are looking for advanced smart motion detection features, Eufy may be a better option.
Here, I specifically looked at Eufy and Reolink’s audio capabilities like integrated microphones and speakers, alarms, and sirens.
A majority of Eufy cameras support two-way communication and come with integrated sirens.
Integrated Microphone, Speakers, and Two-Way Audio
Eufy and Reolink offer several security camera models with impressive audio capabilities.
Most of the cameras from both brands support an integrated microphone, an integrated speaker, and two-way audio.
This is crucial for users who need to engage in real-time communication with visitors or potential threats through the camera system.
Siren and Alarm features
Eufy and Reolink models have different offerings in this regard.
Several Eufy cameras come with an integrated siren, and its loudness typically ranges from 90 to 105 decibels. This is important for people who want their cameras to be able to emit loud sound alarms to deter intruders.
Out of the various Eufy models, notable ones include the Solo IndoorCam C24 and the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro.
The Solo IndoorCam C24 is an indoor camera that features an integrated microphone and speaker, as well as two-way audio capabilities. The Floodlight Cam 2 Pro is an outdoor camera with similar audio features, plus a 100-decibel siren for deterring intruders.
Some Reolink cameras also have integrated sirens like E1 Zoom and Argus 2E. Both models come with an integrated microphone, speaker, siren alarm, and two-way audio support.
Here I examined the brands’ video features including the recording capabilities, video coding formats, privacy masking options, and wide dynamic range (WDR).
While Eufy has Privacy Masking or adjustments in brightness, contrast, and sharpness and models with WDR features, Reolink predominantly has better efficiency in video file storage, and offers more flexibility in terms of frame rates, video streams, and recording options.
Continuous and Motion-Activated Recording
Eufy offers a mix of continuous and motion-activated recording options in its portfolio. For example, the Solo IndoorCam C24 and Solo IndoorCam P24 T8410X both support continuous recording, while the SoloCam S40 and the eufyCam 2C Pro rely on motion-activated recording.
Reolink provides a variety of models with continuous or motion-activated recording, such as the RLC-410W and RLC-511WA featuring both, Argus Eco, Argus 2E, and Argus 2 with motion-activated recording only.
In terms of frame rates, Eufy has some models having a maximum frame rate of 15. Reolink, on the other hand, provides more options in terms of frame rates. For instance, the E1 Zoom supports a maximum frame rate of 20, RLC-823A 16X and RLC-830A models offer 25, while the RLC-511WA can go up to 30.
Video Coding Formats
A few models from Eufy like the Solo IndoorCam C24 and SoloCam S40 are equipped with H.265 coding format.
Reolink, on the other hand, primarily uses the H.265 coding format for all of its models included in this research, ensuring efficient compression of video files.
Wide Dynamic Range
A few Eufy cameras offer WDR functionality such as the Solo IndoorCam C24, Solo IndoorCam P24 T8410X, and the Video Doorbell 2K (Battery).
As for Reolink, digital WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) or HDR (High Dynamic Range) is only in its RLC-511W model.
Eufy cameras have unique features such as Privacy Masking in the S100 model and Saturation, Brightness, Contrast, and Sharpness adjustments on the SoloCam S40, while privacy masking is also present in Reolink’s Argus 2E model.
Reolink has a mix of both single and dual video stream support. For instance, the E1 Zoom, Argus 3 Pro Solar, and Argus Pro have a single video stream, while other models like the RLC-823A 16X, RLC-833A, and E1 Pro have dual video stream support.
Reolink also offers 3D-DNR or Digital Noise Reduction which decreases picture noise and reduces color mixture errors on its RLC-410W and RLC-511W models.
Infrared, Spotlights, and Low Light Sensors
Here, I took into consideration the night vision capabilities of both brands focusing on types of night vision, spotlight features, infrared distance, and active deterrence technology.
Both brands feature night vision and spotlight on selected models.
Types of Night Vision
Infrared night vision is available in most models, with Eufy offering it in 14 products and Reolink in 22. However, some security cameras also provide full-color night vision through a spotlight or low-light sensor technology. Eufy has 10 models with this feature, while Reolink has 13.
Eufy offers spotlight-equipped cameras with a range of lumens from 300 to 3000, while Reolink has a range of 180 to 945 lumens.
Reolink generally offers a larger range, providing up to 262 feet in total darkness for some models, such as the RLC-823A 16X. Eufy cameras, on the other hand, have infrared distances from 25 feet to 32.8 feet for most models.
If you're looking for an indoor camera, Eufy has options like the Solo IndoorCam C24 and Solo IndoorCam P24 T8410X with an Infrared Distance of 32.8 feet.
Reolink also has indoor camera options, such as the E1 Pro, E1 Zoom, and Argus PT 2K, boasting infrared distances of up to 40 feet.
For homeowners who require outdoor cameras, both brands have options with added features. Eufy's Solo OutdoorCam C24 and C22 offer Infrared and Full Color via a Spotlight.
Reolink also has outdoor cameras like Argus 2E, Argus Eco, Argus 2, and Argus Pro, all equipped with Infrared Night Vision.
Active deterrence technology
This feature deters intruders through light, sound, or other means. Reolink offers this feature in 14 models. However, Eufy does provide extra deterrence through its Floodlight Cam 2 Pro and Floodlight Cam 2 models, which have powerful lights of 2500 and 3000 lumens, respectively.
Camera Image Sensors
Here, I've looked at various factors such as field of view, lens type, and resolution of camera models included in the research.
Eufy cameras generally offer a wider field of view, while Reolink offers higher resolution options and more flexible lens configurations.
Field of View
Eufy cameras have a wide field of view, with most models ranging from 105 to 160 degrees in the horizontal plane. This broad coverage allows for monitoring larger areas with a single camera.
On the other hand, the field of view for Reolink cameras is generally within a range of 80 to 122 degrees, which is narrower than some Eufy cameras, but still sufficient for most home security needs.
Types of Lenses
All Eufy cameras in this research come with fixed-focus lenses, while Reolink cameras offer either fixed-focus or motorized lenses like the E1 Zoom, RLC-833A, Argus Eco, and RLC-511WA, allowing users to zoom in and out or adjust the focus remotely.
Some Eufy camera models provide 2K or 3MP output, with the 4G Starlight having the highest resolution of 5 MP.
Meanwhile, Reolink’s resolution ranges from 2 MP to 8 MP, with the RLC-1224A standing out with a 12MP resolution.
Motorized Panning, Tilting, and Zooming
Here, I scrutinized the pan, tilt, and zoom capabilities of the camera models included in this research.
Reolink offers more cameras with pan and tilt functions compared to Eufy. They also have cameras with motorized lenses for optical zoom, unlike Eufy.
Pan and Tilt
Reolink offers more models with pan and tilt functions compared to Eufy.
For instance, models like the E1 Zoom, RLC-823A, and RLC-523WA have pan capabilities, covering an angle of 355 to 360 degrees.
In contrast, only a few Eufy models, like the Solo IndoorCam P24 T8410X and the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro, feature a pan function with a similar range.
Optical and Digital Zoom
When it comes to zoom functionality, Reolink has several models with optical zoom such as the RLC-823A 16X and RLC-833A with 3x optical zoom. Eufy, on the other hand, primarily offers digital zoom on some of their models like the Solo IndoorCam C24 and the eufyCam 2 Pro, both featuring up to 8x digital zoom.
Both brands provide models with PTZ preset and tracking features, enabling users to set specific monitoring points or to make their cameras track moving objects. The Reolink RLC-823A and the RLC-523WA are notable examples of cameras with these features, while the Eufy Floodlight Cam 2 Pro also includes preset capabilities.
When examining the device features of Eufy and Reolink, I specifically checked the cameras’ build quality, weather resistance, operating temperature, and weight.
Eufy offers a variety of weather-resistant models with a generally lighter design, while Reolink’s higher-end range comes with metal aluminum casings. Other than these higher-end cameras, the build quality of both brands is on par.
When examining the build quality of the cameras, Eufy primarily uses plastic in its cameras. Reolink, on the other hand, often employs metal aluminum and even an IK10 vandal-proof casing in some models, like the RLC-542WA. This suggests higher durability and reliability for outdoor use in the Reolink range.
Eufy cameras generally feature an IP65 or IP67 rating, with the latter being more resistant to the elements. Reolink cameras mostly possess an IP66 rating, with a few models labeled as “weather-resistant” without specifying an IP rating.
Overall, both brands offer a good range of weather-resistant cameras suitable for various environments.
If you live in an area with extreme temperatures, this feature is valuable in deciding which camera to get.
Eufy cameras can function in temperatures as low as -4°F, while Reolink cameras can operate from 14°F. However, both brands feature cameras that can withstand temperatures up to 122°F or 131°F, depending on the model.
Both Eufy and Reolink offer devices that can handle high humidity levels of up to 90%.
If you prefer lightweight cameras, Eufy has options like the Solo IndoorCam C24 and eufyCam 2C Pro, weighing 98g and 196g, respectively.
Reolink also has lightweight models such as the Argus 2E and Lumus, with weights of 230g and 185g, respectively.
How I Tested
Solo IndoorCam C24
Solo IndoorCam P24 T8410X
Floodlight Cam 2 Pro
Floodlight Cam 2
Video Doorbell 2K (Battery)
eufyCam 2C Pro
eufyCam 2 Pro
Solo OutdoorCam C24
Solo OutdoorCam C22
Video Doorbell 2K (Wired)
Argus 3 Pro Solar
Go PT Plus
Argus PT 2K
Argus 3 Pro