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Here we go! A comprehensive showdown between security camera brands Reolink vs Lorex

These brands have some of the best security cameras on the market so we compare each based on Resolution & Field of View, Power & Installation Options, Night Vision, Motion Detection & Audio, and Footage Storage and Streaming.

People have long shifted to security cameras when trying to protect their homes. A good camera can save you money and provide the best security money can buy. Online streaming, night vision, motion detection and face recognition are only some of the features of modern security cameras to help you secure your property.

Indoor IP Camera Head to Head

Indoor IP Camera – Reolink 4MP Indoor IP Camera vs Lorex HD Smart Indoor Camera

The Reolink 4MP Indoor IP Camera is the winner in this category of security cameras. This Indoor IP security camera stands out for its solid internal and cloud storage, ultra HD video resolution, motion, and audio alert, night vision.

On the other hand, the Lorex HD Smart Indoor Camera Pro is a pretty good security camera too, but it falls behind its Reolink counterpart in three of the four comparison areas.

9.4

Reolink 4MP Indoor IP Camera

Supports Multiple Cameras

Reolink E1 Pro 4MP Super HD Indoor WiFi Camera, Dual-Band 2.4ghz/5ghz, Pan/Tilt Baby Monitor Camera with Cloud Storage, Night Vision

Model(s): E1 Pro

The Reolink 4MP Indoor IP Camera can record footage at a 1440p resolution. This camera comes with an advanced Pan & Tilt feature that allows it to rotate 355 degrees horizontally and 50 degrees vertically. Furthermore, it comes with built-in speakers and a microphone.

Pros

  • It supports Micro SD Card, Reolink Cloud, and Reolink NVR
  • Supports every popular OS

Cons

  • Some users have complained about the annoyingly lengthy 10’ power cable
9.3

Lorex HD Smart Indoor Camera

Person Detection
vs

Model(s): W261AQC-E

The Lorex HD Smart Indoor Camera can capture videos at a 1080p resolution and cover a 135° field of view. This camera comes with extendable internal storage. By default, you get a 16GB card. When you need more space, you can easily upgrade to a 256GB card. What sets this model apart is its Person Detection technology.

Pros

  • Comes with a two-way talk feature.
  • Supports motion detection zones.

Cons

  • Re-login required to view captured footage.

Resolution and Field of View

Reolink 4MP Indoor IP Camera
9.4
Lorex HD Smart Indoor Camera
9.2

When it comes to Resolution and Field of View, the Reolink 4MP Indoor IP Camera is capable of recording crisp videos at a 2560×1440 resolution. On the other hand, the Lorex HD Smart Indoor Camera can record videos at only 1080p resolution.

Moreover, The Reolink 4MP Indoor IP Camera can cover 40 Feet at night, and the Lorex HD Smart Indoor Camera can cover only 33 Feet.

Power & Installation Options

Reolink 4MP Indoor IP Camera
9.4
Lorex HD Smart Indoor Camera
9.5

Both models have easy installation and power options. 

The Reolink 4MP Indoor IP Camera can be set up without any help from an expert. Connecting to the NVR, setting up the speaker, the mic, the motion sensors, and enabling its software updates is also easy. 

On the other hand, you can connect your Lorex HD Smart Indoor Camera with its mobile app by scanning a QR code.

Night Vision, Motion Detection & Audio

Reolink 4MP Indoor IP Camera
9.3
Lorex HD Smart Indoor Camera
9.2

Night vision is an essential feature for Indoor IPs. Both models have good night vision features, with slight differences in their range. The Reolink 4MP Indoor IP Camera has a range of 40ft, whereas the Lorex HD Smart Indoor Camera has a range of only 33 Feet.

Both models come with Motion Detection technology. Furthermore, they both have the Two-Way-Audio feature.

Footage Storage and Streaming

Reolink 4MP Indoor IP Camera
9.6
Lorex HD Smart Indoor Camera
9.3

When it comes to video storage and streaming, both models come with both hard-drive storage features. However, if you are using the Reolink 4MP Indoor IP Camera, you will get access to Cloud Storage free for 7 days. The premium plans unlock unlimited storage space on the Cloud.

The Lorex HD Smart Indoor Camera supports a maximum 256GB SD card.

Technical Comparison

Reolink 4MP Indoor IP CameraLorex HD Smart Indoor Camera Value
Internal Storage64GB16-256GB
Night Vision Range40 Feet33 Feet
Video Resolution2560×1440 (4 Megapixels)1080p
Alert typeMotion OnlyMotion Only
Viewing Angle87.5 degrees135 degrees
Maximal Frame Rate20fpsN/A
Pan/Tilt AngleHorizontal: 355°; Vertical: 50°N/A
AudioTwo-Way AudioTwo-Way Audio
Sources: Reolink, Lorex

The Verdict

The Reolink 4MP Indoor IP Camera is the winner in this category of security cameras. This Indoor IP security camera stands out for its solid internal and cloud storage, ultra HD video resolution, motion, and audio alert, night vision. 

On the other hand, the Lorex HD Smart Indoor Camera Pro is a pretty good security camera too, but it falls behind its Reolink counterpart in three of the four comparison areas.

Bullet Camera Head to Head

Bullet Camera – Reolink 5MP Bullet Camera vs Lorex 4K Bullet Camera

Verdict Paragraph

9.3

Reolink 5MP Bullet Camera

Sound Recording

Reolink RLC-410-5MP PoE Camera Outdoor/Indoor IP Security Video Surveillance- 5MP IR Night Vision Motion Detection Audio Support SD Card Slot

Model(s): RLC-410-5MP

The Reolink 5MP Bullet Camera is a super HD camera as it can capture videos at a 5MP resolution. Thanks to its 18 infrared LED lights, it can see 65-100ft in front of it, even in the darkest nights.

It is tested to withstand an adverse climate. Furthermore, this model also comes with a built-in speaker.

Pros

  • Works perfectly at 14°F~131°F temperature.
  • Prioritizes zones for motion detection.

Cons

  • Some users have complained about the shutter freezing on the Windows client.
9.4

Lorex 4K Bullet Camera

4X Optical Zoom
vs

Model(s): LNB8963BW

The Lorex 4K Bullet Camera belongs to Lorex’s nocturnal IP security cameras. It can capture footage at a 4K Ultra HD resolution, with a pixel ratio of 3840 × 2160. For crisp and detailed video, it comes with a motorized varifocal lens that allows it a solid 4X optical zoom.

Pros

  • Can withstand snowstorms, and downpours.
  • Houses a corrosion-resistant aluminum body.

Cons

  • More expensive than other similar models.

Resolution and Field of View

Reolink 5MP Bullet Camera
9.2
Lorex 4K Bullet Camera
9.4

In terms of Resolution and Field of View, The Reolink 5MP Bullet Camera is capable of capturing crisp videos at a 5 MP (2560*1920) resolution. This camera comes with 18 infrared LED lights. On the other hand, the Lorex 4K Bullet Camera can record videos at a 4K resolution. This advanced mode from Lorex is capable of capturing 4× more pixels than other 1080p security cameras.

Power & Installation Options

Reolink 5MP Bullet Camera
9.3
Lorex 4K Bullet Camera
9.3

The Reolink 5MP Bullet Camera requires only one PoE wire. After you plug in the PoE (Power Over Ethernet) injector, your camera is all set and good to go.

On the other hand, the Lorex 4K Bullet Camera also uses only one PoE cable for both power and data transmission. You will get a 30m (100 feet) CAT5e cable with the package.

Night Vision, Motion Detection & Audio

Reolink 5MP Bullet Camera
9.5
Lorex 4K Bullet Camera
9.4

Most burglaries happen at night. If you are concerned about security while you are asleep or away, rest assured, both these cameras have good night vision range.

Thanks to its 18pcs Infrared LEDs and 1/2.7″ CMOS Sensor, the Reolink 5MP Bullet Camera can cover 100 Feet distance at night. On the other hand, the Lorex 4K Bullet Camera can cover a whopping 250ft. However, it does not come with any LEDs.

Footage Storage and Streaming

Reolink 5MP Bullet Camera
9.4
Lorex 4K Bullet Camera
9.4

The Reolink 5MP Bullet Camera offers cloud storage and an internal 3TB HDD storage. Moreover, to reduce waste and optimize storage use, this camera can be set to capture and store footage only after motion detection is triggered.

The Lorex 4K Bullet Camera comes with H.265 for compressing video files before storing them. However, it does not come with an SD card slot.

Technical Comparison

Reolink 5MP Bullet CameraLorex 4K Bullet Camera
Night Vision Range100 Feet250 Feet
Video Resolution5 MP (2560*1920)4K
Alert typeMotion OnlyMotion Only
Mounting TypeOptionalWall Mount, Ceiling Mount
Viewing Angle80 degreesN/A
Frame Rate25 fps60fps
Item Dimensions7.32 x 2.64 x 2.64 inches18.00 x 8.00 x 8.00 inches
IR LEDs18 infrared LEDsNone
Sources: Reolink, Lorex

The Verdict

While this head to head was pretty tight, the Lorex 4K Bullet Camera just beats the Reolink Bullet camera to take the top spot.

Dome Camera Head to Head

Dome Camera – Reolink 5MP Dome Camera vs Lorex PTZ Dome Camera

9.5

Reolink 5MP Dome Camera

5MP Resolution

Model(s): RLC-422

The Reolink 5MP Dome Camera is a heavy-duty outdoor camera. It can withstand both adverse climate and impact with any external object. You can access the video footage from anywhere using the Reolink App.

The Reolink PoE NVR can connect to multiple cameras and get 24/7 surveillance. It comes with 4X Optical Zoom and autofocus lens.

Pros

  • Comes with 1/2.9″ CMOS Sensor.
  • Requires only one PoE cable for power and video transmission.

Cons

  • Does not have a built-in mic.
9.3

Lorex PTZ Dome Camera

Digital + Optical Zoom
vs

Model(s): LNZ44P4B

The Lorex PTZ Dome Camera is suited for both indoors and outdoors. It can record video at 4MP resolution. Unlike most models, it comes with both Digital (16x) and Optical (4x) Zoom.

With a viewing angle of 355 degrees, 90 degrees’ pan & tilt, it is ideal for monitoring big areas.

Pros

  • Comes with Color Night Vision (CNV) technology.
  • Packed with features at a reasonable price.

Cons

  • Works with only NVRs.

Resolution and Field of View

Reolink 5MP Dome Camera
9.4
Lorex PTZ Dome Camera
9.2

The Reolink 5MP Dome Camera can cover 100 feet in front of it. Moreover, by using its 1/2.9″ CMOS Image Sensor, it can record sharp videos at a 5 MP resolution. On the other hand, the Lorex PTZ Dome Camera can record videos at a 4MP resolution.

Power & Installation Options

Reolink 5MP Dome Camera
9.3
Lorex PTZ Dome Camera
9.3

Both the Reolink 5MP Dome Camera (1.65 pounds) and the Lorex PTZ Dome Camera (4.69 pounds) are very lightweight and easy to install.

They require only one PoE (Power over Ethernet) cable for power and data transfer. Cat5 or cat6 class wires will do. Both cameras come with dedicated apps. You can control their pan, tilt, and zoom by using their apps.

Night Vision, Motion Detection & Audio

Reolink 5MP Dome Camera
9.5
Lorex PTZ Dome Camera
9.2

The Reolink 5MP Dome Camera can cover 100 Feet at night. It comes with 24 built-in LED lights. On the other hand, the Lorex PTZ Dome Camera does not come with a built-in LED. To make up for its lack of internal light source, this model uses Color Night Vision (CNV) technology for capturing clear video at low-light.

Footage Storage and Streaming

Reolink 5MP Dome Camera
9.6
Lorex PTZ Dome Camera
9.3

Footage storage and streaming are important for every security camera.  

The Reolink 5MP Dome Camera supports Micro SD card (maximum 64 GB), and Reolink PoE NVR. It can store 2160 motion events with a 32GB SD card. On the other hand, the Lorex PTZ Dome Camera only works with NVR.

Technical Comparison

Reolink 5MP Dome CameraLorex PTZ Dome Camera
Internal Storage64GBSupports only NVR.
Night Vision Range100 FeetN/A
Video Resolution5 MP4 MP
Alert typeMotion DetectionMotion Detection
Mounting TypeCeiling MountWall Mount, Ceiling Mount
Item Dimensions5.51 x 5.51 x 5.51 inches14.4 x 7.1 x 7 inches
Free Cloud StorageOnly available in premium subscriptionN/A
Image SensorN/A4MP image sensor
Sources: Reolink, Lorex

The Verdict

The Reolink 5MP Dome Camera is undoubtedly the best dome security camera out there. Although the Lorex PTZ Dome Camera comes with a 5 MP video resolution, it falls behind its Reolink counterpart in terms of video resolution, a field of view, LEDs, and storage options.

Turret Head to Head

Turret – Reolink 5MP Turret Camera vs Lorex 8MP Turret Camera

9.3

Reolink 5MP Turret Camera

3X Optical Zoom

Reolink RLC-522 5MP PoE security camera 3X optical zoom, 24/7 or motion recording, IP66 weatherproof, real-time motion alarms, audio recording

Model(s): RLC-522

The Reolink 5MP Turret Camera comes with 18pcs of infrared LEDs. These enable the camera to cover 100 ft. in front of it. Moreover, the camera can capture videos at a 2560x1920p 5MP resolution.

You can control 8 such cameras simultaneously using the Reolink App. The captured video can be played back from internal storage or relayed to a remote location for avoiding data loss.

Pros

  • Works perfectly in -10°C to +55°C temperatures.
  • 3D dynamic noise reduction technology.

Cons

  • Some users have complained about the optical zoom function.
9.3

Lorex 8MP Turret Camera

Weatherproof
vs

Model(s): LNE8950A

The Lorex 8MP Turret Camera can record 4K resolution video at 15 fps. It comes with a 128GB SD Card. To save memory, it saves all captured footage at MP4 format and uses H.265 compression.

People love it for its black color. Due to the color, it is inconspicuous when mounted.

Pros

  • Captures video at 15 fps.
  • Comes with a 200 (mAh) battery.

Cons

  • Loses shutter & gain tweaks upon power outage.

Resolution and Field of View

Reolink 5MP Turret Camera
9.3
Lorex 8MP Turret Camera
9.2

The Reolink 5MP Turret Camera can capture 2560x1920p 5MP resolution videos at 30 fps. On the other hand, the Lorex 8MP Turret Camera can capture 4K videos at 15fps. Moreover, the Reolink 5MP Turret Camera can cover 100 feet in front of it at night, whereas the Lorex 8MP Turret Camera can cover 200 feet.

Power & Installation Options

Reolink 5MP Turret Camera
9.3
Lorex 8MP Turret Camera
9.3

The Reolink 5MP Turret Camera is easy to set up. It only requires one PoE cable (Power over Ethernet) for both power and data transfer. The Lorex 8MP Turret Camera requires a lot of wirework.

The Reolink 5MP Turret Camera (385g/ o.8 pounds) is a ceiling mount camera, lightweight, and easy to setup. But as the Lorex 8MP Turret Camera (3.14 pounds) is a surface mount camera, it is the easiest to set up when the 2 are compared.

Night Vision, Motion Detection & Audio

Reolink 5MP Turret Camera
9.2
Lorex 8MP Turret Camera
9.4

The Reolink 5MP Turret Camera can cover 100 Feet at night. It comes with 18 LED lights for better quality footage at low light. On the other hand, the Lorex 8MP Turret Camera can cover 200 feet at night.

To ensure the smallest of details, the Lorex 8MP Turret Camera comes with the Digital Zoom feature. You can zoom in on a number plate or a face in the shadows without any blur.

Footage Storage and Streaming

Reolink 5MP Turret Camera
9.5
Lorex 8MP Turret Camera
9.3

The Reolink 5MP Turret Camera can support 64GB SD cards. However, the Lorex 8MP Turret Camera does not have SD card slots. You need to rely on an NVR for storing videos.

The Lorex 8MP Turret Camera comes with the H.265 compression technology, which increases the video storage and bandwidth capacity.

Technical Comparison

Reolink 5MP Turret CameraLorex 8MP Turret Camera
Internal Storage64GB128GB
Night Vision Range100 Feet200 Feet
Video Resolution2560×1920 (5.0 Megapixels)4K
Alert typeMotion DetectionMotion Detection
Viewing AngleWide-angle view of horizontal 80° and vertical 58°.113 degrees
Frame Rate30 fps15 fps
Item Dimensions5.51 x 5.51 x 5.51 inches14 x 10 x 8 inches
Zoom3X Optical ZoomN/A
Sources: Reolink, Lorex

The Verdict

We have a draw! Both the Lorex 8MP Turret Camera and the Reolink 5MP Turret Camera have their advantages and disadvantages and both are quality bullet cameras worth considering.

PTZ Head to Head

PTZ – Reolink PTZ 5MP Camera vs Lorex PTZ IP Camera

Reolink RLC-423 5MP High Speed Dome PoE Security IP Camera 4X Optical Zoom Waterproof Night Vison

Model(s): RLC-423

The Reolink PTZ 5MP Camera can record videos at a 2560×1920 Super HD resolution, something that makes it the best HD security camera. After connecting it to Google Assistant, you can control the camera using voice commands.

Multiple Camera support, 90˚ tilt, 360˚ pan, 31°~87° wide angle support, and 4x optical zoom capabilities enable it to capture uninterrupted, continuous surveillance footage.

Pros

  • Supports multiple cameras (max 16).
  • 190ft IR night vision.

Cons

  • Some users have complained that the focus gets blurry when zoomed in.
9.4

Lorex PTZ IP Camera

12× Optical Zoom
vs

Model(s): LNZ44P12B

The Lorex PTZ IP Camera can capture footage at a 2K resolution. Thanks to its advanced LEDs, this camera can capture crisp videos even at night, covering a 200 feet area.

The ability to move its lens in any direction and a 12x optical zoom feature makes it ideal for big areas. With this, you will have no blind spots.

Pros

  • Comes with a 360° panning rotation.
  • Has a weatherproof metal exterior.

Cons

  • More expensive than other similar models.

Resolution and Field of View

Reolink PTZ 5MP Camera
9.4
Lorex PTZ IP Camera
9.6

The Reolink PTZ 5MP Camera can record videos at a 2560×1920 Super HD resolution. Thanks to its 6 IR LED lights, it can cover 190ft at night, which makes it one of the best night vision security cameras.

On the other hand, the Lorex PTZ IP Camera can record videos at a 2K resolution with a 12x zoom. This is almost double what most other 1080P Security Cameras usually offer.

Power & Installation Options

Reolink PTZ 5MP Camera
9.4
Lorex PTZ IP Camera
9.4

The Reolink PTZ 5MP Camera is a wall mount device weighing only 1.70kg. It comes with a mounting hole template, also all necessary screws and bolts.  The Lorex PTZ IP Camera is also a wall mount camera. To cover more land, you should mount this device in a high place.

The Reolink app is very easy to set up. You can access the recorded video using this app. On the other hand, you can control the Lorex PTZ IP Camera using its app, even if using a console to control is way easier.

Night Vision, Motion Detection & Audio

Reolink PTZ 5MP Camera
9.3
Lorex PTZ IP Camera
9.3

Using 6 IR LED lights, the Reolink PTZ 5MP Camera can get coverage for 190ft at night. The Lorex PTZ IP Camera also comes with IR LED lights that can respond to you zooming in or out by switching from flood to spot mode.

You can record audio as well on the Reolink PTZ 5MP Camera. But you need to buy the microphones separately.

Footage Storage and Streaming

Reolink PTZ 5MP Camera
9.4
Lorex PTZ IP Camera
9.3

The Reolink PTZ 5MP Camera supports Micro SD cards with up to a 64GB capacity. With a 16GB card, you can record 1080 motion events. And with a 32GB card, you can record 2160 motion events.

On the other hand, just like Lorex’s other models, you need a separate NVR for storing video. People use NVRs that range from 2-3 TB with this model.

Technical Comparison

Reolink PTZ 5MP CameraLorex PTZ IP Camera
Night Vision Range190 Feet200 Feet
Video Resolution5 MP2K
Viewing AngleWide viewing angle (31°~87°)360 degrees
Frame Rate30fpsN/A
Free Cloud StorageOnly Available with Cloud Subscription.N/A
Pan/Tilt Angle360˚ pan, 90˚ tilt360° panning, -15° ~ 90° tilt
Image Sensor1/2.9″ CMOS SensorN/A
Zoom4x optical zoom12x optical zoom
Sources: Reolink, Lorex

The Verdict

Now, let’s get to the verdict. Both the Reolink PTZ 5MP Camera and the Lorex PTZ IP Camera are easy to set up. They have some similarities.

But the Lorex PTZ IP Camera easily takes the winner spot because of its optical zoom rate, high frame rate, advanced image sensors, and versatile storage options.

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