Product Comparison: Amcrest ProHD (IP3M-943B) vs Foscam FI9828P


General Specifications
Brand
Amcrest
Foscam
Model
ProHD (IP3M-943B)
FI9828P
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The Amcrest ProHD 3MP Wi-Fi bullet video camera helps you stay in touch with what you love anytime, anywhere. With its quick mobile setup process, you will have secure access to your camera's video stream in no time. Stream live and playback recorded video of your home, your kids, your pets, or your business on the go with the Amcrest View app.
Equipped with 1.3 megapixel lens, FI9828P is capable of streaming video with 1280x960p HD quality, which allows for extremely smooth video transmission with minimal bandwidth consumption. Bring convenience to your life by letting you know your loved ones and personal belongings are away from risks.
Key Specs
Connectivity
Wireless
Wireless
Resolution
2304x1536
1280x960
Field Of View
100 °
110 °
Number Of Cameras
1
1
Number Of Channels
1
1
Sensors
Motion Sensor
Motion Sensor
Storage Type
SD card
SD card
Audio Communication
2 -way
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Amcrest ProHD (IP3M-943B) Wireless Outdoor Security Camera
  • Nice viewing angle. Unsure what it is, as when I purchased it the description stated it was 90 degrees, now it states its 100.
  • Resolution. I run 2 cams, and get just what I need with 2000 kbs / 1080p on both, through wi-fi.
  • Amazing resolution, great FOV. Easy in setting up, It took me all of 30minutes from open box to viewing on my computer. Onboard SD card storage was a must and it delivers.
  • High resolution. Much higher than my Lorex cameras. Clear, saturated color picture.
  • Bitrate drops dramatically at night on any VBR setting - below 100kbs, resulting in a very poor video quality. Changing it to CBR fixed the issue.
  • Having 2k resolution is great but when you are limited to 64gb of SDcard, you're constrained to about 4 hours of play back. 128gb should be minimum and if possible I would pay the extra for a 256gb if possible.
Foscam FI9828P Weatherproof Wifi Outdoor Security Camera
  • Image quality is crisp. 960p is my preferred viewing resolution. 720p looks zoomed and cuts off a lot of image view.
  • Good video quality. Good resolution. Good nigthtime vision.
  • The quality is pretty much the best I could get in the price range and has been very clear.
  • The Motion Detection only uploads images and does not upload video. The only mode I received videos was in Scheduled Recording modes.
  • Terrible! I really wanted to like this camera but it was horrible. The image quality was terrible and it seemed like the dome really made it hard for the camera to see through.
Size & Weight
Height
2.75 in.
6.3 in.
Width
2.75 in.
5.5 in.
Depth
6.5 in.
9.4 in.
Weight
16 oz.
64 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Amcrest ProHD (IP3M-943B) Wireless Outdoor Security Camera
  • The camera is compact and well made.
  • Good Camera, nice small size. Easy to install.
  • The perfect size, quality, and features for this price point. I love it.
  • I like the small size of the camera. Picture looks good too. Durability is yet to be seen because I have only had them for short time.
Foscam FI9828P Weatherproof Wifi Outdoor Security Camera
  • I have not any problems with install. Its not bulky and easy to setup.
  • Its not heavy and look like well made.
  • The camera and enclosure are also very solid, and water tight. I'm pretty sure it will survive almost anything Mother Nature can throw at it.
  • As others have said the cable is rather bulky and short.
Features
Type
Security Camera
Security Camera
Remote Monitoring
Yes
Yes
Day/Night Mode
Yes
Yes
Night Vision
Yes
Yes
Night Vision Distance
98 feet
65 feet
Auto-On Detection
Yes
Yes
Streaming Video
Yes
Yes
OS Compatibility
iOS, Android, Windows, Mac
iOS, Android, Windows, Mac
Extras
Magnificent Ultra High Definition 3-Megapixel, Embedded microSD card slot that supports up to 64GB, Stay in Touch with Intelligent Motion Alerts, Cloud Recording and Playback with Free Live Viewing and 4 Hours of Free Storage via AmcrestCloud, IP67 heavy-duty metal weatherproof cameras, See in the dark up to 98 feet
21 IR-LEDs for Long-distance IR Range of 65.6 Feet, 3X Optical Zoom, Motion Detection Alert Push via E-mail and FTP, Supports IE / Firefox / Google / Safari browser or any other standard browsers, Supports WEP, WPA and WPA2 Encryption, Features an IP66 hardened outdoor waterproof enclosure
What customers say about "Features"
Amcrest ProHD (IP3M-943B) Wireless Outdoor Security Camera
  • App support for ios is lovely. AI integration aka Alexa is the future of the system.
  • Motion sensors/capture functionally works! (Picks up people, birds, squirrels, fly's, light, and wind).
  • Instant motion alert to email and phone is key. Nice feature.
  • Good camera controls for brightness, gain, etc. Works well in low light or if bright and sunny. My porch is covered, even in the shade of the porch on a sunny day you can easily see who or what has set off the motion detect.
  • No glossary on app. Alphabetical list for every tool/option would improved the learning curve.
  • The android phone app crashes now and then, but not a deal breaker for sure. It isn't very intuitive to use.
Foscam FI9828P Weatherproof Wifi Outdoor Security Camera
  • The camera, when working, does work pretty much as expected with pan/tilt working pretty well, zoom gets good quality, and IR has a pretty good range and clarity.
  • Digital zoom is very clear and not pixelated. Good feature, if you require that.
  • Foscam has finally updated their software such that the features they advertise finally do work. These cameras are finally worth spending the money.
  • . Reliability is below average as the unit started having problems within 8 months and now is not communicating with my router no matter what I do to reset the configuration.
  • It only tilts up to 70 degrees, this means that you have to mount it really high (30+ feet) or shim the lower edge of the mount. (Ugly and causes the horizontal pan to go in a arc).
  • The web app and phone app wouldn't work either, so those features were useless. I ended up returning it.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
RoHS, CE
RoHS, CE
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