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Annke NC400 IP Security Camera Review – A cheap 4MP True Full Colour Night Vision PoE Bullet IP Security Camera

Recently I have reviewed a lot of the superb Reolink cameras camera, which I think are a range of cameras that offer some of the best performance for your money on the market.

In the past, I reviewed the Annke 4K POE camera and was quite impressed with it, at the time it offered a superb spec for the price.

One thing missing from all these cameras is colour night vision recording.  This is a feature I first experienced with the H.View 5MP camera, then later with the Hikvision DS-2CD2386G2-I 8MP Acusense. Low light sensors from the likes of Sony, with their Starvis sensor, offer colour footage with the smallest amount of light available to them.

Reolink have low light colour recording on their Argus cameras, but they need to roll it out for the POE options too.

Annke NC400 vs NCA500 ACE True Full Color Night Vision Security Cameras

One of the latest cameras from Annke is the affordable 4MP NC400 which claims to offer 0.001 Lux low light recording performance.

There are two cameras in this range, the other being the NCA500 which is a 5MP camera offering 0.0005 Lux and for $40 less RRP. At first, I couldn’t fathom why the NC400 costs so much more for a lower spec.

However, the NCA500 is not an IP CCTV camera but an old fashioned BNC CCTV camera, it then also has much shorter viewing angles at just 80.1° vs 102°,

With a 0.001 Lux rating on the NC400, this sits a little behind some of the options offered by Hikvision which go down to 0.0005 Lux for their various ColorVu and DarkFighter models.

However, Lux levels for IP cameras are generally inaccurate, the  DS-2CD2386G2-I should perform worse than the Annke with its: 0.003 Lux rating, but I don’t find it does.

Specification & Features

  • Image Sensor: 1/2.7″ Progressive Scan CMOS
  • Min. Illumination Colour: 0.001 Lux @(F1.0, AGC On)
  • Video Resolution: 4MP (2560 X [email protected] fps)
  • Video Compression: H.265+/H.265/H.264+/H.264
  • Angle of View: Horizontal FoV 102°, Vertical FoV 54°, Diagonal FoV 121°
  • Ethernet: POE RJ45 X1 (10 M/100 M)
  • IP Rating: IP67
  • Dimension (L X W X H) : 68.4 X 65.2 X 161.1 mm (2.7″ X 2.6″ X 6.3″)

Set Up and camera interface

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Maikel Du

I worked in many technical fields, but I always resort to blogging which has become an addiction to me
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