Lorex LNE8964AB 4K Camera With 4x Optical Zoom

See further into the dark than ever before. Belonging to Lorex’s line of Nocturnal IP security cameras, this all-white dome security camera offers the longest night vision range of any Lorex camera. It also offers 4K resolution recording, a motorized zoom lens with 4x optical zoom, listen-in audio, extreme weather capabilties, a heavy duty metal housing, and more.


  • Ultra HD 4K image sensor delivers 4× the detail of 1080p1
    4K video recording provides ultra HD quality even when zoomed, offering clearer identification in video evidence
  • Color Night Vision™ delivers full color nighttime video for improved recognition of objects in low light conditions2
  • IR night vision range up to 250ft (76m) in ambient lighting3
    ClearNight imaging for improved low light performance and improved recording efficiency
  • True WDR (up to 100dB) creates more detail in high-contrast scenes
    Built-in microphone for listen-in audio4
  • H.265 offers significant bandwidth and video storage savings over older compression technologies, extending the amount of video stored on the hard drive5
  • Intelligent compression saves recording space by optimizing video performance based on available bandwidth
    Remote zoom & focus, 2.7-12mm motorized varifocal AI lens, 102-39°(H) field of view
  • Ceiling / wall mountable
  • Simple camera installation using a single CAT5e cable with Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • 100ft (30m) CAT5e cable included per camera
  • Extend the camera’s video and power with a single Ethernet cable up to 300ft (91m) from the recorder
  • Cold climate capability (-22°F / -30°C)
  • Weatherproof metal housing for outdoor & indoor installation (IP67 Rated)6
  • ONVIF profiles S & T approved

Technical Specifications

  • Effective pixel area: 3840(H)x2160 (V)
  • IR LED quantity: 2pcs
  • IR LED viewing angle: 1 × 45°,1 × 140°
  • Camera FOV (H / V / D): H:102°~39°; V:55°~22° D:125°~42°
  • Imaging Device: 4K, 1/2.5 Inch
  • Effective Pixels: 3840(H)x2160 (V)
  • Imager Type: CMOS
  • Image Readout: Progressive Scan
  • Day/Night: Auto(ICR)/Color/B/W
  • Field of View (H): H:102°~39°
  • IR Illumination: 50m
  • Video Output: RJ45
  • Electronic Shutter Range: 1/3(4)~1/100000s
  • Lens Type: Motorized
  • Lens Mount Board-in Type
  • Iris Type: Fixed
  • Focal Length: 2.8-12mm
  • Aperture: F1.8~2.88
  • Video Compression: H.265 / H.264 / MJPEG
  • Aspect Ratio: 16 : 9
  • Frame rates (Maximum): 4K @ 15fps / 2K (3MP) @ 30fps
  • Dynamic Range: Up to 90dB
  • Optical Zoom: 4×
  • Digital Zoom: 16x
  • Camera Body Material: Aluminum Alloy
  • Power Input: 12V DC
  • Power over Ethernet: PoE (802.3af)
  • Power Consumption (Max): 7.8 W
  • Storage Temperature: -30°C~+60°C
  • Operating Humidity: Less then 95% RH
  • Operating Temperature: -30°C~+60°C
  • Cold Start Temperature: -30°C

Video Features

Security cameras are meant to capture important evidence should something happen. Learn about the technology within this security camera that makes this happen.

Camera Features

The outside of this security camera is just as impressive as the inside. Built using heavy-duty metal, you can be sure that it will be there for you all year long.

Installation and Settings

This security camera belongs to our line of easy-to-install IP cameras. It also offers plenty of customizable features when connected to a compatible 4K Network Video Recorder.

4K security monitoring

At the center of this security camera is a cutting edge 8.51 MP image sensor. This sensor is capable of recording 4K video, which is especially important for security camera footage. 4K footage will ultimately provide you with the best chance to capture useable evidence should an incident ever occur. (It is important to note that this 4K security camera does not require a 4K television or monitor for use. The additional resolution will simply be there for you should you need to use the video as evidence.)

Over 8 million pixels

This 4K resolution security camera contains 4× the amount of pixels as a 1080p security camera. Instead of recording at a pixel ratio of 1920 × 1080 (a total of 2,073,600 pixels), this 4K camera can record at a pixel ratio of 3840 × 2160 (a total of 8,294,400 pixels). This higher amount of pixels offered by this 4K security camera allows for much better digital zooms. This means that when you spot something in your footage that you need to zoom in on, specific details, such as facial features or license plate digits, will remain visible for longer as you zoom in further and further into the image.

4× optical zoom security camera

This nocturnal IP security camera includes a unique zoom lens, otherwise known as a motorized varifocal lens, that enables remote customization of your viewing area (and focus). Focus on a small area in astonishing detail thanks to the 4× optical zoom or survey a larger scene for maximum coverage. These adjustments can be easily made with your Lorex NVR or through our free mobile apps.

Auto-focus capabilities

Achieving the correct focus hasn’t always been easy with security cameras that can zoom in and out. That is not the case with this security camera. Regardless of what focal length you need, the camera will automatically adjust the focus so details are always fully distinguishable and crisp.

Long range night vision

Don’t fear the dark any longer. Nocturnal security cameras come with high powered infrared LEDs that flood the scene in front of the camera in infrared light. Invisible to the naked eye, but not to the camera, these infrared lights will allow your security camera to see in complete darkness. With the addition of external lights, the night vision range for this camera can reach up to 250ft.

Color Night Vision (CNV™)

Add external lights around your nocturnal security camera to utilize our revolutionary Color Night Vision technology. With CNV™, you will be able to capture a whole new layer of detail, such as the color of a car or the color of a person’s clothes. Please note that the more ambient light, the better the color night vision will be. If there is only a little or no external light sources at all, the night vision will remain in black and white.

Sony Exmor R™ CMOS sensor

The image sensor at the core of this camera is not your typical image sensor. It is an incredibly sophisticated Sony Exmor R™ image sensor. This sensor uses back illuminated pixel technology for exceptional low light performance. The sensor also shields the video from excessive feedback and video noise by passing the signal through an analog noise reduction program before converting the video signal to digital. Afterwards, a secondary digital noise reduction filter is applied, allowing the image to remain crystal clear.

Back illuminated pixel technology

With a front illuminated image sensor, light energy (photons) have to travel through a layer of metal wiring and transistors before reaching the image sensor’s light sensitive area (photo-diode). These obstructions would diminish the amount of light that is ultimately captured. That is not the case with this security camera’s back illuminated image sensor. The light no longer has to pass through that layer of wiring, which drastically improves the amount of light captured. This vastly enhances low-light performance and results in less digital noise to keep your security footage clean and clear.


This security camera automatically knows how to optimize the brightness of the video while minimizing motion blur thanks to its electronic shutter. An electronic shutter, as opposed to a mechanical shutter, does not rapidly open and shut with every picture (or frame). Instead, the image sensor accumulates light for a set amount of time (anywhere between 1/3 of a second to 1/100000 of a second), then resets (like the shutter closing) and gets ready for the next frame. In essence, a high shutter speed will provide the least amount of motion blur. However, a high shutter needs a lot of light, so finding the right balance can be difficult. Luckily, you don’t have to worry about this, as the camera’s eShutter™ figures it out for you.

Active mechanical lens filter

As evening fades into night, this security camera will automatically shift into infrared night mode. In fact, if you are close enough, you will be able to hear a noticeable click the moment this happens. This is the Active Mechanical Lens Filter, otherwise known as the IR Cut Filter, disengaging. Without it, UV and infrared rays would be allowed to enter the lens during the day, causing distortions and discoloration to the video. This filter also reduces the effects of atmospheric conditions such as haze, to create sharper images with more depth and finer, richer color gradation. The filter will then automatically click back into position once there is enough natural light.

Real-time 30FPS recording rate

Choose to record 4K resolution at 15 frames-per-second (FPS) or record at a real-time 30 FPS rate at 2K (3MP) resolution. Recording at 30 FPS will provide you with exceptionally smooth on-screen movement and provide you with more frames to choose from when reviewing footage.

Enhanced security monitoring with HDR

This security camera uses HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology to ensure that you capture the most important details, regardless of lighting conditions. Dynamic range is measured as the difference between the brightest point and the darkest point of the video. HDR technology uses this difference to automatically adjust the picture’s brightness, resulting in optimized, highly-detailed security video.


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