The Argus 3 Pro is equipped with a 4 Mpx sensor which allows it to film up to 2560 x 1440 pixels. A projector and infrared LEDs are integrated to film at night, in color or in black and white. Opposite, the Xiaomi camera can only shoot in 1080p and only infrared vision is offered for the night.
The higher resolution of the Argus 3 Pro sensor allows it to offer more detailed images than its rival signed Xiaomi. This is particularly visible on our electronic card, but also on the eyelids of the young woman at the bottom of our column of portraits. It may therefore be easier to recognize a face in the images from the Reolink camera.
The Mi Wireless Outdoor Security Camera does not demerit, however, and manages to partially compensate for the lack of detail by playing on the accentuation. It also delivers slightly more natural colors, but that’s obviously far from being the most important thing for a surveillance camera.
By comparing the images obtained with the infrared vision of the two cameras, it is once again the Argus 3 Pro that comes out the best thanks to its level of detail. Once again, it suffices to observe the electronic card to realize this, even though the Xiaomi camera may seem to bring out more information by using accentuation.
Our real-life test also confirmed the superior image quality of the Reolink camera, since its infrared vision allowed us to identify a face up to 4 meters away. This distance even increases to 5 meters with the projector, which not only allows you to find colors, but also to enjoy a higher level of detail.
It should also be noted that the Argus 3 Pro managed to detect movements up to 9 meters during our tests, against only 5.5 m for the Mi Wireless Outdoor Security Camera.