The G3 Micro was launched by Ubiquiti back in November 2017 which at the time, replaced the UVC Micro which looked about the same albeit with an improved lens. The G3 Micro has always been quite an expensive camera, at least when compared to the rest of the UniFi Protect camera lineup, priced at £199 / $199 when a G3 Bullet can be had for quite a bit less. The G3 Micro is also indoors only, connects via WiFi, not PoE and has some interesting magnetic based mounting solutions. It also comes with a PoE power supply adaptor, for converting 802.3af into the magnetic power plug the Micro uses. However this adaptor is for power only.

The at the end of December 2020, Ubiquiti launched the G3 Instant, which has two way audio like the G3 Instant, infrared emitters and is a little bit larger than the Micro. The G3 Instant is also priced a lot less than the Micro at just $29 / £27.24 which is very good value. Powered by USC Type C with the power supply included. Ubiquiti also say the Instant 802.3af PoE to USB adapter will work for places Ethernet cables can be ran to, but not traditional outlets. It can be wall mounted too, with included mounts.

Understandably when the G3 Instant went on sale, it sold out very quickly and is still sold out on the US and EU Ubiquiti stores. As of February 2021, the G3 Micro has been removed from sale from the official Ubiquiti Store in the EU and US. Some listings from third party sellers are available on Amazon currently but for the most part it seems Ubiquiti has discontinued the G3 Micro.

G3 Micro

G3 Instant

Power Type

Proprietary magnetic base, power supply included.

Converter from 802.3af, which is inlcluded

USB C at 5V 2A, power supply included.

802.3af with optional adaptor, power only.

Camera Megapixel

4MP

2MP

Connectivity Method

Dual Band 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi

Dual Band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi

Build Material

Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate

Special Features

Two way audio and magnectic mount

Two way audio

FPS

30FPS

30FPS

Resolution

1920x1080

1920x1080

Night Vision

Intergrated IR emitters

Intergrated IR emitters

Weather proof rating

None, indoor use only

None, indoor use only

Price

Removed from store.ui.com, was $199 / £222.

$29 / £26.51

In conclusion the G3 Instant is much better value and since it seems Ubiquiti has discontinued the G3 Micro, all the links on its website are broken and the listings on its stores have gone too. As of writing we couldn’t find the G3 Micro or the G3 Instant on Amazon, but the G3 Instant is still out of stock on store.ui.com and eu.store.ui.com.

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