Popular PTZ HD POE Camera

What we can do with a PTZ camera?

With Pan-tilt-pan (PTZ) camera you can control remotely the way you direct the camera, panning horizontally, tilting vertically and zooming. This is a good thing used in a professional TV studio thing like a camera robotic in recording the events.

High resolution

Now, PTZ camera would be ideal if it can produce high quality image and video when you perform zoom in the maximum zoom the camera can perform, so that’s why you need a PTZ camera with high definition (HD) resolution, high resolution like those 5MP IP security cameras can produce.



 
With PTZ HD camera the result detail is clear with maximum zoom, especially when your camera featuring optical zoom. Generally with digital zoom the quality of the image detail is noisy, but with optical zoom the result detail is still clear and noisy can be reduced significantly. Assure that your PTZ camera featuring optical zoom.

POE camera

PTZ camera is typically positioned in the height such as in ceiling or in the top of a tower, so you can monitor and record the coverage area by controlling the PTZ from the palm of your hand with your mobile devices. New generations of PTZ camera can be controlled remotely through the cloud via your mobile devices.

Setting up the camera on the height is typically more difficult particularly with the hassle of cabling installation. So that’s why the camera with POE (Power over Ethernet) feature is preferable, running with only one single CAT5e network cable for both video data and power. With PTZ POE camera setting up is plug and play, easy to setup and can connect to your existing NVR system such as GW and LaView 16 channel camera NVR system.

Most popular models

The following lists some of popular high performance PTZ HD camera from different vendors which mostly featuring optical zoom in addition of digital zoom.

Reolink RLC-423

Reolink RLC-423 is dome model PTZ HD camera that capable of recording the video up to 4MP (2560 x 1440 pixels), and this camera is also featuring POE to help you reduce the hassle of cabling setup. It supports ONVIF so you can connect to any ONVIF compliant NVR systems such as 32 channel NVR by GW and Q-see. You can control the camera remotely to panning 360 degree horizontally endless, and tilting vertically up to 90 degree. In addition, the camera features motorized zoom lens with optical zoom up to 4x.

Reolink PTZ HD Camera

Reolink PTZ HD Camera

Main features

  • Record up to 4MP (2560 x 1440 pixels) super HD resolution for high quality image details
  • Motorized zoom lens 2.8 ~ 12 mm auto-focus with 4x optical zoom
  • Panning endless 360 degree horizontally, tilting up to 90 degree vertically
  • Supports POE for easy installation, just plug and play
  • ONVIF support for various models of software and apps including Blue Iris, Milestone and still more
  • Night vision with 6 LEDs to range distance up to 190 ft (60 meters)
  • IP66 weatherproof

This is one of affordable PTZ POE camera available in the market with the price around $270. Compare with the other two following cameras and see more details technical specs in the link below.

Click for Reolink RLC-423 PTZ camera spec details and current price

 

Trendnet TV-IP430PI

Unlike Reolink RLC-423 with 4MP high resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, the Trendnet TV-IP430PI offers smaller mega pixels of 2 MP full HD 1080p resolution. You can compare with the Reolink above that it has the same motorized zoom lens of 2.8 ~ 12 mm and with optical zoom 4x. many models of 5MP cameras connected to 4K capable resolution NVR systems mostly use varifocal lens 2.8 ~ 12 mm you can adjust manually to fit your required view of angle such as IP cameras connected to 32 channel H.265 NVR system by GW and USG. Now let’s focus to this PTZ HD camera product offered by Trendnet.

Trendnet PTZ Camera

Trendnet PTZ Camera

Main features

  • Recording up to 2 MP 1080p with H.264 compression format support
  • Motorized zoom lens 2.8 ~ 12 mm auto-focus with 4x optical zoom, 16x digital zoom
  • Panning endless 360 degree horizontally, tilting up to 100 degree vertically
  • POE support, connect to your current network with CAT5e cable
  • Comes with Trendnet Dnet-View Pro software and free app for iOS and Android for remote control
  • IP66 weatherproof
  • Various storage options

Trendnet tags this PTZ HD camera with higher price compared with Reolink. To help you understand what the main difference between the two products, check the following comparison table to see what  are the differences if any.

Table 1 Reolink Vs Trendnet

  Reolink RLC-423 Trendnet TV-IP430PI
Resolution 4MP(2560*1440) / 3MP(2048*1536) / 1080P(1920*1080) no compression 2MP (1920 x 1080) 30 fps with H.264
Image sensor 1/3″ 4 Megapixel CMOS ½.8″ 2 Megapixel CMOS
Lens focal length = 2.8 ~ 12mm motorized focal length = 2.8 ~ 12mm motorized
Angle of view 36 ~ 100 degree 33.8 ~ 115 degree
Optical / digital zoom 4x optical zoom

Unspecified digital zoom

4x optical zoom

16x digital zoom for total up to 64x zoom factor

Pan / Tilt Panning horizontally endless 360 degree

Tilting vertically 10 ~ 90 degree

Panning horizontally endless 360 degree

Tilting vertically 10 ~ 90 degree

Night vision 6 pcs IR LEDs up to 60 meters distance

Day-night sensor

Up to 30 m distance
Audio 1x Audio in Port/RCA Two way audio supported

External microphone line in / speaker line out

Weatherproof Yes, IP66 Yes, IP66
Software & app Reolink Mobile App and Client Software – easy to install QR code scan support Included free TRENDnetVIEW Pro Software and apps for mobile devices
Storage NAS and other network storage

No internal SD card

Micro SD card up to 64GB

Or you can store to computer, NAS, CIFS/SMB share, NFS, FTP server

POE RJ45 10/100Mbps POE port RJ45 10/100Mbps POE port
ONVIF ONVIF v2.1 ONVIF v2.2
Price $270.00 $560.00

 

See that Reolink PTZ POE camera demonstrates richer features compared with Trendnet in some area except the absence of two way audio and no internal SD Card slot. Not a serious storage issue since you can connect to the compatible NVR system with POE support such as 16 channel Lorex or LaView HD NVR system or any  NVR security system.

Click here for Trendnet PTZ TV-IP430PI camera spec details and current price.

 

Dahua DH-SD59230S-HN

Unlike the other two PTZ camera products discussed above, this PTZ HD camera provides you 30x optical zoom with motorized lens of 4.5 ~ 135 mm focal length and digital zoom up to 16x to provide you up to 540x zoom factor. If you compare with the other two products, this product features HD 1080p resolution of 2MP image sensor as opposed with Reolink with 4MP and same as Trednet offers. The price tag is more expensive compared with the other two products. You may wonder why the price difference is very high. Have a look at the following spec comparison table between Trendnet and Dahua PTZ HD camera.

Dahua PTZ POE Camera

Dahua PTZ POE Camera

Lens

Reolink offers the largest mega pixel compared with the other two. Trendnet and Dahua offer the same 2MP image sensor to produce HD resolution of 1920 x  1080 pixels. One thing that makes significant difference is the optical zoom factor. Dahua offers the highest optical zoom factor up to 30x compared with the other two products with only 4x optical zoom.

With Dahua you can get the maximum focal length up to 135mm, a Tele lens to view as narrow as 3.2 degree to get the sharp details of the object in the distance. If you have a DSLR camera, a Tele zoom lens is very expensive, so that’s why Dahua with 30x optical zoom is more expensive compared with standard 4x optical zoom lens used by the other two products.

Night vision

What the other features differences? Look at the table, the illumination IR distance offered by Dahua is three times further than Trendnet or Relink. That makes sense, Dahua must’ve designed both Tele lens and the IR LEDs capability to reach longer distance to get clear image detail.

Table 2 Trendnet Vs Dahua PTZ Camera

  Trendnet TV-IP430PI Dahua DH-SD59230S-HN

 

Resolution 2MP (1920 x 1080) 30 fps with H.264 Max. 25/30fps @1080P(1920×1080) & 50/60fps @720P resolution
Image sensor ½.8″ 2 Megapixel CMOS ½.8″ 2 Megapixel CMOS
Lens focal length = 2.8 ~ 12mm motorized Focal length 4.5 ~ 135mm motorized
Angle of view 33.8 ~ 115 degree 3.2 ~ 54.1 degree
Optical / digital zoom 4x optical zoom

16x digital zoom for total up to 64x zoom factor

30x optical zoom

16x digital zoom

Pan / Tilt Panning horizontally endless 360 degree

Tilting vertically 10 ~ 90 degree

Panning horizontally endless 360 degree

Tilting vertically 15 ~ 90 degree

Night vision Up to 30 m distance IR LED distance up to 100 meters
Audio Two way audio supported

External microphone line in / speaker line out

1/1 channel In/Out, no two-way audio
Weatherproof Yes, IP66 Yes, IP66
Software & app Included free TRENDnetVIEW Pro Software and apps for mobile devices Multiple network monitoring: Web viewer, CMS(DSS/PSS) & DMSS
Storage Micro SD card up to 64GB

Or you can store to computer, NAS, CIFS/SMB share, NFS, FTP server

NAS and other network storage

Micro SD card slot up to 128GB

POE RJ45 10/100Mbps POE port RJ45 10/100Mbps POE port
ONVIF ONVIF v2.2 Yes
Price $560.00 $793.00

 




Summary

For standard 4x optical zoom PTZ HD camera Reolink demonstrates a better solution for you even the mega pixel resolution is larger up to 4MP (2560 x 1440 pixels) compared with Trendnet. However, for longer distance Tele zoom PTZ POE Camera, you may consider Dahua.

Click here for more spec details Dahua DH-SD59230S-HN PTZ camera

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