PTZ security cameras with optical zoom feature from major vendors including Hikvision, Dahua, Lorex are usually sold at higher price than ordinary cameras without an optical zoom feature, or only with a digital zoom feature. PTZ Security camera with optical zoom provides sharper image quality, no noise when zoomed in because it is processed with optical mechanics and processed when the image is captured. Meanwhile, digital zoom is processed by software after the image has been captured.
Top Rated PTZ Camera
Today you can find few models of PTZ outdoor security camera with tens of optical zoom feature from vendors that you might not be familiar with them before including Jide Tech, Yoluke, Lorita and still more and the good thing is that they sell the products with similar features from large vendors with more economical price, and yet the performance are also good and many become top rated products in some online retail shops including Amazon.
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The following are top rated PTZ outdoor security cameras with affordable price you may consider to meet your business needs.
1. Jide Tech PTZ Camera
Jdtech released several models of security camera product with features that are not inferior compared to other products from major vendors such as Lorex, Hikvision, Dahua and the good thing is that they are sold at lower prices. One of the products that becomes one of the top rated PTZ camera is the Jidetech ptz wireless camera.
The camera sensor used is a high quality CMOS image sensor from Sony IMX335 series with a 5MP resolution and is equipped with SDM IR arrays for night vision needs up to 400ft away, very far for outdoor needs such as parking area, campuses and factories with 360 degree coverage with PTZ features.
The resolution is 5MP @20 fps, high enough ideal for business use. For homes you may consider standard 1080p security cameras such as Lorex V261lcd floodlight camera, or one of best solar power security cameras.
- High resolution 5MP (2560*1944) @25fps Wifi outdoor PTZ security camera
- Supports up to H.265+ compression format, up to 60% more efficient space than H.264 format
- ½.8inch 5MP SONY IMX335 CMOS image sensor
- Varifocal lens 2.7mm ~ 13.5mm with 20x optical motorized zoom
- Night vision supports with enhanced SDM IR Array, range up to 400ft in full darkness
- Up to 355 degree Panning horizontal, up to 90 degree vertical, 20x optical motorized zoom
- Support local memory storage SD Card up to 128GB; Onvif NVR system
- Supports any third party software including Blue Irris, iSpy, Synology, Milestone and still more
- Two way audio communication with speaker and built-in microphone
- Auto-STD motion detection with default beast roar voice or your voice
- IP66 weatherproof with 70% Aluminum Alloy + 30% Plastic solid housing
- Online support full year warranty
This JideTech ptz camera is tagged around $265 in some online retail stores including Amazon and becomes one of best value product with global rating above 4.4 out of 5-star. Click the link below to shop the product in Amazon (#ads).
Now, we take one of top rated ptz camera offered by Reolink which is tagged with cheaper price than Jidetect.
2. Reolink RLC-423
The RLC-423 is the only PTZ camera product released by Reolink with POE connection besides the RLC-423W with wifi connection version which seems to be a discontinue product since it is not getting a good response in the market.
When compared to Jidetech as discussed above, there is major difference in terms of the optical zoom factor. Jidetech comes with 20x optical motorized zoom while Reolink Rlc-423 only comes with 4x optical motorized zoom. The larger the optical zoom factor, the more complicated the optical mechanical system and the more expensive the selling price of the product.
Take a look at the product’s highlight below and you may compare it with Jidetech above by referring the spec comparison table 1. See also Reolink vs Foscam security cameras.
- HD 5MP (3072x 1728) @20 fps POE outdoor PTZ camera
- ½.9inch 5MP CMOS image sensor
- Varifocal lens 2.7mm ~ 12 mm f/1.6 with 4x optical motorized zoom
- 98 degree (wide view) ~ 33 degree (Tele view) range of view angle
- Night vision supports with 6pcs IR LEDs range up to 190ft (60m)
- One way audio with built-in microphone
- Panning up to 360 degree endless horizontal and 90 degree tilting vertical with Panning speed ~180° /s and tilting speed ~90°
- Powered by 12V DC or 48V PoE (802.3at)
- IP66 weatherproof
- One way audio, not two way communication
- No local memory storage
- Connect to only Reolink NVR system
Reolink rlc-423 is tagged with the price around $230.0 in Amazon. For large homes or offices this product is appropriate and this product becomes one of top rated ptz cameras in Amazon.
Take a look at the following spec comparison table to help you understand the differences between the two products.
|Model||Reolink RLC-423||Jidetech PTZ|
|Resolution||5mp (3072 x 1728) @20 fps||5MP (2560*1944) @ 25fps|
|Lens||½.9” CMOS sensor Varifocal lens 2.7~12 mm f/1.6||½.8” Sony CMOS varifocal lens 2.7mm ~ 13.5mm|
|Zoom||4x optical zoom||20x optical zoom plus|
|Field of view angle (horizontal)||98° ~ 33°||Unspecified|
|Night vision||6pcs IR LEDs range ~190ft (60m)||enhanced SDM IR Array, range up to 400ft in full darkness|
|Audio||Audio In interface||Two way audio with speaker and built-in microphone|
|Storage||N/A||Memory micro SD ~128GB|
|Panning Tilting||panning endless 360°; tilting ~90°||Panning endless 355° and tilting ~ 90°|
|Panning speed||Panning ~180° /s and tilting ~90°||Unspecified speed|
|Connection||12V DC or 48V PoE (802.3at)||Wifi|
|Housing||IP66 weatherproof||IP66 weatherproof with with 70% Aluminum Alloy + 30% Plastic housing|
When the requirement of 4x optical is appropriate to meet your business, Reolink rlc-423 is ideal for you and is tagged with lower price.
Similar product as Jidetech is offered by YoLuke ptz camera.
3. Yoluke PTZ camera
Pay attention to the following product Yoluke PTZ camera, which if we look at it, has features and specs that are almost the same as those offered by Jidetech and the price is not much different. The resolution of the two products is also the same as 5MP with 20x optical zoom, 802.11b/g/n wifi connection to your home wifi network, and it also supports with any third party with Onvif compliant NVR system.
- HD 5MP (2560×1920) @20 fps wireless PTZ camera with H.265 compression format
- Varifocal lens 4.7mm ~ 84.6mm with 20x optical motorized zoom
- Night vision with 6pcs IR LEDs, range up to 190ft (60m)
- Panning up to 355 degree horizontal, tilting up to 90 degree vertical
- Support local memory SD Card storage up to 128GB, Onvif compliant NVR system
- Wireless 802.11b/g/n @2.4GHz radio band connection range up to 100m in open space and also RJ45 wired Ethernet connection
- Motion detection and snapshot alerts
- IP66 weatherproof and lightening protection
- Two way audio with speaker and built-in microphone
- Onvif protocol and compatible with 3rd Party Software (iSpy, Milestone, Blue Iris) and computer browsing
- Less documentation
This Yoluke PTZ camera is exactly the same features as Jidetech PTZ camera, and this product is so far receiving excellent responses from the customers, one of top rated ptz cameras in the market with affordable price.
For color night vision, you may consider Annke Br200 color night vision dome camera for full 24/7 color security camera.