Examining the Pelco Spectra 1.3MP HD PTZs
Pelco released a line of megapixel IP PTZs called 'Spectra HD [link no longer available].' This marks Pelco's first offering to an already limited pool of megapixel IP PTZ cameras on the market.
The S5118 will include the following key features:
- 1.3 MP resolution (1280x960) at 20 fps
- 1/3" CCD sensor
- 18x optical (4.7 - 84.6mm)
- 360° continuous pan
- H.264 codec
- Dual streaming
- Mechanical IR cut filter
A notable feature is its 18x optical zoom. The current market has a limited number of IP PTZs supporting this level of zoom capability. The P5534 and the Q6034 from Axis are the only other models supporting 18x optical zooms.
Performing a search for MP day/night PTZs in our camera finder tool, returns a selection of 7 camera models manufactured by Axis, Sanyo, and Sony. The average MSRP in this selection is $3,413 USD.
The S5118 began shipping commerially October 4, 2010, with a MSRP $4,925 USD. Although the MSRP appears high (based on camera finder tool results), Pelco's camera pricing generally exhibits a wider reseller discount structure.