Popular opinion contends that high definition (HD) will eliminate pan tilt zoom cameras (PTZs). However, what then, is the value of combining the two and providing HD PTZ cameras?
In this test, we examine a PTZ with HD resolution (IV11500) from IndigoVision integrated with their Compact NVR. Just like Indigovision's HD fixed camera (refer to our review of the IndigoVision HD fixed camera), the HD PTZ has a fixed resolution of 1280x720, 30fps framerate, and H.264 codec support.
We found interesting benefits and, in general, see value of upgrading standard definition PTZs to high definition PTZs.
Inside the review, we examine key considerations such as:
- Joystick control and responsiveness of the PTZ
- Level of detail of the HD PTZ versus a leading SD PTZ
- Maximum range (distance) of an HD PTZ versus SD PTZ cameras
- Bandwidth consumption of the PTZ at rest and in motion