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Panasonic's HD PTZ with 36x Optical Zoom Examined

At ASIS 2011, Panasonic announced adding two HD PTZ models. Two important factors make this noteworthy and interesting. First, our analysis indicates that these cameras will be priced substantially below competitive cameras. Secondly, these PTZs h...

By Ethan Ace - almost 8 years ago

SD vs. HD PTZ Shootout

PTZs, like fixed cameras, are moving to megapixel. With PTZs, though, real questions remain about the value of going to megapixel. Some people say that megapixel eliminates the need for PTZ, regardless of the PTZ's resolution. Our Fixed MP vs SD ...

By Benros Emata - almost 8 years ago

PTZ Versus Fixed MP Camera Shootout

As megapixel surveillance cameras become mainstream, many have begun questioning the value of PTZs. The main criticism of PTZs is that they can only provide good image quality by 'looking' at a very small area at any given time. Megapixel cameras,...

By Benros Emata - about 8 years ago

New Surveillance Products Spring 2011 Final

In this report, we provide a single source listing new video surveillance products announced in Spring 2011 and in conjunction with ISC West.For each product, where applicable, we provide a link to the manufacturer's announcement on their site and...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Axis M50 Low Cost HD PTZ Examined

In this note, we examine the features, pricing and positioning of the newly announced Axis M50 small form factor PTZ / HD PTZ line. We think this series (particularly the HD model) will be very attractive given its low price point, lack of competi...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Pelco's 960p HD Resolution Claim Examined

In this note, we examine Pelco's 960p HD positioning for its HD Spectra line. In a recent promotional video, Pelco claims the superiority of 960p over 720p PTZ cameras and that they are the 'only' ones to provide this. We agree on the former but t...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Bosch's New HD Camera Line Examined

In this note, we examine Bosch's new HD camera lineup. One of the last major vendors to release their own H.264 HD camera lineup, the initial entry consists of 6 offerings: 2 box cameras, 2 domes and 2 PTZs. From a specification standpoint, perhap...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

PTZ Usage Statistics 2011

How many PTZs are actually used? What's normal? These are especially interesting questions as multi megapixel adoption continues to grow. Inside this note, we examine survey results of 100 international integrators on their PTZ usage, reviewing a ...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

IP Camera Statistics 2011

In this report, we analyze trends, features and pricing for IP cameras. We achieved this by using our Camera Finder to query 40 different criteria for approximately 550 IP camera models. We encourage you to use the Camera Finder so you can run you...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Casino Video Surveillance Guide

Casinos break most of the 'rules' in video surveillance. With their large camera counts, high risks, frequent threats and numerous regulations, casinos operate by a different set of rules than their commercial and industrial counterparts. Here ar...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Panasonic SmartHD Fall 2010 Release Examined

In Fall 2010, Panasonic announced 4 new IP cameras as part of their emerging 'SmartHD' line. The new cameras include 2 bullets and 2 PTZs, adding to the company's existing 3 box and 3 fixed dome cameras. Key differentiating features of SmartHD are...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Sony PTZ Camera Guide

PTZs can be especially challenging to select as the price range amongst product options can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. In our Camera Finder, we are tracking 90 IP PTZs from as low as $350 to as high as $3,300 (online) pric...

By Antony Look - over 8 years ago

Surveillance Manufacturer Trends 2010

Trends and strategies in the video surveillance market are shifting. In this report, we examine the top trends and the most interesting moves by surveillance manufacturers.Market TrendsStarting with the 'big picture', we see 4 key trends coming ou...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Examining Scallop Imaging Panoramic Analog Camera

Scallop Imaging has announced a panoramic analog camera called the A7-180. While the camera combines mutliple megapixel sensors (effective 6.5 MP), it only transmits video via analog (NTSC/PAL - 640 x 480). It is much different than available offe...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

New Products Reviewed Fall 2010

In this report, we aggregate all our new products reviews for Fall 2010 announcments. Products Reviewed The following new products are reviewed. Links are provided both to the company's website and to our PRO member review. ACTi 4MP Cameras -...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

Examining the Pelco Spectra 1.3MP HD PTZs

Pelco released a line of megapixel IP PTZs called 'Spectra HD.' 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)...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

Testing HD PTZ Camera (IndigoVision 11000)

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 I...

By Benros Emata - about 9 years ago

Canon's IP Cameras Examined

While Canon is a $50 Billion USD company and a major supplier of digital cameras, they are not a major force in the video surveillance market.  Canon is expanding their video surveillance offering. This report examines their product offering as w...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

IP Camera 2009 Mid Year Review

Megapixel was the most dominant trend in IP cameras over the first half of 2009. So dominant was megapixel, that not only did most manufacturers release new megapixel cameras but a new non-IP megapixel standard was proposed. Not surprisingly, indu...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Pelco Webinars on Hybrid DVR and IP PTZs

Pelco has released two very useful webcasts on their product lines - one on the Hybrid DX8100 DVR and the other on Spectra IV 2.0. Both provide significant information but are short (maybe 10 minutes or so each) and can be watched on demand.

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

Should You Use PTZ Cameras?

Though popular, PTZ cameras often create a false sense of security. They make for great demonstrations but are often underutilized or misused. The use of PTZ cameras varies significantly. Offices and fast food restaurants rarely use PTZ cameras. ...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

JVC PoE PTZ Camera Overview

JVC PoE PTZ Camera Manufacturer Description: “Power over Ethernet (PoE) IP network pan tilt zoom built into a IP66 water-proof/dust-proof/vandal resistant dome housing. Operating temperatures are -10° to 40° C/0° to 104° F with only PoE. Direct d...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

How to Win Deals with Megapixel Cameras

Megapixel cameras are the key to fast growth and high profits in the face of the recession. If you are in the video surveillance business, it is imperative that you focus on selling megapixel solutions. While it is common knowledge that megapixel ...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Should You Use Auto-Tracking PTZs?

Though available for many years, Auto-Tracking PTZs are generating renewed interest with Axis' recent release of their 233D camera.  The claim is that "auto-tracking enables a single PTZ dome camera to cover a large area and to automatically detec...

By John Honovich - almost 11 years ago

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