Posts Tagged ‘PTZ


Dahua SD42212SN-HN 1080P Mini PTZ Dome Review

1080P PTZ cameras can be expensive and sometimes cost thousands. They also may require special power supplies and can be large. The Dahua SD42212SN-HN has 12x optical zoom, pans and tilts quickly,  can work with the included power supply or you can use a PoE+ injector, is smaller in size than other Dahua PTZ cameras and  comes with a street price of under $500.

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Hikvision DS-2CD3Q10FD-IW 720P Indoor Pan Tilt Review

This is a new camera from Hikvision for indoor use that looks very cool. The pictures don’t do it justice because this has a night light built in that’s a ring just under the camera that changes colors. It has IR LEDs that are recessed behind the smoked cover to give it sleek look.  It’s full of features like PIR motion detector, built-in microphone and speaker, SD card slot to do in-camera recording and it’s WiFi or Ethernet (not PoE).

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Dahua SD59230S-HN 1080P 30X IR PTZ camera review

This is one of Dahua’s latest PTZ cameras with IR LEDs and 30X optical zoom. If you have lower zoom needs, the same camera is available with a 12X zoom as the SD59212S-HN. What makes this camera unique from other PTZ as well as other IR PTZ’s from Dahua or Hikvision is that it can tilt up 15 degrees above the horizon.  If you have ever owned a PTZ, you know what I mean, very annoying when you can’t see past the horizon. If you compare this to prior IR PTZ’s from Dahua, this one is considerably smaller. What also makes this PTZ unique is the more affordable price.

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Axis M5014 720P PTZ Mini Dome Review

The AXIS M5014 PTZ Dome Network Camera is a palm-sized, HDTV 720p pan/tilt/zoom camera that is well priced for monitoring of indoor areas such as homes, stores, banks, hotels, office lobbies, restaurants and warehouses. While designed for indoor use, the camera is well sealed and I have seen this used outdoors under a protected eave in a temperate climate (above 32F/0C).

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