BZBGEAR is the ultimate destination for: 4K PTZ cameras, auto-tracking cameras, NDI cameras, SDI IP cameras, HDMI IP cameras, USB PTZ cameras, Specialty cameras, Box cameras, webcams, and conference cameras. No matter what you are looking for, our expert sales staff can help you find the right solution for your needs. Our wide selection of cameras are always in stock and ready to ship from our facility in Sacramento, CA.
What is a PTZ Camera?
PTZ stands for pan, tilt, and zoom. A PTZ camera can pan horizontally, tilt on a vertical axis and are equipped with optical or digital zoom lenses. What is the difference between an optical vs. digital zoom? Optical zoom leverages the physical change in a lens to adjust the distance between the camera sensor and subject. Digital zoom on the other hand uses magnification technology to enlarge an area of an image. Optical zoom levels can vary between different PTZ camera models. For instance, BZBGEAR PTZ cameras come in: 10x optical zoom, 12x optical zoom, 20x optical zoom, and 30x optical zoom depending on the camera model.
PTZ cameras that support HDMI and SDI will allow you to stream your footage with either an HDMI cable or an SDI cable to a capture device or display. HDMI is a more consumer friendly connection while SDI can send video signals further distances. Some of o ur PTZ cameras, such as the award winning BG-ADAMO, provide both HDMI and SDI outputs so you have the flexibility for any production environment.
Some of our PTZ cameras also feature power over ethernet or PoE. Power over ethernet provides power and a network connection to the camera with one category cable. When paired with a compatible network switch, you will not need an additional power source. BZBGEAR also has several NDI cameras available. NDI is an audio video network protocol that allows a compatible device to send video and audio over a LAN connection. BZBGEAR cameras that support NDI are also PoE capable which means only 1 cable is needed for power, control, and video output saving you time and money by simplifying your setups.
BZBGEAR PTZ cameras utilize high quality components to ensure clarity and accuracy at all resolutions. Multiple, simultaneous outputs including SDI, HDMI, USB, and IP streaming are provided on some models for the ability to integrate with a wide variety of applications.
What is a Box Camera?
A box camera is a stationary camera that can only catch footage of one subject or area of interest. It also only zooms in and out and doesn’t pan or tilt. Box cameras are available with multiple output configurations including SDI, HDMI, USB, and IP streaming. These cameras have compact designs that allow greater freedom in camera placement.
Generally, box cameras are simple and effective solutions for: live streamers, artists, educators, advertisement professionals, product demonstrations, and small businesses. BZBGEAR has a variety of modern box cameras available.
What are Auto-Tracking Cameras?
Auto tracking cameras are capable of following the current presenter or speaker in real time on their own, eliminating the need for an active camera operator. Auto tracking cameras allow users to walk side to side, move upwards or downwards and come in closer or walk away from the camera while still remaining in the frame. If you are looking to simplify camera operations and improve your overall workflow, take a look at our lineup of advanced auto tracking cameras. Generally, box cameras are simple and effective solutions for: live streamers, artists, educators, advertisement professionals, product demonstrations, and small businesses. BZBGEAR has a variety of modern box cameras available.
What are Specialty Cameras?
Specialty cameras are equipped with exclusive features that fill very specific needs. If your project requires a camera that goes above and beyond what standard models are capable of, you will find what you’re looking for in our lineup of specialty cameras.
What to look for when buying a camera
What do you need the camera for? What is your budget? Is there a specific type of camera or feature you need? What are the zoom level/lens capabilities? Where do you intend to place the camera and how do you intend to operate the camera? BZBGEAR provides a wide selection of cameras and solutions so you can use us as your one-stop-shop for all of your equipment needs.
If you have any questions, speak with one of our experts Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm pst.