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Broadcast & Conference Camera
The PTZOptics 12X-USB is a 1080p camera with 12X optical zoom for capturing both wide angles and long shots. With support for USB 3.0, HDMI, and IP streaming (H.264, H.265, & MJPEG), this camera is ideal for broadcasting high definition video signals for broadcast, recording, or video conferencing applications.
- 72.5 degree wide-angle lens.
- High performance in low light scenarios with Wide Dynamic Range.
- Full 1920x1080p HD Resolutions up to 60 frames per second.
- 2D and 3D noise reduction with our latest “low noise CMOS sensor”.
- UVC 1.5 (USB), RS232 & RS485 (Serial), and IP (LAN/WAN) control
- H.264, H.265, & MJPEG Streaming over RJ-45 LAN port
- HDMI, USB 3.0, & IP streaming (all 3 simultaneously)
- RTMP & RTSP IP streaming
- Photobooth capable
USB PTZ Camera
Powerful HD PTZ cameras built with USB 3.0 connectivity for plug and play use with video recording, streaming and conferencing applications
Powerful Controls & Optical Zoom
The plug and play USB 3.0 camera models are built with ease of use and compatibility in mind. With game changing optics and options for video communication installations.
USB connectivity is now available with options for HDMI and IP streaming in the latest USB PTZ cameras from PTZOptics. The combination of robust high definition video outputs and flexible camera control options are what makes this camera valuable. Realize the value of connecting this camera to any application just a webcam and enjoy the advanced camera control options which include iOS, Android, PTZ controllers, Joysticks and more.
Remote Camera Control
- Smartphone (iOS, Android, Kindle)
- Software: PTZOptics Mac & PC Software, any modern web-browser, video conferencing software such as Zoom Video Conferencing
- Extron and Crestron Control Systems (IP or Serial)
- IP Joystick Controller
- Serial Joystick Controller
- StreamDeck Integration
- Open Source Control Software on GitHub
Flexible Mounting Options
Designed to provide flexible mounting options with powerful remote control capabilities.
Ideal for web-based video conferencing and collaboration software solutions such as GoToMeeting, WebEX, Skype and Zoom but also for computer-based live streaming applications such as Wirecast, xSplit, OBS (Open Broadcaster Software). PTZOptics quality optical lenses and control capabilities provide endless possibilities for high definition video communications. The USB 3.0 models can be NDI™ upgraded. For more information, see the NDI page.
Consider designing a custom application for this camera using PTZ Optics' Open Source Control Software. Equip with IP connectivity this camera can be controlled remotely using an IP joystick controller. For scenarios where no local area network is available a Serial Joystick can be used for to provide remote PTZ controls. This camera can also be controlled with the included IR remote. This camera can be wall or ceiling mounted.
Be seen in 1080p
Crystal clear High Definition 1080p video with lossless 12X/20X optical zoom letting you get up close to see and interact with your team.
Three Simultaneous Video Outputs
The PTZOptics USB cameras can simultaneously send out 1080p video from HDMI, USB 3.0 and H.264 or H.265 IP Streaming for maximum flexibility.
Plug-and-Play USB Connectivity
Easily connect the camera to your PC to use with cloud based video conferencing services such as: Skype for Business, GoToMeeting and WebEX. This camera is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 (1920x1080p 30fps *Must enable h.264 compression).
Wide Field of View
The PTZOptics 12X lenses offer a wide 72.5° FOV with the ability to zoom into narrow a 6.9°. The popular 20X lenses offer a 60.7° FOV with the ability to capture a tight 3.36° fully zoomed in.
Open Source Camera Control
All PTZOptics camera models include open source control software which allow users to create a custom controller. Learn more about our customizable open source code here.
iOS Camera App
PTZOptics has an updated iOS camera control app is available here. The app is not included free with each camera cost. An android version is available here.
Use your favorite software
Works with virtually every online video conferencing software with no need for additional drivers or proprietary connections.
HDMI Video Connection
Every PTZOptics camera comes with a HDMI video output capable of video resolutions up to 1080p.
UVC Camera Control
Each USB PTZOptics camera comes with absolute UVC camera control built in. This allows for video and control over a single USB cable. This functionality allows for software like our PresetVisualizer to function.
RS-232/RS-485 Camera Control
Every PTZOptics includes in/out RS-232 ports and a RS-485. These ports use VISCA commands to integrate with larger control systems such as Crestron and Extron. We even have pre-built modules available for download here.
Live RTMP Streaming
Every PTZOptics camera has the ability to live stream directly from the camera to your favorite CDN. Simply plugin your CDN’s RTMP Streaming information into the IP interface of your camera and start streaming! (See this tutorial video).
3.5mm Audio Input
Every PTZOptics camera comes with a 3.5mm audio input you can use to embed audio. The USB 3.0 models support embedding audio via a line level input onto USB 3.0 and Ethernet for IP Streaming.
IP Video Streaming
Now includes h.265 ‘High Efficiency Codec” and h.264 IP Streaming along with network camera control. Taking things a step further we offer our software open source so developers can customize any experience.
3 Year Warranty
PTZOptics offers the industries best 3 Year Warranty. Repairs are handled in our USA repair center located outside Philadelphia, PA.
The PTZOptics cameras are able to capture and store still and moving image recordings (as .jpg and .mp4 files, respectively) locally to the camera’s internal memory for retrieval via the camera’s network port.
What's Included12X Zoom USB 3.0 Camera
Power Adapter + Cord
USB 3.0 Cable
R Remote Control
12X Zoom USB 3.0 Camera
Camera & Lens
|Video Sensor||1/2.7” CMOS, 2.12 Mega Pixels|
|Frame Rates||1080p-60/50/30/25, 1080i-60/50, 720p-60/50/30/25|
|Frame Rates (CVBS)||576i-30, 480i-30|
|Focal Length||12x, F3.5mm-42.3mm, F1.8-F2.8|
|Field of View||72.5°|
|Min Lux||0.5 Lux at F1.8, AGC ON|
|Shutter Speed||1/30s - 1/10000s|
|Vertical Flip & Mirror||Supported|
|Horizontal Angle of View||6.9° (tele) to 72.5° (wide)|
|Vertical Angle of View||3.9° (tele) to 44.8°(wide)|
Pan & Tilt Movement
|Tilt Rotation||Up: 90°, Down: 30°|
|Presets||10 via IR (255 via Serial or IP)|
Rear Board Connectors
|Video Output||Interface HDMI, USB 3.0, IP Streaming, CVBS|
|Audio Interface||Line In, 3.5mm (USB & IP Stream Only)|
|Communication||RS-232, RS485, PELCO-D/P, UVC 1.5|
|Baude Rate||2400/4800/9600 bits|
|Power Supply||Interface JEITA type Power Adapter (DC IN 12V)|
|USB 3.0 Interface||USB 3.0 (Requires Quad Core Processor)|
|USB 2.0 Interface||Future Use|
|Power Supply||12W (Max)|
|Input Voltage||12V DC (10.8 - 13.0V DC)|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||142 x 164 x 160 mm (5.6 x 6.5 x 6.3")
* 198 mm/7.8" max height w/ Tilt
|Weight||1.38 kg (3.05 lbs)|
Questions & Answers
PTZ Optics 12X-USB-GY-G2 12X Optical Zoom Camera USB 3.0, IP Network RJ45, HDMI, CVBS, 1920 x 1080
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