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  • 2.12MP 1/2.7” CMOS Sensor
  • Full HD (1920x1080p) @ 60fps Video Recording
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack Input
  • HDMI / USB 3.0 / IP Streaming / CVBS Output
  • 12x Optical Zoom
  • 72.5° Wide-Angle Lens
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12x USB
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. 

Key Features:

  • 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.

Photobooth Capable

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 Included

12X Zoom USB 3.0 Camera
Power Adapter + Cord
USB 3.0 Cable
R Remote Control
RS-232C Cable
User Manual


Product Specifications

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
Lens Zoom 12x
Field of View 72.5°
Min Lux  0.5 Lux at F1.8, AGC ON
Shutter Speed 1/30s - 1/10000s
SNR ≥55dB
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)
Working Environment  Indoor

Pan & Tilt Movement

Pan Movement ±170°
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
Network Interface RJ45
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

Electrical Index

Power Supply 12W (Max)
Input Voltage 12V DC (10.8 - 13.0V DC)

Physical Specs

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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