Re: Looking for Megapixel PTZ Camera

Mike Haldas

A customer recently contacted CCTV Camera Pros looking for a megapixel IP camera with the following requirements:

I'm wondering if you could advise of a camera product that would satisfy all or most of these features:

– Megapixel (preferably)

– outdoor use

– IP (built-in server)

– PTZ (remote through ip client)

– full time NTSC video out (for supplying an "in-house" channel) – still works even if IP client is accessing

– on-board storage (memory card – for several hours of history / high resolution stills stored forever during alarm events)

– 2-way audio

– day and night (low light) imaging

Here is CCTV Camera Pros reply:

Thank You for contacting CCTV Camera Pros. I am not aware of any megapixel PTZ camera on the market. The idea behind megapixel is to actually phase out PTZ.

Check out this megapixel model (non-ptz):

Please let us know if we can help further.

The customer followed up with:

Thanks for the suggestion – that is a fairly good grouping of the options I was looking for. Would I be able to get a simultaneous "video out"?

CCTV Camera Pros reply:

Although that megapixel camera does not have an analog video output, that camera is compatible with this IP camera to analog decoder which basically can give you an analog/CCTV output with BNC anywhere on the network that the IP camera is on:

Please let me know if you have any questions about how to use this product.