What are the differences between a dome camera and a ptz camera?

Posted on September 24, 2009 by admin There have been 1 comment(s)

dome vs ptz cameras


What are the differences between these two security cameras? They both look like domes right? Both security cameras are both great in design, and appeal. However, they have  major differences. Those differences start at the insides of the cameras. PTZ security cameras have a super brain inside their smoked color domes. The brain of a ptz camera, has artificial intelligence. Most ptz security cameras have to be manually zoomed in and out. They also pan both left and right. Seems that compared to regular dome security cameras they are just far more advanced. Dome cameras have the ability to have a fixed lens, or a varifocal lens built into the base of the dome.  Dome cameras can never be manually controlled. They can never be zoomed in and out or panned side to side.  There are many different sizes and styles of ptz cameras. Ptz security cameras can be made into "recess mounted" domes. They are so small that they look like dome cameras. With their smokey domes, it would be hard to know if the dome was looking at you, or that it is zooming in and out. Recess mounted ptz cameras could fit into residential communities and never be reported because they are so small. Just know that when trying to compare these two cameras it is not even a contest. Dome cameras are just not in the same class as ptz cameras. When you look at the price tag between the two, you can understand why they are in separate classes. When it comes to surveillance systems it really does not matter which camera is more powerful than others. It is about what it can do in an overall security setup. For example, if you have an indoor CCTV setup, then having ptz security cameras will not do you much good, in that they are too powerful. Instead a collection of fixed dome cameras with 3.5mm lens will do better. PTZ cameras are meant for an entirely different purpose. So you can see why we can say, the fight between which camera is the best becomes a no contest. In the end neither camera can out do each other. Choosing the right camera depends on what you need to accomplish in your security needs. But for the record PTZ cameras have the best technology, and are far more superior than dome cameras. However, dome cameras are more versatile and are cheaper than ptz cameras. So we declare this bout a "no contest"!


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1 Response to What are the differences between a dome camera and a ptz camera?

  • Twiggy
    Twiggy says:

    I serahced a bunch of sites and this was the best.

    Posted on October 14, 2011 at 9:02 pm

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