PTZOptics 12X-ZCAM 1080p Box Camera with 12x Zoom Lens
VideoGuys Part # (SKU): PT12X-ZCAM
MFR Part # (MPN): PT12X-ZCAM

Designed for broadcast and videoconferencing, the 12X-ZCAM 1080p Box Camera with 12x Zoom Lens from PTZOptics captures and streams up to 1080p60 resolution video

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What is a ZCam?
ZCams are “box” cameras meant for static, point-of-view shots and specialized applications, such as surveillance and monitoring. Designed to capture specific areas, these sturdy cameras, combined with our traditional PTZ cameras, provide more angle options for video production.

Compact and Multi-Purpose
Designed for many uses, the PTZOptics ZCam is compact and easy to set up and integrate into a variety of production workflows. Mount and stream your ZCam in just 10 minutes! Capture unique viewing angles and deploy cameras up to 300 feet away with standard Ethernet cabling. Each compact ZCam includes an option for NDI integration for seamless integration into video production software on a network, such as vMix, Wirecast, xSplit, MimoLive, OBS, Livestream Studio, and more. When connected to high-quality 3GSDI video switchers, PTZOptics ZCams can be used with a wide variety of hard video switchers from brands such as Blackmagic Design, Roland, and NewTek. ZCams can be remotely controlled with fine-tuned settings for camera exposure, white balance, noise reduction, and more.

ZCams are idea for streaming and recording:
  • Graduations and school events
  • Musical performances
  • Sports
  • Industrial Monitoring
  • Surveillance

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!
Deploy ZCAM cameras to capture specific locations and pair with our PTZ (Pan, Tilt, Zoom) cameras for closeups and scene changes to cover all your angles!

Versatile Control Options
Remote camera control options when and where you want them. Use PTZ controls built-in to your favorite video production software such as OBS, Livestream Studio, Wirecast, vMix, mimoLive or Tricaster. Or check out one of our hardware joystick controllers such as our IP joystick, serial joystick, or the SuperJoy. Try our free IP control application for Mac or PC, our open-source control software on GitHub, and our OBS plugin here. Mobile device control options are available here.

Features and benefits
  • Affordable and adaptable
  • Multiple connectivity options
  • Variable lenses for all kinds of video
  • Capture and store still and moving images
  • High definition
  • Power over ethernet
  • H.264 & H.265
  • IOS/Android apps
  • 5 year warranty


  • Video Output: 1 x 3G-SDI; 1 x RJ45 IP Network
  • Optical Zoom: 12x
  • Resolution: 1080p60/50/30/25; 1080i60/50; 720p60/50
  • Power Supply: 12 W, 1 A
  • Sensor: 1/2.7" CMOS, 2.07 MP
  • Focal Length: 3.5-42.3mm
  • Aperture: f/1.8-2.8
  • Minimum Illumination: 0.05 Lux (f/1.8, AGC On)
  • Field of View: : horizontal: 72.5 to 6.9°; Vertical: 44.8 to 3.9°
  • Shutter Speed 1/10,000 to 1/3 Second
  • SNR: ≥ 55 dB
  • Image Flip: Vertical Flip and Mirror
  • Working Environment: Indoor
  • Communication: RS-485 VISCA, Pelco-D, Pelco-P
  • Baud Rate: 2400, 4800, 9600 Bits
  • Power Source: 12 VDC (10.8 to 13 VDC) or PoE 802.3af
  • Power Connector: JEITA Type
  • Dimensions: 3.1 x 5.7 x 2.9" / 7.9 x 14.5 x 7.4 cm
  • Weight: 1.4 lb / 635 g

Packaging Info

  • Package Weight: 1.955 lb
  • Box Dimensions (LxWxH): 9.4 x 4.8 x 4.6"
  • 12X ZCAM Camera
  • Power Adapter
  • PoE Splitter
  • Quick Start Guide


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