PTZOptics ZCam-VL variable lens HD-SDI and IP streaming camera
VideoGuys Part # (SKU): PTVLZCAM
A 1080p box camera with 4X optical zoom for capturing HD video with a variety of lenses with support for HD-SDI & IP Streaming
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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

Camera & Lens

  • Video Output Interface HD-SDI, RJ45
  • Lens Zoom 4X Optical Zoom
  • Power Supply 12W
  • Video CMOS Sensor 1/2.7” CMOS, 2.07 Mega Pixels
  • Frame Rate 1080p 30/25, 1080i 60/50, 720p 60/50
  • Included Lens F 2.8mm ~ 12mm, F1.4
  • Lens Field of View 122°
  • Min Lux .05 Lux (F1.8, AGC ON )
  • Shutter Speed 1/30s - 1/10000s
  • SNR ≥55dB
  • Vertical Flip & Mirror Supported
  • Lens Hor. Angle of View 28° (tele) - 122° (wide)
  • Working Environment Indoor

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions 2.9”W x 5.9”D x 2.4”H
  • Weight 0.9 lbs. (1.1 lbs. w/ lens)
  • Box Dimensions 8.2”W x 6.3”D x 4.6”H
  • Box Weight 1.6 lbs.

Rear Board Connectors

  • Network Communication Interface RS485 VISCA, Pelco - D&P
  • Power Supply Interface JEITA type Power Adapter (DC IN 12V)

Electrical Index

  • Input Voltage 12V DC (10.8 - 13.0V DC)
  • Box Camera
  • 4X Wide Angle Zoom Lens
  • Power Adapter
  • PoE Splitter
  • Quick Start Guide