There are so many PTZ cameras on the market that it's easy to become confused about which one to buy. As a result, I provide the seven best TZ cameras for church programs from which to pick.
Honey Optics, a company founded by a tech volunteer, is based on two principles: quality and affordability. The Honey Optics 20x 4K camera is not cheap for general-purpose PTZ cameras since it has a true 4K–2160p, 60/50 FPS–resolution. However, you should be aware that most cameras with the same specs cost significantly more; in fact, it is one of the first low-cost 4K PTZ cameras on the market. As such, it may be the most recommendable PTZ camera in terms of price-to-quality ratio.
There are five outputs on the rear of Honey Optics 20x 4K HD PTZ camera for a church: 3.5 mm audio input, LAN, USB-C, SDI, and HDMI. There are two LED indicators on the front of the camera: Power and Standby. I discovered that I could broadcast from four sources at the same time, power the camera, and connect it to the network all with a single Ethernet cable.
The Honey Optics 20x 4K camera supports H.265 and H.264 IP streaming video, so I had no issues when I tried to live stream my feed to YouTube. It also works for Facebook and private streams. Furthermore, the model comes pre-licensed with NewTek NDI to minimize the lag between video and audio. Should you want your camera to be remote-controlled, you can do it easily with the Honey Optics online interface. Additionally, with the TriCaster software, you can run two or more PTZ camera systems for churches simultaneously.
This church PTZ camera package's base and build quality enable you to install it on a wall, ceiling, or table. Furthermore, the Honey Optics 20x 4K camera comes with a 5-year warranty, which conveys a sense of dependability since other PTZs on the market give about 1–3 years of guarantee. Finally, the company's customer care is incredibly attentive and always willing to help you with camera-related concerns.
If you want to record in confined spaces, the Honey Optics 12x 4K PTZ HD camera for a church is another excellent alternative. The camera has a 12x optical zoom in contrast to a 20x optical zoom but performs just as well. The sole difference between this model and its 20x analog is the 12x optical zoom, which is less powerful.
The Honey Optics 12x 4K is unquestionably one of the highest-quality HD PTZ cameras for church available on the market. You must note that this model of Honey Optics is perfect if you are sure you will not be zooming in a lot. However, this camera will enable you to cover your church broadcast in 4K (2160p) at 60 FPS while guaranteeing minimal latency over your network! Additionally, you can go live with high-quality visuals thanks to the 2D and 3D noise reduction technologies. Above all, you can charge this camera while recording with only one wire due to its PoE (Power over Ethernet) support.
The unit comes with a power adapter, an infrared remote control, and an RS-232C connector out of the box. It has a gray casing, with two LED – Power and Standby – indicators on the front and features a wide-angle lens with a field of view of 60.7°. After recording, I stood at an angle instead of directly in front of the TV during playback, and I still could see non-washed-out images.
Owing to 0.5 lux, the PTZOptics can function in low light, adding to the camera's flexibility. It also has a noise-cancelling mode to provide superb sound quality. So, if you need an ideal PTZ camera for your church’s live streaming, the PTZ Optics GEN-2 is worth your attention.
The PTZOptics 30X-SDI model comes with an Ethernet port for power, streaming, and internet connection. Aside from that, there are SDI, HDMI, 3.5 mm audio input, and an RS-232 connector, which worked with my standard cables. The RS-232 connector receives VISCA orders and interfaces with control systems like Extron and Crestron.
The Sony advanced lens on the PTZOptics 30X-SDI offers an optical zoom range of 12x to 30x, while its wide-angle lens ensures a 60.7° field of view. The IR remote that comes with the PTZOptics 30X-SDI may be used to control the camera, but I wouldn't recommend using it for frequent operations after putting it up. Instead, use the web interface or the PTZOptics camera control app (for iOS and Android). Furthermore, the PTZOptics 30X-SDI works well with Skype and Zoom, and you can mount it on your wall, pole, or ceiling.