Motorized Zoom Cameras
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What makes motorized zoom so valuable? First, let’s break down optical vs digital zoom.
Digital zoom is more commonly available, and in fact and pretty much any recorder be it an NVR or even a DVR will feature this option. With digital zoom, any camera feed can be ‘zoomed’ by cropping a selection of an image. This cropped section is then stretched, resulting in a much closer but far blurrier and poorer quality look at the section you’re trying to enhance. Digital zoom, while somewhat useful in a pinch, isn’t really a zoom, and mentioned above it’s actually a crop and stretch.
True optical zoom is where it’s at. Optical zoom means that a camera’s lens is varifocal and can be adjusted to focus and zoom in. With optical zoom, the camera is actually looking more closely at a given area not just stretching a cropped section of the image digitally. That means the refusal is a full quality tighter field of view, a closer look at the image.
Now that we understand what optical and digital zoom are, know that notarized zoom is a type of optical zoom.
To elaborate, Motorized zoom cameras feature an optical zoom that can be controlled via a motorized lens using the recorder or an external controller. What that means is that rather than using your hands to spin and manually adjust the lense at the camera itself, you can do so from the recorder itself. This is substantially more convenient than getting a ladder, and going up however height the camera is to use your hands to adjust it (and a lot safer too!).
For clarity, while just about any recorder can digitally zoom on any camera feed, you’ll need an actual motorized zoom camera in order to use the MZ function. These types of cameras are available for both IP and COAX as mentioned above. When using IP- their MZ function is mostly plugged and play. With our COAX MZ cameras and DVRs, the setup is also super simple as they feature CoC, which means no running extra serial cables for That zoom control!
Interested in being able to “ENHANCE!” on the fly? Check out these links for our COAX and IP MZ cameras!
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