PTZ is an abbreviation for pan, tilt, and zoom and reflects the movement options of the camera, and a pan–tilt–zoom camera (PTZ camera) is a camera that is capable of remote directional and zoom control.
A PTZ camera is not a still camera. Instead, it could move the camera and the lens, and that means a single camera can be used to monitor places that should be covered by multiple ones. You can save a lot of cost and time in purchasing and deploying the camera if a PTZ camera can handle the job. With its moveable lens, you will also be able to zoom the camera to see a specific area that you are interested in. To conclude, it’s “do more with less.”
Note: Raspberry Pi Board is not included.
Note: Servos for Pan and Tilt is not included, you can get the MG90S Metal Gear Micro Servo.
Check out the simple video from Arducam team to assemble the camera module and integrate with Raspberry Pi board.
- IoT cameras
- Robot cameras
- Wildlife cameras
- Other security and surveillance projects
- Real PTZ with servos for directional control and varifocal lens for optical zoom now comes to the Raspberry Pi
- Compatible with Raspberry Pi board that has CSI and GPIO :)
- Switchable IR Cut through software for your day/night vision
- Make full use of the CSI connector now that a single camera can be used to monitor places that should be covered by multiple ones
- Autofocus control, pan/tilt/zoom keyboard control supported in software
- 8MP IMX219 Camera board
- 1 x Arducam PTZ Pan Tilt Zoom Lens for Raspberry Pi
- 1 x Controller Board
- 1 x 8MP Camera Board
- 1 x 15-Pin FPC Cable (11.8 in/30 cm)
- 1 x XH2.54 Jumper wire with 6Pin Female Connector (11.8 in/30 cm)