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Current IP PTZ Camera Recommendations?

We use Sunba cameras here with reasonably good results, but the model we use is no longer available and their management interface requires IE and a proprietary plugin.   We plan on replacing them in the next year or two.   

Can anyone recommend a reasonably-priced, IP POE PTZ camera, with a modern UI? 


Orv W6BI

Don't the newer sunbas

Don't the newer sunbas support all browsers? I think i did have to use a plugin tho.

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Sunbas -

That could very well be - I don't know what plugins a modern browser would use, though.  Thanks for the tips.

I have a Sunba covering my

I have a Sunba covering my Radio control flying field. I am disappointed they don't have the ability to do Mjpeg which covers all browsers. Using VMS works very well but is hard to explain to the club members. I built a Raspberry Pi here at my house that takes the output from my VMS and relays it as a series of jpegs. That way anyone can view the camera at my web site

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raspi + fpv servo mount


one possibility is to have a raspberry pi and pi camera with an fpv servo mount connected to the gpio
write a little code for some buttons on a webpage to adjust the pwm signal out the gpio for the servos and you have a little pan tilt camera

I did it back in 2016 for a robot I built in high school but I lost my code for it

its a bit more complicated than an embedded drop in poe ptz camera


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I know that no one likes to

I know that no one likes to hear this but a good PTZ cost ~$1000 and It's up hill from there!

Consider how you plan to power the camera! Is 24vdc needed at the camera, dose the camera run on 24v passive POE, dose it run on 48vdc POE. 

The Sony starlight ccd is found in most of the following cameras. Im a fan of the module!

Here a few cameras that I've found in research: 
-M5525-E 1080p Outdoor PTZ
-Bosch MIC IP starlight 7100i
-(NOT PTZ) G3 FLEX ubiquity
-2MP 25x Starlight IR WizSense Network PTZ Camera SD5A225XA-HNR-SL
-SuperZoom-44 Long Range PTZ
-DH SD49425XB HNR zoom


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Some PTZ's you can use RSTP or RSTPS. If they do, check VLC app and use Network Stream.

Tom Eagle (email) K0JPR

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I assume you really mean RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) and not RSTP (Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol)?

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FOSCAM PTZ with WiFi experience?

Does anyone have experience with a WiFi cam like this or Foscam in general? Can we use the cam's WiFi to network it with radios with AREDN firmware?  It looks like HUGE bang for the buck, super configurable, ONVIF with support for all browsers, etc.. Has an RJ45 and takes 12VDC!

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