PTZ cameras have not only arrived, they have "church" written all over them. And the latest crop of these feature-rich cameras offer churches plenty of reasons to get excited.
According to a recent Church Production survey, 86% of churches plan to increase PTZ camera usage.
So how do you make the right choice for your church?
We asked veteran church techs to weigh in on these top PTZ camera contenders:
Your congregation needs you now more than ever. Bring your sermons to them and reach bigger audiences with a live streaming camera from AVer. Our Pro AV has a lineup of professional auto-tracking and PTZ cameras that are ready to live-stream directly to basic web applications or your favorite streaming services. Our latest NDI-supported models provide a new world of connectivity. All cameras are protected by our 3-year, 24-hour replacement, AVerCare warranty.

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The AViPAS AV-2000 20x NDI®|HX HDMI PTZ camera features a 1/2.8" 2.4MP sensor, and a 20x optical zoom lens with 60° field of view. Resolution is up to 1920×1080 with a frame rate up to 60fps. It supports NDI®|HX and SRT with low network delay. AV-2000 has IP (NDI®|HX) and HDMI video output interface, compatible with any video conferencing and streaming software. It also supports line in function, AAC audio though IP stream & NDI®|HX. Control protocol options include VISCA, PELCO-P/D, NDI, ONVIF, and VISCA over IP (over both TCP and UDP). »
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Built on BirdDog’s custom NDI® silicon chip with a Sony Exmor R Sensor, the P100 PTZ camera is a complete, compact, and broadcast quality production PTZ. Featuring frame rates up to 1080p60, 10x optical zoom, USB 2.0, HDMI, SDI, and Full NDI® outputs, P100 gives you professional-level quality, performance, and total flexibility.

With Cam Control 3.0 you get FREE Auto Tracking, which is perfect for following a pastor around on stage!

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Bolin Technology trailblazes the world's first DanteAV-enabled video over IP cameras, encoders, and decoders to seamlessly integrate into any existing Dante audio ecosystem.

Bolin DanteAV PTZ camera D412/D220 provides high quality image up to 4K60/Full HD, with quiet and smooth movement capability. The effective interpretation of Dante AV Decoders and flexible management of Dante Controller Software provide solutions in HDMI, 12G-SDI, multicast, ultra low latency streaming, and the video and audio synchronization.

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The SimplTrack Lite is a plug-and-play auto-tracking camera featuring flexible options for nearly any worship setting. With built-in compatibility for a range of system configurations, the SimplTrack Lite is fully compatible with most video conferencing systems and can be easily integrated with practically any existing hardware with a range of output options, including: NDI®|HX, USB, IP, SDI and HDMI. The camera features an 1/8-inch audio jack for an external mic, and it can also capture audio using a computer’s built-in microphone when connected via USB.  Featuring PoE, along with multiple mounting configurations, the SimplTrack Lite can adapt to any indoor setting. »
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JVC’s New Line of Professional Remote Production PTZ Cameras
Three new cameras make up JVC’s newest line. The first, the KY-PZ400NWU/NBU 4K IP Remote Production PTZ camera, is designed to deliver 3840 x 2160 UHD streaming with compatible SRT, NDI, and vMix Systems. It features 16x digital zoom with a wide angle view of 7.1-8.2 degrees horizontal and 42.7-4.5 degrees vertical.

The second, the KY-PZ200NWU/NBU HD IP Remote Production PTZ camera is designed to be compatible with SRT, NDI, and vMix streaming systems. It delivers a 1/2.8-inch CMOS HD sensor with an 8x digital zoom and UVC USB 3.0 Webcam protocol.

And the third, the KY-PZ200WU/BU HD PTZ with SRT technology, gives users optimal streaming image quality for professional remote locations, offering a 1/2.8-inch CMOS HD sensor, 8x digital zoom, and UVC USB 3.0 Webcam protocol.

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Marshall CV730
The CV730 is designed around a highly capable, future-proof 4K sensor with 9.2 million pixels and larger physical pixel sizes, making this camera perform exceptionally well in variable-light environments with broadcast quality. The CV730 offers simultaneous 12G-SDI, HDMI, IP and USB outputs to split off to various workflows and streaming equipment. The CV730 is available in two network models, the CV730-NDI comes with low-latency NDI|HX2 and the CV730-BK with standard IP (HEVC/SRT). CV730 boasts a 30x optical zoom range with the ability to reach longer throws at an extended 202mm and widen to just under 70º AOV, which allows HOWs to mount the CV730 on a rear sanctuary wall, ceiling, truss, or balcony with confidence. »
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Canon CR-N300 4K UHD PTZ Camera
Cinema-quality video from a PTZ camera? That's what Canon delivers with this new HDMI and IP-ready camera designed for next level support of live productions. Now available with 0% financing, the CR-N300 is equipped with four unique scene modes: portrait, sports, low-light, and spotlight, which allows users to select the mode most suitable for the desired subject: Portrait Mode achieves sharp focus while blurring the background; Low-Light Mode brightens images when in dim or dark shooting situations; Spotlight Mode allows users to capture beautiful images in brightly lit situations. The CR-N300 matches perfectly with existing Canon Cinema cameras, allowing for extra angles without extra operators. 4K capabilities, one person operation, NDI | HX, built in tally, and optical image stabilization are features also included. »
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With advanced servo motors and image stabilization, the Telemetrics PT-RE-2 RoboEye robotic 4K Pan/Tilt camera system is the perfect visual tool for houses of worship to spread their good word. The RoboEye is a fully integrated and easy to use robotic camera control system that includes a 4K digital camera, zoom lens and a compact pan/tilt head. When paired with the Telemetrics RCCP-2A Robotics and Camera Control Panel (and included STS Studio or LGS Legislative software packages), the RoboEye leverages artificial intelligence and facial recognition algorithms built into its reFrame™ Automatic Shot Correction technology to automatically keep speakers in frame. »
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PTZCam Switch N8 Bundle
Integrated Switching and PTZ control of up to 8x NDI-HX2 PTZ Cameras. Connect to your network, add your sources, enter your streaming destination or connect your HDMI output and begin producing. Adjust your PT Speed and do a nice slow pan, transition to your graphics, bring up the choir, recall a preset for the wide shot and dissolve to it. The Switch N8 bundle has everything you need to spread your word. »
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Looking for NDI PTZ Cameras? is your source for PTZ Cameras with NDI. PTZ cameras are the perfect solution for churches who want to add multiple views without additional camera operators, and NDI technology allows you to add them anywhere. Use 1 cable to power, control, and send video from your camera to your live production and streaming solution anywhere on the network. »
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