Many users know the difference between ePTZ and PTZ. However, not all people can point out what the advantages and disadvantages they have. Overall, the PTZ camera is better than an ePTZ camera, as the PTZ camera can provide approximate 360 degree viewing angle, while maintaining the image quality by incorporating with optical zoom.
Before to know the difference, we may start from the acronyms out of the way. PTZ stands for pan-tilt-zoom, and ePTZ is the acronym of electronic pan-tilt-zoom, ePTZ also referred as digital PTZ or virtual PTZ. Typically, a PTZ camera adopts the design that consisting of a optical zoom camera module sits on a mechanical rotating device. On the other hand, the ePTZ is achieved by using software. So, what are the main distinctions?
Both PTZ and ePTZ resolves a particular need of the end user. A 1080P PTZ cameras probably suit the majority of buyers. Most 360° panoramic cameras support ePTZ, since the image sensor of panoramic camera needs to handle several times higher data than a conventional camera, if you look for a panoramic camera, intending to obtain the high image quality we recommend you to choose the one that support at lease 5 megapixel resolution.
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