PTZOptics Studio Pro

Congratulations to the PTZOptics Studio Pro, our choice for Best Webcam of CES 2023.

This little camera is a big upgrade from standard web cameras. Designed for live streamers and content creators, the Studio Pro offers resolutions up to 1080p captured at 60 frames per second. The compact camera also includes a built-in microphone and professional light.

Get to know the PTZOptics Studio Pro

Along with its 1/2.8-inch CMOS, 2.07-megapixel sensor, the Studio Pro has a 72.5-degree field of view along with up to 12x optical zoom and 16x digital zoom. The camera also includes a convenient toggle switch to swap between portrait and landscape orientations.

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In addition, the Studio Pro promises quick focusing thanks to the camera’s time-of-flight sensor, and it can also give you a unique bokeh effect to elevate your streams.

Connectivity

The camera also offers a number of output options that can be used simultaneously. HDMI 1.4b, USB and IP outputs allow the Studio Pro to integrate with your existing setup.

For IP-based workflows, the Studio Pro features native NDI|HX connectivity as well as power-over-Ethernet (PoE). The camera can also be powered via USB 2.0 or a standard 12VDC power supply.

PTZOptics Studio Pro
Connection options for the PTZOptics Studio Pro. Image courtesy: PTZOptics

What else is included?

More than just a webcam, the Studio Pro also features a built-in noise-canceling microphone array for capturing clear audio. There is also a mic input for connecting an external microphone. In addition, the camera ships with a USB-powered video light with an adjustable color temperature range of 3000-6000 K. To attach even additional accessories, the Studio Pro offers a cold shoe mounting point.

To top it off, PTZOptics offers five-year limited parts and labor warranty on all products, including the Studio Pro. The company also touts award-winning customer support with a number of different learning and support resources.

Pricing and availability

The PTZOptics Studio Pro is priced at $769 and is available for pre-order now. To learn more, head to ptzoptics.com.

Nicole LaJeunesse is a professional writer and a curious person who loves to unpack stories on anything from music, to movies, to gaming and beyond.