What is the difference between video conference cameras(BA) and AI tracking cameras(BX)?

With the upgrading of the industry, the latest AI tracking camera was launched, but the AI tracking camera is not an upgraded version of the previous video conference camera. It uses a new chip and sensor. So there are large differences between the two cameras. Let's take the 20X camera as an example to compare the parameters of the two cameras.

Camera SMTAV 20X AI Tracking Camera  SMTAV Video Conference Camera 
Enclosure With hole for more heat come out in middle neck ,bottom and interface panel

No holes in the middle neck

( no much heat from PCB)

Sensor Sony Panasonic
Low Light  Normal Low Light environment works much better
Auto Focus Keep improving Auto Focus fast works better
Video System 1080P60,1080P59.94,1080P50,1080I60,1080I59.94,1080I50,1080P30,1080P29.97,1080P25,720P60,720P59.94,720P50 HD: 1080p/60, 1080p/50, 1080i/60, 1080i/50, 1080p/30, 1080p/25, 720p/120(only network support), 720p/60, 720p/50, 720p/30, 720p/25,640x480p/240(only network support)
Sensor 1/2.8 inch, CMOS, 2.07M pixels
Scanning Mode Progressive scanning
Lens 20x, f4.42mm ~ 88.5mm, F1.8 ~ F2.8
Minimal Illumination 0.5Lux @ (F1.8, AGC ON)
Shutter 1/30s ~ 1/10000s
White Balance Automatic, indoor, outdoor, one touch, manual Automatic, indoor, outdoor, one touch, manual
Digital Noise Reduction 2D, 3D digital noise reduction
Backlight Compensation Supported
Digital zoom 16x
Video S/N ≥55dB
Horizontal Angle of View 60.7° ~ 3.36°
Vertical Angle of View 34.1° ~ 1.89°
Horizontal Rotation Range  ±170°
Vertical Rotation Range   -30° ~ +90°
Pan Speed Range  1.7° ~ 100°/s
Tilt Speed Range 1.7° ~ 69.9°/s
H & V Flip Support
Image Freeze Support
AI tracking Support Not Support
Number of Preset  255
Preset Accuracy  0.1°
Network Features    
Video Compression H.264/H.265 H.264/H.265/MJPEG
Video Stream First streaming, second streaming
Main Stream Resolution 1920x1080,1280x720,1024x576,960x540,640x480,640x360
Sub Stream Resolution 1280x720,1024x576,720x576, 720x480,720x408,640x360,480x270,320x240,320x180
Video Bit Rate 32Kbps ~ 102400Kbps 32Kbps ~ 20480Kbps
Bit Rate Type Variable bit rate,Fixed bit rate
Frame Rate 1fps ~ 60fps
Audio Compression AAC
Audio Bit Rate 96Kbps, 128Kbps, 256Kbps
Support protocols FULL NDI,NDI|HX, TCP/IP, HTTP, RTSP, RTMP, Onvif, DHCP, Multicast,SRT,GB/T28281  NDI|HX, TCP/IP, HTTP, RTSP, RTMP, Onvif, DHCP, Multicast,SRT,GB/T28281
Input/Output Interface  
USB interfacr 1xUSB 3.0: type-A(Device: Video ouput) 1x USB 2.0, type-A (Host:Local record)
HD Output 1x HDMI:1.3
1x, 3G-SDI: BNC type, 800mVp-p, 75Ω, follow SMPTE 424M standard
Network Interface 1x, RJ45: 10M/100M/1000M Adaptive Ethernet
Audio Interface 1x, Line In, 3.5mm audio Interface;
1x, Line out, 3.5mm audio Interface; 1x CVBS: 3.5mm , 1Vp-p, 75Ω
Communication Interface 1x, RS232 In: 8pin Min DIN, Max Distance: 30m, VISCA/Pelco-D/Pelco-P  
1x, RS232 Out: 8pin Min DIN, Max Distance: 30m, VISCAnetwork use only  
1x, RS485: 3 core phoenix mouth , Max Distance: 1200m, VISCA/Pelco-D/Pelco-P  
Power Jack JEITA Type(DC IN 12V)
digital audio pickup Built-in dual microphone array, 100Hz to 16KHz frequency response No mic
Analog audio input Support 3.5mm Line-In
digital audio output Support HDMI、USB、LAN、SDI audio output Support HDMI、LAN、SDI audio output
Analog audio output Support 3.5mm Line-Out No 3.5mm Line-Out
USB Featured Video Output Only supports local storage
Operate System Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Mac  Not support video output
macOS™ 10.10 or higher
Google™ Chromebook™ Version 29.0.1547.70 or higher
Linux (Need support UVC)
hardware requirements 2.4 GHz Intel® Core 2 Duo processor or higher
2 GB RAM or higher
USB 2.0 interface
Color System / Compression YUY2/MJPEG/H.264
Video Format Support a variety of video formats with different frame rates and resolutions, up to 1080P60 YUY2 output
USB Video Communication Protocol UVC 1.1 or UVC1.5
Audio on USB 32K sampling rate, support UAC2.0
UVC PTZ Support
Generic Specification    
Input Voltage DC 12V,PoE(802.3af)
Input Current 1000mA
Operating Temperature 0°C ~ 40°C
Storage Temperature -40°C ~ 60°C
Power Consumption 12W

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