By: Sony
Sony Professional Equipment
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Sony is pleased to introduce the SNC-CH160, a powerful new addition to its network HD camera lineup.

The SNC-CH160 features superior 720p HD picture quality, supporting h.264 at 30 fps Maximum resolution 1280 x 1024 Clearly see objects in the dark up to 15 m (49 feet) away with IR Illuminators Three codecs (JPEG/MPEG-4/H.264) and dual encoding The new "Exmor" CMOS sensor provides high image quality and high sensitivity for surveillance Easy focus function Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability ONVIF conformance (open network video interface forum) IP66 Rated.

SNC-CH160 features include:

  • 1/3" progressive scan Exmor CMOS sensor captures clear images at a maximum resolution of up to 1280 x 1024 with minimal noise
  • 3.1-8.9mm varifocal lens for adjustable coverage of the surveillance area
  • Operates well in a minimum illumination of up to 0.5 lux (color) and 0 lux (B&W)
  • Built-in IR illuminators enable night vision up to a distance of 49' (15 m)
  • Supports dual streaming of videos in JPEG, MPEG-4, and H.264 formats
  • Supports connection of an analog video monitor to the camera
  • Optical Day/Night function switches the camera between Day and Night modes, depending on the light level
  • Easy Focus/zoom functions for simple installation
  • Advanced exposure control system to produce consistently bright, clear, and well contrasted images of the surveillance location
  • Built-in heater delivers optimized performance even in cold temperatures
  • IP66 rating ensures smooth operation in dry and wet conditions
  • Offers intelligent motion detection functions, including object detection and the ability to set up a virtual borderline
  • Information is passed on either to the NSR Series Recorder or the IMZ-RS400 Series Software, where after analysis, a predetermined course of action such as activating an alarm or initiating image recording is triggered
  • Filters out irrelevant material and significantly cuts down on network and storage requirements
  • Stream squared function for concurrent streaming of two 4:3 aspect ratio videos in user-selectable SD resolutions
  • Enables security camera to replace 2 SD cameras installed in the same viewing line
  • Built-in PoE (Class 2) for powering the camera from the network itself via an Ethernet cable without any extra wiring for auxiliary power outlets
  • Low power consumption (5 W)
  • ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) version 1.01 software that ensures greater interoperability and flexibility in building multiple-vendor systems
  • RealShot Manager Lite recording software for setting up the camera quickly
Image device 1/3 type progressive scan Exmor CMOS sensor
Minimum illumination 0.50lx (Color), 0 lx (BW) (IR ON) (F1.2/AGC 42dB/50IRE [IP])
Number of effective pixels (H x V) 1.4 Megapixel (1329 x 1049)
Electronic shutter speed 1 s to 1/10000 s
Gain control Auto
Exposure control Auto, EV Compensation, Auto Slow Shutter
White balance mode Auto (ATW, ATW-PRO), Preset, One-push WB, Manual
Lens type Vari-focal lens
Zoom ratio Optical 2.9X
Horizontal viewing angle 85.4 to 31.2 degrees
Focal length f=3.1 to 8.9 mm
F-number F1.2 (Wide), F2.1 (Tele)
Minimum object distance 300 mm
Powered focus Yes (Easy Focus)
Powered zoom Yes (Easy Zoom)
IR illuminators Yes (Wave Length: 850nm [Typical], IR LED: 21pcs)
Day/Night* Yes
Noise reduction Yes
Codec image size (H x V) 1280 x 1024, 1280 x 960, 1280 x 800, 1280 x 720, 1024 x 768, 1024 x 576, 800 x 480, 768 x 576, 720 x 576, 720 x 480, 704 x 576, 640 x 480, 640 x 368, 384 x 288, 320 x 240, 320 x 192 (H.264, MPEG-4, JPEG)
Video compression format H.264, MPEG-4, JPEG
Codec streaming capability Dual streaming
Maximum frame rate H.264: 20fps (1280 x 1024) / 30 fps (1280 x 720); MPEG-4: 25fps (1280 x 1024) / 30 fps (1280 x 720); JPEG: 30fps (1280 x 1024) / 30 fps (1280 x 720)
Intelligent motion detection Yes
ONVIF software Yes
Number of clients 5
Authentication IEEE802.1X
Signal system NTSC / PAL
Ethernet 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX (RJ-45)
Analog monitor output Phono jack x 1
Sensor input x 1, make contact, break contact
Alarm output x 1, 24V AC/DC, 1A (Mechanical relay outputs electrically isolated from the camera)
Weight 3 lb 6 oz (1520 g)
Dimensions ø 3 3/4 x 7 3/8 inches (93 x 186 mm); ø 5 5/8 x 13 1/4 inches (140 x 334.8 mm) (including arm)
Power requirements PoE
Power consumption 12.9 W max
Starting temperature -4°F to 122°F (-20°C to 50°C)
Working temperature -22°F to 122°F (-30°C to 50°C)
Storage temperature -4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C)
Ingress protection IP66
Safety regulation UL2044, FCC 15B Class A, IC Class A, IEC60950-1, EN55022(A) EN55024 EN50130-4, VCCI Class A, C-Tick Class A
System Requirements - Operating system Microsoft Windows XP™, Windows Vista™ (32bit), Windows® 7 (32bit)
System Requirements - Processor Intel Core2 Duo 2 GHz or higher
System Requirements - Memory 1 GB or more
System Requirements - Web browser Microsoft Internet Explorer® Ver. 6.0, Ver. 7.0, Ver. 8.0; Firefox® Ver.3.5 (Plug-in free viewer only); Safari® Ver.4.0 (Plug-in free viewer only); Google® Chrome Ver.4.0 (Plug-in free viewer only)
Supplied Accessories CD-ROM (User’s Guide, SNC Toolbox), Installation manual, Wire rope, M4x8 screw, B&P Warranty Booklet, Template


* Removable IR Cut Filter


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