By: Panasonic
Security, Broadcast & Digital Systems
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The Panasonic WV-CW384 uses Super Dynamic III - an advanced WDR system - to resolve scenes exhibiting high contrast, harsh backlighting, and other extreme lighting conditions. This is in addition to its high resolution of 540 TVL and Day/Night function, which it uses to switch to B/W mode when levels levels fall. In B/W mode, the camera can produce visible images in light levels as low as 0.009 lux (Sens Up 10x). With these attributes, the WV-CW384 can be relied upon to perform in virtually any lighting or scene environment. Panasonic also provided the WV-CW384 with an IP66 rated, weatherproof casing, which together with a built-in heater, blower and sunshield will allow the camera to safely operate in an indoor or outdoor environment. Included with the camera is a wall mount bracket that matches the stylish design of the camera. Once mounted, video and power cables are concealed inside the bracket for a neat and secure installation.

WV-CW384 features include:

  • Super Dynamic III technology delivers 128x wider dynamic range compared to conventional cameras.
  • High sensitivity with Day/Night function: 0.65 lux (Color), 0.09 lux (B/W) at F1.6 (Wide). IR cut filter switches on/off to enhance the sensitivity in B/W mode.
  • ABF (Auto Back Focus) ensures easy installation and stable focus in both color and B/W modes.
  • Built into the camera is a motion detection system and an 8 x 6 area privacy masking function.
  • A monitor output on the camera allows easy view angle adjustments during installation and servicing.
  • An Auto Image Stabilizer function digitally clears shaky images caused by vibrating conditions.
  • Data communication can be transmitted over the same coaxial cable used to send video.
  • Menu setup can be viewed in English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese, or Japanese.
  • A flashing blue LED light enhances the visibility of the camera, thus increasing its deterrence factor.
  • The camera is IP66 rated for resistance to water and dust. It also complies with the IEC60529 measurement standard.
  • A built-in heater and blower mechanism shields the camera from extremes of hot and cold, -22 ~ 122°F (-30 ~ +50°C).
  • A smart looking mounting bracket encloses the video and power cables properly.
Signal System NTSC
Image Sensor 1/3" Color IT CCD
Number of Pixels 768 x 494
Resolution 540 TV lines typical at color high mode
480 TV lines at color normal mode
570 TV lines at B/W mode
Lens Focal Length: 5-40mm (8x)
Horizontal Field of View: 6.6° tele x 52° wide
Vertical Field of View: 5° tele x 39.6° wide
Aperture: F1.6-1.9
MOD: 1.2 m
Iris Operation Auto iris
Minimum Illumination Color (30 IRE):
0.65 lux (Sens UP: OFF), 0.065 lux (SENS UP: 10x) at F1.6 Wide

B/W (10 IRE):
0.09 lux (Sens UP: OFF), 0.009 lux (SENS UP: 10x) at F1.6 Wide
IR Illumination No
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 50dB (AGC Off, Weight On)
Controls White Balance: AWC (2,000 ~ 10,000 K), ATW1 (2,700 ~ 6,000 K), ATW2 (2,000 ~ 6,000 K)

Light Control: ALC


Super Dynamic III: ON or OFF (with BLC masking 8 x 6 areas)

Dynamic Range: 52 dB typical (Super Dynamic III ON)

E-Shutter: 1/100-1/10,000 sec

Electronic Sensitivity UP: OFF / AUTO (2x, 4x, 6x, 10x) / FIX (2x, 4x, 6x, 10x, 16x, 32x)

Digital Noise Reduction: High / Low

Resolution Mode: Normal / High

Black and White Mode: AUTO1 / AUTO2 / ON / OFF, Level: High / Low

Digital Zoom: 2x

Video Motion Detection: OFF / Mode1 (VMD) / Mode2 (Scene change), Mask 8 x 6 areas

Scene Change Detection: Yes, Included in VMD Mode2

Privacy Zone: ON (Gray/Mosaic) or OFF

Auto Image Stabilizer: ON or OFF

Camera Title: Up to 16 characters

Back Focus Adjustment: ABF, MANUAL, AUTO / PRESET / FIX
Microphone No
Video Output Camera Output: BNC x1 (Multiplexed VD2 and control data capable)
Monitor Output: 3.5mm mini jack x1
Audio Output N/A
Sync System Internal (INT), Multiplexed Vertical Drive (VD2), Line-Lock (LL)
Power Requirements (heater requires 24VAC)
12VDC or 24VAC
Power Consumption 24VAC (18W, heater on)
12VDC (540mA)
Operating Temperature (heater on)
-22 ~ 122°F (-30 ~ +50°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) (without bracket)
3.2 x 3.1 x 11.9" (82 x 78 x 301mm)
Weight (without bracket)
3.3 lbs (1.5kg)

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