By: Panasonic
Security, Broadcast & Digital Systems
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Super Dynamic Indoor Network Dome Camera

The Panasonic WV-SF438 360° Super Dynamic Indoor Network Dome Camera provides full HD quality images, Smart HD innovations, and a wealth of features packed into a compact housing, ensuring that it is fit for all indoor applications. This dynamic IP camera can be connected to a network (LAN) or the Internet, and images and audio from the camera can be monitored on a PC via the network.

Using its advanced 3.1 MOS sensor, the camera provides 1080p HD images across multiple H.264 and JPEG streams. Super Dynamic technology features a 128x dynamic range and can be used under varying light conditions. The face detection feature allows the camera to automatically identify a human face and this data can be sent via XML notifications or embedded in the video stream. Variable Image Quality on Specified Area (VIQS), which is an innovation to the Smart HD function, allows the camera to have a higher resolution for specified areas of the image, thus ensuring lower bandwidth usage. In addition, this ONVIF compliant dome camera is suitable for a wide range of indoor surveillance applications.

WV-SF438 features include:

  • 360° monitoring with a wide variety of transmission modes: Panorama, Double Panorama, Quad PTZ, Single PTZ
  • 1080p Full HD Images up to 30 fps
  • 4 VGA size (640 x 480) images displayed on 1 screen
  • Displays 1 quad VGA size (1280 x 960) image
  • Displays full 360° fisheye images, enabling monitoring without blind spots and images can be displayed in 3 Mbps or 1.3 Mbps modes
  • Lens distortion compensation for a distortion-free image when viewed through a fisheye lens
  • Can be installed on ceilings or walls
  • i-PRO SmartHD 360° network camera is equipped with a 3.1 MP high sensitivity MOS sensor, creating high resolution 3 MP JPEG (2048 x 1536) and Panasonic high profile H.264 compression full HD (1920 x 1080) 30 fps images to meet a wide range of surveillance requirements. JPEG/H.264 multiple streaming transmission is also supported
  • Mega Super Dynamic function corrects illumination difference in images, making it easier to see objects in natural conditions when monitoring and recording
  • Combination of enhanced UniPhier, Panasonic's proprietary System LSI platform and 2-area VIQS function can decrease the required network bandwidth by a maximum of 50%
  • You can change the display area within the 360° image captured by the lens to achieve the same effects as those obtained by a pan or tilt function
  • The camera unit features a built-in microphone. Sounds in the camera area can be monitored and recorded together with the images. In addition, 2-way communication can be achieved by connecting a speaker with built-in amplifier to the camera connection terminal and a microphone to the computer
  • Monitoring can even be done from smart phones or tablet computers. The image is optimized for the screen size, making it possible to monitor an area even while away or in transit
  • Built-in SD memory card slot enables recording of images directly onto the SD memory instead of via the network
  • 4 areas within the image captured by the camera can be set as motion detection areas, and the camera operation can also be set when motion is detected in any of the 4 areas
  • Face detection function detects the position of human face and the information is sent by XML or video stream
  • Privacy Zone can mask up to 4 private areas, such as house windows and entrances / exits
  • Digital Noise Reduction - 3D-DNR ensures noise reduction in various conditions
  • Progressive scan ensures clear images with less motion blur and no tearing even when the subject is moving
  • Adjustable sensitivity levels (up to 15 steps), and 10 detection area sizes
  • Superior color reproduction by primary (RGB) color filter
  • Camera title display: Up to 20 alphanumeric characters on the browser
  • Low profile design for discreet installation
Image Sensor 1/3 type MOS Sensor
Effective Pixels Approximately 3.1 MP
Scanning Mode Progressive
Scanning Area (H x V) 4.51 mm × 3.38 mm (3.187 x 1.125")
Minimum Illumination Color: 1.5 lux (F2.4, Auto Slow Shutter: Off (1/30s), Gain: On (High))
Color: 0.1 lux (F2.4, Auto Slow Shutter: Maximum 16/30s, Gain: On (High))
B&W: 1.2 lux (F2.4, Auto Slow Shutter: Off (1/30s), Gain: On (High))
B&W: 0.08 lux (F2.4, Auto Slow Shutter: Off (16/30s), Gain: On (High))
White Balance AWC (2,000 to 10,000 K), ATW1 (2,700 to 6,000 K), ATW2 (2,000 to 6,000 K)
Light Control Mode Indoor scene (50 Hz / 60 Hz) / ELC
Shutter Speed With Super Dynamic On- ELC (1/30 s)
With Super Dynamic Off- ELC (1/30 s), ELC (3/100 s), ELC (3/120 s), ELC (2/100 s), ELC (2/120 s), ELC (1/100 s), ELC (1/120 s), ELC (1/250 s), ELC (1/500 s), ELC (1/1,000 s), ELC (1/2,000 s), ELC (1/4,000 s), ELC (1/10,000 s)
Super Dynamic On / Off
Dynamic Range 52 dB type (only at Super-Dynamic On)
Adaptive Black Stretch On / Off (only at Super-Dynamic Off)
AGC (Automatic Gain Control) On (High) / On (Mid) / On (Low) / Off
Electronic Sensitivity UP Off (1/30 s), Maximum 2/30 s / 4/30 s / 6/30 s / 10/30 / 16/30 s
Day & Night Electrical: Off / Auto
Digital Noise Reduction (DNR) High / Low
Video Motion Detection On / Off, 4 areas available
Video Analytics Face Detection: Off / On / On with face frame display
However, face detection is not supported when Fisheye or Quad streams is selected for the image type.
Auto Mode Auto pan / Preset sequence
Auto mode can only be used when the image type is Quad PTZ or Single PTZ.
Self Return 10 s / 20 s / 30 s / 1 min / 2 min / 3 min / 5 min / 10 min / 20 min / 30 min / 60 min
Self return can only be used when the image type is Quad PTZ or Single PTZ.
Privacy Zone On / Off (up to 4 zones available)
VIQS On (up to 2 areas available)
However, the VIQS function is not supported when Quad PTZ, Single PTZ or Quad streams are selected.
Camera Title (OSD) Up to 20 characters (alphanumeric characters, marks), On / Off
However, you can specify characters to be displayed on each of the four screens when Quad streams are selected.

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