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Panasonic : WV-SW396A

By: Panasonic
Security, Broadcast & Digital Systems
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The Panasonic WV-SW396A i-PRO SmartHD WV-SW396A Super Dynamic Weather-Resistant HD Dome Network Camera is suitable for use in high-end applications such as casinos, airports, transportation and correctional facilities, where detailed imaging is of prime importance. The camera captures high-quality footage with good sensitivity, thanks to its 1.3 MP double speed MOS image sensor. Panasonic‘s UniPhier LSI chip allows this network camera to simultaneous stream real-time imagery in H.264 and JPEG formats at a full frame resolution of 1280 x 960 at 30 fps. With the Super Dynamic and ABS (Adaptive Black Stretch) technology at its core, this dome camera delivers 128x wider dynamic range compared to conventional cameras. This increases the visibility of subjects in dark areas. The camera also comes equipped with Panasonic’s Face Super Dynamic technology that captures clear face images by precisely detecting the position of a human face.

The camera features ClearSight™ Rain-resistant Dome Coating, which significantly increases the operational utility of outdoor cameras in wet weather. This innovative hydrophilic coating allows rain drops to flatten onto the surface of the camera dome, significantly reducing optical distortion and providing better visibility in rainy conditions. In addition, the coated surface resists the development of water stains and dust accumulation reducing dome maintenance.

WV-SW396A features include:

  • 1.3 Mp high-sensitivity MOS sensor captures images at resolutions of up to 720p
  • Full frame (up to 30 fps) transmission at resolutions of up to 1280 x 960
  • Super Dynamic and Adaptive Black Stretch technologies deliver 128x wider dynamic range
  • Progressive Scan ensures clear images with minimal blur even when the object is in motion
  • High sensitivity with Day & Night (Electrical) function: 0.5 lux (color), 0.06 lux (B&W) at F1.4
  • Multiple H.264 (high profile) and JPEG streams ensure simultaneous real-time monitoring
  • Full-duplex bi-directional audio allows interactive communication between the camera and the monitoring site
  • Face-detection function identifies the position of any human face; this information is sent via XML or video stream
  • Prioritized Stream Control allows one of the video streams to be prioritized when multiple recorders or client PCs are accessing the camera, so that the recorder or the client PC can maintain the frame rate
  • JPEG images can be viewed on a phone via the Internet
  • Privacy masking to protect up to 8 private areas, such as entrances and exits
  • Industrial grade pan/tilt/zoom mechanism
  • PTZ control via the user-friendly GUI with 16 pan/tilt speeds
  • Drag and Zoom operation provides finer control over camera movement
  • 360° endless panning allows users to precisely capture almost any object surrounding the camera
  • Integration of 2D and 3D-DNR (noise reduction) delivers clear images by reducing video noise, and motion blur
  • Meta data for VMD is supplied to work with the WJ-ND400 playback VMD function
  • Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) compatible means the camera can be installed almost anywhere and not necessarily close to a power supply
  • JPEG image compression ratio can be changed by alarm so that higher quality images can be captured
  • SDHC/SD Memory card slot for manual recording (H.264 / JPEG), alarm recording (H.264 / JPEG) and backup upon network failure (JPEG)
  • H.264 and MPEG-4 are selectable for system migration
  • Primary (RGB) color filter
  • Selectable light control modes: Outdoor / Indoor / Fixed electronic shutter
  • Outdoor / Indoor: Electronic shutter and ALC lens iris control are automatically controlled depending on the mode and luminance level for outdoor/indoor use
  • Up to 1/10,000 fixed electronic shutter speeds can be selected
  • 256 speed operations available for system with WV-CU950 system controller (sold separately)
  • Up to 256 preset positions
  • 8 thumbnail images at 45° intervals make it simple to direct the camera easily by clicking on a thumbnail
  • VMD (Video Motion Detection) with 4 programmable detection areas, 15 steps sensitivity level, and 10 steps detection size
  • One of the video streams can be prioritized when multiple recorders or client PCs are accessing the camera so that the recorder or the client PC can maintain the frame rate
  • H.264/MPEG-4 maximum bit rate per client and total bit rate control allows for flexible network traffic management
  • Frame rate priority mode controls bit rate and compression ratio to provide the specified frame rate
  • Multi-lingual: English / Italian / French / German / Spanish / Russian / Chinese / Japanese
  • IPv4/IPv6 protocol supported
  • Analog Monitor output for easier installation
  • Supports SSL, DDNS (viewnetcam, RFC2136)
  • ONVIF compliant
  • Dehumidification device allows use in various weather conditions
  • Built-in fan/heater/sun shield for handling temperature changes
  • IP66-rated housing
  • Hydrophilic rain coating flattens and spreads out the water that hits the case to form a thin protective layer on the glass surface that helps rinse away loosened dirt and other organic material, and minimizes spots and streaks by helping the glass dry more quickly and evenly
Image Sensor 1/4 type MOS image sensor
Effective Pixels Approximately 1.3 Mp
Scanning Mode Progressive scan
Scanning Area (H x V) 3.6 x 2.7 mm
Minimum Illumination Color: 0.5 lux, B&W: 0.06 lux at F/1.4 (Shutter: 1/30 s, AGC: High)
Color: 0.031 lux, B&W: 0.004 lux at F/1.4 (Shutter: 16/30 s, AGC: 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 Indoor scene (50 / 60 Hz) / Outdoor scene / Fix shutter
Shutter Speed Fix shutter: OFF (1/30), 3/100, 3/120, 2/100, 2/120, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/10,000
Super Dynamic On / Off
Face Super Dynamic On / Off (Only at Super Dynamic: On)
Dynamic Range 52 dB typical (Super Dynamic: ON, Light Control: Indoor)
Adaptive Black Stretch On / Off
Automatic Gain Control On (low, mid, high) / Off
Electronic Sensitivity UP Off, 2/30 s, 4/30 s, 6/30 s, 10/30 s, 16/30 s (Maximum)
Black and White Mode Mode: Auto 1 / Auto 2 / Auto 3 / On / Off
Digital Noise Reduction (DNR) High / Low
Video Motion Detection On / Off, 4 areas , Sensitivity: 15 steps, Detection size: 10 steps
Privacy Zone On / Off, Up to 8 zones, Gray / Mosaic
Auto Image Stabilizer On / Off
Camera Titles Up to 20 characters (alphanumeric characters, marks)

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