By: Panasonic
Security, Broadcast & Digital Systems
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The Panasonic WV-SW598 Weather Proof Outdoor Full HD IP Dome Network Camera provides full HD quality images and features packed into a vandal-resistant housing. It also provides 90x extra optical zoom in 640 x 360 resolution mode. The fog and sandstorm compensation, advantaged auto tracking, and rain-wash coat dome cover help ensure a suitable image under most, if not all, conditions. Using a newly developed MOS sensor, the WV-SW598 provides 1080p full HD images across multiple H.264 and JPEG streams. Using MEGA Super Dynamic technology to deliver 128x dynamic range, the true day/night image quality of the camera is suitable in all conditions.

WV-SW598 features include:

  • Finish of the main body is natural silver aluminum die cast, sunshield is natural silver ASA resin coating, and the dome section is clear polycarbonate resin
  • 1080p HD images up to 30 fps
  • 2.4 Mp high sensitivity MOS Sensor
  • Super high resolution at full HD 1,920 x 1,080 created by 2.4 Mp high sensitivity MOS Sensor
  • Multiple H.264 (High profile) streams and JPEG streams ensure simultaneous real time monitoring and high resolution recording by UniPhier, Panasonic's proprietary System LSI platform
  • Full frame (Up to 30 fps) transmission at 1,920 x 1080 image size
  • 30x Optical Zoom: 90x extra optical zoom at 640 x 360 resolutions with 12x digital zoom enabling 1080x zoom
  • Super Dynamic and ABS (Adaptive Black Stretch) technologies deliver 128x wider dynamic range compared to conventional cameras
  • Face Super Dynamic Range technology ensures clear face image
  • High sensitivity with Day & Night (Electrical) function: 0.5 lux (Color), 0.06 lux (B&W) at F1.6
  • VIQS (Variable Image Quality on Specified area) technology allows the designated 2 areas to retain higher image quality while the excluded area will have a decreased image quality, which enables to use lower image file size and bit rate. VIQS can be set on preset position (1 to 8) and except preset
  • 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
  • Electronic sensitivity enhancement: Auto (Up to 16x) / OFF
  • Selectable Light Control Modes: Indoor scene (50 Hz) / Indoor scene (60 Hz) / ELC (maximum exposure time)
  • Indoor scene (50 Hz / 60 Hz): Flicker caused by fluorescent lightning will be automatically compensated
  • 360° endless panning
  • Advanced Auto Tracking: The camera automatically pans and tilts to follow a moving subject and keep it in the center of the image
  • PTZ control can be taken very smoothly on the user friendly GUI with 16 speeds pan/tilt and new drag and zoom operation enabling finer control
  • 256 speeds for system with WV-CU950 system controller
  • Up to 256 preset positions
  • 360 Map Shot: 8 thumbnail images at 45° intervals make it simple to direct the camera easily by clicking on a thumbnail
  • Pan / Tilt / Zoom mechanism for high reliability
  • VMD (Video Motion Detection) with 4 programmable detection areas, 15 steps sensitivity level and 10 steps detection size
  • Privacy Zone can mask up to 32 private areas, such as house windows and entrances / exits
  • Camera Title Display: Up to 20 alphanumeric characters on the browser
  • Alarm sources including 3 terminal input, VMD and Panasonic alarm command can trigger actions such as SDXC / SDHC / SD memory recording (sold separately), FTP image transfer, E-mail notification, Indication on browser, Alarm terminal output, and Panasonic alarm protocol output
  • Full duplex bi-directional audio allows interactive communication between camera site and monitoring site
  • JPEG Image compression ratio can be changed by alarm so that higher quality image can be provided
  • Prioritized Stream Control: 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
  • SDXC / SDHC / SD Memory card slot for manual recording (H.264 / JPEG), alarm recording (H.264 / JPEG) and backup upon network failure (JPEG)
  • H.264 maximum bit rate/client and total bit rate control allows flexible network traffic management. Frame rate priority mode controls bit rate and compression ratio to provide the specified frame rate
  • Internet Mode: H.264 images can be transmitted over HTTP protocol
  • Multi-Language: English / Italian / French / German / Spanish / Russian / Chinese / Japanese
  • IPv4/IPv6 protocol supported
  • Supports SSL, DDNS (viewnetcam, RFC2136)
  • Still images (JPEG) can be viewed on mobile phones via Internet
  • ONVIF compliant
  • IP66 rated water and dust resistant. It is compatible with IEC60529 measurement standard
  • Dehumidification device for use in various weather conditions
  • Rain wash coat dome cover
  • Fog and sandstorm compensation
Image Sensor 1/2.8 type MOS Sensor
Effective Pixels Approximately 2.4 Mp
Scanning Mode Progressive Scan
Scanning Area H x V: 0.18 x 0.12" (5.44 x 3.43 mm)
Minimum Illumination Color: 0.5 lux, B&W: 0.06 lux at F1.6 (Auto Slow Shutter: Off 1/30 sec, Gain: On (High))
Color: 0.03 lux, B&W: 0.004 lux at F1.6 (Auto Slow Shutter: 16/30 sec, Gain: On (High)) 1
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 Outdoor Scene: Automatic integration
ELC: (up to 1/10,000 sec)
Shutter Speed Maximum: 1/30, 3/100, 3/120, 2/100, 2/120, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1,000, 1/2,000, 1/4,000, 1/8,000, 1/10,000 (only at Super Dynamic Off)
Super Dynamic On / Off
Face Super Dynamic On / Off (Only at Super Dynamic: On)
Adaptive Black Stretch On / Off (Only at Super Dynamic: Off)
Fogproof Compensation: On / Off
Automatic Gain Control On (Low, Mid, High ) / Off
Electronic Sensitivity UP Off / Maximum: 2x (2/30 sec), 4x (4/30 sec), 6x (6/30 sec), 10x (10/30 sec), 16x (16/30 sec)
Video Motion Detection 4 areas, Sensitivity: 15 steps, Detection Size: 10 steps
Privacy Zone Up to 8 zones / Up to 32 zones, Gray / Mosaic
VIQS Up to 2 zones at preset position 1 to 8 and except preset
Camera Title (OSD) Up to 20 characters (alphanumeric characters, marks)
Focus Distance Limited / Unlimited

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