Panasonic WVCP500 Super Dynamic 5 Day/Night Camera (120 VAC)

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Panasonic WVCP500  Super Dynamic 5 Day/Night Camera (120 VAC)


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Product Highlights

  • ABS (Adaptive Black Stretch)
  • i-VMD Motion/Object Detection
  • Auto Back Focus
  • 650 TVL Color
  • 700 TVL B/W
  • IR Cut Filter
  • 0.04 Lux (B/W Mode)
  • Auto Iris DC
  • Auto Image Stabilizer
  • Alarm I/O
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When it comes to handling extreme lighting conditions such as high contrast and backlit scenes, the Panasonic WVCP500 is one of the most capable box cameras in the industry. To achieve this stature, the camera comes equipped with a powerful wide dynamic range function called Super Dynamic 5, which operates in tandem with ABS (Adaptive Black Stretch) to neutralize the bright and dark regions of a scene and that way help bring out all the details of an image.

Additionally the camera uses a Day/Night function that operates together with an IR cut filter to raise sensitivity levels during nighttime hours. All these attributes serve to complement the camera's outstanding image quality characterized by a resolution of 650 TVL in color and 700 TVL in B/W mode.

Another unique feature of this camera is its i-VMD (intelligent-Video Motion Detection) function, which not only detects movement, but also can sense an object that has been removed or left behind.

Super Dynamic 5 & ABS (Adaptive Black Stretch)
Super Dynamic 5 and ABS are the chief players in helping the camera overcome scenes exhibiting high contrast and harsh backlighting. Using a complex algorithm, these functions separately analyze the bright and dark regions of an image and then combine the two to produce a well defined image that is neither over nor under exposed and with all the details perfectly highlighted.
Super High Resolution
First and foremost is a camera's image quality, which is why Panasonic provided this camera with 650 TVL in color and 700 TVL in B/W mode.
Day/Night Function with IR Cut Filter
When light levels begin to fade the camera auto switches to a low light sensitive B/W video mode. At the same time an IR filter is removed from the front of the camera to allow light with wavelengths near the infrared spectrum to reach the CCD.
i-VMD (intelligent-Video Motion Detection)
In addition to the usual motion detection, this camera employs object detection as a way of detecting an object that has been removed or left behind. It can also detect camera tampering by sensing when the lens is being covered, spray painted, removed or defocused.
ABF (Auto Back Focus)
ABF (Auto Back Focus) ensures easy installation and stable focus in both color and B/W modes.
3-Dimensional Color Conversion
A 3-dimensional color conversion function ensures natural color reproduction even in lower color temperature situations.
Adaptive Digital Noise Reduction:
Adaptive Digital Noise Reduction integrates 2D-DNR and 3DDNR to ensure noise reduction in various conditions.
Auto Image Stabilizer
Auto Image Stabilizer is useful for environments where vibration or wind is a concern.
Multi-Language Camera Title Display
Camera titles can be entered in: English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, and Japanese.
UPC: 791871506080
Signal System NTSC
Image Sensor 1/3" Color IT CCD
Resolution Color: 650 TVL
B/W: 700 TVL
Number of Pixels 976 x 494
Lens CS-mount
Iris Operation Auto iris DC
Minimum Illumination Color: 0.3 lux (SENS UP: OFF), 0.01 lux (SENS UP: 32x) at F1.4
B/W: 0.04 lux (SENS UP: OFF), 0.0015 lux (SENS UP: 32x) at F1.4
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 50dB (AGC Off, Weight On)
Controls • White balance: ATW1 (2,700 ~ 6,000 K), ATW2 (2,000 ~ 6,000 K), or AWC (2,000 ~ 10,000 K)

• Light Control

• AGC: ON (HIGH / MID / LOW), or OFF

• Super Dynamic 5: ON / ON (i-VMD) / OFF (with BLC masking 8 x 6 areas)

• Dynamic Range: 52dB typical (Super Dynamic 5 ON)

• Electronic Shutter: Off, 1/60-1/10,000 sec)

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

• Digital Noise Reduction: Low / High

• Black and White Mode: Mode: AUTO1 / AUTO2 / ON / OFF with external control / Level: High / Low

• Digital Zoom: ON (up to 2x) / OFF

• Scene File: 2 patterns

• i-VMD (intelligent-Video Motion Detection): Video Motion Detection / Object Detection (Removal and Left Behind) / Scene Change Detection

• Privacy Zone: ON (Gray / Mosaic) or OFF

• Auto Image Stabilizer: ON / OFF

• Camera Title: Up to 16 characters

• Back Focus Adjustment: ABF (AUTO / PRESET / FIX), MANUAL-ADJ
Sync Internal (INT), Multiplexed Vertical Drive (VD2), Line-Lock (LL)
Video Output BNC (multiplexed VD2 and control data capable)
Audio Output N/A
Motion Detection Yes (see controls)
Control Ports Via BNC cable
Power Requirements 120VAC
Power Consumption 3.2W
Operating Temperature 14 - 122°F (-10 ~ +50°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3 x 2.6 x 5.2" (75 x 65 x 133mm)
Weight 1 lb (430g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.1 x 6.1 x 5.2"
Panasonic WVCP500 Super Dynamic 5 Day/Night Camera (120 VAC)
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  • AC Power Cord
  • 3-Year Warranty

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    Great functionality

    By Ryan

    from Toronto, ON

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    • Easy to Use
    • Good in Low Light
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      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light

      Comments about Panasonic WVCP500 Super Dynamic 5 Day/Night Camera (120 VAC):

      The camera is used for closed circuit surveilance inside an equipment storage facility. In conjunction with an infrared LED lamp, the images came across clear whether in daytime or night

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