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JVC VN-H557U Internal PTZ Super LoLux HD Dome Camera

B&H # JVVNH557U MFR # VN-H557U
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This is a Special order item. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-10 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment. Item is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
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You Pay: $1,238.95

The JVC VN-H557U Internal PTZ Super LoLux HD Dome Camera delivers quality high-resolution images and offers a wide coverage area. It is suitable for use in applications such as shopping centers, airports, and gas stations.

The camera features 10x optical zoom and 350° pan/tilt operation, while its Super LoLux HD technology delivers brilliant high-definition resolution and remarkable light sensitivity to produce color images at just 0.45 lux. The camera features powerful dual stream operation (30 ips / 30 ips JPEG / H.264 High Profile) along with SD card recording with alarm record function and direct MPEG-4 export. It also has 3D Dynamic Noise Reduction and supports the ONVIF protocol for network cameras (Profile S).

This HD dome camera delivers remarkable all-round performance. Audio and alarm support is built in and the camera allows multi-angle installation. There’s latency of just 50 ms when using a USB joystick to control pan and tilt, and with an MTBF of 30,000 hours, you can be rest assured that it will remain operational for several years from installation.

Support for PoE (Power over Ethernet)

This camera supports PoE (IEEE802.3af) and enables power supply through a LAN cable. 1

Dual Stream Full Frame Rate Transmission

Streams with a frame size of 1920 x 1080 and 640 x 480 can be distributed simultaneously at 30 fps.


This camera comes with a high-performance encoder, which enables 3 encoding tasks to be performed simultaneously.

High Picture Quality

High-performance CMOS sensor and 3D noise reduction prevent the image from appearing grainy, thereby achieving good picture quality even in low illumination. It supports 1080p (1920 x 1080) Full HD resolution, along with 1280 x 960, 720p (1280 x 720), D1 (720 x 480), VGA (640 x 480), HVGAW (640 x 360), SIF (352 x 240), QVGA (320 x 240).

Lens with 10x Zoom

The 10x magnification lens allows you to conduct detailed monitoring. F1.8 (WIDE edge) bright zoom lens allows for a high sensitivity of 0.9 lux (AGC High, 50 %) in color mode.

High-Speed Pan Mechanism

The high-speed pan mechanism rotates at a speed of up to 300°/sec horizontally and 170°/sec vertically, allowing the camera to move to the preset positions quickly. 2

Privacy Mask

This function allows you to blank out areas that you do not wish to display in the location to be recorded.

Motion Detection

This feature enables output of an alarm upon detection of motion in the video image within the preset area. Pre-/post-recorded JPEG image files can be sent to the FTP server by the alarm.

Support for Multicast

Multicasting enables transmission of image data to multiple computers on the network without lowering the frame rate.

HTTP-based API

This feature enables you to revise the settings and control the camera via the network.

Built-In Viewer Software

This software enables you to monitor videos captured by the camera (JPEG or H.264) on the computer. It can also be used to configure the camera settings and control the camera. It also employs a GUI for user-friendly operation.

Audio Input/Output

By connecting an external microphone, audio can be transmitted from the camera to the computer. Audio input sent to the computer can also be output from the camera via the network.

SD Card Recording

You can record surveillance videos to an SD card, or view videos recorded on the SD card via the network.
Alarm Input Non-voltage contact signal input (500 ms and above)
Circuit Current During Low Level: 1 mA
Applied Voltage During High Level: 3.3 VDC
Alarm Output NPN open collector output (Allowable Applied Voltage: 20 VDC; Allowable Inflow Current: 1 A)
Presets Number of Preset Positions: Up to 100
Sensor 1/2.8" CMOS
Minimum Illumination Color: 0.9 lux (typical) (50 % output, AGC High, WIDE edge, Black Level Normal, 1/30)
B&W : 0.7 lux (typical) (50 % output, AGC High, WIDE edge, Black Level Normal, 1/30)
White Balance ATW-Wide / ATW-Narrow / ATW-Full / AWC Electronic
Shutter Speed 1/30, 1/50, 1/60, 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1,000, 1/2,000, 1/4,000, 1/10,000, Auto (1/30 to 1/100), Auto (1/30 to 1/1,000), Auto (1/30 to 1/8,000), Flickerless
Backlight Compensation 4 selectable metering area types
Color Level: Supported (level adjustable)
Edge Enhancement Horizontal and vertical (level adjustable)
Monitor Output VBS 1 Vpp, 75 Ω
Card SDHC Card: Class10 (or higher) 1
Please Note:

Card sold separately. Cards with a guaranteed operating temperature of 85°C or higher are recommended.

Card Sizes Maximum Card Capacity: 16 to 32 GB (card sold separately)
File Format MP4 (ISO/IEC 14496-14:2003)
Frame Size Recording Frame Size: Maximum 1920 x 1080
Recording Quality Maximum bitrate of 8,192 kb/s (recommended: 1,024 kb/s)
Audio Input 1x Microphone input
Plug in Power: 2.50 ± 0.25 VDC (power supply switchable between On/Off)
Impedance 2.2 kΩ; ± 0.2 kΩ
Audio Compression Format μ-Law (64 kb/s), 8-bit quantization, sampling frequency 8 kHz, monaural
Audio Output 1 x Line output
Maximum Output Level 1.90 ± 0.25 V (10 kΩ termination, at 0 dBfs)
Image Compression Formats: JPEG, H.264 High Profile, H.264 Baseline Profile
Frame Size 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 960, 1280 x 720, 720 x 480 (D1), 640 x 480, 640 x 360, 352 x 240, 320 x 240
Network Interface Supports 100 BASE-TX/10 BASE-T/FULL/HALF/ Auto negotiation
LAN Compliant with IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u and IEEE802.3af
Zoom Ratio Optical Zoom: 10x
Digital Zoom: 10x
Focal Length 6.3 to 63.3 mm
Maximum Aperture Ratio F1.8 (Wide) to F2.5 (Tele)
Angle of Coverage At 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 42 x 24° (horizontal x vertical, Wide end)
4.4 x 2.5 ° (horizontal x vertical, Tele end)
At 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 33 x 24° (horizontal x vertical, Wide end)
3.7 x 2.8° (horizontal x vertical, Tele end)
Minimum Object Distance Approximately 0.98' / 0.30 m (Wide), approximately 3.93' / 1.20 m (Tele)
Pan Range ±175°
Pan Speed Approximately 1 to 300°/sec
Tilt Range -30 to 90° (Desktop mounting), 90 to -30° (Ceiling mounting)
Tilt Speed Approximately 1 to 170°/sec
Supply Voltage 24 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 12 VDC or PoE
Current Consumption 24 VAC Power: 660 mA
12 VDC Power: 1,000 mA
Power Consumption PoE 12 W
Operating Temperature Maximum: 14 to 122°F (-10 to 50°C)
Recommended: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Ambient Humidity 20 to 90% RH (without condensation)
Dimensions (Ø x H) 4.72 x 6.71" (120.00 x 170.50 mm)
Weight 2.42 lb (1.10 kg)
JVC VN-H557U Internal PTZ Super LoLux HD Dome Camera
  • CD-ROM
  • Ceiling Mount Bracket
  • 3.3' (1m) Monitor Cable
  • Camera Fixing Screw
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty on Parts and Labor
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