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Panasonic WV-CW384 Super Dynamic III Camera

B&H # PAWVCW384 MFR # WV-CW384
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Product Highlights
  • 128x WDR
  • 5-40mm Varifocal Auto Iris Lens
  • 540 TVL (570 TVL B/W Mode)
  • Day/Night IR Cut Filter
  • Weatherproof w/Heater/Blower (IP66)
  • Auto Back Focus
  • Video Motion Detector w/Privacy Masking
  • Auto Image Stabilizer
  • Coaxial Data Transmision
  • Cable Pass-Through Wall Bracket

The Panasonic WV-CW384 uses Super Dynamic III - an advanced WDR system - to resolve scenes exhibiting high contrast, harsh backlighting, and other extreme lighting conditions. This is in addition to its high resolution of 540 TVL and Day/Night function, which it uses to switch to B/W mode when levels levels fall. In B/W mode, the camera can produce visible images in light levels as low as 0.009 lux (Sens Up 10x). With these attributes, the WV-CW384 can be relied upon to perform in virtually any lighting or scene environment. Panasonic also provided the WV-CW384 with an IP66 rated, weatherproof casing, which together with a built-in heater, blower and sunshield will allow the camera to safely operate in an indoor or outdoor environment. Included with the camera is a wall mount bracket that matches the stylish design of the camera. Once mounted, video and power cables are concealed inside the bracket for a neat and secure installation.

Super Dynamic III
Super Dynamic III technology delivers 128x wider dynamic range compared to conventional cameras.
High Sensitivity
High sensitivity with Day/Night function: 0.65 lux (Color), 0.09 lux (B/W) at F1.6 (Wide). IR cut filter switches on/off to enhance the sensitivity in B/W mode.
Auto Back Focus
ABF (Auto Back Focus) ensures easy installation and stable focus in both color and B/W modes.
Video Motion Detection
Built into the camera is a motion detection system and an 8 x 6 area privacy masking function.
Service Video Output
A monitor output on the camera allows easy view angle adjustments during installation and servicing.
Auto Image Stabilizer
An Auto Image Stabilizer function digitally clears shaky images caused by vibrating conditions.
Coaxial Data Transmission
Data communication can be transmitted over the same coaxial cable used to send video.
Supports Multiple Languages
Menu setup can be viewed in English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese, or Japanese.
Flashing Blue LED
A flashing blue LED light enhances the visibility of the camera, thus increasing its deterrence factor.
IP66 Rated Enclosure
The camera is IP66 rated for resistance to water and dust. It also complies with the IEC60529 measurement standard.
Built-In Heater/Fan
A built-in heater and blower mechanism shields the camera from extremes of hot and cold, -22 ~ 122°F (-30 ~ +50°C).
Includes Cable Pass-Through Bracket
A smart looking mounting bracket encloses the video and power cables properly.
Signal System NTSC
Image Sensor 1/3" Color IT CCD
Number of Pixels 768 x 494
Resolution 540 TV lines typical at color high mode
480 TV lines at color normal mode
570 TV lines at B/W mode
Lens Focal Length: 5-40mm (8x)
Horizontal Field of View: 6.6° tele x 52° wide
Vertical Field of View: 5° tele x 39.6° wide
Aperture: F1.6-1.9
MOD: 1.2 m
Iris Operation Auto iris
Minimum Illumination Color (30 IRE):
0.65 lux (Sens UP: OFF), 0.065 lux (SENS UP: 10x) at F1.6 Wide

B/W (10 IRE):
0.09 lux (Sens UP: OFF), 0.009 lux (SENS UP: 10x) at F1.6 Wide
IR Illumination No
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 50dB (AGC Off, Weight On)
Controls White Balance: AWC (2,000 ~ 10,000 K), ATW1 (2,700 ~ 6,000 K), ATW2 (2,000 ~ 6,000 K)

Light Control: ALC


Super Dynamic III: ON or OFF (with BLC masking 8 x 6 areas)

Dynamic Range: 52 dB typical (Super Dynamic III ON)

E-Shutter: 1/100-1/10,000 sec

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

Digital Noise Reduction: High / Low

Resolution Mode: Normal / High

Black and White Mode: AUTO1 / AUTO2 / ON / OFF, Level: High / Low

Digital Zoom: 2x

Video Motion Detection: OFF / Mode1 (VMD) / Mode2 (Scene change), Mask 8 x 6 areas

Scene Change Detection: Yes, Included in VMD Mode2

Privacy Zone: ON (Gray/Mosaic) or OFF

Auto Image Stabilizer: ON or OFF

Camera Title: Up to 16 characters

Back Focus Adjustment: ABF, MANUAL, AUTO / PRESET / FIX
Microphone No
Video Output Camera Output: BNC x1 (Multiplexed VD2 and control data capable)
Monitor Output: 3.5mm mini jack x1
Audio Output N/A
Sync System Internal (INT), Multiplexed Vertical Drive (VD2), Line-Lock (LL)
Power Requirements (heater requires 24VAC)
12VDC or 24VAC
Power Consumption 24VAC (18W, heater on)
12VDC (540mA)
Operating Temperature (heater on)
-22 ~ 122°F (-30 ~ +50°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) (without bracket)
3.2 x 3.1 x 11.9" (82 x 78 x 301mm)
Weight (without bracket)
3.3 lbs (1.5kg)

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