Arecont Vision MegaDome2 AV3256DN 3 Mp Day/Night Camera with 3.4 to 10.5mm Varifocal Lens

Arecont Vision MegaDome2 AV3256DN 3 Mp Day/Night Camera with 3.4 to 10.5mm Varifocal Lens

Arecont Vision MegaDome2 AV3256DN 3 Mp Day/Night Camera with 3.4 to 10.5mm Varifocal Lens

B&H # ARAV3256DN MFR # AV3256DN
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Product Highlights

  • True Day/Night Functionality
  • WDR (Wide Dynamic Range)
  • Mechanical IR Cut Filter
  • IK-10 & IP66 Rated
  • Dual Encoder H.264 / MJPEG
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Arecont Vision AV3256DN overview

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The Arecont Vision MegaDome2 AV3256DN 3 Mp Day/Night Camera with 3.4 to 10.5mm Varifocal Lens features H.264 (MPEG 4, Part 10) provides full 2048 x 1536 Mp resolution at full video frame rates of 41 fps. The camera provides an all-in-one solution with integrated 3 Mp camera, remote focus, remote zoom, auto iris lens, and IP66, and vandal resistant dome enclosure. With the features of PSIA compliance, privacy masking, extended motion detection and flexible cropping, the camera is a high sensitivity, PoE (IEEE 802.3af) compliant camera. Built with massively-parallel MegaVideo technology, this camera offers over four times the resolution of standard resolution IP cameras with the ability to output full real-time frame rates and deliver the high quality Mp imaging for both indoor and outdoor applications.

The camera delivers superior resolution to capture every detail whether viewing live or recorded/ archived video. With the ability to digitally Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) images, you can view the details you need to see at any time, such as license plates, faces and other objects of interest. The superior resolution of MegaDome 2 megapixel camera along with its varying field of view allows it to do the work of multiple conventional cameras and provide critical forensic information all without the need and associated expense of system operators having to catch activities of interest as they occur.

H.264 compliant compression allows full frame rates and full resolution without sacrificing image quality and offers H.264 and MJPEG dual compression support with simultaneous streaming. With bit rate control, the CPU load is decreased at both the client (decompression) side and the server/storage side, allowing lower bandwidth and storage relative to MJPEG. Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) allows for compatibility with media players such as Apple QuickTime, VLC, and others.

WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) up to 100 dB at full resolution balances light and dark areas in the same scene, such as in the lobby of an office building or the loading dock at a distribution facility. Optional IR illuminators provide coverage in total darkness for a 24-hour solution.

  • 3 Mp effective CMOS image sensor progressive scan
  • 1/3.2" optical format
  • 2.2μm pixel pitch
  • Dynamic range up to 100dB


  • Casino Mode, flexible cropping and low light noise filter control
  • Backlight compensation
  • Auto multi-matrix white balance
  • On-camera motion detection and privacy mask with 1024 detection zones
  • 50/60Hz selectable flicker control
  • Electronic pan, tilt, zoom (PTZ) and image flip 180° rotation
  • MoonLight mode extended exposure & proprietary noise cancellation
  • Programmable resolution, brightness, saturation, gamma, sharpness, tint
  • Bit rate and bandwidth limitation control
  • Easily adjustable 3-axis camera gimbal with 360°pan, 90°tilt & 360°z-axis
  • FCC, CE Mark, UL listed


Other Features
  • Easily adjustable 3-axis gimbal
  • Privacy mask
  • Motion detection
  • Flexible cropping
  • Forensic zooming
  • Fine tuning for a better image after installation
  • Ability to choose wide or telephoto field of view depending on application requirements


In the Box
Arecont Vision MegaDome2 AV3256DN 3 Mp Day/Night Camera with 3.4 to 10.5mm Varifocal Lens
  • Mounting Template
  • CD with AV100 Software (License Key Required for Recording)
  • AC & DC Power Cable
  • Input / Output Cable
  • 4 x Wood Screw
  • 4 x Dry Wall Anchors
  • Security L-Key
  • Double-Sided Hex Key
  • Single-Sided Hex Key
  • Magnetic Core
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Arecont Vision AV3256DN specs

    Image Sensor 3 Mp, 1/3.2" CMOS
    Maximum Resolution 2048 x 1536
    1/4 Resolution: 1027 (H) x 768 (V)
    Minimum Illumination Color (Non-Binned): 0.3 lux @ F1.6
    Color (Binned): 0.15 lux @ F1.6
    Day/Night: 0 lux, IR sensitive
    Maximum Frame Rate 21 fps @ 2048 x 1536
    29 fps @ 1920 x 1080
    31 fps @ 1600 x 1200
    41 fps @ 1280 x 1024
    21 fps @ 1024 x 768 (Binning)
    27 fps @ 800 x 600 (Binning)
    31 fps @ 860 x 540 (Binning)
    32 fps @ 640 x 512 (Binning)
    Data Transmission 21 fps @ 2048 x 1536
    29 fps @ 1920 x 1080
    31 fps @ 1600 x 1200
    41 fps @ 1280 x 1024
    39 fps @ 1280 x 1024

    Binned Mode up to:
    47 fps @ 1027 x 768
    64 fps @ 800 x 600
    64 fps @ 960 x 540
    64 fps @ 640 x 512
    Dynamic Range Up to 100 dB
    Compression H.264 (MPEG4, part 10)
    Motion JPEG
    21 levels of quality
    Shutter Speed 1 to 500 ms
    Input / Output Connectors 1/1
    Network Interface 100Base-T Ethernet network interface
    Electrical General purpose opto-coupled input and output
    PoE 802.3af for camera, IR LED
    Power PoE: PoE 802.3af
    DC Input: Auxiliary 12 to 48 VDC
    AC Input: Auxiliary 24 VAC
    6.6 W maximum
    Power Consumption 12.6 W
    Operating Temperature -4 to 122°F (20 to 50°C)
    Stable Image Temperature 32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
    Storage Temperature -40 to 140°F (-40 to 60°C)
    Humidity 0 to 90% (non-condensing)
    Lens Type 3.4 to 10.5 mm varifocal lens
    Aperture F1.6 (maximum)
    Field of View Horizontal: 72 to 28°
    Casing Die-cast aluminum chassis with 4" polycarbonate dome bubble, IP66 weather proof standard, vandal resistant, IK10 rated
    Dimensions (ØxH) 5.5 x 4.9" (139.7 x 124.4 mm)
    Bubble only: 4.0 x 2.4" (101.6 x 60.9 mm)
    Weight 2.25 lb (1.02 kg)

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