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The Panasonic WV-SW397A Super Dynamic Weather-Resistant HD PTZ Dome Network Camera with Rain Wash Coating captures high-quality footage with good sensitivity, thanks to its 2.4MP double speed MOS image sensor. Panasonic‘s UniPhier LSI chip allows this network camera to simultaneously stream real-time imagery in H.264 and JPEG formats at a full frame resolution of 1280 x 960 at 30 fps.
With the Super Dynamic and ABS (Adaptive Black Stretch) technology at its core, this dome camera delivers a 128x wider dynamic range compared to conventional cameras. This increases the visibility of subjects in dark areas. The camera also comes equipped with Face Super Dynamic technology that captures clear face images by precisely detecting the position of a human face. This information is sent to you via XML or a video stream. The camera’s advanced auto tracking feature enables it to automatically pan and tilt the image while keeping the subject in the center of the image, irrespective of its movement. In addition, the 360° panning allows precise capture of almost any object surrounding the camera.
Capturing detailed images in low-light conditions can be a challenge with a lot of CCTV cameras, but not for the WV-SW397A. It captures clear color images at an illumination of 0.3 lux, and B&W images at 0.04 lux at F/1.6 (wide). Enabled with Digital Noise Reduction (2D and 3D-DNR), the camera significantly reduces video noise (grainy images) and motion blur in varying lighting conditions. Alarm sources, including Video Motion Detection and Panasonic alarm command, can trigger actions such as FTP image transfer, e-mail notification, indication on browser, and Panasonic alarm protocol output. The privacy zone feature masks up to 32 private areas like house windows and entrances. Furthermore, the user-friendly GUI allows for smoother PTZ controls with 16 speed pan/tilt, drag, and zoom operation.
Being Power over Ethernet (PoE+) compliant, the camera can be installed almost anywhere and not just near a power supply. The housing of the camera is IP66 rated for outdoor use, and sports a hydrophilic rain wash coating that rinses away dirt, and minimizes spots and streaks by helping the glass dry more quickly and evenly.
2.4 MP high-sensitivity MOS sensor captures images at resolutions of up to 720p
Full frame (up to 30 fps) transmission at resolutions of up to 1280 x 960
Super Dynamic and Adaptive Black Stretch technologies deliver 128x wider dynamic range
Progressive Scan ensures clear images with minimal blur even when the object is in motion
High sensitivity with Day & Night (Electrical) function: 0.3 lux (color), 0.04 lux (B&W) at F1.6
Full-duplex bi-directional audio allows interactive communication between the camera and the monitoring site
Prioritized Stream Control allows one of the video streams to 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
JPEG images can be viewed on a phone via the Internet
Privacy masking to protect up to 32 private areas, such as entrances and exits
Industrial grade pan/tilt/zoom mechanism
PTZ control via the user-friendly GUI with 16 pan/tilt speeds
Drag and Zoom operation provides finer control over camera movement
360° endless panning allows users to precisely capture almost any object surrounding the camera
Integration of 3D-DNR (noise reduction) delivers clear images by reducing video noise, and motion blur
Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) compatible means the camera can be installed almost anywhere and not necessarily close to a power supply
JPEG image compression ratio can be changed by alarm so that higher quality images can be captured
SDHC/SD/SDXC memory card slot for manual recording (H.264 / JPEG), alarm recording (H.264 / JPEG) and backup upon network failure (JPEG)
8 thumbnail images at 45° intervals make it simple to direct the camera easily by clicking on a thumbnail
VMD (Video Motion Detection) with 4 programmable detection areas, 15 steps sensitivity level, and 10 steps detection size
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
H.264 maximum bit rate per client and total bit rate control allows for flexible network traffic management
Frame rate priority mode controls bit rate and compression ratio to provide the speciﬁed frame rate
Multi-lingual: English / Italian / French / German / Spanish / Russian / Chinese / Japanese
IPv4/IPv6 protocol supported
Supports SSL, DDNS (viewnetcam, RFC2136)
Dehumidification device allows use in various weather conditions
Hydrophilic rain coating flattens and spreads out the water that hits the case to form a thin protective layer on the glass surface that helps rinse away loosened dirt and other organic material, and minimizes spots and streaks by helping the glass dry more quickly and evenly
In the Box
Panasonic WV-SW397A Super Dynamic Weather-Resistant HD PTZ Dome Network Camera with Rain Wash Coating
Color: 0.3 lux, B&W: 0.04 lux at F1.6 (Auto Slow Shutter: Off (1/30 s), Gain: On (High)
Color: 0.019 lx, B&W: 0.003 lux at F1.6 (Auto Slow Shutter: Maximum 16/30 s, Gain: On (High)
AWC (2,000 to 10,000 K), ATW1 (2,700 to 6,000 K), ATW2 (2,000 to 6,000 K)
Outdoor Scene: Automatic integration of ALC and ELC
Indoor (50 Hz): Automatic integration of ALC and ELC (up to 1/100 s)
Indoor (60 Hz): Automatic integration of ALC and ELC (up to 1/120 s) fix shutter
Off (1/30), 3/100, 3/120, 2/100, 2/120, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1,500, 1/1,000, 1/2,000, 1/4,000, 1/10,000 (only at super dynamic off)
Face Super Dynamic
On / Off (Only when Super Dynamic: On)
Adaptive Black Strech
On / Off (Only when Super Dynamic: Off)
Fog: On / Off
On (Low) / On (Mid) / On (High) / Off
Electronic Sensitivity UP
Off / Auto (maximum 2x (2/30 s), 4x (4/30 s), 6x (6/30 s), 10x (10/30 s), 16x (16/30 s))
Mode: AUTO1 / AUTO2 / AUTO3 / On / Off
Level: High / Low, with external control