Panasonic WV-NP502 Super Dynamic Megapixel Network Camera

Panasonic WV-NP502 Super Dynamic Megapixel Network Camera

Panasonic WV-NP502 Super Dynamic Megapixel Network Camera

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Panasonic WV-NP502 Super Dynamic Megapixel Network Camera

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Product Highlights

  • 3 Megapixel Imager
  • Multiple H.264/JPEG Streams
  • 30 FPS (1.3 MP Mode)
  • Super Dynamic & Adaptive Black Stretch
  • SD/SDHC Card Slot
  • Day/Night Functionality
  • Human Face Detection
  • Auto Back Focus
  • Auxiliary Analog Video Output
  • 12VDC or PoE
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  • 1Description

The Panasonic WV-NP502 Super Dynamic Megapixel Network Camera is a megapixel network camera with support for H.264, JPEG, and MPEG-4 compression modes. Multiple streaming is possible in H.264 and JPEG modes, with up to 3 megapixel (2048 x 1536) resolution supported in JPEG mode, and speeds of up to 30 FPS available in 1.3 megapixel mode. Image resolution and frame rates are fully adjustable for a reliable and trouble-free network environment.

Super Dynamic and ABS (Adaptive Black Stretch) technologies are some of the advanced functions employed by the camera to combat challenging lighting conditions such as high contrast and harsh backlighting. In low light conditions, the camera switches from color to B/W mode, thus enhancing image visibility during nighttime hours. Auto iris and electronic shutter settings further aid the camera in obtaining proper exposure according to local scene requirements.

The WV-NP502 employs a video motion detection function adjustable for size and sensitivity levels. It can also detect a human face and send that information over the network. Up to 8 areas of the image can be blocked for privacy or legal reasons. Upon motion detection or other event-triggering alarm, the camera will send an email alert along with an attached image of the scene over the network.

A built-in memory card slot can be used with an optional SD/SDHC card (up to 32GB) for local image storage or as a means of backup in case of a network failure. Alarm and recording logs can also be saved to the memory card.

Panasonic also designed this camera for easy installation with an auto back focus feature, and the ability to power the camera via PoE.

Multiple Streams
Multiple H.264 (High profile) streams and JPEG streams ensure simultaneous real time monitoring and high resolution recording by "UniPhier" Panasonic's proprietary System LSI platform.
Up to 30 FPS
Full frame rates of up to 30 fps transmission at 1,280 x 960 image size (1.3 Megapixel mode) are supported.
Super Dynamic and ABS (Adaptive Black Stretch) Technologies
Super Dynamic and ABS (Adaptive Black Stretch) technologies deliver 128x wider dynamic range compared to conventional cameras.
Selectable H.264/MPEG-4
H.264 and MPEG-4 are selectable for system migration.
Optimized for Day/Night Surveillance
High sensitivity with Day/Night function: 1.0 lux (Color), 0.08 lux (B/W) at F1.4 (1.3 Megapixel mode)
Auto Back Focus
ABF (Auto Back Focus) ensures easy installation and stable focus in both color and B/W modes.
Adaptive Digital Noise Reduction
Integration of 2D-DNR and 3DDNR ensures noise reduction in various conditions.
Progressive Scan
Progressive scan ensures clear images with less motion blur and no tearing even when the subject is moving.
RGB Color Filter
Superior color reproduction by primary (RGB) color filter.
Electronic Sensitivity Enhancement
Electronic sensitivity enhancement: Auto (Up to 16x) / OFF
Selectable Light Control Modes
Outdoor / Indoor: Electronic shutter and ALC lens iris control are automatically controlled depending on the mode and luminance level.

ELC: Up to 1/10,000 Electronic shutter is automatically applied for a fix iris lens.

Fixed electronic shutter: Up to 1/10,000 fixed electronic shutter can be selectable.
Video Motion Detector
VMD with 4 programmable detection areas, 15 steps sensitivity level and 10 steps detection size.
Face Detection
Face detection detects the position of human face; the information is sent by XML or video stream.
Meta Data for VMD
Meta data for VMD is supplied to work with the WJ-ND400 playback VMD function.
Privacy Zone
Privacy Zone can mask up to 8 private areas, such as house windows and entrances/exits.
Digital Zoom
A 2x, and 4x digital zoom can be controlled by the browser.
Camera Title Display
Up to 20 alphanumeric characters on the browser, Up to 16 alphanumeric characters with three selectable character sizes embedded in the image.
Alarm I/O
Alarm sources including 3 terminal inputs, VMD and Panasonic alarm command can trigger actions such as SD/SDHC memory recording, FTP image transfer, E-mail notification, indication on browser, alarm terminal output, and Panasonic protocol output.
Bi-Directional Audio
Full duplex bi-directional audio allows interactive communication between camera site and monitoring site.
Higher Image Quality upon Alarm
JPEG Image compression ratio can be changed by alarm so that higher quality image can be provided.
Prioritized Stream Control
One of the 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.
SD/SDHC Memory Card Slot
An SD/SDHC memory card slot can be used for manual recording, alarm recording and backup upon network failure.
Controllable Bit Rates
H.264/MPEG-4 max. bit rate/client and Total bit rate control allows flexible network traffic management. Frame rate priority mode controls bit rate and compression ratio to provide the specified frame rate.
Logging Capabilities
Alarm log, Manual REC log, FTP error log saved in the SD/SDHC memory card is displayed on the browser GUI and can be downloaded to the client PC. Playback or Image data download through the log is also available.
In the Box
Panasonic WV-NP502 Super Dynamic Megapixel Network Camera
  • CD-ROM
  • Installation Guide
  • Code Label
  • Power Cord Plug
  • Safety Wire Plate for Ceiling
  • Safety Wire Lug for Wall
  • Screws for Mounting Bracket
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Signal System NTSC
    Image Sensor 1/3" Color IT CCD
    Number of Pixels 1296 x 976
    Lens CS-mount
    Iris Operation Auto iris (ALC)
    Minimum Illumination 1.3 Megapixel Mode

    Color: 2.0 lux, B/W: 0.16 lux at F1.4 (Shutter: 1/30 s, AGC: High)
    Color: 0.12 lux, B/W: 0.01 lux at F1.4 (Shutter: 16/30 s, AGC: High)

    3 Megapixel Mode

    Color: 2.0 lux, B/W: 0.16 lux at F1.4 (Shutter: 1/30 s, AGC: High)
    Color: 0.12 lux, B/W: 0.01 lux at F1.4 (Shutter: 16/30 s, AGC: High)
    Audio Input 3.5mm stereo x1 (mic/line selectable)
    Audio Output 3.5mm stereo x1
    Controls • White Balance: AWC (2,000 ~ 10,000 K), ATW1 (2,700 ~ 6,000 K), ATW2 (2,000 ~ 6,000 K)

    • Light Control: Outdoor: Automatic integration of ALC and ELC / Indoor: Automatic integration of ALC and ELC (up to 1/100 sec.) / ELC: (up to 1/10,000 sec.) (ELC: only at Super Dynamic: OFF)

    • AGC: ON (HIGH / MID / LOW), or OFF

    • Super Dynamic: ON / OFF (1.3 Megapixel mode only)

    • Dynamic Range: 52 dB typical (Super Dynamic: ON, Light Control mode: Indoor)

    • Electronic Shutter: 3/100-1/10,000 (Only at Super Dynamic: OFF)

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

    • Digital Noise Reduction: Low / High

    • Black and White Mode: Mode: Mode: AUTO1 / AUTO2 / AUTO3 / ON / OFF, Level: High / Low, with external control

    • Digital Zoom: 1x, 2x, 4x Controlled by browser GUI

    • Video Motion Detection: 4 areas, Sensitivity: 15 steps, Detection size: 10 steps

    • Privacy Zone: Up to 8 zones, Gray / Mosaic

    • Auto Image Stabilizer: ON / OFF

    • Camera Title: Up to 16 characters (3 selectable character sizes)

    • Back Focus Adjustment: ABF / MANUAL, ABF mode upon CL/BW switching: AUTO / PRESET / FIX

    • Up Side Down: ON / OFF
    Motion Detection Yes (see controls)
    Alarm I/O 3 alarm inputs, 1 alarm output
    Card Slot SDHC/SD memory card slot
    Network Interface 10Base-T / 100Base-TX, RJ-45 connector
    Resolution 1.3 Megapixel Mode

    H.264: 1,280 x 960 / VGA (640 x 480) / QVGA (320 x 240), up to 30 fps
    MPEG-4: VGA (640 x 480) / QVGA (320 x 240), up to 30 fps
    JPEG: 1,280 x 960 / VGA (640 x 480) / QVGA (320 x 240), up to 30 fps

    3 Megapixel Mode

    H.264: 1,280 x 960 / VGA (640 x 480) / QVGA (320 x 240), up to 15 fps
    MPEG-4: VGA (640 x 480) / QVGA (320 x 240), up to 15 fps
    JPEG: 2,048 x 1,536 / 1,280 x 960 / VGA (640 x 480), up to 15 fps
    Frame Rate 1 / 3 / 5 / 7.5 / 10 / 15 / 20 (1.3 MP mode only ) / 30 1.3 MP mode only) fps
    Image Quality H.264/MPEG-4: low / normal / fine
    JPEG: 10 steps
    Bit Rate 64 / 128 / 256 / 384 / 512 / 768 / 1,024 / 1,536 / 2,048 / 3,072 / 4,096 / 8,192 (H.264 mode only) kbps / Unlimited (H.264 mode only)

    Simultaneous Client Access Up to 14 users (Depends on network conditions)
    System Requirements Supported OS

    Microsoft Windows Vista Business SP1 32 bit
    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Professional SP3
    The language of the OS must be same as selected GUI language

    Supported Browsers

    Windows Internet Explorer 7.0 (Microsoft® Windows Vista Business SP1 32 bit)
    Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP3
    (Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Professional SP3)
    Power Requirements 12VDC or PoE
    Power Consumption 12VDC: 630mA
    PoE: 7.6W
    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 1.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.3 x 6.4 x 5.4"

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