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The Bosch MIC 550 Outdoor Day/Night PTZ Camera (NTSC, Black) features a 1/4" EXview CCD image sensor, 36x optical zoom, and a 3.4 to 122.4mm varifocal lens, and captures clear images at a resolution of up to 550 TVL. A minimum illumination of 0.0103 lux (ICR-ON mode) makes the camera suitable for surveillance at night.
The WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) function enables the camera to adjust to extreme lighting environments (marked by high-contrast and harsh backlit scenes) to capture clear images. In addition, a removable IR cut filter enables the PTZ camera to switch between color and B&W as per the changes in ambient lighting. Furthermore, the SensUp Control feature enhances sensitivity by automatically reducing the shutter speed to 1 sec. Equipped with an automatic gain control, this surveillance devices adjusts the signal strength to maintain a constant brightness level. Once the brightness level is controlled, the Sodium Vapor White Balance mode restores the original color of objects in the image.
Brushless motor technology enables smooth operation with 360° continuous pan rotation and 270° tilt control. This PTZ camera allows for small increment pan/tilt speeds ranging from 0.2°/sec to 120°/sec for accuracy. Its twist-lock on-site canting capability allows the camera to be installed upright, inverted, or canted (at a 45° angle) to achieve the perfect field of view.
Integrated Autoscaling (proportional zoom) and Autopivot features allow the camera to automatically rotate and flip, so that tracking a subject is effortless. With the innovative CTFID (Configuration Tool for Imaging Devices) feature, you can remotely change the camera’s settings as well as update firmware. You can use the OSD (On-Screen Display) to quickly check critical parameters of the camera such as internal temperature and input voltage level, and verify if the dome is functioning within acceptable operating limits. In addition, the advanced built-in diagnostics ensure easy servicing and minimize downtime.
Privacy Masking allows you to mask 24 specific portions of a scene for security reasons, and up to 8 masks can be displayed on the same scene where each masked area can be programmed with 3, 4, or 5 corners to hide more complex shapes. Besides this, the camera lets you choose the mask color or blur a portion of the image.
The camera is well equipped to deliver uninterrupted surveillance under harsh conditions. An integrated silicone wiper and a reversible rain shield ensure that the camera will continue to capture of high-quality images regardless of the installed environment. In addition, the IP68-rated housing is vandal-resistant thanks to its solid aluminum construction and corrosion-resistant and waterproof coating (Alodine 5200). Should the camera be submerged underwater, the O-ring-sealing will enable it to function up to a depth of 3.3' (1m).
High-Performance PTZ Day/Night Camera
1/4" EXview CCD image sensor and 3.4 to 122.4mm varifocal lens help capture clear images at a resolution of up to 550 TVL
36x optical zoom and 12x digital zoom
Wide Dynamic Range function corrects extreme lighting environments marked by high-contrast and harsh backlit scenes
Autoscaling automatically sets up the camera in a default position to view the object at the correct size
AutoPivot feature automatically rotates and flips the camera to ensure optimal control
Day/Night ICR (Infrared Cut Filter Removal) function switches between color and B&W as per changes in ambient lighting, ensuring accurate color reproduction in daylight and enhanced B&W images at night
Sodium Vapor White Balance mode restores objects to their original color
SensUp Control enhances sensitivity by automatically reducing the shutter speed to 1 sec
Supports 99 pre-position and 2 styles of Guard Tours: Preset and Record/Playback
Preset Tour supports up to 99 pre-positions with a configurable dwell time between pre-positions and can be customized
Camera supports 2 recorded tours, which have a combined recording duration of 15 minutes
Brushless motor technology enables smooth operation with 360° continuous pan rotation and 270° tilt control
Enables small increment pan/tilt speeds ranging from 0.2°/sec to 120°/sec for accuracy
Superior Privacy Masking
Allows you to mask up to 24 specific portions of a scene for security reasons
Up to 8 masks can be displayed on the same scene where each masked area can be programmed with 3, 4, or 5 corners to hide more complex shapes
Image Stabilization & Multi-Protocol Operation
Image Stabilization technique helps reduce blurring of images where the camera is subject to high-frequency vibrations
Compatible with a multitude of protocols, including Bosch “Biphase (OSRD)” and “Bilinx,” Pelco “P” and “D” and Forward Vision
Ease of Installation & Servicing
Innovative CTFID (Configuration Tool for Imaging Devices) for remotely changing the camera's settings as well as updating the firmware
OSD helps to quickly check critical parameters such as internal temperature and input voltage level and verify if the dome is functioning within acceptable operating limits
Twist-lock on-site canting capability allows the camera to be installed upright, inverted, or canted (at a 45° angle) to achieve the perfect field of view
Construction & Safety
IP68-rated waterproof, vandal-resistant housing has a solid aluminum construction with a Alodine 5200 powder-paint coating that helps prevent corrosion
O-ring sealed camera helps the camera function underwater up to a depth of 3.3' (1m)
Integrated long-life silicone wiper and a reversible rain shield ensure high-quality images regardless of the installed environment
In the Box
Bosch MIC 550 Outdoor Day/Night PTZ Camera (NTSC, Black)
Table of Contents
1/4" type Exview HAD CCD (Progressive scan)
NTSC: Approximately 380,000
Effective Picture Elements
768 (H) x 494 (V)
36x Zoom (3.4 to 122.4 mm) F1.6 to F4.5
Zoom Movement Speed
4.0 seconds (optical Wide to optical TELE) 6.2 seconds (optical wide to digital TELE)
Automatic with manual override
Field of View
1.7° to 57.8°
1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohm
Auto / Manual / Maximum (-3 dB to 28 dB, 2 dB steps)
Horizontal and vertical
550 TVL (NTSC) typical
Day Mode(30 IRE) SensUp Off: 0.66 lux SensUp On: 0.04 lux (NTSC: 1/4s, 15X) Day Mode (50 IRE) SensUp Off: 1.4 lux SensUp On: 0.1 lux (NTSC: 1/4s, 15X) Night Mode(30 IRE) SensUp Off: 0.104 lux SensUp On: 0.0052 lux (NTSC: 1/4s, 15X) Night Mode(50IRE) SensUp Off: 0.209 lux SensUp On: 0.0103 lux (NTSC: 1/4s, 15X)