Sony SNC-EP550 Unitized Outdoor PTZ Camera Kit

Sony SNC-EP550 Unitized Outdoor PTZ Camera Kit
Key Features
  • SNC-EP550 Camera with Pendant Mount
  • 1/4-Type Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • 720p HD Picture Quality at 30 fps
  • 28x Optical Zoom / 60 W HPoE
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The Sony SNC-EP550 Unitized Outdoor PTZ Camera Kit with HPoE is a complete monitoring solution that delivers excellent quality video footage for outdoor surveillance. It includes the SNC-EP550 PTZ Camera, a housing, and a pendant mount with clear lower dome.
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Sony SNC-EP550 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Image Quality
  • 3Intelligent Features
  • 4Housing
  • 5Power & Storage

The Sony SNC-EP550 Unitized Outdoor PTZ Camera Kit with HPoE is a complete monitoring solution that delivers excellent quality video footage for outdoor surveillance. It includes the SNC-EP550 PTZ Camera, a housing, and a pendant mount with clear lower dome.

The camera features a powerful 28x optical zoom that brings distant objects closer, making it ideal for detailed monitoring. Its 3.5 to 98mm zoom lens lets you adjust the camera view, so that you can get what you desire either more detailed images or a wider coverage. Featuring a pan/tilt mechanism, the camera offers 340° pan and 105° tilt operations for quick and accurate movements.

For improved image quality, the camera is equipped with a 1/4-type Exmor CMOS sensor that reproduces high-resolution images at 720p resolution at 30 fps. For versatile data management, recorded footage can be captured in MPEG4, JPEG, and H.264 compression formats.

Operating on Sony's DEPA platform that offers intelligent video analytics, the PTZ Camera provides customizable local alarm triggers and prevents false alarms. It sends images as well as provides related information such as object size and position for advanced downstream video analytics.

With the RealShot Manager Lite recording software, the camera can be setup quickly for recording and monitoring. The Network Camera is compliant with ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) protocol, which enables exchange and use of information between network video devices from various manufacturers.

The housing includes an 8 pin Ethernet cable with coupling and 60 W power through HPoE.

Image Quality

  • 1/4-type Exmor CMOS sensor captures high-quality and low noise images
  • 28x optical and 12x digital zoom with total zoom ratio of 336x
  • 3.5 to 98mm varifocal lens to cover a wider viewing area
  • 3 codecs (H.264, MPEG-4, JPEG) and dual-streaming capability

Intelligent Features

  • DynaView Wide-D technology ensures high-contrast image capture even under difficult lighting conditions
  • Optical Day/Night function switches the camera between day and night modes, depending on the light level
  • Wide-D technology to handle various lighting conditions in a scene
  • Offers intelligent motion detection combining built-in intelligence in the camera itself with object-filters to provide customizable local alarm triggers
  • Provides metadata output stream for advanced downstream video analytics
  • ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) software ensures greater interoperability and flexibility in building multiple-vendor systems
  • RealShot Manager Lite recording software for setting up the camera quickly for recording and monitoring
  • Noise reduction technology digitally corrects any video noise that could cause blurring or distortion in the images


  • Features 8-pin Ethernet cable with coupling
  • Pendant mount with clear lower dome

Power & Storage

  • Powered by 60 W HPoE (High Power over Ethernet) for simple installation
  • SD memory card slot for an on-board storage
SD memory card not included.

Sony SNC-EP550 Specs

Image Device1/4-type Exmor CMOS
Number of Effective PixelsApproximately 1.43 MP
Minimum IlluminationColor: 2.0 lux (Approximately)
Electronic Shutter Speed1/1 to 1/10,000 seconds
Frames Per Secondvariable up to 30
Gain ControlAuto/manual (-3 to 28 dB)
Exposure ControlFull auto, shutter priority, iris priority, manual
White Balance ModesAuto, ATW, indoor, outdoor, one-push, manual, sodium vapor lamp
Lens TypeAuto-focus zoom lens
Focal Lengthf=3.5 to 98 mm
Zoom RatioOptical zoom 28x, digital zoom 12x, total zoom 336x
Horizontal Viewing Angle55.9 to 2.1°
F NumberF/1.35 to 3.7
Minimum Object DistanceWide to tele: 0.39 to 59.05" (10 to 1500 mm)
Pan Angle340°
Pan Speed300°/s (maximum)
Tilt Angle105°
Tilt Speed300°/s (maximum)
Preset Positions256
FeaturesDay/Night: Yes
Wide-D: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Codec Image Size (H x V)1280 × 720, 1024 × 576, 800 × 600, 800 × 480, 768 × 576, 720 × 576, 704 × 576, 720 × 480, 640 × 480, 640 × 368, 384 × 288, 320 × 240, 320 × 192
Video Compression FormatH.264, MPEG-4, JPEG
Codec Streaming CapabilityDual streaming
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps (H.264/MPEG-4/JPEG)
Audio CompressionG.711/G.726
Intelligent Motion DetectionYes
ONVIF ConformanceYes (Version 1.02)
Number of Clients5
Ethernet10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX (RJ-45)
Card Slot SD memory card x 1 (Compatible with the SD/SDHC standards)
Sensor Inputx2
Alarm Outputx1
External Microphone InputMini-jack (monaural)
Audio Line OutputMini-jack (monaural), Maximum output level: 1 Vrms
Power RequirementsHPoE (IEEE802.3at compliant)
Power ConsumptionApproximately 25 W
Operating Temperature-20 to 122°F (-28.8 to 50°C)
Starting Temperature32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Safety RegulationsUL2044, FCC 15B Class A, IC Class A, IEC60950-1, EN55022(A)+EN55024+EN50130-4, VCCI Class A, C-Tick Class A
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows XP (32 bit) - Professional Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista (32 bit) - Ultimate, Business Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bit) - Ultimate, Professional Edition
ProcessorIntel Core2 Duo 2 GHz or higher
Memory1 GB or more
Web BrowserMicrosoft Internet Explorer Ver. 6.0, Ver. 7.0, Ver. 8.0
Firefox Ver.3.5 (Plug-in free viewer only)
Safari Ver.4.0 (Plug-in free viewer only)
Google Chrome Ver.4.0 (Plug-in free viewer only)
Dimensions (L x W x H)11.5 x 11.5 x 21.5" (292.1 x 292.1 x 546.1 mm)
Weight13 lb (5.89 kg)
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does this camera need power besides a POE connection?
Asked by: Anonymous
This camera can be powered with either high powered PoE 802.3at or 24vac.
Answered by: Brian F.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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