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Panasonic WVSW397 HD PTZ Dome Network Camera


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Super Dynamic Weather Resistant HD PTZ Dome Network Camera. HD / 1,280 x 720 H.264 Weather Proof Camera featuring 45x extra optical zoom and Super Dynamic
Model Number: Panasonic WV-SW397

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Panasonic Super Dynamic Weather Resistant HD PTZ Dome Network Camera


WV-SW397 Key Features


720p HD images up to 30 fps
Super high resolution at HD / 1,280 x 720 created by 2.4 Megapixel high sensitivity MOS image sensor
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.
Full frame (Up to 30 fps) transmission at 1,280 x 960 image size
45x extra optical zoom at 1,280 x 720 (30x optical zoom) 90x extra optical zoom at 640x360 resolution with 12x digital zoom enabling 1080x zoom.
Super Dynamic and ABS (Adaptive Black Stretch) technologies deliver 128x wider dynamic range compared to conventional cameras.
Face Super Dynamic technology ensures clear face image.
High sensitivity with Day & Night (ICR) function: 0.3 lx (Colour), 0.04 lx (B/W) at F1.6 *ICR: IR Cut filter Removal
VIQS (Variable Image Quality on Specified area) technology allows the designated 2 areas to retain higher image quality while the excluded area will have a decreased image quality, which enables to use lower image file size and bit rate. VIQS can be set on preset position (1 to 8) and except preset.
Digital Noise Reduction: 3D-DNR ensures noise reduction in various conditions.
Progressive scan ensures clear images with less motion blur and no tearing even when the subject is moving.
Electronic sensitivity enhancement: Auto (Up to 16x) / OFF
Selectable light control modes: Outdoor scene / Indoor scene (50 Hz) / Indoor scene (60 Hz) / Fix shutter Indoor scene (50 Hz / 60 Hz): Flicker caused by fluorescent lightning will be automatically compensated.
360 degrees endless Panning
Advanced auto tracking: The camera automatically pans and tilts to follow a moving subject and keep it in the centre of the image.
PTZ control can be taken very smoothly on the user friendly GUI with 16 speeds pan/tilt and “Drag and Zoom” operation enabling finer control. 256 speeds available for system with WV-CU950 system controller.
Up to 256 preset positions
360 map shot: 8 thumbnail images at 45 deg. intervals make it simple to direct the camera easily by clicking on a thumbnail.
Industrial grade Pan / Tilt / Zoom mechanism for high reliability
VMD (Video Motion Detection) with 4 programmable detection areas, 15 steps sensitivity level and 10 steps detection size
Privacy Zone can mask up to 32 private areas, such as house windows and entrances/exits.
Camera title display: Up to 20 alphanumeric characters on the browser
Alarm sources including 3 terminal input, VMD and Panasonic alarm command can trigger actions such as SDXC/SDHC/SD memory recording, FTP image transfer, E-mail notification, Indication on browser, Alarm terminal output, and Panasonic alarm protocol output.
Full duplex bi-directional audio allows interactive communication between camera site and monitoring site.
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.
SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory card slot for manual recording (H.264 / JPEG), alarm recording (H.264 / JPEG) and backup upon network failure (H.264 / JPEG)
H.264 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.
Internet mode: H.264 images can be transmitted over HTTP protocol.
Multi-language: English / Italian / French / German / Spanish / Portuguese / Russian / Chinese / Japanese
IPv4/IPv6 protocol supported
Supports SSL, DDNS (viewnetcam, RFC2136)
Still images (JPEG) can be viewed on mobile phones via Internet.
Onvif compliant model
IP66 rated water and dust resistant. Compatible with IEC60529 measurement standard, Type 4X(UL50), NEMA 4X compliant.
Dehumidification device for use in various weather conditions
Ambient Operating Temperature : -50 °C to +55 °C (- 58 °F to 131 °F )
Fog compensation function equipped as standard.
AEM (Auto Eyelid Mechanism) offers images that are more natural and easy to watch reducing doubled images when direction of the lens moved above the horizontal.

WV-SW397 Description

Introducing the Panasonic's WV-SW397 camera series. These HD PTZ dome cameras are fully equipped with super dynamic technology. They provide clear HD 720p images with 105dB wide dynamic range and produce colour images with a minimum illumination of 0.3 lux. This range is extremely well suited for applications in surveillance which require a powerful zoom feature such as intersections, airports, railway stations and car parks.

Both of the cameras are equipped with a 2.4 megapixel high sensitivity MOS image sensor, 45x extra optical zoom at 1280x720 resolution and 90x extra optical zoom at 640x360 resolution, with 12x digital zoom.

They also employ AEM (auto eyelid mechanism) technology which reduces the blur of images and support a tilt angle of anywhere between -15 degrees and 195 degrees. They are weather and impact resistant with IP66-, NEMA4X- and IK10- ratings.


WV-SW397 Specifications


Image Sensor Approx.1/3 type MOS image sensor
Effective Pixels Approx. 2.4 mega pixels
Scanning Mode Progressive scan
Scanning Area 5.38 mm (H) x 3.02 mm (V) {7/32 inches(H) x 1/8 inches(V)}
Minimum Illumination Colour: 0.3 lx,BW: 0.04 lx (F1.6, Auto slow shutter: Off (1/30s), Gain: On(High)) Colour: 0.019 lx, BW: 0.003 lx (F1.6, Auto slow shutter: Max. 16/30s, Gain: On(High)) *1
White Balance AWC (2,000 - 10,000 K), ATW1 (2,700 - 6,000 K), ATW2 (2,000 - 6,000 K)
Light Control Mode Outdoor scene: Automatic integration of ALC and ELC
Indoor scene [50 Hz]: Automatic integration of ALC and ELC (up to 1/100 s) Indoor scene [60 Hz]: Automatic integration of ALC and ELC (up to 1/120 s) Fix shutter
Shutter Speed Fix shutter: 1/30, 3/100, 3/120, 2/100, 2/120, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250,
1/500, 1/1,000, 1/2,000, 1/4,000, 1/10,000 (only at Super Dynamic Off)
Super Dynamic On / Off
Face Super Dynamic On / Off (Only when Super Dynamic: On)
Adaptive Black Stretch On / Off (Only when Super Dynamic: Off)
Fog compensation On / Off
Gain (AGC) On (Low, Mid, High) / Off
Electronic Sensitivity UP OFF / AUTO (Max. 2x (2/30 s), 4x (4/30 s), 6x (6/30 s), 10x (10/30 s), 16x (16/30 s))
Day & Night (ICR) Mode: AUTO1 / AUTO2 / AUTO3 / On / Off, Level: High / Low, with external control
Digital Noise Reduction High / Low
Video Motion Detection 4 areas, Sensitivity: 15 steps, Detection size: 10 steps
Privacy Zone Up to 8 zones / Up to 32 zones, Gray / Mosaic
Image Stabilizer On / Off
VIQS Up to 2 zones at preset position 1-8 and except preset
Double Image Reduction On / Off
Camera Title (OSD) Up to 20 characters (alphanumeric characters, marks)
Focus distance Limited / Unlimited
Focal Length 4.3 mm - 129.0 mm {3/16 inches - 5-3/32 inches}
Zoom Ratio 30x / 45x with HD extra optical zoom (at 1280 x 720)
Digital (Electrical) Zoom 12x (Max. 1080x combined with extra optical zoom at 640 x 360)
Angular Field of View H: 2.6° (TELE) - 64.6° (WIDE), V: 1.6° (TELE) - 38.2° (WIDE) ([16:9] mode)*
H: 1.4° (TELE) - 44.4° (WIDE), V: 1.1° (TELE) - 33.8° (WIDE) ([4:3]mode)
Maximum Aperture Ratio 1 : 1.6 (WIDE) - 4.7 (TELE)
Focusing Range 2.0 m - ∞
Aperture Range F1.6 - Close
Pan and Tilt
Panning Range 360° endless
Panning Speed Manual: approx. 0.065°/s to 120°/s, Up to 256 steps (depending on the controller) Preset : up to approx. 300°/s
Tilting Range –15° to 195° (upward-level-downward)
Auto Eyelid Mechanism (Double image reduction)
Selectable tilting angle: 0° / –5°/ –10° / –15
Tilting Speed Manual: approx. 0.065°/s to 120°/s, Preset: up to approx. 300°/s
Proportional Pan/Tilt Control Yes
Number of Preset Positions 256
Auto Mode Auto track/ Auto pan/ Preset sequence/ 360 map-shot/ Patrol
Image Hold On / Off
PTZ Position Display On / Off
Self Return 10 s / 20 s / 30 s / 1 min / 2 min / 3 min / 5 min / 10 min / 20 min / 30 min / 60 min
Map Shot 360° map shot / Preset map shot
Browser GUI
Camera Control Pan/Tilt (256 steps), Zoom, Focus, Click centering, Drag zoom, Iris, Preset position call and program, Auto mode
Display Mode Spot, Quad: Image from 16 cameras can be displayed in 4 different Quad screens or 16 split screen (JPEG only). 20 characters camera title available.
Camera Title Up to 20 alphanumeric characters
Clock Display Time: 12H/24H, Date: 5 formats on the browser, Summer time (Manual)
Alarm Control Reset
One Shot Capture A still picture will be displayed on a newly opened window.
Audio Mic (Line) Input : On / Off Volume adjustment : Low / Middle / High
Audio Output : On / Off Volume adjustment : Low / Middle / High
SD Memory Data Download Still or motion Images recorded in the SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card can be downloaded.
GUI/Setup Menu Language English / Italian / French / German / Spanish / Portuguese / Russian / Chinese / Japanese
System Log Up to 100 (Internal)
Up to 4,000 (SDXC/SDHC/SD memory when the recording format is set to JPEG.) error logs
Supported OS *2 Microsoft® Windows® 8.1,Microsoft® Windows® 8, Microsoft® Windows® 7, Microsoft® Windows Vista®, Microsoft® Windows® XP SP3
Supported Browser Windows® Internet Explorer® 11 (32 bit), Windows® Internet Explorer® 10 (32 bit),
Windows® Internet Explorer® 9 (32 bit), Windows® Internet Explorer® 8(32 bit),
Windows® Internet Explorer® 7 (32 bit)
Network IF 10Base-T / 100Base-TX, RJ45 connector
Image Resolution
Image Capture Mode: 16:9 H.264 : 1,280 x 720 / 640 x 360 / 320 x 180, up to 30 fps
JPEG (MJPEG) : 1,280 x 720 / 640 x 360 / 320 x 180, up to 30 fps
Image Capture Mode: 4:3 H.264 : 1,280 x 960 / 800 x 600 / 640 x 480 / 320 x 240, up to 30 fps
JPEG (MJPEG) : 1,280 x 960 / 800 x 600 / 640 x 480 / 320 x 240, up to 30 fps
H.264 *4
Transmission Mode Constant bitrate / Frame rate priority / Best effort /Advanced VBR
Frame Rate 1 / 3 / 5 / 7.5 / 10 / 12 / 15 / 20 / 30 fps
Bit Rate/Client 64 / 128 / 256 / 384 / 512 / 768 / 1,024 / 1,536 / 2,048 / 3,072 /
4,096 / 6,144 / 8,192 kbps
Image Quality Low / Normal / Fine
Refresh Interval 0.2 / 0.25 / 0.33 / 0.5 / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 s
Transmission Type Unicast / Multicast
Image Quality 10 steps
Refresh Interval 0.1 fps to 30 fps
Transmission Type Pull / Push
Audio Compression G.726 (ADPCM) 32 kbps / 16 kbps, G.711 64 kbps, AAC*3
Audio Mode Off / Mic (Line) input / Audio output / Interactive (Half duplex) / Interactive (Full duplex)
Authentication for Audio Level 1 only / Level 2 higher / All users
Total Bit Rate 64 / 128 / 256 / 384 / 512 / 768 / 1,024 / 2,048 / 4,096 / 8,192 kbps / Unlimited
FTP Client Alarm image transmission, FTP periodic transmission (When the FTP transmission is failed, backup on an optional SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card is available. )
Maximum concurrent access number Up to 14 users (Depends on network conditions)
Memory Card (Option)
H.264 recording (Audio recording is enable):
Manual REC / Alarm REC (Pre/Post) /
Schedule REC / Backup upon network failure
JPEG recording:
Manual REC / Alarm REC (Pre/Post) /
Backup upon network failure
Compatible SD (SDHC/SDXC) card: Panasonic
2 GB, 4 GB*, 8 GB*, 16 GB*, 32 GB*, 64GB** model
*SDHC card, ** SDXC card (except miniSD card and microSD card)
Cellular Phone Compatibility JPEG image, panning/ tilting/ zoom/ focus control, AUX control (by access level)
Mobile Terminal Compatibility iPad, iPhone, iPod touch (iOS 4.2.1 or later) Android™ mobile terminals
Alarm Source 3 terminals input, VMD, Command alarm, Audio detection
Alarm Actions SDXC/SDHC/SD memory recording, E-mail notification,
Indication on browser, FTP image transfer, Panasonic protocol output
Alarm Log With SDXC / SDHC / SD memory card: 5,000 logs, without SDXC / SDHC / SD memory card: 1,000 logs
Schedule Alarm / VMD / Access permission / H.264 recording / Audio detection
Input/ Output  
Monitor Output
(for adjustment)
VBS : 1.0V[p-p] / 750,
NTSC / PAL composite, BNC Jack
Microphone/Line Input MIC IN and Line IN are selectable. ø3.5 mm stereo mini jack
(monaural input)(Applicable microphone: Plug-in power type)
Supply voltage: 2.5 V ±0.5 V Input impedance: approx. 2 kΩ
Audio Output ø3.5 mm stereo mini jack (monaural output) Line level
Safety/EMC Standard <Safety>
UL (UL60950-1), C-UL (CAN/CSA C22.2 No.60950-1), CE, IEC60950-1
FCC Part15 Class A, ICES-003 Class A, EN55022 Class B, EN55024
Power Source and Power Consumption AC24 V : 3.5 A, 55 W
PoE+ DC54 V: 470 mA, 25 W (IEEE802.3at compliant)
POE Injector (60 W) DC54 V : 1.0 A, 50 W
Ambient Operating Temperature AC24 V and Tested PoE Injector (60 W) : –50 °C to +55 °C (-58 °F to 131 °F) * with limitations
POE+ : –30°C to +55°C (–22 °F to 131 °F)
Ambient Operating Humidity Less than 90 % (no condensation)
Shock Resistance Compliant with IK10 (IEC62262)
Water and Dust Resistance Main body : IP66 (IEC60529)
Dimensions ø229 mm x 392 mm(H) {ø9-1/32 inches x 15-7/16 inches(H)} diameter of the dome 160 mm(6-5/16 inches)
Mass (approx.) Approx. 5.0 kg { 11.02 lbs}
Finish Main body : Aluminium die cast, Natural silver
Sunshields : ASA resin coating, Natural silver
Dome section : Clear polycarbonate resin (Rain wash coating) [SW397A] Clear polycarbonate resin [SW397]

*1 Converted value

*2 For further information about PC system requirements and precautions for when using Microsoft® Windows® 8.1, Microsoft® Windows® 8, Microsoft® Windows® 7, Microsoft® Windows Vista®, or Windows® Internet Explorer®, click "Manual" - "Open" from the supplied CD-ROM and refer to "Notes on Windows® / Internet Explorer® versions".

*3 AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) is only used when recording audio on an SD memory card.

*4 Transmission for 2 streams can be individually set.

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