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Panasonic WVCW970 External Dome Camera


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Outdoor Day/Night Dome Camera from Panasonic integrates an outdoor housing with IP66 approval, a 360° high-speed rotating platform and a 30x optical zoom lens. Super Dynamic III. High image quality with 540 TV lines of horizontal resolution. Minimum illumination intensities are 0.5 lux (0.005 fc) and 0.04 lux (0.004 fc) in color mode and black and white mode, respectively. 240VAC
Model Number: Panasonic / I-Pro WV-CW970

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Panasonic CCTV Products

Panasonic All-in-one 24-hour outdoor surveillance camera featuring 30x zoom and Super Dynamic III


WVCW970 Series Features

  • Advanced Auto Track (WV-CW970 Series only): New template matching algorithm provides advanced auto tracking capability. High-accuracy detection of individuals by memorizing the characteristics of the object including colour, shape and contrast. Featuring not only Pan and Tilt but also Zoom enables to keep the object centred in the field of view. Specific object can be locked to track by the system controller for operator’s ease.
  • Super Dynamic III technology delivers 128x (NTSC) / 160x (PAL) wider dynamic range compared to conventional cameras.
  • High resolution: 540 TV lines typical / 520 TV lines minimum (Colour HIGH mode), 480 TV lines minimum (Colour NORMAL mode), 570 TV lines minimum (B/W mode)
  • High sensitivity with Day/Night function: 0.5 lux (Colour) at F1.4 (Wide), 0.04 lux (B/W) at F1.4 (Wide). IR cut filter switches on/off to enhance the sensitivity in B/W mode.
  • Adaptive Digital Noise Reduction: Integration of 2D-DNR and 3DDNR ensures noise reduction in various conditions.
  • Electronic sensitivity enhancement: Auto (Up to 32x) / Manual (Up to 32x)
  • Electronic shutter from 1/100 (NTSC), 1/120 (PAL) to 1/10,000 sec.
  • 30x zoom lens: 3.8 ~ 114 mm (approx. 300x with digital zoom)
  • Pan/Tilt speed of max. 400°/s at preset mode and 0.065°/s super fine control at manual mode
  • 5 degrees upper view for various applications
  • 256 preset positions that can be activated from the system controller with a switcher or recorder (specific models).
  • Advanced auto tracking with new template matching algorithm (WV-CW970 Series) Operates zoom to focus on the target, ON/OFF selectable for each preset position, Manual lock-on by controller operation, Alarm activation by tracking duration and Alarm area setup. Auto release to minimize false detection, Total of 8 Masking and Alarm areas
  • VMD (Video Motion Detector) with Mask 8 x 6 areas
  • Scene Change Detection alarms when lens is covered, spray painted, removed or defocused.
  • 4 alarm inputs and 2 outputs terminals
  • Alarm actions include Terminal output, Camera positioning, Auto pan, Patrol, SEQ, Sort, Auto track, B/W and command output.
  • Auto Image Stabilizer for applications where vibration or wind is a concern.
  • Internal / Line-lock / Multiplexed Vertical Drive (VD2) synchronization
  • Over the coaxial cable or RS-485 data communication
  • 16 alphanumerics camera title display
  • Multi language: English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese
  • IP66 rated water and dust resistant. Compatible with IEC60529 measurement standard.
  • Built-in fan/heater for temperature changes of –40 °C ~ +50 °C (–40 °F ~ +122 °F)
  • Built-in sun shield permits camera locations in direct sunlight.
  • 220V-240V AC


WVCW970 Specification

Model No. WV-CW970 WV-CW974
Power Requirements 220 V - 240 V AC, 50 Hz 24 V AC, 50 Hz
Power Consumption 90 W

77 W

Pick-up Device 1/4-type interline transfer CCD
Effective Pixels 752 (H) x 582 (V)

Scanning Area

3.65 mm (H) x 2.71 mm (V)
Signal PAL


Internal (INT), Multiplexed Vertical Drive (VD2), Line-Lock (LL)
Scanning 2:1 interlace
Scanning Frequencies Horizontal: 15.625 kHz, Vertical: 50.00 Hz

Video Output

VBS: 1.0 V [p-p] / 75 Ω (BNC plug)
Horizontal Resolution 480 TV lines minimum (Colour NORMAL mode) 540 TV lines typ.,
520 TV lines minimum (Colour HIGH mode) 570 TV lines minimum (B/W)
Minimum Illumination 0.5 lux (Colour mode) 0.04 lux (B/W)
Dynamic Range 54 dB typical (Super Dynamic III: ON)
S/N Ratio 50 dB minimum (AGC: OFF)
Ambient Operating Temperature ?40 ?C ~ +50 ?C

Ambient Operating Humidity

90 % max. (non-condensation) (When power is on continuously, the camera’s interior temperature is ?10 ?C or higher)
Water Resistance IP66 protection from water jets from a nozzle (IEC60529/JIS C 0920)
Dimensions ?239 mm (D) x 395.5 mm (H)
Weight approx. 4.7 kg
Finish Camera: Die cast aluminium, baked on coating (Paint colour: Fine silver(901)) Sun shield:
ASA resin, coated (Paint colour: Fine silver(901)) Dome: Clear polycarbonate resin

Pan and Tilt

Panning Range 360 ? endless
Panning Modes Manual, auto, manual position, sequential position
Panning Speed Manual: approx. 0.065 ?/s ~ 120 ?/s 8 steps, 16 steps, 64 steps Preset: approx. 400 ?/s (Actual speed depends on type of controller being used)
Tilting Range ?5 ? ~ 185 ? (horizontal - vertical - horizontal) (According to the TILT ANGLE)
Tilting Modes Manual, manual position, sequential position
Tilting Speed Manual: approx. 0.065 ?/s ~ 120 ?/s 8 steps, 16 steps, 64 steps Preset: approx. 400 ?/s (Actual speed depends on type of controller being used)

Zoom Ratio

30x (approx. 300x with digital zoom)

Focal Length

3.8 mm ~ 114 mm
Maximum Aperture Ratio 1:1.4 (WIDE) ~ 3.6 (TELE)
Object Distance

1.5 m

Iris Range F1.4 ~ 22, Close
Angular Field of View Horizontal: 1.8 ? (TELE) ~ 52 ? (WIDE) Vertical: 1.4 ? (TELE) ~ 40 ? (WIDE)
Main Functions  

Interface Coaxial Multiplex System, RS-485

Control Functions Pan and tilt, zoom and focus, 256 preset positions, home position, patrol
Title(ID) ON, OFF (Preset ID, camera ID, area title: 16 alphanumeric characters)
Zoom Speed approx. 6.0 seconds (TELE ~ WIDE) in manual mode
Zoom Limit 1x ~ 300x (Over 30x is digital zoom)
Password Lock All menus
Auto Focus MANUAL/AUTO (PAN, TILT, ZOOM linked)
Iris ALC (Adjustable OPEN/CLOSE output target level)/MANUAL
Shutter OFF (1/50), AUTO, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1,000, 1/2,000, 1/4,000, 1/10,000 s
Electronic Sensitivity Enhancement 32x max. (AUTO or FIX)
Digital Flip ON/OFF
Super Dynamic III ON/OFF
Video Motion Detector OFF/MODE1/MODE2

Alarm Input/Output

4 inputs (ALARM IN 1 ~ ALARM IN 4) 2 outputs (ALARM/AUX1, BW/AUX2)
Black and White Mode Switching AUTO/ON/OFF
Privacy Zone ON/OFF (8 zone settings)
Cleaning ON/OFF
Image Hold ON/OFF
Auto Image Stabilizer ON/OFF

Scene Select Setting

Language Setting English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, or Japanese


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