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Panasonic WVNP502 Megapixel Network Camera


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Megapixel Network Camera. H.264/MPEG-4/JPEG dual streaming up to 30 ips. Mega Super Dynamic camera with megapixel JPEG images up to 4VGA (1280x960). Minimum illumination of 1.0 lux in colour and 0.08 lux in black and white at F1.4. Black and white mode (on/off) (true day/night - IR filter removal on/off). Power over Ethernet capability. Auto Back Focus feature. SD memory card slot for alarm recording and backup. 12V DC.
Model Number: Panasonic / I-Pro WV-NP502

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Panasonic Revolutionary WV-NP502 Megapixel H.264 Network Camera Featuring Super Dynamic


WV-NP502 Key Features

  • 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 (1.3 Megapixel mode)
  • Super Dynamic and ABS (Adaptive Black Stretch) technologies deliver 128x wider dynamic range compared to conventional cameras.
  • Up to 3 Megapixel (2,048 x 1,536) JPEG stream (3 Megapixel mode, JPEG only)
  • H.264 and MPEG-4 are selectable for system migration.
  • High sensitivity with Day/Night function: 1.0 lux (Colour), 0.08 lux (B/W) at F1.4 (1.3 Megapixel mode)
  • ABF (Auto Back Focus) ensures easy installation and stable focus in both colour and B/W modes.
  • Adaptive Digital Noise Reduction: Integration of 2D-DNR and 3DDNR ensures noise reduction in various conditions.
  • Progressive scan ensures clear images with less motion blur and no tearing even when the subject is moving.
  • Superior colour reproduction by primary (RGB) colour filter
  • Electronic sensitivity enhancement: Auto (Up to 16x) / OFF
  • Selectable light control modes: Outdoor / Indoor / ELC / Fixed electronic shutter 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.
  • VMD (Video Motion Detector) with 4 programmable detection areas, 15 steps sensitivity level and 10 steps detection size
  • Face detection detect the position of human face, the information is sent by XML or video stream.
  • Meta data for VMD is supplied to work with the WJ-ND400 playback VMD function.
  • Privacy Zone can mask up to 8 private areas, such as house windows and entrances/exits.
  • 2x, 4x digital zoom controlled by 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 sources including 3 terminal input, 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.
  • 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.
  • SD/SDHC Memory card slot for manual recording, alarm recording and backup upon network failure.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Internet mode: H.264/MPEG-4 images can be transmitted over HTTP protocol.
  • Multi-language GUI and setup menu: English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian (PAL) / English, French (NTSC) * Installation required except for English
  • IPv4/IPv6 protocol supported
  • Analogue Monitor output for easier installation


WV-NP502 Description

The WV-NP502 Megapixel H.264 Network Camera encompassing Panasonic’s revolutionary Super Dynamic technology.

The megapixel Super Dynamic quality of the camera delivers 1280 x 960 image with superior dynamic range by fusion of 3 MEGA pixels CCD and Super Dynamic Digital Signal Processing (DSP). The 3 Mega pixels CCD and Uniphier platform delivers 2048 x 1538 for outstanding image quality, allowing for precise identification. Featuring a Panasonic Megapixel supported lens, the WV-NP502 ensures high resolution of the entire image including fringe field. Furthermore, the WV-NP502 allows for multiple streaming H.264, MPEG-4, and JPEG can be transmitted simultaneously, enabling both real time monitoring and high quality recording.


WV-NP502 Specifications

Type Super Dynamic Megapixel Network Camera
Pick-up Device 1/3 inch interline transfer CCD
Effective Pixels
Horizontal 1296.0
Vertical 976.0
Scanning Area [mm]
Horizontal 4.86
Vertical 3.65
Signal PAL
Scanning Mode Progressive scan
Dynamic Range 52 dB typical (Super Dynamic: ON, Light Control mode: Indoor)
Minimum Illumination (Colour) 1. 3 Megapixel mode, 1.0 lux at F1.4 (Shutter: 1/30 s, SD: OFF), 0.06 lux, at F1.4 (Shutter: 16/30 s, SD: OFF) / 3 Megapixel mode, 2.0 lux at F1.4 (Shutter: 1/30 s), 0.12 lux at F1.4 (Shutter: 16/30 s)
Minimum Illumination (B/W) 1. 3 Megapixel mode, 0.08 lux at F1.4 (Shutter: 1/30 s, SD: OFF), 0.005 lux at F1.4 (Shutter: 16/30 s, SD: OFF) / 3 Megapixel mode: 0.16 lux at F1.4 (Shutter: 1/30 s), 0.01 lux at F1.4 (Shutter: 16/30 s)
Power Source 12 V DC, PoE
Power Consumption [W] 630 mA, 7.6 W
PoE (Power over Ethernet) PoE (IEEE802.3af compliant)
Ambient Operating Temperature [° C]
Minimum -10.0
Maximum 50.0
Ambient Operating Humidity [%]
Minimum 0.0
Maximum 90.0
Dimensions [mm]
Width 75.0
Height 65.0
Depth 132.5
Weight [kg] 430 g
Main Functions
Control Functions Brightness, AUX ON / OFF, Zoom (1x, 2x, 4x)
Auto Gain Control (AGC) ON (LOW, MID, HIGH ) / OFF
Iris / 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.) / Fix shutter: 3/100 fix, 2/100 fix, 1/100 fix, 1/250 fix, 1/500 fix, 1/1,000 fix, 1/2,000 fix, 1/4,000 fix, 1/10,000 fix
Motion Detector 4 areas, Sensitivity: 15 steps, Detection size: 10 steps
Super Dynamic ON / OFF (1.3 Megapixel mode only)
Back Focus Adjustment ABF / MANUAL, ABF mode upon CL/BW switching: AUTO / PRESET / FIX
Sensitivity Enhancement OFF / AUTO (Max. 2x (2/30 s), 4x (4/30 s), 6x (6/30 s), 10x (10/30 s), 16x (16/30 s))
Digital Noise Reduction High / Low
White Balance AWC (2,000 ~ 10,000 K), ATW1 (2,700 ~ 6,000 K), ATW2 (2,000 ~ 6,000 K)
Adaptive Black Stretch ON / OFF
Camera Title Camera, 16 alphanumeric characters (3 selectable character sizes) / Browser GUI, 20 alphanumeric characters
Privacy Zone Up to 8 zones, Gray / Mosaic
Image Stabilizer ON / OFF
Colour/Mono Switching Mode: AUTO1 / AUTO2 / AUTO3 / ON / OFF, Level: High / Low, with external control
Language Setting English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian (Installation required except for English)
Network Interface 10Base-T / 100Base-TX, RJ-45 connector
Image 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
Image Compression H.264/MPEG-4: (Image quality: LOW/NORMAL/FINE), (Transmission type: UNICAST/MULTICAST) / JPEG: (Image quality: 10 steps), (Transmission type: PULL/PUSH)
Image Refresh Rate 0.1 ips ~ 30 ips
Audio Compression G.726 (ADPCM) 32 kbps / 16 kbps
Bandwidth Control 64 kbps/ 128 kbps/ 256 kbps/ 384 kbps/ 512 kbps/ 768 kbps/ 1,024 kbps/ 2,048 kbps/ 4,096 kbps/ 8,192 kbps/ Unlimited
Supported Browser Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0 (Microsoft® Windows Vista® Business 32 bit) / Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 6.0 SP2 / (Microsoft® Windows® XP Home/Professional SP2)
Supported Operating System Microsoft® Windows Vista® Business 32 bit / Microsoft® Windows® XP Home/Professional SP2 / (The language of the OS must be same as selected GUI language.)
FTP Client Alarm image transfer, Periodic image transfer, Active/Passive selectable (When the FTP periodic transmission is failed, backup on an optional SD memory card is available.)
Multi Screen 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.
SD Memory Card Slot Manual REC / Alarm REC / Backup upon network failure, Compatible SD (SDHC) card: Panasonic SD (SDHC) card: 64 MB, 128 MB,256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB model SDHC card
Alarm Email Yes
Time Date Display Time: 12H / 24H, Date: 5 formats on the browser, Summer time (Manual)
Security Measures Authentication for Audio, Level 1 only / Level 2 higher / All users, No of simultaneous users, 14
Video Output 1.0 V [P-P] / 75 Ω, PAL composite, RCA Jack
Audio Output ø3.5 mm stereo mini jack (monaural output) Line level
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: 3 kΩ ±10 %
Schedule Alarm / VMD / Access permission
Alarm Log With SD memory card: 4,000 logs / Without SD memory card: 100 logs
Alarm Actions SD memory recording / E-mail notification / Alarm terminal output / Indication on browser / FTP image transfer / Panasonic protocol output
Alarm Source 3 terminal inputs, VMD, Command alarm

Lens Optional

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