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Pansasonic WVSF138 Super Dynamic Full HD Dome Network Camera


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Full HD / 1,920 x1,080 H.264 Network Camera featuring Super Dynamic. Wide coverage : Horizontal: 100 °, Vertical: 81 °(3 megapixels [4:3]). High sensitivity with Day & Night (Electrical) function:1.2 lx (Colour), 0.9 lx (B/W) at F2.2.
Model Number: Panasonic / I-Pro WV-SF138

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Panasonic Full HD / 1,920 x1,080 H.264 Network Camera featuring Super Dynamic

WV-SF138 Key Features

  • Wide coverage : Horizontal: 100 °, Vertical: 81 °(3 megapixels [4:3])
  • Low profile design for discrete installation
  • 1080p HD images up to 30 fps
  • 3.1 Megapixel high sensitivity MOS Sensor
  • Super high resolution at Full HD/1,920 x 1,080 created by 3.1Megapixel high sensitivity MOS Sensor
  • Multiple H.264 (High profile) streams and JPEG streams ensure simultaneous real time monitoring and high resolution recording by new “UniPhier®”, Panasonic’s proprietary System LSI platform.
  • Full frame (Up to 30 fps) transmission at 1,920 x 1080 image size
  • Super Dynamic and ABS (Adaptive Black Stretch) technologies deliver 128x wider dynamic range compared to conventional cameras.
  • Face Super Dynamic Range technology ensures clear face image.
  • High sensitivity with Day & Night (Electrical) function:1.2 lx (Colour), 0.9 lx (B/W) at F2.2
  • 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: Indoor scene (50 Hz) / Indoor scene (60 Hz) / ELC (maximum exposure time) Indoor scene (50 Hz/60Hz): Flicker caused by fluorescent lightning will be automatically compensated. ELC (maximum exposure time): The lightning control will be automatically performed by adjusting shutter speed in the range of ELC.
  • 3x extra zoom at 640 x 360 resolution
  • 2x, 4x digital zoom controlled by browser
  • 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.
  • Cropping function enables to provide whole image(1920 x 1080) and the part image(640 x 480) simultaneously. Up to 4 image capture areas can be specified, and it is also possible to control the sequence.
  • Fog compensation
  • VMD (Video Motion Detection) with 4 programmable detection areas, 15 steps sensitivity level and 10 steps detection size
  • Privacy Zone can mask up to 2 private areas, such as house windows and entrances/exits.
  • Camera title display: Up to 20 alphanumeric characters on the browser
  • Alarm sources including 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.
  • Built-in Microphone
  • 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 (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 / 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


WV-SF138 Description


I-Pro Full HD Super Dynamic Indoor Dome Brings Unsurpassed Reliability And Image Quality To The Panasonic Surveillance Range

The latest i-Pro Smart HD network dome camera from Panasonic, the WV-SF138 is designed with signature Panasonic high reliability and features Mega Super Dynamic technology that delivers 128x broader dynamic range. Face Detection and Mega Super Dynamic range technologies ensure clear and well focussed facial images are always captured for consistently intelligible IDs. A further capability of SF138’s Face Detection functionality means when a registered suspect face is observed by the camera head, XML data can automatically be sent to trigger an alarm in a compatible network video recorder alerting security personnel. The advantage this functionality brings to a security operation team is by effectively adding another set of eyes in a surveillance monitoring team, efficiencies are increased and costs are significantly reduced.

The ONVIF compliant SF138 provides 1080p HD images at up to 30 IPS and because the camera is powered by Panasonic UniPhier® technology, concurrent H.264 and JPEG streams are transmitted meaning simultaneous real time monitoring and HD recording is possible. Further, Prioritised Stream control enables a priority video stream so that when multiple recorders and client PCs are simultaneously accessing the camera, frame rates are continuously maintained and quality of service is ensured for total security continuity.

The advanced SF138 also features VMD , which can be programmed to trigger FTP image transfers, email alerts and other alarm outputs when motion images are detected in 4 areas with 15 sensitivity and 10 detection size levels. VMD enables security personnel to automatically be notified of possible security concerns and this take faster responsive action. What's more, with the selectable light control modes in an indoor scene, 50Hz / 60Hz fluorescent lighting has no effect on image quality meaning setup times and costs are significantly reduced and end user satisfaction is maximised.

SF138’s Wide Coverage capability ensures precise recording in targeted areas with a horizontal range of 100۫ and a vertical of 81۫. This in combination with the Privacy Zone that covers up to 2 private areas such as windows or entrances / exits makes SW158 ideal where surveillance is needed in complicated site locations. With the latest addition to the Panasonic surveillance range possessing unprecedented intelligent functionality, end users have greater peace of mind and confidence that security objectives can be achieved and installers will guarantee added value for their clients.


WV-SF138 Specifications


Image sensor 1/3-inch MOS sensor
Effective pixels Approx. 3.1 Mpx
Scanning mode Progressive scan
Scanning area (H x V) 4.51 x 3.38 mm
Minimum illumination Colour: 1.2 lux
 B/W: 0.9 lux at F2.2 [Auto slow shutter: Off (1/30 sec), Gain: On (High)]
Colour: 0.075 lux
 B/W: 0.056 lux at F2.2 [Auto slow shutter: Max. 16/30 sec, 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 Indoor scene (50 / 60 Hz ) / ELC
Shutter speed Max shutter: 1/30 s, 3/100 s, 3/120 s, 2/100 s, 2/120 s, 1/100 s, 1/120 s, 1/250 s, 1/500 s, 1/1,000 s, 1/2,000 s, 1/4,000 s, 1/10,000 s (only with Super Dynamic OFF)
Super Dynamic ON / OFF
Face Super Dynamic ON / OFF (Only with Super Dynamic ON)
Adaptive black stretch ON / OFF (Only with Super Dynamic OFF)
Fog compensation ON / OFF
Electronic sensitivity UP OFF / Max. 2x (2/30 sec), 4x (4/30 sec), 6x (6/30 sec), 10x (10/30 sec), 16x (16/30 sec)
Day / night mode (electrical) OFF / AUTO
Digital noise reduction HIGH / LOW
Video motion detection ON / OFF (4 areas)
Privacy zone ON / OFF (up to 2 zones)
VIQS ON / OFF (up to 2 zones)
Camera title (OSD) ON / OFF (up to 20 alphanumeric characters, marks)
Mirror upside down ON / OFF
Lens distortion compensation 256 steps
Focal length 1.95 mm
Zoom ratio 1x / 3x extended zoom (2 Mpx @ 640 x 360 resolution)
Angular field of view H: 100° / V: 81° (3 Mpx [4:3])
H: 95° / V: 62° (2/1.3 Mpx [16:9])
H: 84° / V: 68° (1.3 Mpx [4:3])
Maximum aperture ratio 1:2.2
Focus range 0.5 m - infinity
Aperture range F2.2
Adjusting angle Ceiling installation: Horizontal: -20° to +20° / Vertical: -20° to +90°
Wall installation: Horizontal: -80° to +80° / Vertical: -90° to +20°
Browser GUI
Camera control Brightness
Display mode Spot / Quad: Image from 16 cameras can be displayed in 4 different quad screens or 16 split screen (JPEG only) [20 character camera title]
Digital zoom 1x, 2x, 4x, controlled by browser GUI
Camera title Up to 20 alphanumeric characters
Clock display Time: 12 H / 24 H, Date: 5 formats on the browser, Summer time (Manual)
Alarm control Reset
One shot capture A still picture is displayed on a newly opened window.
Audio MIC IN: ON / OFF, Volume adjustment: Low, Middle, High
SD memory data download Still or motion images recorded on an SD, SDHC or SDXC memory card can be downloaded
GUI / Setup menu languages English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Chinese, Russian, Japanese
System log Up to 100 (internal)
Up to 4,000 (SD, SDHC, SDXC memory when recording format is set to JPEG)
Supported OS*2*3 Microsoft® Windows® 8, Microsoft® Windows® 7, Microsoft® Windows Vista®, Microsoft® Windows XP (SP3)
Supported browser Windows® Internet Explorer® 10.0 (32 bit), Windows® Internet Explorer® 9.0 (32 bit), 
Windows® Internet Explorer® 8.0 (32 bit), Windows® Internet Explorer® 7.0 (32 bit)
Network IF 10Base-T / 100Base-TX, RJ45 connector
Image resolution 2 Mpx (16:9) H.264: 1,920 x 1,080 / 640 x 360 / 320 x 180, up to 30 fps
JPEG (MJPEG): 1,920 x 1,080 / 640 x 360 / 320 x 180, up to 30 fps
1.3 Mpx (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
1.3 Mpx (4:3) H.264: 1,280 x 960 / VGA (640 x 480) / QVGA (320 x 240), up to 30 fps
JPEG (MJPEG): 1,280 x 960 / VGA (640 x 480) / QVGA (320 x 240), up to 30 fps
3 Mpx (4:3) H.264: 1,280 x 960, up to 15 fps
JPEG (MJPEG): 2,048 x1,536, up to 15 fps
H.264*4 Transmission priority Constant bit rate / Frame rate priority / Best effort / Advanced VBR
Frame rate 1 / 3 / 5 / 7.5 / 10 / 12 / 15 / 20 / 30 fps
Bit rate / client Constant bitrate / Best effort: 
64 / 128 / 256 / 384 / 512 / 768 / 1,024 / 1,536 / 2,048 / 3,072 / 4,096 / 6,144 / 8,192 / 10,240 / 12,288 / 14,336 kbps
Image quality LOW / NORMAL / FINE
Refresh interval 0.2 / 0.25 / 0.33 / 0.5 / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 sec
Transmission type UNICAST / MULTICAST
JPEG Image quality 10 steps
Refresh interval 0.1 - 30 fps
Transmission type PULL / PUSH
Audio compression G.726 (ADPCM) 32 kbps / 16 kbps, G.711 64 kbps for transmitting, AAC for audio recording and sound detection
Audio mode OFF / MIC (Line) IN / Audio OUT / Interactive (Half duplex) / Interactive (Full duplex)
Audio authentication 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 transfer, Periodic image transfer (If FTP transmission fails, backup to SD, SDHC or SDXC is available)
No. of simultaneous users Up to 14 users (depends on network conditions)
SD, SDHC, SDXC memory card (optional) H.264 recording (Audio recording is enable): Manual REC / Alarm REC (Pre/Post) / Schedule REC
JPEG recording: Manual REC / Alarm REC (Pre/Post) / Backup upon network failure compatible
SD: up to 2 GB / SDHC: up to 32 GB / SDXC: Up to 64 GB (miniSD and microSD cards not compatible)
Cellular phone compatibility JPEG image
Mobile terminal compatibility iPad, iPhone, iPod touch (iOS: 4.2.1 or higher), Android™ mobile terminals
Alarm source  VMD, Command alarm, Sound detection
Alarm actions SD, SDHC, SDXC memory recording, Email notification, Indication on browser, FTP image transfer, Panasonic protocol output
Alarm log 1,000 logs (internal)
5,000 logs (with SD, SDHC, SDXC memory card)
Schedule Alarm, VMD, Access permission, H.2.64 recording, Sound detection
Input / Output
Microphone Built in MIC
Safety UL (UL60950-1), C-UL (CAN/CSA C22.2 No.60950-1), CE, IEC60950-1
EMC standard FCC Part 15 Class A, ICES-003 Class A, EN55022 Class B, EN55024
Power source / consumption PoE (IEEE802.3af compliant) / PoE 48 V: 110 mA (Class 2 device)
Ambient operating humidity 90% or less (without condensation)
Ambient operating temperature 0°C to 40°C
Dimensions ø100 x 47 mm
Weight Approx. 260 g
Finish Body: Sail white, ABS resin
Dome: Clear polycarbonate resin

*1 Converted value
*2 Refer to "Notes on Windows Vista® / Windows® 7 / Windows® 8" on the provided CD-ROM for further information about system requirements for a PC and precautions when using Microsoft® Windows® 8 or Microsoft® Windows® 7 or Microsoft® Windows Vista®.
*3 When using IPv6 for communication, use Microsoft® Windows® 8 or Microsoft® Windows® 7 or Microsoft® Windows Vista®
*4 Transmission for 2 streams can be individually set in the same compression method.

Note: Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.


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