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Panasonic WVSW598 Super Dynamic Weather Resistant Full HD PTZ Dome Network Camera


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Full HD, vandal resistant IP PTZ dome featuring Super Dynamic Technology 30 x optical zoom, IP66 housing. 1080p FULL HD images up to 30 ips. Newly developed 2.4 Megapixel MOS sensor. Multiple H.264 and JPEG streams combined with Panasonic 'UniPhier' technology. Face Detection Technology ensures clear face images. MEGA Super Dynamic technology delivers clear images and 128x wider dynamic range. True day/night capability, SDXC memory
Model Number: Panasonic / I-Pro WV-SW598A

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Panasonic WV-SW598

Panasonic Super Dynamic Weather Resistant Full HD PTZ Dome Network Camera


WV-SW598A Key Features


  • 1080p HD images up to 30 fps
  • 2.4 Megapixel high sensitivity MOS Sensor
  • Super high resolution at Full HD / 1,920 x 1,080 created by 2.4 Megapixel 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
  • 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 Range technology ensures clear face image.
  • High sensitivity with Day & Night (IR) function: 0.5 lx (Colour), 0.06 lx (B/W) at F1.6
  • 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 new “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 (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
  • IP66 rated water and dust resistant. Compatible with IEC60529 measurement standard.
  • Dehumidification device for use in various weather conditions
  • Rain wash coat dome cover
  • Ambient Operating Temperature : -50 °C ~ +55 °C (- 58 °F ~ 131 °F )
  • Fog and Sandstorm compensation


WV-SW598A Description


Full HD / 1,920 x1,080 H.264 Weather Proof Camera featuring Optical 30x zoom and Super Dynamic

The WV-SW598A IP PTZ dome provides FULL HD quality images and a wealth of features packed into a vandal resistant housing. 90 x extra optical zoom in 640x360 resolution mode. Fog and Sandstorm compensation, advantaged auto tracking and rain-wash coat dome cover ensuring always a perfect image.

Using a newly developed MOS sensor, the SW598 provides 1080p FULL HD images across multiple H.264 and JPEG streams. Using MEGA Super Dynamic technology to deliver 128x dynamic range, the true day/night image quality of the SW598 is ideal in all conditions.

"Packed with features, the SW598 is the most intelligent camera to date. Face detection allows the camera to adjust product focus to capture a person in shot and also use the XML data to trigger an alarm upon detection if using a compatible recorder. Auto back focus (ABF) allows easy installation, reducing installation time and ensuring perfect image.

VIQS (variable image quality on specified area) is the latest innovation to the Smart HD range, allowing the camera to have higher resolution only on specified areas of the image, meaning lower bandwidth."

The WV-SW598A provides all the latest Smart HD innovations in an IP66 rated vandal housing, fitted with dehumidification technology, ensuring is fit for all outdoor needs. Also, ONVIF compliant the dome is a must for a wide range of applications.


WV-SW598A Specifications


Image Sensor Approx.1/3 type MOS Sensor
Effective Pixels Approx. 2.4 megapixel
Scanning Mode Progressive scan
Scanning Area 5.38 mm (H) x 3.02 mm (V) {7/32 inches (H) × 1/8 inches (V)}
Minimum Illumination Colour: 0.5 lx, BW: 0.06 lx (F1.6, Auto slow shutter: Off (1/30s), Gain:On(High))
Colour: 0.03 lx, BW 0.004 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 at Super Dynamic: ON)
Dynamic Range 105 dB typical (Super Dynamic: ON, Light Control mode: Indoor)
Adaptive Black Stretch ON / OFF (Only at Super Dynamic: OFF)
Fog compensation ON / 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 (IR) 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, 30x
Zoom Ratio 30x / 90x with extra optical zoom (at 640x360)
Digital (Electrical) Zoom 12x (Max. 1080x combined with extra optical zoom at 640x360)
Angular Field of View H: 2.6° (TELE) ~ 64.6° (WIDE)
V: 1.6° (TELE) ~ 38.2° (WIDE)
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 ~ 120°/s, Up to 256 steps (depending on the controller)
Preset: up to approx. 300°/s
Tilting Range –15° ~ 195° (upward-level-downward)
Selectable tilting angle: 0° / –5°/ –10° / –15
Tilting Speed Manual: approx. 0.065°/s ~ 120°/s, Up to 256 steps (depending on the controller)
Preset: up to approx. 300°/s
Proportional Pan/Tilt Control Yes
Number of Preset Positions 256
Auto Mode preset sequence / auto pan / auto track / 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 centring, 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 / 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 *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, RJ-45 connector
Image Resolution
Image Capture Mode:
2 mega pixel [16:9]
H.264 :
1,920 x 1,080 / 640 x 360 / 320 x 180, up to 30 fps
1,920 x 1,080 / 640 x 360 / 320 x 180, up to 30 fps
Image Capture Mode:
1.3 mega pixel [16:9]
H.264 :
1,280 x 720 / 640 x 360 / 320 x 180, up to 30 fps
1,280 x 720 / 640 x 360 / 320 x 180, up to 30 fps
Image Capture Mode:
1.3 mega pixel [4:3]
H.264 :
1,280 x 960 / VGA(640 x 480) / QVGA(320 x 240), up to 30 fps
1,280 x 960 / VGA(640 x 480) / QVGA(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 / 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 s
Transmission Type UNICAST / MULTICAST
Image Quality 10 steps
Refresh Interval 0.1 fps ~ 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) 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
Supported Protocol IPv6:
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. )
No. of Simultaneous Users Up to 14 users (Depends on network conditions)
SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card (Option) 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 (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
Mobile Terminal Compatibility iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
Alarm Source 3 terminals input, VMD, Command alarm, Sound 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 / Sound detection
Monitor Output
(for adjustment)
VBS : 1.0V[p-p] / 75Ω,
NTSC / PAL composite, BNC Jack
Microphone/Line Input MIC IN and Line IN are selectable. ∅3.5 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 ∅3.5 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+ : 470 mA, 25 W (IEEE802.3at compliant)
POE Injector (60 W) : 1.0 A, 50 W
Ambient Operating
AC24 V and PoE Injector (60 W) : –50 °C ~ +55 °C (-58 °F ~ 131 °F) * with limitations
POE+ : -30°C ~ +55°C (-22 °F ~ 131 °F)
Ambient Operating Humidity Less than 90 % (no condensation)
Water and Dust Resistance IP66, IEC60529 measuring standard compatible, Type 4X(UL50), NEMA 4X compliant
Dimensions ∅229 mm x 392 mm(H) {∅9-1/32 inches x 15-7/16 inches(H)}
diameter of the dome 160 mm(6-5/16 inches)
Mass (approx.) Approx. 5.0 kg { 11.04 lbs}
Finish Main body : Aluminium die cast, Natural silver
Sunshields : ASA resin coating, Natural silver
Dome section : 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.


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