The Panasonic PTZ IP cameras include a very nice “fog compensation” mode, but don’t have the same wide dynamic range (WDR) as the newest Sony and Samsung PTZ cameras. You can select the 1.3 or the 2.0-megapixel resolution model.
The 30X optical zoom and a 2-megapixel sensor, allows you to recognize a person’s face from about 800 ft away. For comparison, Axis provides a maximum of 20X zoom while Sony has a 30X zoom lens on its PTZ camera. Samsung (Hanwha) beats them all with the 32X optical zoom lens.
Sample Panasonic PTZ Cameras
|SPECIFICATION / MODEL||WV-SW598A||WV-SW397B|
|Image sensor||2MP (1,080p), 1/3 MOS||1 megapixel, HD (720p / ), 1/3 MOS|
|Zoom Lens||30X, f=4.3-129mm, F1.6H: 2.6-63 deg. V: 1.5-37 deg.||f=4.2-25.2mm, F1.6 motorizedH: 17-96 deg. V: 9.3-54 deg.|
|Pan Tilt||Pan: EndlessTilt: -15 – +195 deg.||Pan: EndlessTilt: -15 – +195 deg.|
light sensitivity (lux)
|Color: 0.1 lux|
B/W: 0.013 lux
|Max video resolution (pixels)||1,920 x1,080||1,280 x 720|
|Auto Tracking||When motion detected will track object||H.264 / JPEG|
|Audio support||2-Way (No Built-in MIC)||2-Way (No Built-in MIC)|
|Power||AC24 V : 3.5 A, 55 W PoE+ : DC 54V 470 mA, 25 W (IEEE802.3at compliant) Tested POE Injector (60 W) : DC 54V 1.0 A, 50 W||PoE+, 24V AC|
Super Dynamic HD Dome Network PTZ Camera
12 V DC or PoE PTZ camera for indoor applications.
This is one example of the many pan, tilt, zoom (PTZ) IP cameras that are available from Panasonic. This is an economical indoor camera.
- 720p HD images up to 30 fps
- Newly developed 1.3 Megapixel double speed MOS Sensor
- Full frame (Up to 30 fps) transmission at 1,280 x 960 image size
- High sensitivity: 0.5 lx (Color), 0.06 lx (B/W) at F1.6 (Wide) / 0.031 lx (Color), 0.004 lx (B/W) at F1.6 (Wide) with Sens Up 16x
- Supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3af
- 18X optical zoom
There are many more PTZ IP cameras available from Panasonic. For help selecting the right IP camera system, including the video recording system, please contact us. We have a lot of experience with surveillance and security systems, and will make sure you purchase the right systems for your application.