Panoramic IP Cameras

A panoramic IP camera provides a very wide unbroken view in all directions. The panoramic view can be achieved using a single sensor or an array of sensors (or cameras). The following chart compares single-sensor, multi-sensor, and multi-directional IP panoramic cameras.

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The chart includes key features that help you select the right panoramic camera for your application. This includes the maximum distance for identifying a person, the low light capability and wide dynamic range. Note that the Multi-directional cameras are not considered to be panoramic, but in many cases, can be used in similar applications.

Panoramic Camera Comparison Chart

 Model  Resolution and Identification Range  Specifications

 Single-Sensor

HanwhaHanwha_PNF_9010RV-panoramic-camera

PNF-9010R (Indoor)
PNF-9010RV (Outdoor)
PNF-9010RVM (Mobile)

PNF-9010 Product sheet

 

12-Megapixel: 4000 x 3000 pixels

Range for Identification: 11.9 ft. (3.6 m)

Indoor/outdoor Camera

Variable view mode: (Fishyeye), Single panorama, Double panorama, Quad view etc)

Simple focus / Manual – Remote control via network

Color : 0.3Lux (F2.2, 30IRE), B/W : 0Lux (IR LED on)

WDR: 120 dB

Power: 12V DC ±10%, PoE (IEEE802.3af, Class3)

 Hikvisionhikvision-panoramic

DS-2CD63C2F-IV (Indoor/outdoor)

Single-Sensor

More Hikvision IP Cameras

 

12-Megapixel: 4000 x 3072 pixels

Range for Identification: 11.9 ft. (3.6 m)

Indoor/outdoor Camera

Up to 14 live view displays

Color : 0.4Lux (F2.4, 30IRE), B/W : 0 Lux (IR LED on)

Power: 12V DC ±10%, PoE (IEEE802.3af, Class3)

 

Sony

 

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Single-Sensor

SNC-HM662

5-Megapixel

More Details

2560 x 1920

Identification range: 7.6 ft. (2.3 m)

Minimum Illumination: 0.7 lux color; 0.3 lux B/W

Uses ImmerVision Panamorphic lens and de-warping

PoE

Multi-Sensor

Hanwha

pnm-9020v-multi-sensor-panoramic-camera

 

PNM-9020V

PNM-9020V Product sheet

 

Four 2-Megapixel Sensors

7.3 Megapixel

Identification range: 17.2 ft. (5.2 m)

Indoor/outdoor Camera

Panoramic 180-degree

Color : 0.3Lux

Outdoor rated IP66

PoE+ (IEEE802.3at) / 12V DC

Pelco

Pelco-Panoramic IP camera

 

180°, 270°, 360° PANORAMIC, 12 MPX IP CAMERAS

180° IMN-12018

270° IMN-12027

360° IMN-12036

Optera IMM Product sheet

 

Four 3-Megapixel Sensors

12 Megapixel


Identification range:

180° 24.5 ft. (7.5 m)

270° & 360°: 12.25 ft. (3.7 m)

Indoor/outdoor Camera

Panoramic 180°: Color : 0.2Lux, BW: 0.14Lux

Panoramic 270°: Color : 0.3Lux, BW: 0.2Lux

Panoramic 360°: Color : 0.3Lux, BW: 0.2Lux


There are indoor and Outdoor rated IP66 cameras. See product sheet for models available.

PoE+ (IEEE802.3at, class 4)

Multi-Sensor, Multi-directional

Hanwha

pnm-9081vq-multi-directional-camera

PNM-9080VQ

7.3 MegaPixel

Not really a Panoramic camera, but can be used in similar applications. Each camera can be positioned and focused separately.

 

PNM-9081VQ

20-MegaPixel

PNM-9081VQ Product sheet

 

PNM-9080VQ: Four 2-MegaPixel

Identification range at 90-degree setting: 11.9 ft. (3.6 m)

Range doubles (22.8 ft (7.2 m) if the lens is set at 45-degrees.

PNM-9081VQ: Four 5-MegaPixel

Identification range at 90-degree lens setting: 20 ft. (6 m)

The range doubles (40 ft.) if the camera lens is set to 45-degrees.

Indoor/outdoor Camera

PNM-9080VQ

Color : 0.015 Lux (F1.4, 1/30sec), B/W : 0.0015 Lux (F1.4, 1/30sec)

WDR: 150 dB

PNM-9080VQ Power: 12V DC, PoE+

PNM-9081VQ

Color : 0.07 Lux (F1.2, 1/30sec), B/W : 0.007 Lux (F1.2, 1/30sec)

WDR: 120 dB

Power: 12V DC, HPoE (Injector included)

Application Notes – Panoramic Cameras

Single Camera Panoramic Cameras: IP cameras that provide 360-degree views use special wide-angle lenses. Very wide lenses distort the image so de-warping software is required that straightens the view.  Single-sensor panoramic cameras are smaller than the multi-sensor panoramic cameras but have less resolution.

Multi-sensor (or camera) Panoramic Cameras: These cameras are larger than the single-sensor camera but provide much more resolution. The cameras (or sensors) are positioned so that the software can stitch the video together to create one large panoramic image. The camera direction can not be changed. They are available with the capability for 180-degree or 360-degree view.

Multi-Sensor, Multi-Directional Cameras: The latest cameras contain four or more high-resolution cameras (or sensors) that can be adjusted independently. These multi-direction cameras can be used in similar applications as the panoramic cameras. The difference is that these cameras do not stitch all the views together like the panoramic cameras.

To learn more about IP Panoramic cameras and learn how to calculate the working distance for the camera take a look at our article, Comparison of Panoramic IP Cameras.


If you need help selecting the right panoramic IP camera, please contact us.