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| WV-SF438

Panasonic i-PRO WV-SF438 indoor 360° hemispheric IP camera with HD 1080p, electronic day/night, edge storage and PoE

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Designed for users that require detail-packed overviews of large open plan areas, in any lighting condition, this Panasonic i-PRO dome IP camera features a hemispheric lens to deliver detailed 360° overviews of indoor locations – 24 hours a

  • ABS technology for improved imaging
  • VIQS optimises bandwidth
  • Built-in microphone supports one-way audio
  • Hemispheric lens: 360° viewing angle
  • HD 1080p resolution
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This product is discontinued, an alternative model is the Axis M4327-P

Overview of the Panasonic i-PRO WV-SF438

Low profile and 360° Panasonic i-PRO WV-SF438 indoor dome network camera capable of HD 1080p and with fisheye lens control, distortion correction, Super Dynamic and Adaptive Black Stretch technologies, face detection, electric day/night, two-way audio, video motion detection, dual codec, on-board recording to SD card and PoE. Viewing via smartphones also supported.

Panasonic i-PRO's WV-SF438 provides all-round surveillance, featuring a 360° hemispheric lens to capture all areas of a scene at once. This eliminates blind spots common to most IP cameras and reduces the number of cameras required for coverage. The camera's inoffensive casing is ideal for unobtrusive surveillance of sensitive areas.

HD1080p resolution and Wide Dynamic Range software ensure that video is clear and defined, even in demanding light conditions. Additionally, the Electric day/night switching and 3D noise reduction improve video feeds in low-light conditions, capturing events where other cameras would fail. Integrated 2-way audio also allows operators to hear sound from around the camera using the built-in microphone and by connecting an external speaker, talk interactively with people in view.

Provide redundancy for NVR systems by capturing up to 64GB of footage locally onto SDXC memory cards (storage card not included). The camera can also intelligently detect faces in view, note their position and transfer details via an XML feed, which can be integrated with external recording devices.

Please note: This camera does not come with a power supply. Should you require a Power over Ethernet midspan, please select one from the options above.

Vandal-resistant version: Panasonic i-PRO WV-SF448.

Key features & benefits

  • 360° hemispheric lens - see events from opposite angles at the same time
  • Low-profile compact casing - monitor sensitive areas unobtrusively
  • HD 1080p resolution at 30fps frame rate provides clear, sharp detail
  • Electronic day/night and 3D noise reduction - improve the quality of video feeds in near-dark conditions
  • Wide Dynamic Range - SuperDynamic and Adaptive Black Stretch allow the camera to penetrate light and dark areas of the same image simultaneously
  • Variable Image Quality on Specified areas (VIQS) - reduce video quality in sections without affecting key areas to optimise streaming bandwidth
  • Memory card recording - store up to 64GB of video onto SDXC memory cards, an ideal backup for network outages
  • 2-Way audio system with built-in microphone - listen to events on site and communicate with subjects in view
  • Face Detection - detect faces and optimise camera exposure for easy identification

Compatible recording platforms

  • Milestone XProtect
  • Panasonic i-PRO network video recorders

Typical applications

Allow operators to monitor an entire room at once using only a single unobtrusive camera, perfect for public buildings, banks, transport terminal buildings, school and hotel foyers, receptions and shop floors.



  • Installation guide
  • Setup CD
  • Code label
  • Camera attachment
  • Audio cable
  • Power cord plug
  • External I/O terminal plug
  • Installation template label
  • Cable ties
  • Rubber feet

Optional (please select from the accessories tab):

  • PoE midspan
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Key technical features for the Panasonic i-PRO WV-SF438


Environment: Indoor
Type: 360° hemispheric dome camera
Sensor: 1/3" MOS sensor
Lens: Fixed 0.837mm (F2.4) lens with 182° horizontal viewing angle
Audio: Interactive 2-way audio with built-in microphone using G.726 and G.711 compression
Power: IEEE802.3af Power over Ethernet or 12V DC
Compatibility: Microsoft Windows 7, Vista or XP SP3 using Internet Explorer 6 SP3 or above


Resolution: 1920x1080, 1280x960, 1280x720, 640x480, 640x360, 320x240 and 320x180
Compression: MJPEG and H.264
Frame-rate: 30fps in all resolutions and compression formats. Limitations on simultaneous streams. For details, see the datasheet below
Bandwidth control: H.264: Constant bitrate or best effort transmission. MJPEG: 10 image quality levels
Day/night: Electronic day/night (not infrared sensitive)
Minimum illumination: Colour: 1.5 lux, BW: 1.2 lux (F2.4, Auto slow shutter: Off (1/30s), Gain: On (High))
Digital zoom/PTZ: 1x, 2x and 4x digital zoom
Video overlay: Text and timestamp
Analogue video out: No

Viewing, detection & recording

Multi-camera viewing: Up to 16 cameras can be displayed in groups of 4
Privacy masking: Yes
Simultaneous users: 14
Alarm detection: Video motion detection and Command alarm
External alarm inputs and outputs:3x alarm input, 1x relay output
Alarm notifications: SDXC/SDHC/SD memory recording, E-mail notification, Indication on browser, FTP image transfer and Panasonic protocol output
Recording triggers: Manual and alarm
On-camera recording: SDXC, SDHC or SD memory cards up to 64GB
Recording software included: No


Power: Terminal connections for 12V DC
Network: 10/100Mbps RJ-45 Ethernet connection with PoE support
Alarm I/O: 4-Pin alarm cable
Audio: 2x 3.5mm jack connections for audio input and output


Dimensions: ø150mm x 44mm
Weight: 370g
Colour: White
Warranty: 3-Year manufacturer's warranty
Mounting methods: Wall and ceiling mountable
Operating temperatures:−10 to 50°C
Power consumption: 12V DC: 6.5W. PoE: 6W
Dynamic DNS: Yes, using Panasonic's service
QoS: No
Security: Multi-level password security and HTTPS encryption
System integration: Panasonic CGI document available
ONVIF compliant: No
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