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Panasonic i-Pro WV-SW396 outdoor PTZ IP camera with HD720p resolution, 36x optical zoom face detection technology

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This product is discontinued, an alternative model is the Axis Q6075-E

Overview of the Panasonic WV-SW396

The Panasonic i-Pro WV-SW396 IP camera has HD720p resolution and is ideally suited to outdoor surveillance, with an IP66-rated housing that protects the camera from harsh weather and vandalism. With its auto-tracking and endless 360° panning range capabilities, plus a number of technologies to help capture clear, high-definition imagery, the WV-SW396 is useful for monitoring areas where high detail for recognition and identification purposes is critical.

Its Face Super Dynamic technology adjusts focus in order to ensure the clearest possible detail on facial features, allowing capture of detail which could be vital where recognition is required. Super Dynamic and Adaptive Black Stretch (ABS) technologies allow the camera to survey a wider visual range by using 128x wider dynamic range than a conventional VGA camera.

For round-the-clock surveillance, the WV-SW396 has a day/night mode that switches between full colour and black & white to ensure continued surveillance even in dark conditions. An on-board SD card slot provides an alternative recording solution in the event of network failure (SD card sold separately). The WV-SW396 is also compatible with Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+), allowing the camera to receive power and network connectivity using a single cable.

Please note: This camera does not come with a power supply or mounting bracket. If you require one of these items, please make your selection from the options above.

Key features & benefits of the Panasonic WV-SW396

  • HD720p resolution helps capture crisp and clear high-definition video footage at up to 30 frames per second
  • Full 360° rotation helps deliver an all-round view when used for surveillance over large outdoor areas
  • Face Super Dynamic technology focuses to ensure clarity of facial features, essential for scenarios where recognition is required
  • Super Dynamic and Adaptive Black Stretch technology allows the camera to monitor over a wider dynamic range for surveillance over a larger area
  • Auto-tracking automatically follows subjects around the camera
  • H.264 compression helps save on network resources by compressing file size with minimal effect on video quality
  • Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) compatible, allowing the camera to receive power and a network connection using a single cable
  • IP66-rated outdoor housing helps protect the camera against vandalism attempts and weather conditions and contains a dehumidification device

Typical applications of the Panasonic WV-SW396

The Panasonic WV-SW396 is best-suited to outdoor surveillance, with its weatherproof-housing and full 360° panning range. This camera is useful for monitoring large outdoor areas where detail capture is key, including public parkways, railway station, sports stadiums, university campuses, prison yards, loading bays, dockyards and for event surveillance in locations such as festivals.

Included accessories for the Panasonic WV-SW396

  • Setup CD
  • Installation guide
  • 8-pin alarm cable
  • Connector kit for 24V AC
  • Front/rear sun shield
  • Front/rear sun shield mounting screws
  • Code label
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Key technical features for the Panasonic WV-SW396

Type:PTZ dome
Sensor:1.3 megapixel 1/4" progressive scan MOS sensor
Lens:fixed 3.3 - 119mm (F1.4 - 22) lens
PTZ:360° endless panning range; pan speed: 400°/s (preset), approx 0.0065°/s ~ 120°/s
Audio:Full duplex bi-directional audio using G.711/G.726 compression
Power:Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+), 24V AC
Compatibility:Windows (XP Professional SP3 or later), Microsoft Windows Vista Business SP1 32 bit or later, Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 bit/32 bit, Internet Explorer 6.0 SP3 or later
Resolution:1280x960, 800x600, 640x480, 640x360, 320x240 and 320x180
Compression:H.264, Motion JPEG, JPEG, QVGA
Frame-rate:up to 30 fps in all resolutions and compression formats
Bandwidth control:Constant bitrate, framerate priority, best effort
Day/night:day/night switching (infrared sensitive)
Minimum illumination:colour: 0.5 lux; black & white: 0.06 lux
Digital zoom/PTZ:12x digital zoom
Video overlay:up to 20 alphanumeric characters
Analogue video out:composite video (1Vp-p)
Imaging:Fix shutter: OFF 1/30 to 1/10000
Viewing, detection & recording
Privacy masking:yes (up to 8 zones)
Simultaneous users:14 (dependent on network conditions)
Alarm detection:built-in motion detection, face detection
External alarm inputs and outputs:3 alarm inputs
Alarm notifications:recording onto SD card, indication on browser, e-mail notification, camera positioning, FTP image transfer, preset position 1~64, terminal output, auto track, Panasonic protocol output
Recording triggers:motion detection, face detection
On-camera recording:SD/SDHC memory card slot (card is not included)
Compatible recording platforms (not included)
Software:Milestone XProtect, SecuritySpy (for Mac OSX)
Hardware:Panasonic network video recorders, QNAP network video recorders
Power:Power over Ethernet Plus (, 24V AC power cable terminal
Network:RJ-45 for 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Alarm I/O:terminal block for 3 alarm inputs, terminal block for 1 alarm output
Audio:3.5mm stereo mini jack for Mic or Line mono input, 3.5m stereo mini jack for Line mono output
Dimensions:ø229mm x 379mm(H); dome: 150mm(D)
Warranty:five years
Mounting methods:ceiling mount
Operating temperatures:24V AC: -50°C - 55°C ; PoE+: -30°C - 55°C
Power consumption:24V AC: 43W (approx, heater ON); PoE+: 24W (approx, heater ON)
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