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Panasonic WV-SW598 vandal-resistant outdoor PTZ dome IP camera with 30x optical zoom, HD 1080p and face detection

£2,562.00 inc VAT
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This product is discontinued, an alternative model is the I-PRO WV-S65340-Z4N

Overview of the Panasonic WV-SW598

This advanced WV-SW598 pan-tilt-zoom dome camera from Panasonic delivers full HD 1080p smooth video with a powerful 30x optical zoom for high-end CCTV surveillance with the facility to monitor distant objects in detail. Packed with advanced features this camera offers effective automatic tracking of moving objects such as a car or person entering the camera's field of view, whilst Panasonic's face detection technology captures clear shots for identification of individuals. With 360 degree endless panning and high-speed tilt and zoom the camera is able to keep the object or person in the centre of its view, which ensures smooth video capture and maximum security. The pan-tilt-zoom mechanism is industrial grade for intense 24 hour use, ensuring long life and reliable operation.

The highly sensitive 2.4 megapixel MOS sensor combined with Panasonic's MEGA Super Dynamic technology, true day/night switching and a clever de-fogging feature means the WV-SW598 delivers exceptionally high image quality in the toughest of conditions: bright, dark, shaded, rainy or even fog. Its rainwash coating reduces mineral settlement, keeping the dome bubble as clean as possible. High-performance progressive scan ensures moving objects such as cars are captured free from motion blur, whilst advanced 3D digital noise reduction makes the images clearer in low-light scenarios. The Panasonic WV-SW598-E is an all-round solution for when it comes to high-level security demands.

The Panasonic WV-SW598 has built-in video motion detection with up to 4 configurable detection areas allowing effective, accurate setup to reduce false alarm triggers. When an intruder is detected an alarm is triggered, email notification can be sent, FTP upload and/or recording can start, either to the on-camera SD card (not included) and/or a recorder on the network.

Full duplex two-way audio (mic and speaker not included) facilitates interactive communication through the camera between site and user, which is useful for issuing verbal warnings. Up to 32 privacy masking zones can be set, allowing the operator to block out private or sensitive areas so these are not viewed or recorded. The Panasonic WV-SW598E network camera allows for more control over the bit rate through Variable Image Quality on Specified area (VIQS), which allows 2 areas of the image to retain higher quality than the remainder of the image which may not be of the same interest, also lowering file size and making data management more flexible and efficient.

Please note: this camera does not come with a power supply. If you require a PoE midspan, or a PoE+ midspan, please select from the above drop down menu.

Key features & benefits

  • Full HD 1080p images at up to 30 fps providing high quality, smooth video useful for evidence analysis and person identification
  • Advanced 2.4 megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor
  • Panasonic MEGA Super Dynamic technology offering 128x wider dynamic range for high-performance in strong backlight situations and scenes with both bright spots and shade
  • Vandal resistant, IP66 rated dome with rainwash coating and temperature control to withstand impact, rain, dust and low temperatures
  • Hard-wearing pan-tilt-zoom mechanism with 360 degrees endless panning, high-speed tilt and 30x optical zoom
  • Two way audio enables two-way verbal interaction through the camera for giving instructions or warnings
  • Face detection technology adjusts focus onto faces to ensure clear visibility
  • Advanced auto tracking with high-speed pan and tilt camera movement to maintain the tracked person or object in the centre of the camera’s view, enabling optimum security surveillance
  • Auto-back focus facilitates installation and ensures optimised camera set up
  • True day/night through the use of an IR cut filter enabling the camera to produce monochrome images at night time, and revert automatically back to full colour images in daylight. Can be used in combination with external infrared lights.
  • VIQS (variable image quality on specified areas) allows for smaller file sizes and lower bit rate giving flexibility with network traffic management
  • SD card storage possible for on-camera recording for back-up of footage or when network bandwidth is limited
  • PoE support enables the camera to be powered and network-connected through one cable, reducing installation costs and time
  • ONVIF compatible

Compatible recording platforms

  • Software:
    • Milestone XProtect
  • Hardware:
    • Panasonic network video recorders

Typical applications

The Panasonic WV-SW598 high-end IP dome is suitable for applications that require advanced, high-level surveillance in business critical areas, such as for example high-security buildings, airports, prisons, financial institutions, casinos and sporting venues. With its fast panning and tilting mechanism, its advanced imaging technologies and smooth full HD video capture, this camera is also ideal for crowd control and city centre deployment.



  • CD-ROM
  • Installation guide
  • Protection cover
  • RJ45 connector
  • 8P alarm cable
  • Connector kit for 24Vac
  • Front/rear sunshield
  • Front/rear sunshield fixing screws
  • Code label


  • Panasonic WV-Q122 wall mount bracket
  • SD card (not included)
  • PoE midspan (please select from above drop down menu if required)
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Key technical features for Panasonic WV-SW598

Environment:outdoor, vandal resistant
Type:fully functional pan-tilt-zoom dome
Sensor:1/3 type MOS sensor, 2.4 megapixels progressive scan
Lens: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
Audio:two-way G.726 (ADPCM) 32 kbps/16 kbps, G.711 64 kbps for transmitting, AAC for audio recording and sound detection
Power:AC24 V: 3.5A, 55W, PoE+: 470mA, 25W (IEEE802.3at compliant), POE Injector (60 W): 1.0A, 50W
Compatibility:Microsoft® Windows® 8, Microsoft® Windows® 7, Microsoft® Windows Vista®, Microsoft® Windows® XP SP3, 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)
Resolution:2 mega pixel [16:9]: H.264: 1,920 x 1,080/640 x 360/320 x 180, up to 30 fps, JPEG (MJPEG): 1,920 x 1,080/640 x 360/320 x 180, up to 30 fps.1.3 megapixel [16:9]: H.264: 1,280 x 720/640 x 360/320 x 180, up to 30 fps, JPEG (MJPEG): 1,280 x 720/640 x 360/320 x 180, up to 30 fps. 1.3 mega pixel [4:3]: H.264 : 1,280 x 960/VGA (640 x 480)/QVGA (320 x 240), up to 30 fps, JPEG (MJPEG): 1,280 x 960/VGA (640 x 480)/QVGA (320 x 240), up to 30 fps
Compression:H.264, JPEG
Frame-rate:H.264: 1/3/5/7.5/10/12/15/20/30 fps
Bandwidth control:constant bitrate/frame rate priority/best effort/advanced VBR
Day/night:mode:AUTO1/AUTO2/AUTO3/ON/OFF, level:high/low, with external control
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))
Imaging:white balance, super dynamic, face super dynamic, adaptive black stretch, digital noise reduction, image stabiliser, double image reduction, fog compensation
Viewing, detection & recording
Privacy masking:up to 8 zones/up to 32 zones, grey/mosaic
Number of users:up to 14 (depending on network conditions)
External alarm inputs and outputs3 terminals input
Alarm detection:3 terminals input, VMD, command alarm, sound detection
Alarm action:SDXC/SDHC/SD memory recording, e-mail notification, indication on browser, FTP image transfer, Panasonic protocol output
On-camera recording:SD card (card not included)
Power:AC24 V: 3.5A, 55W, PoE+: 470mA, 25W (IEEE802.3at compliant), POE Injector (60 W): 1.0A, 50W
Network:10Base-T/100Base-TX, RJ-45 connector
Dimensions:full diameter:229mm x 392mm (H), diameter of dome 160mm
Weight:5.0kg (net)
Finish:main body: aluminium die cast, natural silver, sunshields: ASA resin coating, natural silver, dome section: Clear polycarbonate resin
Warranty:3 years
Mounting methods:wall
Operating temperatures:AC24 V and tested PoE injector (60 W): –50°C ~ +55°C (-58°F ~ 131°F) with limitations POE+: -30°C ~ +55°C (-22°F ~ 131°F)
Power consumption:AC24V: 55W, PoE+: 25W. PoE injector: 50W
Dynamic DNS:no
Protocols supported:IPv4, TCP, UDP, ARP, ICMP, IGMP, HTTP, DHCP, DNS, NTP, RTP/RTCP, RTSP over TCP, SMTP over HTTP, IPv6, HTTPS, SNMP (v1, v2c, v3), SSL *SSM (source specific multimedia) is supported
ONVIF compliant:yes
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