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JVC VN-H657BU indoor 360â–‘ PTZ dome IP camera with Super LoLux HD 1080p, 18x optical zoom, edge storage and PoE+

JVC VN-H657BU indoor 360â–‘ PTZ dome IP camera with Super LoLux HD 1080p, 18x optical zoom, edge storage and PoE+

Overview of the JVC VN-H657BU

JVC IP CCTV cameras

This product has now been discontinued, an alternative is the Panasonic WV-SC588

Indoor, high-spec PTZ speed dome combining HD 1080p resolution with 18x optical zoom offering fast and accurate pan-tilt-zoom control and excellent image detail at long range. Well-featured including advanced auto object tracking with 360° continuous rotation, true day/night capability and high light sensitivity for 24/7 CCTV operation.

The JVC VN-H657BU indoor PTZ dome network camera offers advanced surveillance with a fast and accurate direct drive 360° pan and tilt with 18x optical zoom for detailed large area coverage in HD 1080p at 30 frames per second. True day/night functionality in combination with Super LoLux and 3D noise reduction technology make the VN-H657BU provide optimum low light video footage, enabling high quality performance in full colour down to 0.35 lux. When darkness falls an infrared cut-filter automatically switches the camera from colour to black and white improving low light performance to just 0.04 lux, making the camera suitable for 24/7 high-level surveillance. Infrared sensitive, the VN-H657BU can also be used with IR illuminators (not included) enabling CCTV monitoring in complete darkness.

Further, the JVC VN-H657BU provides reliable surveillance by triggering alarms to alert operators of activity identified through the detection of tampering, sound or motion, whilst the auto-tracking feature assists with capturing an individual or moving object by following it automatically. Audio communication support enables the camera to record sound when a microphone and speaker are connected (not included). This enhances the recorded evidence and usefulness of the footage. Privacy masking enables to select areas of the camera's view to be blocked from being watched or recorded.

H.264 High Profile compresses video data whilst maintaining high image quality, reducing bandwidth usage and providing efficient data storage. Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) supplies power to the camera through the network cable, reducing time and cost of installation. On-board recording onto a SD card (card sold separately) ensures a back up is available for when interruptions occur on network.

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

Key features & benefits

  • HD 1080p video at 30 frames per second providing high quality footage
  • Direct drive high-speed pan/tilt mechanism with 360° continuous rotation, enabling the camera to quickly move position for optimum large area surveillance
  • Advanced auto-tracking to follow people and moving objects automatically without loosing them out of view
  • Powerful 18x optical zoom enables detailed close up viewing of a region of interest for closer analysis
  • True day/night capability provides 24/7 surveillance with an infrared cut filter automatically switching the camera to mono capture during low light for maintained high quality images
  • Super LoLux sensitivity provides high-level low light performance, enabling colour image capture as low as 0.35 lux
  • 3D noise reduction enables high quality image capture under low light, preventing noise from burring image detail
  • Motion detection identifies activity and alerts the user for reliable, accurate
  • Privacy masking enables certain areas of the cameraÆs view to be blocked to prevent recording private land or activity
  • Two way audio
  • H.264 considerably compresses file size whilst maintaining high quality
  • PoE helps reduce installation cabling costs

Compatible recording platforms:

Typical applications

This high-quality PTZ speed-dome is suited for high-end security applications that require 24 hour coverage and detailed image capture. Designed for use in warehouses, manufacturing plants, prisons, airports, large train stations and critical infrastructure. Best used in security systems where CCTV operators manage cameras from the control room.



  • Installation CD
  • JVC 8-channel recording software
  • Instructions / user manual
  • Warranty card


  • SD card (please select from above drop down menu)
  • PoE+ midspan(please select from above drop down menu)
  • Brackets: recess mount, wall mount, pendant mount

Key technical features for JVC VN-H657WPBU

Type:PTZ speed dome
Sensor:Super LoLux 1/2.8 inch 2 Megapixel CMOS
Lens:F1.6 4.7 û 84.6 mm, auto/manual iris control
PTZ:direct drive, 18x optical, and 10x digital zoom, 100 preset positions, auto patrol/return/flip/trace/pan, pan: 360 °. endless type, approx. 0.07 deg/sec to 400 deg/sec (at preset), tilt: -5 deg to 185 deg, approx. 0.07 deg/sec to 400 deg/sec (at preset)
Audio:in/out, mu-low
Power:PoE Plus (PoE+), 24VAC
Resolution:1920x 1080, 1280x720, 640x360, 1280x960, 640x480, 320x240, 720x480, 352x240
Compression:multi-codec: H.264 High Profile/Baseline:30 fps, JPEG:30 fps
Frame-rate:[email protected]/H.264 HP, [email protected]/H.264 HP, [email protected]/H.264 HP,[email protected]/MJPEG, [email protected]/H.264 HP,[email protected]/H.264 HP,[email protected]/MJPEG
Day/night:true day/night functionality with automatically removed infrared cut-filter
Minimum illumination:colour: 0.2 lx (AGC high, x4, 50%), 0.1 lx (AGC high, x4, 25%), 0.35 lx (AGC high, 25%,), B&W: 0.08 lx (AGC high, x4, 50%), 0.04 lx (AGC high, x4, 50%), 0.15 lx (AGC high, 25%), 0 lux when used in combination with IR LEDs
Imaging:Super LoLux technology, white balance, 3D noise reduction, back light compensation
Viewing, detection & recording
Privacy masking:yes, 8 zones
Number of users:not given
External alarm inputs and outputs2 inputs, 2 outputs
Alarm detection:motion, tamper and sound detection, alarm input, alarm output
Alarm action:notification via email, FTP, HTTP, start recording, trigger external alarm output devices
On-camera recording:micro SDHC (continuous recording/alarm recording/export by MPEG-4 format)
Recording software included:JVC 8-channel recording software
NetworkEthernet 10/100, PoE+
Power:24VAC (alternative to PoE+)
Alarm:input x 2, output x 2
Warranty:3 years
Mounting methods:wall, ceiling, pendant
Operating temperatures:-10 to 50 deg/C
Power consumption:not given
QoS:not given
ONVIF compliant:yes

Documentation for JVC VN-H657BU

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