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Sony SNC-VB640 indoor box IP camera with HD 1080p at up to 60fps, XDNR, edge storage, View-DR and PoE

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This high-performance indoor IP camera is equipped with a CS-mount varifocal lens and a range of Sony’s imaging technologies - ideal for delivering clear video even in areas with challenging lighting conditions.

  • Remote access via Smartphone viewing
  • Audio I/O ports support external devices
  • XDNR technology for improved imaging
  • Varifocal lens: 114.2°-40° viewing angle
  • HD 1080p resolution
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This product is discontinued, an alternative model is the Bosch DINION IP 5000

Overview of the Sony SNC-VB640

This indoor box IP camera produces full HD 1080p images, round-the-clock at up to 60 frames per second (fps). Part of the high-performance Sony V series, this unit supports true day/night recording and advanced imaging technologies such as View-DR wide dynamic range (WDR) to ensure details in both bright and dark areas are not lost. Additional features include Face and Motion detection, two-way audio, edge recording, image stabiliser and Power-over-Ethernet (PoE).

The Sony SNC-VB640 comes with a CS-mount varifocal lens which provides wide horizontal views ranging from 40.0° to 114.2° and allows optimum scene coverage to be set during installation. 2.9x optical zooming enables the user to obtain close-up views in areas of interest, whilst a 4x digital zoom is handy for further examination of the original image. Using Image Rotation, users can vertically orientate the video stream to help maximise area coverage and reduce bandwidth when monitoring narrow scenes.

By combining a sensitive type Exmor R CMOS image sensor and XDNR processing, this camera can capture full-colour images in light as low as 0.006 lux. View-DR technology helps to improve images in challenging lighting conditions by compensating for bright light and dark shadows - ensuring individuals and objects are clearly visible. Image Stabilisation is also included and ensures video is smooth and steady despite camera vibrations.

Video motion detection alarms can be configured and Sony’s DEPA advanced video analytics helps to enhance scene awareness through the use of rule-based alarm triggers and object filters such as ‘intrusion’ and ‘passing’ – cutting down false alarms. Intelligent Face Detection is also supported which rapidly indexes recordings, allowing users to easily find events where human faces are visible.

Multiple H.264 and Motion JPEG video streams enable users to view a live feed in high-definition and record in a lower definition, saving on storage costs. A microphone or speaker (not included) can be connected through the audio I/O ports to enable audio recording or deliver verbal instructions to those close to the camera. The built-in SD card (not included) offers a helpful backup of data if the network fails and also allows the camera to be used in a stand-alone set up.

Please note: this camera does not come with a power supply, please select one from the accessories tab if required.

Key features and benefits

  • Capable of delivering full HD 1080p resolution at up to 60 frames per second for smooth IP CCTV footage
  • Varifocal lens offers horizontal viewing angles from 114.2° - 40.0° allowing a wide area of the scene to be captured
  • True day/night functionality enables round-the-clock monitoring of indoor locations
  • Exmor R CMOS image sensor and XDNR processing allows for full colour image capture in light levels as low as 0.006 lux
  • Improved image clarity in difficult lighting conditions using View-DR wide dynamic range
  • Image stabiliser helps to maintain smooth video capture when the camera is subject to vibrations
  • Face detection allows rapid indexing of recordings for quick retrieval of events that contain human faces
  • Intelligent video analytics enables the camera to trigger alarms if activity is detected, providing reliable, accurate surveillance
  • Audio I/O ports support the connection of an external microphone and speaker (not included) to provide two-way audio
  • Recordings can be stored locally to the on-board SD card (not included) and used as a backup if the network fails
  • PoE supplies power and network connection over one cable for quick and cost-effective deployment
  • Smartphone viewing provides flexible monitoring whilst on the move via Sony Smartphone Viewer

Compatible recording platforms

Typical applications

The Sony SNC-VB640 box IP camera is an ideal choice for businesses that seek high-quality, smooth CCTV surveillance of indoor locations. Typical applications include offices, arcades and banks.



  • Wire rope
  • Screw M4 x 1
  • Installation manual
  • Operating Instructions
  • DC 12V/AC 24 V connector


  • PoE midspan
  • SD card
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Key technical features for Sony SNC-VB640


Environment:indoor IP camera
Type:fixed box
Sensor:1/2.8-type progressive scan Exmor R CMOS sensor
Lens:CS-mount varifocal lens, horizontal viewing angle: 114.2° - 40.0°, vertical viewing angle: 60.6° - 22.5°
Focal length:f= 2.8 mm - 8.0 mm
Power:IEEE802.3af compliant (PoE system), 24 V AC ±20%, 50 Hz/60 Hz, 12 V DC ±10%
Compatibility:operating system: Windows 10 Pro (32/64 bit), Windows 8.1 Pro (32/64 bit), Windows 7 (32/64 bit) Ultimate, Professional Edition; Processor: Intel Corei7 2.8 GHz or higher. Memory: 2 GB or more. Web browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer Ver. 11.0, Firefox Ver. 50.1 (plug-in free viewer only), Google Chrome Ver. 55.0 (plug-in free viewer only)


Resolution:1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 1024 x 576, 720 x 576, 720 x 480, 704 x 576, 640 x 480, 640 x 360, 352 x 288, 320 x 184 (H.264, JPEG)
Compression:H.264 (high/main/baseline profile), JPEG
Frame-rate:H.264: 60 fps (1920 x 1080), JPEG: 60 fps (1280 x 720)
Bandwidth control:CBR/VBR (selectable)
Day/night:automatic IR-cut filter
Minimum illumination:50 IRE: colour: 0.01 lx (F1.2, View-DR off, VE off, AGC on, 1/30 s, 30 fps), B/W: 0.007 lx (F1.2, View-DR off, VE off, AGC on, 1/30 s, 30 fps). 30 IRE: colour: 0.006 lx (F1.2, View-DR off, VE off, AGC on, 1/30 s, 30 fps), B/W: 0.005 lx (F1.2, View-DR off, VE off, AGC on, 1/30 s, 30 fps)
Imaging:View-DR, auto-gain, exposure control, white balance, wide dynamic range, image stabiliser, tone correction, noise reduction, visibility enhancer

Viewing, detection & recording

Privacy masking:20 zones, quadrangle shape formed by any four corner points, opaque 14 colours (black, white, red, green, blue, cyan, yellow, magenta, grey (6 scales)), mosaic
Number of users:20
Alarm detection:passing, intrusion, left object detection, removed object detection, tamper alarm, face detection, intelligent video analytics, DEPA advanced analytics architecture
Alarm action:recording to SD card
On-camera recording:max 256 GB SDHC
Recording software included:n/a
Mobile support:Sony Smartphone Viewer


Power:IEEE802.3af compliant (PoE system), 24 V AC ±20%, 50 Hz/60 Hz, 12 V DC ±10%
Network:10BASE-T/100BASE-TX (RJ-45)
SD card slot:SDHC (no support for SDXC)
Analogue video output:BNC x1
Analogue monitor output for setup:phono jack x1
Alarm I/O:alarm input (sensor input) x 2, alarm output x 2
Line I/O:line input: mini jack (monaural), line output: mini jack (monaural)


Dimensions:72mm x 63mm x 145mm (without lens), 72mm x 63mm x 199mm (with lens)
Weight:0.57kg (with lens)
Colour:top cover: Munsell 3.6GY 8.4/0.3, bottom cover: Munsell 3.6GY 8.4/0.3, front panel: Munsell 3.5PB 2.2/0.4, rear panel: Munsell 4.4BG 8.4/0.2
Warranty:3 years
Mounting methods:wall
Operating temperatures:-10°C to +50°C (14°F to 122°F)
Power consumption:6W max
Dynamic DNS:no
Protocols supported:IPv4, TCP, UDP, ARP, ICMP, IGMP*, HTTP, DHCP, DNS, NTP, RTP/RTCP, RTSP over TCP, RTSP over HTTP, SMTP, IPv6, HTTPS, FTP (client), SNMP (v1, v2c, v3), SSL
ONVIF compliant:yes profile S
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