Box-type 720p/30 fps camera capable of transmitting both analog video and HD IP images over your existing analog coax infrastructure

The SNC-ZB550 Network Fixed camera features IPELA Hybrid – Sony's IP over-coax technology – allowing customers to migrate easily to HD IP video surveillance systems, utilising existing analog infrastructure, such as cables, power supplies, switchers, controllers and monitors, thus minimising investment in new infrastructure. IPELA Hybrid offers a cost effective and environmentally friendly installation. 

The SNC-ZB550 offers Dual Streaming, which can feature any combination of three industry-standard compression formats – JPEG, MPEG-4 and H.264 – meaning that the camera uses the best compression format for every kind of data. The cameraalso offers a CS mount lens, 1280x1024 maximum HD resolution, as well as the 1/3 type "Exmor" CMOS sensor for high image quality and low noise.

Technical Specifications

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Image Sensor 1/3-type "Exmor" CMOS sensor
Number of Effective Pixels Approx. 1.4 Megapixels (1329 x 1049)
Signal System NTSC color system / PAL color system (switchable)
Sync System Internal synchronization
Minimum Illumination (50 IRE) Color: 0.50 lx (F1.2, shutter 1/30 s, AGC 42 dB [IP])
B/W: 0.30 lx (F1.2, shutter 1/30 s, AGC 42 dB [IP])
Minimum Illumination (30 IRE) Color: 0.30 lx (F1.2, AGC 42 dB, 1/30 s)
B/W: 0.20 lx (F1.2, AGC 42 dB, 1/30 s)
Dynamic Range More than 60 dB
Gain Auto (set Max limit value)
Shutter Speed 1/1 s to 1/10000 s
Exposure Control Backlight compensation, Exposure compensation, AGC, Shutter speed
White Balance ATW, ATW-PRO, Fluorescent lamp, Mercury lamp, Sodium vapour lamp, Metal halide lamp, White LED, One push WB, Manual
Lens CS mount varifocal lens
Powered Zoom No
Zoom Ratio Optical zoom 2.9x
Powered Focus Yes
Horizontal Viewing Angle 96.5° to 33.9°
Focal Length f = 2.8 mm to 8.0 mm
F-Number F1.2 (Wide) to F1.9 (Tele)
Minimum Object Distance 300 mm
IR Illuminator No
  • Dual streaming with any combination of industry-standard codecs

    The SNC-ZB550 supports dual streaming with any combination of three industry-standard compression formats – JPEG, the best choice for high-quality still images, MPEG-4, the format that provides clear moving images efficiently over limited-bandwidth networks, and H.264, the alternative for severely limited-bandwidth networks, providing twice the efficiency of MPEG-4. This means that the camera can use the best compression format for every kind of data.

  • Exmor® CMOS® Sensor yields improved image acquisition

    Derived from Sony's broadcast product range, the "Exmor" CMOS sensor is one of the highest quality available, meaning high resolution images with low noise characteristics for improved image acquisition.

  • Minimum Illumination enables surveillance even in poor lighting

    The SNC-ZB550 can operate at 0.50 lx for colour and 0.30 lx for black and white, delivering surveillance performance even under very dark conditions.

  • Day/Night function for optimised images in all light conditions

    The Day/Night function switches the camera between Day (colour) and Night (B/W) modes, so that in Night mode the camera becomes sensitive to near-IR light and can reproduce images not visible to the naked eye.

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