720p/30 fps PTZ camera capable of transmitting both analogue video and HD IP images over your existing analogue coax infrastructure

The SNC-ZP550 Network Pan-Tilt-Zoom camera features IPELA Hybrid – Sony's IP over-coax technology – allowing customers to migrate easily to HD IP video surveillance systems, utilising existing analogue 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-ZP550 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 an auto-focus zoom lens, 340 degrees rotation, 1280x720 maximum HD resolution, as well as the 1/4 type "Exmor" CMOS sensor for high image quality and low noise.

Technical Specifications

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Image Sensor 1/4-type "Exmor" CMOS sensor
Number of Effective Pixels Approx. 1.43 Megapixel
Signal System NTSC color system / PAL color system (switchable)
Sync System Internal synchronization
Minimum Illumination (50 IRE) Color: 1.00 lx (F1.35, shutter 1/30 s, AGC ON [IP])
B/W: 0.10 lx (F1.35, shutter 1/30 s, AGC ON [IP])
Minimum Illumination (30 IRE) Color: 0.7 lx (F1.35, AGC ON, 1/30 s)
B/W: 0.07 lx (F1.35, AGC ON, 1/30 s)
Dynamic Range 86 dB (theoretical) by DynaView Technology
Gain Auto/Manual (-3 dB to 28 dB)
Shutter Speed 1/1 s to 1/10000 s
Exposure Control Full auto, Shutter priority, Iris priority, Manual
White Balance Auto, ATW, Advanced Auto, Indoor, Outdoor, One-push, Manual, Sodium vapour lamp
Lens Auto-focus zoom lens
Powered Zoom Yes
Zoom Ratio Optical zoom 28x
Digital zoom 12x
Total zoom 336x
Powered Focus Yes
Horizontal Viewing Angle 55.9° to 2.1°
Focal Length f = 3.5 mm to 98 mm
F-Number F1.35 (Wide) to F3.7 (Tele)
Minimum Object Distance 10 mm (Wide) to 1500 mm (Tele)
Pan/Tilt/Rotation Angle (Manual) 340° / 105°
Pan Speed 300°/s (max.)
Tilt Speed 300°/s (max.)
Number of Preset Positions 256
Number of Tour Programs 5
IR Illuminator No
  • Dual streaming with any combination of industry-standard codecs

    The SNC-ZP550 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.

  • Powerful 28x optical zoom capability for enhanced tracking

    The SNC-ZP550's 28x optical zoom delivers greater flexibility in finding and tracking targets.

  • 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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