With the introduction of the SNC-RX530 and SNC-RX570, Sony now offers a complete family of intelligent network speed dome cameras.
The new SNC-RX530 sits at the entry-level, with the established SNC-RX550 as the mid-range solution and the new SNC-RX570 at the high end. This choice allows users to select the model that offers the optimum price/performance ratio for their surveillance needs.
The original SNC-RX550 has a 26x optical zoom, enabling it to zoom in on small or distant objects with exceptional clarity. The new models offer different zoom capabilities to match different application needs. For example, the SNC-RX530 has an 18x optical zoom for less zoom-intensive surveillance activities, while the SNC-RX570 has a massive 36x optical zoom for applications that need the best-possible performance.
All three models also offer a 12x digital zoom that, when combined with the optical zoom, expands the maximum zoom capability even further to 216x (RX530), 312x (RX550) and 432x (RX570).
Furthermore, these high-performance, highly versatile cameras also offer fast 360º endless panning and a tilt range of 90º. This allows users to precisely monitor almost any object surrounding the camera. And with the Auto Flip function, they can also "chase" a target passing under the camera, such as a person walking or running down a corridor.
Advanced functionality - across the family
All SNC-RX models are equipped with a 1/4-type CCD featuring Exwave HAD technology. This provides high sensitivity at low light levels - even infrared conditions when used with the Day/Night function - making the cameras suited to 24x7 outdoor security applications, such as car-park monitoring.
Users can choose from three video compression formats: JPEG, MPEG4 and H.264, as well as three different picture sizes: VGA, QVGA and QQVGA. Plus, both JPEG and MPEG4 video can be streamed simultaneously; JPEG over a local network for recording and MPEG4 over the Internet for monitoring.
Furthermore, on the new SNC-RX530 and SNC-RX570 - and with the latest firmware update for the SNC-RX550 - camera intelligence has been taken to the next level. The Intelligent Motion Detection function now has a modified GUI and a detection algorithm that keeps more consistent ID tags on moving objects. While Intelligent Object Detection features an improved detection algorithm with sensitive auto-iris adjustment that reduces false alarms.
Bi-directional audio has also been improved. Users can still monitor audio from the camera side (via an optional microphone) and play out live or pre-recorded audio (via an optional speaker), but an improved audio upload tool means they can now also transmit audio to multiple cameras at the same time.
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