Panasonic’s new true day/night surveillance camera: the WV-CP290 provides superb image quality for a versatile environment

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Introducing the new WV-CP290 Day/Night surveillance camera by Panasonic System Networks Europe. Panasonic has incorporated ABS (Adaptive Black Stretch) technology which enhances visibility of dark areas without degrading image quality in bright areas, allowing a wider range of visibility for different environments. To utilise the Adaptive Black Stretch technology fully the WV-CP290 applies newly-developed DSP (Digital Signal Processor) technology. The DSP automatically detects the dark areas inside an image, applying the most suitable correction curve based on brightness data of areas surrounding the dark area. This image processing algorithm transforms shadows and dark areas into natural crisp images produced in real-time. These changes take place without degrading the original image quality in the bright areas. The 1/3 inch CCD pick-up element with 752 (H) x 582 (V) pixels offers excellent quality paired with high resolution of 540 TV lines. 

The camera supports an impressive 0.8 lux in colour and 0.05 lux for B/W, resulting in a high sensitivity with the Day/Night function. Switchable infra-red night mode filters enhance the detail in night mode and a more usable and vivid picture in day mode. In addition to this, to enhance the image quality, the following adjustment features are included; BLC (Back Light Compensation), ATW (Auto Tracing White Balance and ALC (Automatic Light Control). 

With 2 white balance modes which are selectable with a dip switch, options of ATW (Auto Tracking White Balance) and AWC (Auto White Balance Control) automatically adjust the neutral white colour in a differing light environment. The WV-CP290 also comes with Internal/Line-lock /Multiplexed Vertical Drive (VD2 synchronisation). 

Supports CS-mount lenses and DC-servo ALC lenses with 1/3 inch 2x Varifocal Lens and a 1/3 inch 8x Varifocal Lens available as optional extras.

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Technical Specification

Make Panasonic
Manufacturer Panasonic System Communications Company Europe
Model code WV-CP290
Chip Inch Size " 1/3
Colour Type Colour
Resolution TVL 540
Sensitivity lux 0.8 Lux @ F1.4
Lens Mount CS
Electrical Specifications Voltage: 220 ~ 240 VAC
Power Consumption: 3.2 W
Picture Elements HxV 752 x 582
Back Light Compensation Yes
Auto Gain Control Yes
White Balance Yes
S/ N (Signal/ Noise) Ratio dB 50
Synchronisation Internal, Line-lock
Signal Mode PAL
Video Output 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ohms
Physical Specifications Dimension mm: 75 x 65 x 137
Weight g: 365
Environmental Specifications Operating Temperature oC: -10 ~ +50
Operating Humidity %: 0 ~ 90
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