Panasonic's new WV-NP304 i-Pro megapixel network camera with 1.3 megapixel CCD

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Equipped with a 1/3 inch 1.3 megapixel progressive scan CCD and proprietary DSP, the new Panasonic WV-NP304 provides a superior image of 1280x960 pixels.

ABS (Adaptive Black Stretch) increases visibility of subjects in dark areas without degrading image quality in bright areas by analysing the "illumination map/signal level distribution" and adjusting gamma correction for each area separately.  The WV-NP304 also features a minimum illumination of 0.9lux in B/W mode 1.5lux in colour (with clear dome for NF302), providing a clear surveillance image even in poorly lit, dim conditions.  Focus Assist function uses an on-screen display to indicate the best focus position making accurate focus adjustment simpler.

The WV-NP304 comes equipped with an SD memory card slot so that when the network experiences a problem during the data transfer to a FTP server or an i-Pro network recorder, images can automatically be backed up into an SD memory card.  When the camera is used with i-Pro network recorders, the recorded data in the SD memory can be transferred to the recorder when the network is restored.  This prevents image loss and makes it possible to playback and check images captured while the network is down.

Furthermore, the WV-NP304 features prioritized stream control, enabling one of the video streams to be prioritized when multiple recorders or client PCs are accessing the camera so that a recorder or a client PC can maintain the frame rate.

The WV-NP304 is suitable for a wide array of surveillance applications and an ideal addition to reinforce Panasonic's i-Pro Network Surveillance System.

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Technical Specification

Make Panasonic
Manufacturer Panasonic System Communications Company Europe
Model code WV-NP304
Series i-Pro Series
Chip Inch Size 1/3 inch
Colour Type Colour / Monochrome
Resolution 1280 x 960 resolution
Digital (DSP) Yes
Specialist Type Megapixel
Sensitivity Lux 0.9 ~ 1.5 lux
Lens Mount CS mount
Electrical Specifications Voltage: 12 V DC
Power Consumption: 5.2 W
Motion Activated Yes
High Speed Yes
Network Properties Image Frame Rate: 30
Inclusion DVR/ Web Server: DVR
Interface: IEEEE8.10Base-T / 100Base-TX, RJ45 connector *
Network Protocols: TCP/IP, UDP/IP, HTTP, RTP, FTP, SMTP, DNS, NTP **
Back Light Compensation Yes
Auto Gain Control Yes
White Balance Yes
Synchronisation Internal
Signal Mode PAL, NTSC
Zoom Yes
Y/ C (Video Output) 1 Vp-p
Compression Type MPEG-4, JPEG, audio: G.726
Physical Specifications Dimensions mm: 72 x 68 x 158
Environmental Specifications Operating Temperature oC: -10 °C ~ 50 °C
Operating Humidity %: < 90
System Requirements Operating System: Micorsoft Windows Vista Business, XP
Web Browser: Microsoft IE 7.0, 6.0.
Additional info

* IEEE 802.3af. PoE compatible.  * *SNMP.  ABS (Adaptive Black Stretch).  Focus Assist function.  GUI and setup menu language is selectable from English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian.  SD Memory card (option).

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