Panasonic introduces value-priced i-PRO SmartHD network cameras

Dallas, TX (October 12, 2010) - Panasonic System Networks Company of America today announced the introduction of two value-priced i-PRO SmartHD security network cameras that record 720p HD images at up to 30 frames-per-second (fps) with multiple H.264 (High profile) and JPEG video streams.

Both cameras employ Panasonic's UniPhier LSI (Large-Scale Integrated circuit) chip and H.264 High Profile format to deliver real-time video streaming at a lower data size. These affordable cameras are packed with Panasonic features such as Adaptive Black Stretch (ABS) technology for wide dynamic range, Digital Noise Reduction (3D-DNR), and Video Motion Detection (VMD) with four programmable detection areas,15-step sensitivity levels and 10-step detection sizes. Metadata for the VMD works with Panasonic's Model WJ-ND400 playback VMD function. Privacy Zone can mask up to two private areas, such as house windows and entrances/exits.

"We need to offer options for our customers looking for greater cost-efficiencies," said Bill Taylor, President, Panasonic System Networks Company of America. "Our new value-priced cameras provide superior image quality and ensure we have solutions for every application."

The flagship i-PRO SmartHD model WV-SP105 incorporates a newly developed 1.3-megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor for full-frame 1280x960-pixel image size. In VGA resolution mode, the camera offers a 2x extra zoom in addition to the 4x digital zoom controlled by the browser. The camera provides automatic electronic sensitivity enhancement (up to 16x) with light sensitivity levels of 0.8 lux (color) and 0.4 lux (B&W) at F2.2.

The new i-PRO SmartHD model WV-SP102 is equipped with a 0.32 megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor that offers full frame (640x480-pixel) transmission at 30 fps. Automatic electronic sensitivity enhancement is 8x, with light sensitivity levels of 2.0 lux (color) and 1.3 lux (B&W) at F2.0.

For both network cameras, progressive scan ensures clear images with less motion blur and no tearing, even when a subject is moving. A primary (RGB) color filter provides superior color reproduction.

For more information, contact Panasonic by calling toll free 1-866-PAN-CCTV (1-866-726-2288) or visiting