One of Sony's new analog cameras.
Photo credit: (Photo courtesy Sony)
Las Vegas (ISC WEST, Sony Booth # 22025) March 28, 2012 – Sony Electronics today unveiled nine new analog models delivering improved color reproduction and IR performance with greater exposure uniformity.
The new cameras incorporate Sony's Adaptive IR Control that automatically adjusts to
prevent overexposure and "washed out" images while creating greater uniformity across the frame. The four Y Series IR dome cameras provide a variety of resolutions and fixed focal
lengths suited to a range of applications; the three C Series domes add 3x vari-focal capabilities; the two CB series "bullet" cameras deliver optimal fixed-angle viewing outdoors.
Another innovation, Dual Pass Day/Night function in the SSC-YM400R and SSC-YM410R
cameras, raises the price/performance level for budget-minded installations.
"Adaptive IR Control marks the next in a long line of Sony innovations, significantly improving infrared image quality while Dual Pass Day/Night breaks a price/performance bottleneck," said Mark Collett, General Manager, Sony Security Systems Division. "As our customers remain committed to analog, we continue to push the envelop to deliver the very best performance and value."
Collett added that Sony's ongoing investments in research and development for analog
continues to yield innovations that extend value and performance for this crucial segment of
the security market.
YM400R/410R Dual Pass Day/Night Sets New Price/Performance Standard for IR
The new SSC-YM400R and SSC-YM410R cameras incorporate Sony's new Dual Pass Day/Night function to offer high performance at a price point that did not seem possible until now. The Dual Pass Day/ Night goes beyond the capabilities of typical electrical D/N capabilities by transmitting both visible and IR frequencies. In the daytime, it cuts the transmission of IR to achieve more accurate color reproduction. At night, IR transmission is accentuated to realize better sensitivity. Both the SSC-YM400R and SSC-YM410R provide 540 TVL resolution; the /400 utilizes a 3mm fixed focal lens while the /410 has a 6mm fixed focal lens.
YM500R/510R, CM460R/560R/564R Deliver State-of-the-Art Analog
The SC-YM500R and SSC-YM510R are for where the best performance is needed delivering a full 650 TVL resolution function along with True D/N function. True D/N, also known as removable IR cut, provides optimal performance both in daylight and at night. In daylight, the IR filter removes IR wavelengths for the truest color reproduction. Then, at night, the camera switches to B/W mode and the IR cut filter is removed to allow the most IR light to reach the sensor. The result is the state of the art imaging for analog IR technology.
The new C Series vari-focal domes, the SSC-CM460R, SSC-CM560R and SSC-CM564R, are
all True D/N designs. The SSC-CM460R provides 540 TVL resolution while the SSC-CM560R and SSC-CM564R operate at either 650 TVL or a full 700 TVL resolution. The difference between these is the later's ruggedized casing making it suitable for outdoor use.
CB564R/574R Outdoor Bullets Set New Standards for Fixed-Angle Analog
Rounding out the new analog additions for 2012, the SSC-CB564R and SSC-CB574R fixedangle bullet cameras deliver 700 TVL resolution imaging with built-in IR capabilities and true D/N (removable IR cut) function. The SSC-CB564R has a 3x 2.8 – 10.5mm vari-focal lens while the SSC-CB574R has a 9-22mm vari-focal lens.
The SSC-CM654R is available now with a suggested list price of $494.48; the SSC-CB564R
is now available at a suggested list price of $525.38; the SSC-CB574R is also available now with a suggested list price of $556.29. Pricing and availability for the remaining Y and C Series cameras will be announced soon.