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Sony SNC-Z20N Fixed Network Color Camera

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  • Integrated zoom camera with built-in network capability
  • Camera uses 0.25-inch color Exwave HAD CCD image sensor
  • Built-in Web server allows remote control and viewing
  • Powerful 18x optical zoom and 12x digital zoom
  • Includes power over Ethernet, and PCMCIA slot for wireless connectivity
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 7.2 x 6.2 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000273DEQ
  • Item model number: SNC-Z20N
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,039 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 5, 2004

Product Description

Product Description



The Sony SNC-Z20N Fixed Network Color Camera combines a high-resolution, auto focus, low-light sensitivity, and a powerful zoom camera, with a network connection and IP capability, making it ideal for surveillance and remote monitoring applications that require orientation and focus on details. With the addition of its compact design and advanced feature set, the Sony SNC-Z20N is perfect for a wide range of surveillance applications including the monitoring of people and property in buildings, offices, warehouses, retail outlets, and shopping centers.

The Sony SNC-Z20N Color Network Camera is a digital network camera that distributes live images or video over an intranet or the Internet via a built-in web-server. The Sony SNC-Z20N allows high-quality remote surveillance from any browser on the network, and provides full Web-based control of its various management and configuration functions. Connecting via 10/100 Base T/TX Ethernet for both networking and power, the SNC-Z20N achieves up to 30 fps (frames per second).

This camera utilizes a 0.25-inch color Exwave HAD CCD (charge-coupled device) image sensor and provides up to 640-by-480 effective pixels at high resolutions. With an extraordinary 18x optical and 12x digital zoom that allows you to clearly pick out even the most distant objects, the Sony SNC-Z20N features a PCMCIA slot for 802.11b wireless networking or flash memory, good nighttime sensitivity with a minimum illumination of 0.7 Lux, and a clever E-flip function for correct image presentation in ceiling-mount applications.

Technical Features:

  • Sensitivity: minimum illumination of 0.7 Lux
  • Effective pixels: up to 640 by 480 pixels
  • Zoom: 18x optical and 12x digital
  • Dimensions: 8 x 18.4 x 7.7 centimeters (W x D x H)
  • Connection: 10/100 base-T Ethernet
The Sony SNC-Z20N surveillance camera is a reliable, economical and high-quality solution for demanding interactive surveillance and is designed primarily for indoor use. User's should note, however, that the CCD sensor in the camera may become permanently damaged if exposed to long hours of direct sunlight or halogen light, so the camera should not be mounted or pointed directly at the sun or other bright-light sources. This camera also requires a PC that is not included in this package in order to take advantage of the Internet functionality.

About Surveillance Camera Technical Features
Lux rating is the measurement used to indicate how sensitive a camera is to light, and stands for the level of light reflected off a piece of paper by a candle from one meter away. Thus a sensitivity of three Lux would mean a camera could generate an acceptable picture of a piece-of-paper-sized object that was illuminated by the equivalent of three candles from one meter away. The lower the Lux level, the better the camera's ability to work in low-light conditions. The camera's resolution should be greater than or equal to the resolution supported by the system's recorder or monitor. The S/N, or signal to noise ratio, is an important measure of a camera's quality. A poor camera, low-light conditions or poor wiring causes "noise" which consumes processing power and disk space. A camera with a wide dynamic range is ideal, especially for recording areas in which both indoor and outdoor light are present. CCD (charge-coupled device) sensors provide high-quality images that are less susceptible to noise. CMOS (complimentary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensors offer less image quality, but are usually more cost-effective and energy efficient.

About IP Cameras
An IP camera can be used to project images and video directly through a computer's Web browser for remote monitoring. An IP camera, unlike a web cam, contains the IP and Web page within it and can often be added to a network without additional configuration or software. Combined with a network video recorder, an IP camera can be used to construct a reliable video surveillance system.

About Pan/Tilt Cameras
A Pan/Tilt Camera has the ability to pan ("move" horizontally), or tilt ("move" vertically). IP cameras often have pan/tilt capability. A pan/tilt camera is ideal for monitoring of situations that need a continual real-time adjustment of the views.

What's in the Box
SNC-RZ30N camera AC adapter and code, Ethernet cable, I/O receptacle, ceiling mount kit, ferrite core, CD-ROM (setup program and user's guide), installation manual

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Easy to install and administrate. But does not support common streaming protocols.

You basically have to rely on Sony's software to record the image. The Ipela line of equipment was leading edge in its day, but that day has passed.

This product is about 8 years old, and the price keeps falling.

Decent optical zoom, clear picture for standard definition, and has a analog output as well.

Good reliability, I have had a couple go bad, but that was mostly due to a poor enclosure that wasn't weather tight.
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