March 30, 2007 It seems that it’s not just consumer digital cameras that are heading towards mega-zoom capabilities. Samsung Electronics’ latest high performance surveillance camera has a 1/4” Ex-view HAD CCD has a whopping 32X optical zoom and is now being employed by GVI Security in its surveillance solutions. The new system is currently being shown for the first time at ISC West in Las Vegas which opened this week. The camera also includes a WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) function, which provides clear images even under extreme backlight circumstances where the intensity of illumination can vary excessively.
Also its Day/Night function can automatically switch from color mode during the day to B/W mode at night, thereby providing 24 hour observation.
This high-performance camera is very cost effective particularly when considering that the integrated lens and the use of a single camera for an application that would typically require multiple cameras. With auto focus, light level and iris controls, it takes no time to set up and focus this camera. The product supports two interfaces such as the RS-485 communication interface and a wired control allowing more versatility to the user.
When the RS-485 control is used, as many as 128 cameras can be controlled by one DVR or SSC-1000/SSC-2000 controllers. The SCC-RC130 (single camera, wired remote) can control zoom, focus and access the menu and is typically used in smaller installations.
The camera supports the industry’s most innovative 32X optical zoom and 10X digital zoom that provides an overall zoom capability of 320X.