Pixim Seawolf Infrared Ball Security Camera
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"Pixim Seawolf DPS" Security Surveillance Cameras
Infrared Wide Dynamic Progressive-Scan Day Night CCTV camera 10 times higher sensitivity than previous generation & extraordinarily High 690 HTVL effective Resolution

New Imaging Device this security surveillance camera utilises Pixim's latest "Seawolf Chip" Digital Pixel System with 25% higher effective resolution than best traditional Cameras.

Excels in difficult Back-Lit & High-Contrast situations. Robust swivel / tilt Aluminium alloy Housing.

Pixim-Ball $119
BULK BUY Price click on TRUCK for more information Bulk-Buy $89 (30+)

 
OPTIONS
 

Power Supply $15 Special Price with Camera

Cable $25 Special Price with Camera Video & Power 20 m

Microphones better than inbuilt microphones from $5

Suitable for Offices, Warehouses, Homes, Factories, Showrooms, sheltered shaded Outdoor use (under eaves) & Total-Darkness with illumination provided by the inbuilt Infrared Illuminator.

Better than a Dome No washed out low contrast images caused by IR-Lens leak-through - no internal reflections from sides.

 

Seawolf Ball Security Surveillance Cameras
 

 

 
New Seawolf Digital Pixel System (Pixim) Image Sensor & Chipset
with 25% higher effective resolution than the best traditional CCD Security Cameras, DPS solves many of the shortcomings of conventional CCD and CMOS sensors and is ideal for most common and many difficult Security Surveillance applications.

Designed for security surveillance in commercial & domestic applications, this Ball Surveillance Camera can be easily added to an existing Security system (or replace an under performing CCD Camera), simply connect Video Output from Camera to an unused Security DVR Video input.

This Surveillance Camera can also be connected to the Composite Video Input on most TVs and Recording Devices, if required a Microphone can be added and a single small diameter Cable used to carry Video, Audio & Power 20 or more m.

Uitlising Pixim's 'Seawolf Solution' this Surveillance Camera has an extraordinary 690 HTVL effective resolution, far better than conventional Security Cameras, HTVL Effective Specification.

Better than a Dome separation between LED and Lens glasses eliminates transmission of infrared from LED to Lens that with a one-piece Dome results in a washed out image and a reduction in contrast, also eliminated are internal reflections caused by light entering from behind and sides, these problems cannot be resolved with a conventional one-piece Dome.

 

All values are approximate. @ 3 m @ 5 m @ 9 m @ 15 m
Width of Vision with 3.6 mm Lens 4.5 m 7.5 m 13.5 m 22.5 m
Additional Security Camera Lens information        

 

 

Ordinary CCD Camera
Backlight compensation Off

Camera using Pixim®
Digital Pixel System
®

CCD Backlight OFF * Pixim Digital Pixel System Security Camera

PIXIM * Day Night Pixim Camera

Detail lost in underexposed areas

Indoor & outdoor detail visible

 
Ordinary CCD Camera
Backlight compensation On

 
Camera using Pixim
®
Digital Pixel System
®

CCD Backlight ON * See in the Dark Pixim Security Camera

PIXIM * Wide Dynamic Digital Pixel System Colour Day Night Security Camera

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Powered by Pixim® See in the Dark Pixim Wide Dynamic Low Smear Digital Pixel System Colour Day Night high resolution Pixim Security Camera inbuilt InfraRed Illuminator Infrared Focus Shift Corrected Lens

About Pixim: Pixim Inc. has developed unique imaging technology that revolutionizes the way video cameras capture and process images. Unlike traditional image capture technologies, where each pixel cannot adjust to highlights and lowlights in the same scene, Pixim's patented Digital Pixel System® technology empowers hundreds of thousands of pixels to act like individual cameras constantly self-adjusting. This all-digital system enables Pixim-powered cameras to efficiently capture the whole picture, regardless of lighting condition or application - thus securing the highest resolution, natural color and clarity, while automatically eliminating image-compromising visual noise (e.g., glare, reflections). The result is more than superb image quality; it is accurate, actionable information that gives users the strength of certainty. Seawolf D8800C Specifications.

Lens: Board Type 3.6 mm Focal Length, there are no optional Lenses for this Camera, security camera lens information.

Image Device: Progressive-Scan Seawolf Solution 768 (H) 548 (V) 420 864 Pixels 758 (H) 540 (V) effective pixels ⅓" format 7 µm x 7 µm pixel size, CMY Colour Array PIXIM® Wide Dynamic Digital Pixel System® effective resolution (720x540) 388 800 pixels 25% higher than best traditional (720x576 CCD) Cameras

Sensor / DSP HTVL-effective Resolution: 690 HTVL-E better than Super-VHS near SDTV/DVD resolution. Pixim Whitepapers: HTVL Effective Specification & Camera Resolution Is Limited to 540 HTVL Maximum in CCTV Systems

Horizontal Resolution: 540 HTVL (720H), this value is provided for comparative purposes only.

Sensor Vertical Resolution: 540 VTVL, this value is provided for comparative purposes only, significantly better than conventional interlaced CCD sensors.

Sensitivity: ~ 0.1 Lux @ F1.2, 50 IRE, 25 fps, CMY (this value is provided for comparative purposes only) Camera produces images in total darkness when Infrared LEDs are 'ON'.

Spectral Response: ~ 400 to ~ 1000 nm with an Infrared 'CUT' Notch between approximately 720 ~ 830 nm. For best colour rendition use light sources with a low or zero infrared component, these include conventional Fluorescent, Light Emitting Diodes, Compact Fluorescent. Colour Day / Night Infrared Infrared Night Vision information 'Primer' here.

Video System: 2:1 Interlace PAL 50 Hz vertical, 15 625 Hz horizontal. Compatible with TV Systems in Australia, NZ, UK, Japan, etc.

Video Output: Composite Video 75 ohms 1.14 V p-p, BNC socket on ~ 80 cm cable.

Automatic Electronic Shutter (AES): 1/25 to 1/30 720 second.

Dynamic Range: 102 dB typically, 120 dB maximum, Dynamic Range is illustrated on this page.

Smear: Zero for most practical purposes, copes with highlights better than ordinary CCD cameras, Smear is illustrated on this page.

Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): up to 50 dB, measured with AGC off.

Back Light Compensation (BLC): Automatic, On/Off.

Noise Reduction: 3D, Motion Adaptive.

Flicker Reduction: 'Pixim' Enhanced Flicker Reduction.

White Balance (WB): Automatic Tracking 2200ºK ~ 10000ºK.

Gamma: 0.45.

Infrared Illuminator: 20 Light Emitting Diodes (LED), automatically switch On/Off depending on illumination level, LEDs illuminate up to ~ 80% of the Width-of-Vision at up to ~ 15 m depending on the Infrared reflective characteristics of subject. Objects closer than ~ 2 m may be overexposed when illuminated by LEDs.

Power Requirements: 12 Volts DC Regulated, ~ 150 milliamps LEDs Off, ~ 250 mA LEDS On, 2.1 x 5.5 mm DC socket, center pin = (+) on ~ 80 cm cable.

Dimensions (mm): ~  94 (Dia) x 70/85.

Mass: ~ 380 grams.

Manufacturer: 18+ years experience. ISO 9001, CE, FCC, RoHS certification. OEM & ODM supplier.

Made in China.

 

 
Every Pixel Tells A Story
Pixim-Powered cameras provide the surveillance market with something truly unique—the Digital Pixel System ® technology. Not only is Pixim’s technology the only all-digital image solution, but it is the only technology to employ hundreds of thousands of pixels each acting like individual cameras. These constantly self-adjusting pixels eliminate image-compromising visual noise and deliver high-resolution, natural colour and clarity. The result is simply unparalleled image quality regardless of lighting conditions or applications.
Pixim’s patented Digital Pixel System ® technology marks a fundamental breakthrough in imaging technology. Building upon technology developed at Stanford University in the 1990s, Pixim has created an image capture and processing system that provides high-quality pictures with enhanced dynamic range. Greater dynamic range significantly improves image quality in scenes consisting of both bright and dark areas.
Pixim Inside
Pixim Seawolf Solution
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The core invention in the Digital Pixel System technology is the inclusion of an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) within each pixel of the image sensor. The ADC translates the light signal into a digital value at the immediate point of capture, thus minimizing signal degradation and cross-talk in the array and allowing for greater noise reduction methods. Once the data is captured in a digital format, a variety of digital signal processing techniques are used for optimal image reproduction.
Analog CCD Camera
Digital Pixel System
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All pixels in the array have the exact same shutter speed
Result:
  • Bright areas overexposed
  • Dark areas underexposed
Because each pixel has its own analog-to-digital converter and the information generated is captured and processed independently, each pixel in effect acts as its own camera. The exposure time for each pixel is adjusted to handle the unique lighting conditions at that pixel location in the image sensor array. A product built with the Digital Pixel System platform essentially has hundreds of thousands of individual cameras, each of which produces the best image possible. These images are then combined to create a high quality video frame or picture.
Pixim-Powered Camera
Seawolf DPS Pixim
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  • Pixels in bright areas automatically adjust to eliminate overexposure
  • Pixel in dark areas automatically adjust to eliminate underexposure
  • Only all-digital solution
  • Every pixel is a self-adjusting camera
In contrast, other technologies typically set one exposure time for the frame and sample each pixel at that time – resulting in images with some pixels that are underexposed (too dark) and some that are overexposed (too bright).
Pixim’s Video Imaging System, is comprised of a digital image sensor and a digital image processor. The digital image sensor and digital image processor function much like the eyes and brain in humans, with two-way real-time interactivity to capture the highest quality image possible. Just as the brain of a person walking into a dark room instructs the eyes to open the pupil to allow in more light, the digital image processor loads new code into the sensor to alter not only exposure times but the actual image capture algorithms. The result: the best possible picture given the specific image characteristics and lighting conditions.
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  Day Night Colour Infrared Light Emitting Diode (Night Vision) Security Surveillance Cameras
Colour CCTV Day Night Cameras with inbuilt Infrared Light Emitting Diodes "See-in-the-Dark" and produce images when visible illumination is zero.
At average levels of illumination these Cameras produce Colour images, depending on their sensitivity (Lux) at low illumination levels and in total darkness the image is Monochrome.
These Cameras generally have a relatively high sensitivity image sensor and Fixed Iris Lens therefore under high illumination levels images will be overexposed for the reasons outlined here.
Ordinary CCTV Colour Cameras are relatively insensitive to Infrared because they have an IR CUT Filter between the Lens and Image Sensor, this filter excludes Infrared radiation with a wavelength greater than ~ 700 nm that would otherwise adversely affect White Balance, Colour Rendition and Image Sharpness.
Day / Night Colour CCTV Cameras are sensitive to Infrared because they either do not have an IR CUT Filter or utilise a special NOTCH IR CUT Filter that excludes the wavelengths most harmful to colour quality (720 ~ 830 nm) from reaching the Image Sensor.
A Colour Camera that does not have an IR CUT Filter usually has poor colour rendition characterised by a Pink-Red 'tint' when the illumination is InfraRed rich, use of a 'Notch' Filter helps however White Balance, Colour Rendition and Image Sharpness are compromised for Infrared sensitivity. (Image Sharpness can be restored by using a specially designed Lens that corrects for focus shift between Visible and Infrared)
The IDEAL Day / Night Infrared Sensitive Colour CCTV Camera utilises a Lens with an Automatic Iris to cope with high illumination levels - has a large aperture (low 'F' number) to maximise light transmission and is corrected for Infrared:Visible focus-shift, it also utilises a Traditional IR CUT Filter when illumination levels are adequate for Colour and REMOVES the IR CUT Filter when levels are low our Maxi Cameras have these features and are recommended for OPTIMUM results.
Infrared rich light sources include Daylight and most Filament type lamps including common Spot lamps, Tungsten lamps, Halogen lamps, etc.

The majority of Light emitted from 'Cold' type sources such as Fluorescent, Mercury Vapour, Sodium Vapour, etc., is visible, these sources contain little Infrared energy.

"See-in-the-Dark" Infrared capability using a notch (or no) IR-CUT Filter is a trade-off that adversely affects Colour rendition in "Infrared Rich" environments

See in the Dark Infrared Night Vision Day Night CCTV Camera Filter characteristics