New-Technology "Pixim Seawolf DPS"
Home Security Camera wide Dynamic Progressive-Scan
10 times higher sensitivity than previous
generation & extraordinarily High 690 HTVL effective Resolution
Security Camera with new Technology this Camera utilises Pixim's
latest Digital Pixel System (DPS) "Seawolf
higher effective resolution than best
Suitable for illumination levels common in
Offices, Warehouses, Homes, Factories, Showrooms, etc., excels in
difficult Back-Lit & High-Contrast situations.
Microphones better than inbuilt microphones
Use out-of-the-box or use the easy
On-Screen Setup menu & 5
push-buttons to configure parameters to cope with difficult
Wide Angle 2.1 mm lens for 6.8
metre wide shots @ 3 m, 50 mm for Full-Screen 'Cash Drawer'
or 'Head & Shoulders' shot @ 10 m. |
higher effective resolution than the best
traditional CCD Security Camera, this Seawolf Digital Pixel
System (Pixim) powered Surveillance Camera solves many of the
shortcomings of conventional CCD and CMOS sensors and is ideal for
most common and many difficult Security Surveillance applications.
This Pixim Home/Commercial Surveillance Camera
has a 3.6mm Board Lens & conventional IR-CUT Filter for improved
focus & better Colour rendition in Infrared rich environments
(Daylight, Incandescent Lamps, etc).
Connect directly to the Composite Video Input on most
TVs and Recording Devices, if required a
Microphone can be added and a single small
Cable used to carry Video, Audio & Power 20 or more m.
Uitlising Pixim's 'Seawolf Solution'
this Security surveillance Camera has an extraordinary 690 HTVL
effective resolution, far better than conventional CCTV Cameras,
HTVL Effective Specification.
All values are approximate. |
@ 3 m |
@ 5 m |
@ 9 m |
@ 15 m
Width of Vision with 2.1 mm Lens |
6.8 m |
11.4 m |
20.5 m |
Width of Vision with 2.9 mm Lens |
5 m |
8.3 m |
14.9 m |
Vision with 3.6 mm Lens fitted to Camera |
4 m |
6.6 m |
12 m |
Width of Vision with 5.7 mm Lens |
2.5 m |
4.2 m |
7.6 m |
Width of Vision with 8 mm Lens |
1.8 m |
3 m |
5.4 m |
Width of Vision with 12 mm Lens |
1.2 m |
2 m |
3.6 m |
Width of Vision with 25 mm Lens |
0.6 m |
0.9 m |
1.7 m |
Width of Vision with 50 mm Lens |
0.3 m |
0.45 m |
0.85 m |
Camera Lens selection information |
Backlight compensation Off
Digital Pixel System®
|Detail lost in
underexposed areas |
|Indoor & outdoor
Ordinary CCD Camera
Backlight compensation On
Camera using Pixim®
Digital Pixel System®
"Pixim® technology" chosen for 500 Camera Port Security installation
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
Lens: Board Type 3.6 mm Focal
Length, accessory Lenses: 2.1,
2.9, 5.7, 8, 12, 16, 25 & 50 mm (BL)
types on this
page, corners of image
may be slightly cropped with 2.1 mm Lens,
Lens: Pinhole version
3.7 mm Focal Length, there are no accessory Lenses for this Camera.
Pinhole type Lens is
pictured on this PCB Security Camera.
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.
0.1 Lux @ F1.2, 50
IRE, 25 fps, CMY (this
value is provided for comparative purposes only).
Video System: 2:1 Interlace
switchable between PAL
60/525. PAL 50 Hz vertical, 15 625 Hz horizontal. Compatible with TV
Systems in Australia, NZ, UK, USA, Japan, etc.
Video Output: Composite Video 75 ohms
1.14 V p-p,
BNC socket on ~ 20 cm cable.
Automatic Electronic Shutter (AES):
1/30 720 second.
Smear: Zero for most practical
purposes, copes with highlights better than ordinary CCD cameras,
Smear is illustrated on this page.
~ 400 to ~ 700 nm.
Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): up to 50
dB, measured with AGC off.
Reduction: 3D, Motion Adaptive.
Flicker Reduction: 'Pixim' Enhanced Flicker
White Balance (WB): Automatic
Tracking 2200ºK ~ 10000ºK.
Setup: All menu functions and parameters are easily set via
Up/Down/Left/Right/Enter push button on Back of Camera.
Camera Setup: Due to ongoing product
development all or some of the functions listed below may not be
available with this Camera.
To Access Press & Hold Enter
"WDR Control" Low / Normal / Medium / High / Presets.
"BLC" Off / On.
"White Balance" ATW / AWB
"AGC" Low / Normal / High
"Lens Select" Manual / DC.
"Fluorescent" Off / CRR.
Save & Exit / Reset Camera to Default settings / Cancel changes.
We suggest using Default settings with small changes to WDR, BLC,
White Balance, AGC & Fluorescent as/if required.
Advanced Menu 'for specialists':
Not recommended for regular users & not supported.
To Access Press Left, Right, Left, Right & Down.
"Presets" Vivid / WD_Normal / Normal.
"Exposure" 50i, 25p.
"AGC" Custom Bias -18 to 18 / Limit 0 to 60.
"Range Ctrl" Low / Normal / Medium / High / Custom Bias -30 to 30 /
Limit 0 to 36.
"Exposure Pref" Highlights / Shadows.
"Shutter Mode" Off / Auto / Manual Shutter Limit 2X -25FPS,
4X-12FPS, 8X-6FPS, 16X-3FPS, 32X-1FPS, 64X-1FPS.
"Meter Method" Median / Mean.
"Gain Mode: AGC / Manual -48 to 60.
"Range Mode" Auto / Manual 0 to 30.
"Transitions" Presets Slow / Norm / Fast. Exposure Transitions -
Filter 0 to 4000, Hyst 0 to 4000, Trans 0 to 4000. Range Transitions
- Filter 0 to 4000, Hyst 0 to 4000, Trans 0 to 4000.
"White Balance" Mode - ATW Xtnd / ATW Normal / ATW Desat / AWB /
Manual Adj Mode Kelvin / R/B. Meter Method Mean / Median.
"Viewing" PTZ - Zoom 1 to 4, Pan -100 to 100, Tilt -100 to 100, Flip
- Off / Horiz / Vert / Both. Render Intent - Movie / Info. Privacy
Mask Setup - Off / Colour White-Black-Red. ID Display - On / Off. ID
Position - Up-Left, Up-Center, Up-Right, Down-Left, Down Right.
"Setup" Most of the parameters except Video Standard PAL / NTSC &
Video IRE Level may not be relevant to this camera.
Power Requirements: 12 Volts DC
Regulated, ~ 150 milliamps, 2.1 x 5.5 mm DC socket, center pin = (+)
on ~ 20 cm cable.
Dimensions (mm): Camera Body ~ 42 x
42 x 38, excludes Mounting Bracket -
Pinhole version ~ 30 deep
Mass: ~ 115 grams.
18+ years experience. ISO 9001, CE, FCC, RoHS certification. OEM &
Made in China.
Every Pixel Tells A Story -
Home Security Camera
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.
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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.
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All pixels in the array
have the exact same shutter speed
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.
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Pixels in bright areas
automatically adjust to eliminate overexposure
Pixel in dark areas
automatically adjust to eliminate underexposure
Every pixel is a
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
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.