Camera test: Panasonic WV SP105
In cooperation with Seetec, GIT SECURITY tests current and new video cameras under standardised conditions in the test laboratory of the SeeTec Hardware Competence Center. The Hardware Competence Center was set up because the data and performance specifications of network cameras as stated by manufacturers are often measured under different conditions and are not always reliable in practice. The results provided a sound basis for planning IP video projects and help to avoid unpleasant surprises. For the testing procedure, video sequences are produced under defined lighting scenarios and are then evaluated. Here, movements in the picture as well as night and backlight situations are taken into consideration.
GIT SECURITY and Seetec did test the IP camera Panasonic WV SP105. Let us have a look at the results:
Panasonic WV SP105
Panasonic System Networks Europe (PSNE) have provided with the network fixed camera WV-SP105 an affordable i-Pro SmartHD camera for security networks that delivers VGA or 720 p HD resolution with up to 30 images per second. The camera works with the Panasonic UniPhier LSI chip and H.264 High Profile Format and features comprehensive Panasonic functions such as the Adaptive Black Stretch technology for a wide dynamic range and Digital Noise Reduction. With this model, the aim of PSNE is to provide cost-conscious customers with a high-quality camera with first-class image quality to provide solutions in the widest possible variety of applications.
The fixed camera in its compact bullet housing is highly suitable thanks to its design and favourable cost/performance ratio to the surveillance of interior rooms of branch outlets with defined lighting levels, for example in retail shops. The camera provides several image streams in H.264 and MJPEG in HD resolution (720 p) and is powered via PoE. An onboard motion-detection function enables the mounting of simple trigger scenarios directly onto the camera.