Sony SNC-CS50P intelligent IP-based surveillance camera

by Dhiram Shah

Sony has launched the SNC-CS50P, an intelligent Internet Protocol (IP) based network camera. The device can detect unattended items and human movement with its Intelligent Motion Detection and Intelligent Object Detection capabilities. It is the first in a new generation of Sony camera that carries out the image processing inside the camera. Sony’s Intelligent Object Detection feature is capable of detecting packages that have been abandoned and delivering this information to the control room. Intelligent Motion detection distinguishes between multiple subjects in motion and environmental conditions.


When combined with the camera’s high quality image and feature set, the device’s intelligent capabilities increase the information available to security teams, maximise network video management possibilities and enable operatives to work more effectively. Workflow is enhanced further through the dual-streaming capability of the SNC-CS50P with its support for JPEG, MPEG4 and H.264. The camera provides the flexibility to transmit a high-resolution stream for local recording and viewing, together with a low-resolution† stream that can be transmitted remotely over low bandwidth connections. This is valuable in environments with limited network capacity where operatives need to monitor on-site activity and provide information to a central location. The “Day/Night” function permits the use of the SNC-CS50P in variable or poor light conditions. Combined with the CS-mount, IR compensated vari-focal lens and SuperExwave technology, the “Day/Night” function provides high sensitivity and achieves a minimum illumination of 0.04 Lux. The SNC-CS50P’s support for Power over Ethernet (PoE) also significantly reduces the cost of installation, which enables the use of a single network cable for camera power and data transmission. The camera’s other features include wireless and multicasting capabilities, IP filtering, an anti-tampering function, bi-directional audio and simultaneous access for up to 20 users.

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