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Adam Bannister is a contributor to IFSEC Global, having been in the role of Editor from 2014 through to November 2019. Adam also had stints as a journalist at cybersecurity publication, The Daily Swig, and as Managing Editor at Dynamis Online Media Group.
December 6, 2016


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Sony launches eight high sensitivity network cameras with Exmor R CMOS sensors

Sony has unveiled eight new cameras with minimum illumination of 0.006 lux and Exmor R CMOS sensors.

 The sixth generation (G6) range of network cameras comprises eight full-HD models, with four apiece in the V-Series (SNC-VB640, SNC-VB642D, SNC-VM641, SNC-VM642R) and E-Series (SNC-EB640, SNC-EB642R, SNC-EM641, SNC-EM642R).


Sony E-Series network camera, SNC-EB640


Pitched as achieving high quality images in extremely low light conditions, Sony says the new cameras are ideal for “a wide range of demanding applications, including city, transport and commercial surveillance”.

Sony V-Series network camera, SNC-VM641

Sony V-Series network camera, SNC-VM641


  • 1080p/60 fps
  • Exmor R™ CMOS sensor boosts low light sensitivity and extends coverage
  • eXcellent Dynamic Noise Reduction (XDNR™) reduces noise and eliminate ‘ghosts’ from images
  • Minimum illumination of 0.006 lux (30IRE) and 0.01 lux (50IRE) (both with camera setting at F1.2, View-DR Off, VE Off, AGC On, 1/30 s, 30 fps)
  • Sony says colour integrity of images is maintained even in poorly lit conditions
  • Capture objects in dark conditions from a distance of up to 100m with the V-series, and up to 60m with the E-series.
  • Integrated IR illuminator and Exmor R CMOS sensor means cameras can capture high-quality IR images without overexposure, says Sony
  • SD card slot added to E-series – a popular backup option during network outage
  • E-Series now supports 2-way audio features, providing users with remote intercom and audio recording functionality wherever it is needed, in one cost-effective solution.
  • V-Series has AC24V/DC12V and Sensor Input/Output
Sony V-Series network camera, SNC-VM642

Sony V-Series network camera, SNC-VM642

What Sony says about the new V-Series and E-Series network cameras

“High-quality imagery is at the heart of our business, which is why we continue to invest in new technologies to bring our customers the best possible images they’re trying to capture,” says Roger Lawrence, video security product manager at Sony Professional Solutions Europe.

“Investing in these technologies is all about meeting the changing needs of our customers, which is why these new solutions have been designed with features that help users improve accuracy and make quicker decisions, from improved visibility in low light to increased range.”

when are they available?

Scheduled from March 2017 onwards.


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