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Sharper images and CCTV costs by half with ‘True 4K’

Dome camera covers a view four times larger than 1080p cameras.

By Vinod

Panasonic developed a 4K surveillance camera with quality and resolution at both the centre and the corners of the image.

The company said it will launch WV-SFV781L on May 11 in London.

The solution was designed to be fitted in intersections, airports, railway stations, car parks, factories, warehouses and port facilities.

The equipment has a 1/1.17 type sensor built in, which working with Panasonic True 4K F1.6 lens delivers low light performance at 0.3 lux in colour or 0.03 lux in black and white mode, covering a 16-100 degree field of view, with no lens exchange required.

Panasonic compared the camera to other solutions in the market, saying that its solution can cover a view four times larger than 1080p cameras, and nine times larger than 720p cameras. It can also cover two and three times the distance of 1080p and 720p cameras respectively.

The company added that users can zoom in into a specific part of the building, whilst still recording a full view of the same area.

Gerard Figols, European Head of Product Marketing at Panasonic Security said: "When taking into account brackets, cabling, wall mounts and other operational costs associated with installing a CCTV camera, switching to 4K can significantly reduce costs.

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"We estimate that costs could be reduced by as much as 50 per cent, as one Panasonic 4K camera offers the image quality and coverage of four full HD cameras."

"A large shopping centre car park, for example, requires vehicle model, colour and licence plate identification as well as people monitoring. A 50,000 square meter car park would require a total of 70 HD cameras to provide effective coverage, whereas it would only require 21 Panasonic 4K cameras; that’s significantly less hardware to manage and maintain."

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