Sony is continuing its commitment to providing industry leading HD quality video security solutions with the release of the new Generation of IP cameras based on the IPELA ENGINE advanced signal processing platform.

Unique features of the IPELA ENGINE EX™ signal processing system include:
• Industry-best low light handling maintains colour in HD 720p resolution at 0.05 lux and Full HD 1080p at 0.1 lux, without resolution decrease to VGA.
• Industry-leading 60 frames/ second in Full HD, double that of normal frame rate, allowing for the shooting of smoother high-resolution images.
All available body types come in 60fps or 30fps options.
• The forerunner in Wide Dynamic Range, 130 dB for HD (720p) and 90 dB for Full HD (1080p), provides excellent visibility in high-contrast scenes.
130 dB for 720p – SNC-VB630, SNC-VM630, SNC-VM631
90 dB for 1080p – SNC-VB600B, SNC-VB600, SNC-VM600B, SNC-VM600, SNC-VM601B, SNC-VM601
• Other features: Advanced Video Analytics which provides state-of-the-art video image analytics for improved face detection and rule-based alarm triggers.

The Generation 6 IP cameras incorporate improvements in core camera functionality, and are designed to provide extraordinary imaging even in the most challenging security scenarios. The cameras combine powerful signal processing and video analytics technologies to enhance the performance of IP video security systems. Teamed with Sony’s Exmor™ CMOS image sensor, the IPELA ENGINE EX™ delivers the unique benefits of smoother moving pictures, excellent visibility in high-contrast scenes, clearer low-noise images even in low light, and enhanced face and object detection. In addition to setting new levels of camera performance, the unique IPELA ENGINE architecture also allows for unprecedented flexibility in developing new applications and refining or customising existing ones.

With our renowned View-DR (dynamic range) technology, each Generation 6 model provides astounding detail even when imaging brightly backlit figures. Noise reduction is significantly enhanced and low light sensitivity is increased to more than twice that of Sony’s previous pace-setting cameras. Maximum frame rates are doubled from 30 fps to 60 fps at both HD and Full HD resolution. This adds two benefits; firstly areas with a large amount of rapid motions will look even smoother. Secondly, when a video is slowed down for frame by frame analysis, the amount of detail available is doubled.

The Generation 6 cameras are now available and will build on Sony’s strong heritage of delivering solutions with state of the art image capturing and analytics technology.

For further information:
Katherine Green, 02 9887 6666
Sony Australia Limited

Laura Hunter, 02 8873 9218
Sony Australia Limited

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Maintains colour at HD resolution in low light environments
does not reduce to VGA to retain sensitivity.
The Generation 6 IP cameras represent a new breed of security cameras offering up to 60fps and exceptional low light sensitivity at HD resolution in colour with industry leading 130dB of Wide Dynamic range.