PSI Premier Awards: CCTV Product 2008
The reputation of Samsung Techwin as a manufacturer of cameras has certainly been growing in recent years, and the company’s SHC-740 high resolution camera was a solid winner.
The Samsung Techwin SHC-740 includes SSNR as standard, and has a quoted resolution of 530 TVL in colour mode, and 570 TVL in monochrome mode. Sensitivity is quoted as 0.08 lux colour (F1.2, 50 IRE), 0.01 lux monochrome (again F1.2, 50 IRE).
Day/night operation can be set automatic, manual, fixed (in either colour or monochrome mode) or external, and is switched via a rear-panel connection. Gain control can be switched off, or set with low, high and turbo settings, and up to x128 sens-up can be employed to boost the signal if required.
Other features include 4 x privacy zones, digital zoom with panning and tilting within the zoomed image, motion detection with an integral alarm output, and RS232 connectivity. All functionality is controlled via an OSD, with set-up carried out via a four-axis joypad which is concealed under a side cover.
The SHC-740 performs as well as any high quality 1/2 inch camera, but it really excels in low light performance, something mentioned by several installers during the nomination process.
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