360-degree Hemispheric-view Camera with a 5-megapixel CMOS Sensor
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Capture an uninterrupted 360-degree view with clear detail from the 5 megapixels CMOS sensor

The SNC-HM662 IP network camera provides an uninterrupted 360-degree hemispheric field of view. It’s an ideal ‘overview camera’ solution for keeping a watchful eye over a wide range of indoor and outdoor environments – from lobbies, waiting rooms and retail spaces to car parks, campuses and commercial buildings.

While ordinary fisheye lenses are commonly used for 360-degree wide-angle coverage, image quality is seriously degraded at the edge of the picture. The SNC-HM662 takes a radically different approach, using a unique panomorph lens by ImmerVision to capture a true hemispherical view with no blind spots. Video footage from the 5 megapixels sensor is crisp and clear right to the edge of the picture, with a frame-rate up to 13fps.

The resulting 360-degree image can be automatically ‘dewarped’ to give a clear, undistorted view via Sony’s web browser client or a VMS (video management software) client application. Electronic pan/tilt/zoom (ePTZ) allows quick navigation to any part of the camera’s field of view for a closer look.

The client applications offer a variety of view modes. These include the camera’s original 360-degree hemispheric view, as well as multiple simultaneous views produced from the same hemispheric image including a 180-degree panoramic view, quad view and 9-way split-screen.

Even when one part of the scene is being reviewed in close-up on a client, the camera continues to stream the whole image to the recording platform. After recording, footage of the whole area can be re-examined. The operator has the same flexibility in play-back as in live-view, to zoom in on any part of the 360-degree scene for a closer look.

Further refinements offered by the SNC-HM662 include two-way audio with a built-in microphone. Power over Ethernet (PoE) helps with simpler installation, while edge storage allows ‘no network’ recording to a removable memory card. Capable of operating over a wide -30C to +50C temperature range, the SNC-HM662 is also IP66 & IK10 rated for water and impact resistance, making it particularly suitable for use in outdoor applications.


High resolution 5 megapixels images with 360-degree hemispheric view

The panomorph lens from ImmerVision captures a high-resolution 360-degree hemispherical real-time view with no blind spots. With a resolution of 5 megapixels, video images remain crisp and clear right to the edge of the picture.

Advanced dewarping technology for immersive monitoring

Advanced dewarping technology corrects for distortion of hemispheric images, producing rectangular images with video management software (VMS). Image quality is far higher than using conventional fisheye lenses: this avoids image degradation typically caused by camera processing limitations during the dewarping process.

Solid PTZ

Navigate rapidly to any part of the scene with digital pan, tilt, and zoom (ePTZ) of the 5 megapixels image for a closer view of what’s happening, while recording of the whole 360-degree scene continues uninterrupted.

A variety of view modes via client applications

Alongside the camera’s original 360-degree hemispheric view, select from multiple simultaneous images including 180-degree panoramic view, quad view and 9-way split-screen that includes the original camera view surrounded by 8 other regional images.

Better pictures, day or night

True Day/Night function automatically switches the camera between Day (colour) and Night (B/W) modes, depending on light levels. This increases sensitivity and allows use of IR illumination thanks to the IR corrected lens.

Recording quality to suit your network

Select CBR (constant bitrate), VBR (variable bitrate) or VBR-with-cap compression modes for optimised recording quality depending on IP network conditions, plus G.711/AAC (32 kHz, 44.1 kHz) audio codecs for high-quality recording.

Automatic edge recording to memory card

Edge Storage allows recording of video and audio directly to an optional micro SD card for later analysis.

IK10-rated anti-vandal resistance

Protects the camera from unwanted tampering and destructive behaviour.

IP66-rated water-resistant and dust-tight

The camera is ideal for indoor use as well as outdoor locations where dust and water ingress may be encountered.

Wide operating temperature range

Ideal for use in summer heat or freezing conditions, the camera can operate reliably over a wide -30C to +50C temperature range.

Built-in microphone and audio output

Capture crisp, clear audio to hear exactly what’s happening in the camera’s vicinity. An optional speaker can also be added via the camera’s audio output for playback of recorded announcements or two-way communication with an operator.

Multiple video and audio codecs

For easy integration with a range of VMS solutions the SNC-HM662 supports H.264 (High/Main/Baseline Profile) /JPEG video codecs and G.711/AAC (32 kHz, 44.1 kHz) audio codecs. This provides compatibility and choice to suit many applications.

Easy IP network configuration

Configuration of network settings is made quick and simple using the supplied SNC Easy IP Setup Guide application.

ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) compliance

Support for ONVIF Profile-S simplifies integration with a wide range of VMS platforms and hardware, providing video streaming and camera control. ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) defines a common protocol for the exchange of information between network video devices, including automatic device discovery and video streaming.


Image Sensor
1/2.5-type progressive scan CMOS sensor
Number of Effective Pixels
Approx. 5 Megapixels
Minimum Illumination (50 IRE)
Color: 0.7 lx (F2.0, AGC ON, 1/30 s, 10 fps)
B/W: 0.3 lx (F2.0, AGC On, 1/30 s, 10 fps)
Minimum Illumination (30 IRE)
Color: 0.4 lx (F2.0, AGC On, 1/30 s, 10 fps)
B/W: 0.1 lx (F2.0, AGC On, 1/30 s, 10 fps)
S/N Ratio (Gain 0 dB)
More than 60 dB
Shutter Speed
1/5 s to 1/32,000 s
Exposure Control
Exposure compensation, Shutter speed
White Balance
ATW, Manual
Fixed lens
Zoom Ratio
Digital zoom 12x
Total zoom 12x
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Vertical Viewing Angle
Focal Length
f = 0.98 mm to 1.12 mm
Minimum Object Distance
500 mm
Number of Preset Positions
Number of Tour Programs
Camera Features
True D/N
360°Hemispheric/180°Panoramic View Modes
Yes/Yes (total view modes: 11) *1
Auto-rotation Mode
Tone Correction
Global Tone Mapping
Privacy Masking (number)
Privacy Masking (shape)
Quadrangle formed by any four corner points
Privacy Masking (color/effect)
Opaque 1 colors (Black)
Edge Storage
Vandal Resistant
Ingress Protection
Superimpose Language
Menu Language
English, Japanese, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), French, Spanish, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Hindi, Vietnamese, Thai
2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 800 x 600, 640 x 480 (Fisheye mode: H.264, JPEG)
1920 x 1080, 1600 x 904, 1360 x 768, 1280 x 720, 640 x 360 (1080p mode: H.264, JPEG)
Compression Format
H.264 (High/Main/Baseline Profile), JPEG
Maximum Frame Rate
H.264: 10 fps (2560 x 1920)/30 fps (1920 x 1080)
JPEG: 13 fps (2560 x 1920)/30 fps (1920 x 1080)
Bitrate Control Mode
CBR/VBR (selectable)
Range of Bit Rate Setting
20 Kbps to 16 Mbps
Image Cropping
1920 x 1080
Solid PTZ
Adaptive Rate Control
Bandwidth Control
Multi streaming Capability
Yes (3)
Number of Clients
Intelligent Video/Audio Analytics
Intelligent Motion Detection
Tamper Alarm
Compression Format
G.711/AAC (32 kHz, 44.1 kHz)
System Requirements
Operating System
Windows XP (32 bit) Professional Edition
Windows Vista (32 bit) Ultimate, Business Edition
Windows 7 (32/64 bit) Ultimate, Professional Edition
Windows 8 Pro (32/64 bit)
Intel Core7 2.8 GHz or higher
2 GB or more
Web Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer Ver. 8.0, Ver. 9.0, Ver 10.0 (32 bit)
SNC toolbox
Number of IP Address/Mac ADDRESS
Multicast Streaming Support
ONVIF Conformance
Profile S
Microphone Input
Built-in Microphone/External MIC-IN
Line Input
Mini jack (monaural)
Line Output
Mini jack (monaural) Maxium output level: 1Vrms
Network Port
10BASE-T/100BASE-TX (RJ-45)
Alarm Input (Sensor Input)
x1, make contact, break contact
Alarm Output
x1, 24V DC, 0.5A (electrical switch outputs. Isolated by photo coupler)
Card Slots
micro SD x1
Confirmed SD Card Type
microSDHC (no support for microSDXC)
Power Requirements
IEEE 802.3af compliant (PoE system), DC 12V±10%
Power Consumption
6.0 W max.
Operating Temperature
-30 °C to +50 °C
-22°F to +122°F
Cold Start Temperature
-20 °C to +50 °C
-4°F to +122°F
Storage Temperature
-25 °C to + 60 °C
-13 °F to + 140 °F
Operating Humidity
20 % to 90 %
Storage Humidity
20 % to 95 %
Dimensions *2
Φ145 mm x 54 mm (without mounting plate)
Φ5 3/4 inches x 2 1/4 inches (without mounting plate)
Φ147 mm x 70 mm (with mounting plate)
Φ5 7/8 inches x 2 7/8 inches (with mounting plate)
Approx. 640 g (without mounting plate)
Approx. 1 lb 7 oz (without mounting plate)
Approx. 716 g (with mounting plate)
Approx. 1 lb 9 oz (with mounting plate)
External Material
Clear Dome cover: PC
Top cover: AL Die-cast
Top cover ring: PC
Camera base: AL Die-cast
Mounting plate: AL Die-cast
External Color
Top cover: Black
Top cover ring: White
Camera base: White
Mounting plate: White
Fire Retardant
Safety Regulations
JATE Technical standard (LAN)
UL2044, IEC60950-1(CB)
VCCI Class B, FCC Class B, IC Class B,
Emission: EN55022 (Class B) + EN50130-4
Immunity: EN55022 (Class B) + EN55024,
Emission: AS/NZS CISPR22 (Class B)
Supplied Accessories
Mounting plate (1)
I/O cable (1)
Alignment sticker for camera base (1)
Alignment sticker for mounting plate (1)
Screw driver (1)
Desiccant bag (1)
Double-sided tape (1)
Rubber seal plug (1)
Rubber washer (1)
Screw (for mounting plate) (1)
Installation Manual (1)
Warranty card (1)
Safety regulations for network camera (1)
CD-ROM (supplied program) (1)
Optional Accessories
UNI-MDPHM (Mount Dome Pendant shroud for Hemispheric Mini dome)
11 view modes are available with an ActiveX viewer on Internet Explorer.
The values for dimensions are approximate.