SNC-CH180 (SNCCH180)Discontinued

Outdoor IR Bullet 720p/30 fps Camera - V Series


An important addition to Sony's superlative range of network security systems, the SNC-CH180 is an HD camera that can see in the dark, with infra-red IR Illuminator. It captures clear pictures even without any visible light.

This feature-rich HD fixed security camera comes with Sony's image enhancement expertise. It includes View-DR for a very wide dynamic range in difficult lighting conditions, and XDNR for incredibly powerful noise reduction. Couple these with the SNC-CH180's IR Illuminator, and you have a powerful HD network security camera.

The SNC-CH180 projects infra-red light 15 metres from the lens and beyond, effortlessly capturing clear images where other devices would see only darkness*.

Sony's DEPA Advanced Intelligent Video and Audio Analytics means the SNC-CH180 delivers crystal-clear images and automatic alarm triggers and alerts - based on user-defined rules. The SNC-CH180 also offers excellent protection against vandals and the weather.

This is a camera that's ready for anything.
Captures images in complete darkness using IR illuminators.
Captures clear images in complete darkness, up to 15m from the lens, and often beyond. In low light, or even in no light, the SNC-CH180 still gets the picture
High Definition image capture
Resolve smaller details in images thanks to 720p 30fps capture resolution
Supports multiple industry standard codecs: H264, MPEG-4 and JPEG with dual streaming capability
This multi-codec camera supports three compression formats: JPEG, the best choice of high-quality still images
View-DR (Visibility Enhanced Wide Dynamic Range) for extra dynamic range in images captured by the camera
With Sony's View-DR (Visibility Enhanced Wide Dynamic Range) innovation, you can achieve a high contrast ratio of 125dB. This ensures realistic tonal detail, and state-of-the-art image enhancement with a wide, dynamic range capability.
XDNR eXcellent Dynamic Noise Reduction to improve pictures in low illumination
XDNR (Excellent Dynamic Noise Reduction) technology virtually eliminates image blur in low-light conditions, enabling users to clearly capture images that have not been easy to portray in the past. It also overcomes the problems associated with many competitor camera models. What's more, when both XDNR and Visibility Enhancer are turned on, the cameras can achieve four times the sensitivity compared to when they are off. This technology is ideal for any outdoor surveillance monitoring, such as in a car park at night.
DEPA Advanced analytics triggers alarms and alerts based on user-created rules
DEPA Advanced Intelligent Video and Audio Analytics can analyse images to detect whether pre-selected objects have moved, raising an alarm if an event is detected. Users create a set of rules that determine exactly how and when this happens
Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability
Supporting Power over Ethernet (PoE), the SNC-CH180 can be powered using the same Ethernet cable it uses for data transfer. This feature greatly reduces the physical infrastructure costs and speed of deployment
Built-in heater for cold weather
With a built-in heater, the SNC-CH180 will work in temperatures from -20 to 50°C (does not work with PoE).
IP66 rating against water ingress/damage
The SNC-CH180 is rain and splash-proof – essential for serious outdoor use
ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) compliance
Compliance with ONVIF Open Network Video Interface Forum) ensures interoperability and maximum flexibility between a wide range of manufacturers' network video products.


Image Sensor
1/3 type progressive scan Exmor CMOS sensor
Number of Effective Pixels
Approx. 1.4 Megapixels
Signal System
NTSC color system/PAL color system (switchable)
Sync System
Internal synchronization
Minimum Illumination (50 IRE)
Color: 0.22lx (F1.2 / View-DR OFF/VE OFF / AGC High / XDNR Middle / 50 IRE)
B/W: 0 lx (IR ON) (F1.2 / View-DR OFF/VE OFF / AGC High / XDNR Middle / 50 IRE)
Minimum Illumination (30 IRE)
Color: 0.10 lx (F1.2, View-DR OFF, VE OFF, AGC High, XDNR Middle, 1/30 s)
B/W: 0.00 lx (F1.2, View-DR OFF, VE OFF, AGC High, XDNR Middle, 1/30 s)
Dynamic Range
Equivalent to 130 dB by View-DR Technology
Auto (3 levels)
Shutter Speed
1 s to 1/10000 s
Exposure Control
Auto, EV Compensation*1, Auto Slow Shutter*2
White Balance
Auto(ATW, ATW-PRO), Preset, One-push WB, Manual
Built-in varifocal lens
Powered Zoom
Easy Zoom
Zoom Ratio
Optical zoom 2.9x
Digital zoom 4x
Total zoom 11.6x
Powered Focus
Yes (Easy Focus)
Horizontal Viewing Angle
85.4° to 31.2°
Focal Length
f =3.1 mm to 8.9 mm
F1.2 (Wide), F2.1 (Tele)
Minimum Object Distance
300 mm
IR Illuminator
Yes (Wave Length: 850 nm [Typical], IR LED: 27 pieces)
Camera Features
True D/N
Tone Correction
Noise Reduction
Image Stabilizer
Vandal Resistant
Ingress Protection
1280 x 1024, 1280 x 960, 1280 x 800, 1280 x 720, 1024 x 768, 1024 x 576, 800 x 600, 800 x 480, 768 x 576, 720 x 576, 720 x 480, 704 x 576, 640 x 480, 640 x 368, 384 x 288, 320 x 240, 320 x 192 (H.264, MPEG-4, JPEG)
Compression Format
H.264, MPEG-4, JPEG
Maximum Frame Rate
H.264: 30 fps (1280 x 720)/20 fps (1280 x 1024)
MPEG-4: 30 fps (1280 x 720)/25 fps (1280 x 1024)
JPEG: 30 fps (1280 x 720)/30 fps (1280 x 1024)
Multi streaming Capability
Dual streaming*3
Number of Clients
Intelligent Video/Audio Analytics
Analytics Architecture
DEPA Advanced
Intelligent Motion Detection
Yes (with built in Post Filter)
Compression Format
System Requirements
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP
Windows Vista (32 bit)
Windows 7 (32 bit, 64 bit)
Intel Core2 Duo 2 GHz or higher
1 GB or more
Web Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer Ver. 6.0, Ver. 7.0, Ver. 8.0
Firefox Ver. 3.5 (plug-in free viewer only)
Safari Ver. 4.0 (plug-in free viewer only)
Google Chrome Ver.4.0 (plug-in free viewer only)
Number of IP Address/Mac ADDRESS
ONVIF Conformance
Profile S
Wireless Network
Yes (with optional SNCA-CFW5)
Analog Video Output
BNC x1
Analog Monitor Output for Setup
Phono jack x1
Microphone Input
Mini jack (monaural), MIC IN/LINE IN: DC 2.5 V plug-in power
Line Input
Mini jack (monaural)
Line Output
Mini jack (monaural), Maximum output level: 1 Vrms
Network Port
10BASE-T/100BASE-TX (RJ-45)
Alarm Input (Sensor Input)
Alarm Output
Card Slots
CF card x1
USB Slots
Power Requirements
IEEE 802.3af compliant (PoE) Class 0, AC 24 V, DC 12 V
Power Consumption
30 W max.
Operating Temperature
AC 24 V/DC 12 V : -30 to +50℃
PoE (IEEE802.3af) : -10℃ to +50℃
Cold Start Temperature
AC 24 V/DC 12 V : -20 to +50℃
PoE (IEEE802.3af) : 0 to +50℃
Storage Temperature
-20℃ to +60℃
-4°F to +140°F
Operating Humidity
20% to 80%
Storage Humidity
20% to 95%
φ93 x 186 mm
φ3 3/4 x 7 3/8 inches
φ140 x 334.8 mm (including arm)
φ5 3/8 x 13 1/4 inches (including arm)
Approx. 1650 g
Safety Regulations
UL2044, FCC Class A Digital Device, IC Class A Digital Device, IEC60950-1, EN55022(A)+EN55024+EN50 130-4, VCCI Class A, AN/NZS CISPR22
Supplied Accessories
CD-ROM (User's Guide, SNC Toolbox) (1)
Installation Manual (1)
Wire rope (1)
+M4x8 screw (1)
B&P warranty booklet (1)
Template (1)
VE off mode only.
View-DR off mode only.
Dual streaming (Any combination with JPEG/MPEG-4/H.264, including multiple streams of the same format)
The values for dimensions are approximate.