SNC-CH240 (SNCCH240)Discontinued

Box-type 1080p/30 fps Camera - V Series


Better pictures mean more incident detection and better evidence, and with Sony's ExmorTM Full-HD (1920x1080) image sensor the SNC-CH240 captures more detail than ever.

This feature-rich Full HD fixed network 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.

The SNC-CH240 supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) for easy installation with only one cable, and it conforms to the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) for compatibility with other network video devices – even from other manufacturers
Full HD (1920x1080) resolution
Detailed Full HD progressive images. Progressive acquisition (as opposed to interlace) means that images are more stable to view, contain more information and compress more efficiently - without "interlace artefacts".
Exmor CMOS Sensor
High resolution CMOS sensor with low noise characteristics for improved image acquisition. Derived from Sony's broadcast product range, Exmor is one of the highest quality image sensors available
Stream Squared function
An incredibly useful function that allows simultaneous streaming of two 4:3 aspect ratio videos in user-selectable SD resolutions. You can select the entire image or a portion of the image from the original view and resize to SD resolution. With this feature theh SNC-CH210 can replace two SD cameras installed in the same line of view.
Triple Codec Network Operation
Three industry-standard codecs for compatibility with the widest possible range of players. The SNC-CH240 can stream in two different formats simultaneously. For example: one codec at a low bit rate for internet use and another at a higher rate for analysis and archiving.
Enhanced Dynamic Range with Sony's View-DR
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.
Powerful noise reduction with Sony's XDNR
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 video analytics
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-CH240 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
CF card slot
Compact Flash card slot for onboard recording or wireless networking (with optional SNCA-CFW5 card)
ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) compliance
The 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. Allows interoperability between network video devices.


Full HD 1080p Resolution
Exmor CMOS Sensor
View-DR for an enhanced dynamic range
XDNR for powerful noise reduction
DEPA video analytics
Power Over Ethernet (PoE) capability
CF slot for onboard recording/wireless capability (with Optional SNCA-CFW5 card)
ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) compliance


Image Sensor
1/2.8 type progressive scan "Exmor" CMOS sensor
Number of Effective Pixels
Approx. 3.27 Megapixels
Signal System
NTSC color system/PAL color system (switchable)
Sync System
Internal synchronization
Minimum Illumination (50 IRE)
Color: 0.40 lx (F1.3/View-DR OFF/XDNR ON-Middle/VE OFF/AGC High/50 IRE)
B/W: 0.25 lx (F1.3/View-DR OFF/XDNR ON-Middle/VE OFF/AGC High/50 IRE)
Minimum Illumination (30 IRE)
Color: 0.25 lx (F1.3, View-DR OFF, VE OFF, AGC High, XDNR Middle, 1/30 s)
B/W: 0.15 lx (F1.3, View-DR OFF, VE OFF, AGC High, XDNR Middle, 1/30 s)
Dynamic Range
Equivalent to 90 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
CS Mount varifocal lens
Powered Zoom
Easy Zoom
Zoom Ratio
Optical zoom 2.1x
Digital zoom 4x
Total zoom 8.4x
Powered Focus
Yes (Easy Focus)
Horizontal Viewing Angle
101.2° to 47.0°
Focal Length
f =2.8 mm to 6.0 mm
F1.3 (Wide), F1.9 (Tele)
Minimum Object Distance
300 mm
IR Illuminator
Camera Features
True D/N
Tone Correction
Noise Reduction
Image Stabilizer
Vandal Resistant
Ingress Protection
1920 x 1440, 1600 x 1200, 1680 x 1056, 1920 x 1080, 1440 x 912, 1376 x 768, 1280 x 960, 1280 x 800, 1280 x 720, 1280 x 1024, 1024 x 768, 1024 x 576, 800 x 600, 800 x 480, 768 x 576, 720 x 576, 704 x 576, 720 x 480, 640 x 480, 640x 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
H264: 20 fps (1920 x 1440)/30 fps (1920 x 1080)
MPEG-4: 16 fps (1920 x 1440)/20 fps (1920 x 1080)
JPEG: 12 fps (1920 x 1440)/16 fps (1920 x 1080)
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 2.33 GHz or higher
2 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
600 TV lines
Analog Monitor Output for Setup
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
11.2 W max.
Operating Temperature
-10℃ to +50℃
+14°F to +122°F
Cold Start Temperature
0 ℃ to +50℃
+32°F to +122°F
Storage Temperature
-20℃ to +60℃
-4°F to +140°F
Operating Humidity
20% to 80%
Storage Humidity
20% to 95%
72 x 63 x 197.3 mm
2 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches
Approx. 650 g
Approx. 1 lb 7 oz
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)
M4 screw (1)
B&P warranty booklet (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.