NSR-500 Network Surveillance Recorder with 16-channel Full HD image capture, up to 12TB of storage and RAID implementation
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The NSR-500 network surveillance recorder supports up to 16 network cameras, which may be extended to 24 with the optional NSBK-CL05. It can record more than 300 hours of high quality Full HD images onto its maximum 12TB of hard disk drives, which are configured with high redundancy through a variety of RAID implementations.

The NSR-500 is extremely straightforward to install and setup, as it detects network cameras and defines the parameters of each through a dedicated configuration wizard. You can start monitoring instantly, as the images are automatically assigned to a layout menu.


16-channel (optionally 24 with NSBK-CL05) network video capture

Grow your system’s connection capability. The NSR-500 connects to up to 16 network cameras, which you can extend to 24 with the optional NSBK-CL05, as your requirements change.

Long duration high quality recording

Get the storage that you need. The NSR-500 features a maximum of 12TB of hard disk drive capacity, which means that you can record more than 300 hours of high quality Full HD images compressed at 4Mbps with a frame rate of 30 fps.

Reliability through RAID technology

Have confidence in your evidence. The NSR-500’s hard disk storage units are configured with high redundancy and hot-swappable RAID technology, to protect your vital video information from disk failure 24 hours a day. You can choose from RAID 1 (1+0), RAID 5 or RAID 5 + Hot Spare.

Plug and Play

No need for complex installation procedures. The NSR-500 automatically detects cameras on the network, and a dedicated setup wizard defines the parameters for each in a straightforward step-by-step manner.

Easy operation

Start monitoring instantly. Images from the cameras are assigned automatically to a monitor layout menu, so that you can be safer sooner.

Three Industry-Standard Codecs for maximum compatibility

The NSR-500 can use H.264, MPEG-4 and JPEG for high quality recording and maximum compatibility with other equipment.

Backward System Compatibility

Enhance your system as your needs grow. The NSR-500 can be used with Sony’s existing recording systems, such as the NSR-1000 series and RealShot Manager Advanced by means of the client, whose software is downloadable from the NSR-500.


Number of cameras supported
16 (Max. 24ch with NSBK-CL05)
Total Recording Frame Rate
Max. 480 fps (Max. 64 Mbps)
Maximum Recording Frame Rate/Camera
Max. 30 fps / camera
Video Recording Format (IP Camera)
H.264, MPEG-4, JPEG
Audio Recording Format (IP Camera)
G.711, G.726
Number of Analog Cameras
Option: NSBK-EB05
Total Frame Rate (Analog Camera)
Option: NSBK-EB05
Maximum Frame Rate/Camera (Analog Camera)
Option: NSBK-EB05
Resolution (Analog Camera)
Option: NSBK-EB05
Video Compression Format (Analog Camera)
Option: NSBK-EB05
Audio Compression Format (Analog Camera)
Option: NSBK-EB05
Number of Hard Disk Drives
NSR-500:00: None
NSR-500:04: 4 disks
Hard Disk Drive (Physical Capacity)
Expandable up to 12 TB (2 TB x 6)
NSR-500:00: None
NSR-500:04: 4 TB (1 TB x 4)
Hard Disk Drive (Interface)
Hard Disk Drive (RAID Level)
RAID 0, RAID 1 RAID 1+0, RAID 5, RAID 5 with hot spare
Hard Disk Drive (Recording Capacity)
NSR-500:00: None
NSR-500:04: (RAID 5): Approx. 2.6 TB
Expansion Storage
iSCSI storage (Max. 16 TB)
Optical Disc Drive
Video Output
Monitor Output 1 (Interface)
Analogue RGB (D-sub 15pin)x1)
Monitor Output 1 (Display Resolution)
1,920 x 1,200 (Analog RGB only), 1,920 x 1,080, 1,360 x 768, 1,600 x 1,200, 1,280 x 1,024, 1,024 x 768
Display Frame Rate (Live)
Varies by the system configuration
Display Frame Rate (Playback)
Varies by the system configuration
Network Port
1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T (RJ-45) (x2)
Serial Interface (for UPS)
RS-232C: D-sub 9-pin (x1)
Serial interface (for Analog PTZ Control)
RS-232C: D-sub 9-pin (x1), RS-422/485 (x1)
USB 2.0 (x4)
Sensor Input
Compatible with DC 3.3 V to 24 V photo coupler input (x8) *1
Alarm Output
Max. 24 V DC/1 A, mechanical relay output (x8) *1
Video Output
Analog RGB (D-sub 15-pin) (x1), HDMI 1.2 (Type A) (x1) *2
Audio Input
Microphone input (x1) *3
Audio Line Output
Stereo mini jack (x1)
Power Requirements
100 V to 127 V AC, 200 V to 240 V (50/60 Hz)
Power Consumption
Max. 250 W (100V to 240 V/3.5 A to 1.5 A)
Operating Temperature
5°C to 40°C
41°F to 104°F
Storage Temperature
-20°C to +60°C
-4°F to +140°F
Operating Humidity
20% to 80% (no condensation)
Storage Humidity
20% to 90% (no condensation)
Dimensions (W x H x D) *4
Approx. 440 x 89 x 392 mm (2U) (excluding protrusions)
Approx. 17 3/8 x 3 1/2 x 15 1/2 (2U) inches (excluding protrusions)
Approx. 9.4 kg (NSR-500:00)
Approx. 20 lb 12 oz (NSR-500:00)
Supplied Accessories
Installation manual (1)
CD-ROM (1)
Flyer (WEEE) (1)
Flyer (EU battery) (1)
Warranty booklet (1)
AC power code (1) (J and CN models only)
Front panel key (2)
Rubber PAD (4)
HDD screw (24) (NSR-500:00 only)
Setup Disc (1) (NSR-500:00 only)
Warranty Sheet Assy (J model only)
Insulated from the main unit.
Clone mode
For future expansion
The values for dimensions are approximate