High Reliability and Smooth Pan/Tilt Mechanism

High Reliability and Smooth Pan/Tilt Mechanism

360° Endless Panning and Tilting between –15° and 195° is available, thanks to the high-performance Pan/Tilt Mechanism. Wide Range Monitoring can be performed only with a Single Camera.

The Panning/Tilting Speed is widely adjustable between 0.065°/sec and 120°/sec, when controlling it manually.

The Auto Pan Function allows operation with the Camera (Lens Direction) rotating horizontally when needed.

Preset Position

A desired Camera direction can be registered as a Preset Position, the Camera will move to this position, only by clicking the corresponding Preset Button. Up to 256 Preset Positions can be registered.

Preset Position Map-Shot

Thumbnail images representing 8 Preset Positions can be displayed on another window. By clicking a thumbnail image, live image from the corresponding Preset Position will be displayed.

360° Map-Shot

The Camera rotates 45° horizontally 8 times and 8 thumbnail images will be displayed on another window. By clicking a thumbnail image, the Camera will move to a position, corresponding to the selected lens direction and live image from that direction will be displayed.

Auto Eye Lid Mechanism (AEM)

Auto Eye Lid Mechanism (AEM)

When direction of the lens moves above the
horizontal, a doubled image may occur when
using a general Camera. Our unique technology
is featured in the WV-SW598 and reduces
doubled images, offering images more natural
and easy to watch.

30x Optical Zoom, 90x Ex Optical Zoom

The 30x Optical Zoom Lens offers enlarged image display, without deterioration of high image quality. In addition, the Ex Optical Zoom function offers up to 60x Optical Zoom and up to 1080x Optical Zoom which is available when using together with the Digital Zoom.

* The Ex Zoom Function is available only when the image capture size setting is set to "640 x 360" pixels.
* When using the Digital Zoom, image quality will be deteriorated as the zoom factor increases.

Advanced Auto Tracking

The Auto Tracking Function is available when simultaneously using panning, tilting and zooming functions. When a motion is detected in a registered monitoring area, the Camera will track the motion (object) and capture it. Tracking, using 2 Cameras or more is also available.

High Resolution (1080p Full HD Images up to 30fps)

The WV-SW598 is equipped with a 2.4 megapixel high sensitivity MOS Sensor, creating high resolution 2.4 megapixel JPEG (1920 x 1080) and Panasonic high profile H.264 compression Full HD (1920 x 1080) 30fps images to meet a wide range of surveillance requirements. JPEG/H.264 multiple streaming transmission is also supported. A minimum illumination of 0.5 lux allows colour images even in minimal lighting. The Electronic Sensitivity Enhancement and Day/Night features enhance this capability even further to 0.03 lux (Colour)/0.004 lux (BW) when filming in the dark, making these Cameras ideal for 24-hour surveillance.

High Sensitivity with Day/Night Function (IR)

The WV-SW598 combines high sensitivity design and electronic sensitivity enhancement functions, enabling it to capture colour images even when the lighting is dim. If the situation is too dark, the Day/Night Switching feature automatically switches the Camera from colour to black & white, perfect for 24-hour surveillance.

Face Detection with Super Dynamic Technology

The Mega Super Dynamic function corrects illumination difference in images, making it easier to see objects in more natural conditions when monitoring and recording. It also detects human faces and makes them easy to identify.

Fog and Smoke Reduction

Improved visibility of images in fog or smoke, using the Fog / Smoke Reduction function.

2-Area VIQS (Variable Image Quality on Specified Area)

The data volume of the overall video can be reduced by filming sections with movement that need to be monitored in high definition, while filming unchanging sections in low resolution.

Two areas (total of up to 40% of the overall image) can be indicated as high-resolution monitoring sections.

Combination of Enhanced UniPhier® and VIQS function

Data volume can be reduced by a total of 50%* by using Enhanced UniPhier® (up to 30%) and 2-Area VIQS (up to 20%). Reducing the data volume decreases the load on the network. It also uses less space on the disc in the Recorder, meaning that more images can be stored on a disc of the same size with the same image settings.

* Compared with WV-NP502. Reduction may vary depending on object and image quality settings.

Various Transmission Modes

Select from four modes to suit conditions such as the image being filmed in the monitoring environment. This allows for optimal performance for image quality, movement, network load reduction, recording space and more. In addition to "Constant Bitrate" which provides the best picture quality, "Frame Rate" provides the best capturing of objects and movement and "Best Effort" changes the settings according to network conditions. A new function "Advanced VBR (Variable Bitrate)" has also been added. The Advanced VBR secures recording space on the Recorder, while maintaining a constant image quality and can even film complex scenes without decreasing image quality.

32 Areas Privacy Zone Masking

Sections within the capture area that you do not want to capture, or that must not be captured, can be masked. The mask is applied to the Camera so that the masked area does not appear on the monitoring screen, and is also not recorded in the data stored on the Recorder. Up to 32 Privacy Zones can be set.

SDXC Memory Card Edge Recording

SDXC Memory Card Edge Recording

An SD Memory Card can be installed in the Camera to record images. The Camera can be set to record images to the SD Memory Card if a network problem causes a loss of communication between the Camera and Recorder, or when an alarm is detected.

Smartphone, Tablet PC Monitoring

Smartphone, Tablet PC Monitoring

Monitoring can even be done from Smartphones, or Tablet Computers. The image is optimised to suit the screen. This makes it possible to monitor an area, even while away, or in transit.

* iPad, iPhone, iPod touch (iOS 4.2.1 or later) , Android™ Mobile Terminals

For further information about Compatible Devices, click on the link below.


Functions of Motion Detection, Sound Detection and Alarm Detection

It is possible to make the Camera take the following actions when a motion, or sound is detected in an area registered on the monitoring window, or detected by a sensor connected to the external interface.

1. Display the [Alarm Occurrence Indication] button on the "Live" page
2. Notifications of alarm occurrences to the device connected to the alarm output connector
3. Save images on the SD Memory Card
4. Automatically send images to an ftp server
5. Notifications of detections to the administrator by e-mail
6. Notifications of alarm occurrences to the designated IP addresses (Panasonic Alarm Protocol Notification)

Wide Ambient Operate Temperature

Installation in various places is possible, since a wide ambient temperature is supported.

The integrated structure, including the sun shield structure, and the heater for cold weather regions (activates when the internal temperature becomes below 10°C), allows use in a variety of locations where the ambient temperature range is between –50°C and 55°C (when using a PoE Injector).

Even when installed in a severe environment, a stable Camera operation is provided.

Vandal Resistant Mechanism

Vandal Resistant Mechanism

Extremely shock-proof, will not break even under strong impact.

Compliant with 20J (IEC 60068-2-75) / IK10(IEC 62262)


1080p Full HD Resolution
True Day / Night
Rainwash Dome Technology

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Advanced Auto Tracking
The auto tracking function using simultaneously all of the panning, tilting and zooming is available. When a motion is detected in a registered monitoring area, the camera will track the motion (object) and capture it.
Tracking using 2 cameras or more is also available.
Waterproof and dustproof
Waterproofing and dustproofing function compliant with IP66.
Can be installed outside in an area that receives direct wind and rain without special housing.
Compliant with IP66 (IEC60529)


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WV-SW598 Specifications
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