720p/30 fps Network Camera with White-lite LED Illuminators Powered by IPELA ENGINE EX™ – C Series


Protect offices, restaurants and small business premises with this affordable, discreet IP network camera that’s easy to install and offers crisp HD picture quality.

It’s easier than ever for small business owners to monitor their premises round the clock against the risk of intrusion and disturbances.

The SNC-CX600 is a compact ‘all in one’ security camera that includes passive sensor, LED illuminator, speaker/microphone and edge recording functions in an affordable integrated package. It’s ideal for safeguarding offices, restaurants, hotels and other small business premises.

Offering crisp, clear HD 720p picture quality, the SNC-CX600 includes many of the core imaging technologies featured in Sony’s latest generation of video security camera range. Powered by the acclaimed IPELA ENGINE EX signal processing platform, you’ll enjoy excellent imaging quality plus intelligent analytics.

The discreet, smartly styled fixed camera surveys the scene with a wide (120°) horizontal viewing angle. A passive infrared (PIR) sensor can detect a subject with a higher temperature than the room temperature in the camera’s field of view in total darkness, illuminating surroundings automatically with a white LED or when activated by the user. The PIR sensor can also trigger other actions, like recording on optional memory card, giving voice alerts via the built-in speaker or sending an email notification.

Integration with standard wired Ethernet networks is simple: for extra flexibility, the camera is powered via PoE (Power over Ethernet). HD video can be streamed over IP networks and also saved to the camera’s on-board micro SD memory card for later review.


  • See every detail with Full HD quality and high frame rate

    The fixed camera’s fixed lens covers entrances, doorways, public areas and store rooms with a wide (120°) horizontal angle of view. The high resolution Exmor CMOS sensor assures crisp HD (1280 x 720) video images.

  • Best-ever imaging performance with IPELA ENGINE EX

    Excellent imaging performance is assured by the inclusion of core technologies featured in the latest generation of video security camera range. Powered by the IPELA ENGINE EX signal processing platform, XDNR (Excellent Dynamic Noise Reduction) and Visibility Enhancer ensure clearer low-light images; DEPA Advanced analytics can trigger alarms based on user-determined rules.

  • Always ready for action, even in the dark

    The passive infrared (PIR) sensor can detect a subject with a higher temperature than the room temperature in the camera’s field of view in total darkness, switching on white-light LED illuminators that capture clear colour images up to a distance of 3m from the camera. The sensor can also activate a range of other functions, such as triggering a voice alert, starting recording or sending an email notification.

  • More stable images

    The in-built image stabiliser helps reduce the effects of camera shake for crisper, clearer images with reduced blur.

  • Easy IP network connectivity

    The camera connects with standard wired Ethernet networks. For simply and tidy installation, the camera is powered via PoE (IEEE802.3af), eliminating the need for additional power cables.

  • Automatic Recording

    Video images can be recorded directly to an optional micro SD card (not included) for later analysis. Edge recording can be started manually, automatically via an alert triggered by the passive infrared (PIR) sensor, in response to temporary network disconnection or tampering, by integrated analytics. Search, playback and export from the SD card is available directly via the web browser interface when using Internet Explorer®.

  • Hear and be heard

    The camera’s built-in microphone and loudspeaker enable two-way audio communication – ideal for use as an intercom. In addition, the passive infrared sensor can trigger playback of a pre-recorded Voice Alert message through the speaker when motion is detected.

  • Small, stylish and discreet

    The camera’s compact profile blends discreetly into a wide range of commercial environments.

  • 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.

Technical Specification

Image Sensor 1/4-type progressive scan Exmor CMOS sensor
Number of Effective Pixels Approx. 1.3 Megapixels
Minimum Illumination (50 IRE) Color: 1.0 lx (F2.0, VE Off, AGC Max, 1/30 s, 30 fps)
Minimum Illumination (30 IRE) Color: 0.5 lx (F2.0, VE Off, AGC Max, 1/30 s, 30 fps)
S/N Ratio (Gain 0 dB) More than 60 dB
Gain Auto
Shutter Speed 1/1 s to 1/10,000 s
Exposure Control Exposure compensation, Shutter speed
White Balance ATW, ATW-PRO, Fluorescent lamp, Mercury lamp, Sodium vapour lamp, Metal halide lamp, White LED, One push WB, Manual
Lens Fixed lens
Zoom Ratio Digital zoom 4x  Total zoom 4x
Horizontal Viewing Angle 120°
Vertical Viewing Angle 64.0°
Focal Length f = 1.83 mm
F-Number F2.0
Minimum Object Distance 500 mm
White-light LED Illuminator Yes(2)
LED Working Distance 3 m
Image rotate 90°, 270°
Mirroring Yes
Wide-D View-DR LT-C
Tone Correction Visibility Enhancer
Noise Reduction XDNR
Image Stabilizer Electronic
Picture Mode Yes
Privacy Masking (number) 20
Privacy Masking (shape) Quadrangle formed by any four corner points
Privacy Masking (color/effect) Opaque 14 colors (Black, White, Red, Green, Blue, Cyan, Yellow, Magenta, Gray (6 scales)), Mosaic
Edge Storage Yes
Compatibility with Cloud Service Yes
Voice Alert Yes
Superimpose Number 3 independent positions for characters (Codec, Date & Time, Event, Text (Max. 64 characters)), 1 independent position for a logo mark
Superimpose Language English
Menu Language English, Japanese, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, Spanish, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Hindi, Vietnamese, Thai
Smartphone viewer Yes
Resolution 1280 x 720, 1024 x 576, 720 x 576, 720 x 480, 704 x 576, 640 x 480, 640 x 360, 352 x 288, 320 x 180 (H.264, JPEG)
Compression Formats H.264 (High/Main/Baseline Profile), JPEG
Maximum Frame Rate H.264: 30 fps (1280 x 720)  JPEG: 30 fps (1280 x 720)
Bitrate Control Mode CBR/VBR (selectable)
Range of Bit Rate Setting 64 Kbps to 8 Mbps
Solid PTZ Yes
Adaptive Rate Control H.264
Bandwidth Control JPEG
Multi streaming Capability Yes (3)
Number of Clients 5
Analytics Architecture DEPA Advanced
Intelligent Motion Detection Yes
Face Detection Yes
Tamper Alarm Yes
Scene Analytics Passing, Appearance, Left Object Detection, Removed Object Detection
Compression Format G.711/G.726/AAC (16 kHz, 48 kHz)
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)  Windows 8.1 Pro (32/64 bit)
Processor Intel Core2 CPU 6420 2.13 GHz or higher
Memory 2 GB or more
Web Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer Ver. 7.0, Ver. 8.0, Ver. 9.0, Ver. 10.0, Ver. 11.0  Firefox Ver. 19.02 (plug-in free viewer only)  Safari Ver. 5.1 (plug-in free viewer only)  Google Chrome Ver. 25.0 (plug-in free viewer only)
SNC toolbox Yes
SNC toolbox mobile Yes
Protocols IPv4, TCP, UDP, ARP, ICMP, IGMP*, HTTP, DHCP, DNS, NTP, RTP/RTCP, RTSP over TCP, SMTP over HTTP, IPv6, HTTPS, FTP (client), SNMP (v1, v2c, v3), SSL  *SSM (Source Specific Multicast) is supported.
Number of IP Address/Mac ADDRESS 1
Multicast Streaming Support Yes
ONVIF Conformance Profile S
Authentication IEEE802.1X
Microphone Input Built-in microphone
Line Output Built-in speaker
Network Port 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX (RJ-45)
Card Slots micro-SD
Confirmed SD Card Type SDHC (no support SDXC)
Power Requirements IEEE 802.3af compliant (PoE) Class *
Power Consumption 5.0 W max.
Operating 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 %
Dimensions *1 Approx. 61 mm(w) x 95 mm(H) x 41 mm(D)  Approx. 2 13/32 inches x 3 3/4 inches x 1 5/8 inches
Mass Approx. 110 g  Approx. 3.9 oz
External Material PC (Polycarbonate)
External Color Munsell 6.8PB 9/0.88
Fire Retardant UL94HB or higher
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)  KCC  EMC-TR
Supplied Accessories Camera stand (1)  Screws (3)  Installation Manual (1)  Warranty card (1)  Safety regulations for network camera (1)
*1 The values for dimensions are approximate.


Specification Document

SNC-CX600 Specification Document