360-degree Hemispheric-view Camera with a 5-megapixel CMOS Sensor– V Series


Capture an uninterrupted 360-degree view with clear detail from the 5 megapixels CMOS sensor

The SNC-HM662 IP network camera provides an uninterrupted 360-degree hemispheric field of view. It’s an ideal ‘overview camera’ solution for keeping a watchful eye over a wide range of indoor and outdoor environments – from lobbies, waiting rooms and retail spaces to car parks, campuses and commercial buildings.

While ordinary fisheye lenses are commonly used for 360-degree wide-angle coverage, image quality is seriously degraded at the edge of the picture. The SNC-HM662 takes a radically different approach, using a unique panomorph lens by ImmerVision to capture a true hemispherical view with no blind spots. Video footage from the 5 megapixels sensor is crisp and clear right to the edge of the picture, with a frame-rate up to 13fps.

The resulting 360-degree image can be automatically ‘dewarped’ to give a clear, undistorted view via Sony’s web browser client or a VMS (video management software) client application. Electronic pan/tilt/zoom (ePTZ) allows quick navigation to any part of the camera’s field of view for a closer look.

The client applications offer a variety of view modes. These include the camera’s original 360-degree hemispheric view, as well as multiple simultaneous views produced from the same hemispheric image including a 180-degree panoramic view, quad view and 9-way split-screen.

Even when one part of the scene is being reviewed in close-up on a client, the camera continues to stream the whole image to the recording platform. After recording, footage of the whole area can be re-examined. The operator has the same flexibility in play-back as in live-view, to zoom in on any part of the 360-degree scene for a closer look.

Further refinements offered by the SNC-HM662 include two-way audio with a built-in microphone. Power over Ethernet (PoE) helps with simpler installation, while edge storage allows ‘no network’ recording to a removable memory card. Capable of operating over a wide -30C to +50C temperature range, the SNC-HM662 is also IP66 & IK10 rated for water and impact resistance, making it particularly suitable for use in outdoor applications.


  • High resolution 5 megapixels images with 360-degree hemispheric view

    The panomorph lens from ImmerVision captures a high-resolution 360-degree hemispherical real-time view with no blind spots. With a resolution of 5 megapixels, video images remain crisp and clear right to the edge of the picture.

  • Advanced dewarping technology for immersive monitoring

    Advanced dewarping technology corrects for distortion of hemispheric images, producing rectangular images with video management software (VMS). Image quality is far higher than using conventional fisheye lenses: this avoids image degradation typically caused by camera processing limitations during the dewarping process.

  • Solid PTZ

    Navigate rapidly to any part of the scene with digital pan, tilt, and zoom (ePTZ) of the 5 megapixels image for a closer view of what’s happening, while recording of the whole 360-degree scene continues uninterrupted.

  • A variety of view modes via client applications

    Alongside the camera’s original 360-degree hemispheric view, select from multiple simultaneous images including 180-degree panoramic view, quad view and 9-way split-screen that includes the original camera view surrounded by 8 other regional images.

  • Better pictures, day or night

    True Day/Night function automatically switches the camera between Day (colour) and Night (B/W) modes, depending on light levels. This increases sensitivity and allows use of IR illumination thanks to the IR corrected lens.

  • Recording quality to suit your network

    Select CBR (constant bitrate), VBR (variable bitrate) or VBR-with-cap compression modes for optimised recording quality depending on IP network conditions, plus G.711/AAC (32 kHz, 44.1 kHz) audio codecs for high-quality recording.

  • Automatic edge recording to memory card

    Edge Storage allows recording of video and audio directly to an optional micro SD card for later analysis.

  • IK10-rated anti-vandal resistance

    Protects the camera from unwanted tampering and destructive behaviour.

  • IP66-rated water-resistant and dust-tight

    The camera is ideal for indoor use as well as outdoor locations where dust and water ingress may be encountered.

  • Wide operating temperature range

    Ideal for use in summer heat or freezing conditions, the camera can operate reliably over a wide -30C to +50C temperature range.

  • Built-in microphone and audio output

    Capture crisp, clear audio to hear exactly what’s happening in the camera’s vicinity. An optional speaker can also be added via the camera’s audio output for playback of recorded announcements or two-way communication with an operator.

  • Multiple video and audio codecs

    For easy integration with a range of VMS solutions the SNC-HM662 supports H.264 (High/Main/Baseline Profile) /JPEG video codecs and G.711/AAC (32 kHz, 44.1 kHz) audio codecs. This provides compatibility and choice to suit many applications.

  • Easy IP network configuration

    Configuration of network settings is made quick and simple using the supplied SNC Easy IP Setup Guide application.

  • 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 1/2.5-type progressive scan CMOS sensor
Number of Effective Pixels Approx. 5 Megapixels
Minimum Illumination (50 IRE) Color: 0.7 lx (F2.0, AGC ON, 1/30 s, 10 fps)

B/W: 0.3 lx (F2.0, AGC On, 1/30 s, 10 fps)

Minimum Illumination (30 IRE) Color: 0.4 lx (F2.0, AGC On, 1/30 s, 10 fps)

B/W: 0.1 lx (F2.0, AGC On, 1/30 s, 10 fps)

S/N Ratio (Gain 0 dB) More than 60 dB
Gain Auto
Shutter Speed 1/5 s to 1/32,000 s
Exposure Control Exposure compensation, Shutter speed
White Balance ATW, Manual
Lens Fixed lens
Zoom Ratio Digital zoom 12x

Total zoom 12x

Horizontal Viewing Angle 182°
Vertical Viewing Angle 182°
Focal Length f = 0.98 mm to 1.12 mm
F-Number F2.0
Minimum Object Distance 500 mm
Number of Preset Positions 20
Number of Tour Programs 1
Day/Night True D/N
360°Hemispheric/180°Panoramic View Modes Yes/Yes (total view modes: 11) *1
Auto-rotation Mode Yes
e-Flip Yes
Wide-D Yes
Tone Correction Global Tone Mapping
Privacy Masking (number) 5
Privacy Masking (shape) Quadrangle formed by any four corner points
Privacy Masking (color/effect) Opaque 1 colors (Black)
Edge Storage Yes
Vandal Resistant IK10
Ingress Protection IP66
Superimpose Language English
Menu Language English, Japanese, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), French, Spanish, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Hindi, Vietnamese, Thai
Resolution 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 800 x 600, 640 x 480 (Fisheye mode: H.264, JPEG)

1920 x 1080, 1600 x 904, 1360 x 768, 1280 x 720, 640 x 360 (1080p mode: H.264, JPEG)

Compression Formats H.264 (High/Main/Baseline Profile), JPEG
Maximum Frame Rate H.264: 10 fps (2560 x 1920)/30 fps (1920 x 1080)

JPEG: 13 fps (2560 x 1920)/30 fps (1920 x 1080)

Bitrate Control Mode CBR/VBR (selectable)
Range of Bit Rate Setting 20 Kbps to 16 Mbps
Image Cropping 1920 x 1080
Solid PTZ Yes
Adaptive Rate Control H.264
Bandwidth Control JPEG
Multi streaming Capability Yes (3)
Number of Clients 10
Intelligent Motion Detection Yes
Tamper Alarm Yes
Compression Format G.711/AAC (32 kHz, 44.1 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)

Processor Intel Core7 2.8 GHz or higher
Memory 2 GB or more
Web Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer Ver. 8.0, Ver. 9.0, Ver 10.0 (32 bit)
SNC toolbox Yes
Protocols IPv4, TCP, UDP, ARP, ICMP, IGMP, HTTP, DHCP, DNS, NTP, RTP/RTCP, RTSP over TCP, RTSP over HTTP, SMTP, IPv6, HTTPS, SNMP (v1, v2c, v3), SSL
Number of IP Address/Mac ADDRESS 1
Multicast Streaming Support Yes
ONVIF Conformance Profile S
Authentication IEEE802.1X
Microphone Input Built-in Microphone/External MIC-IN
Line Input Mini jack (monaural)
Line Output Mini jack (monaural) Maxium output level: 1Vrms
Network Port 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX (RJ-45)
Alarm Input (Sensor Input) x1, make contact, break contact
Alarm Output x1, 24V DC, 0.5A (electrical switch outputs. Isolated by photo coupler)
Card Slots micro SD x1
Confirmed SD Card Type microSDHC (no support for microSDXC)
Power Requirements IEEE 802.3af compliant (PoE system), DC 12V±10%
Power Consumption 6.0 W max.
Operating Temperature -30 °C to +50 °C

-22°F to +122°F

Cold Start Temperature -20 °C to +50 °C

-4°F to +122°F

Storage Temperature -25 °C to + 60 °C

-13 °F to + 140 °F

Operating Humidity 20 % to 90 %
Storage Humidity 20 % to 95 %
Dimensions *2 Φ145 mm x 54 mm (without mounting plate)

Φ5 3/4 inches x 2 1/4 inches (without mounting plate)

Φ147 mm x 70 mm (with mounting plate)

Φ5 7/8 inches x 2 7/8 inches (with mounting plate)

Mass Approx. 640 g (without mounting plate)

Approx. 1 lb 7 oz (without mounting plate)

Approx. 716 g (with mounting plate)

Approx. 1 lb 9 oz (with mounting plate)

External Material Clear Dome cover: PC

Top cover: AL Die-cast

Top cover ring: PC

Camera base: AL Die-cast

Mounting plate: AL Die-cast

External Color Top cover: Black

Top cover ring: White

Camera base: White

Mounting plate: White

Fire Retardant UL94HB
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)



Supplied Accessories Mounting plate (1)

I/O cable (1)

Alignment sticker for camera base (1)

Alignment sticker for mounting plate (1)

Screw driver (1)

Desiccant bag (1)

Double-sided tape (1)

Rubber seal plug (1)

Rubber washer (1)

Screw (for mounting plate) (1)

Installation Manual (1)

Warranty card (1)

Safety regulations for network camera (1)

CD-ROM (supplied program) (1)

Optional Accessories UNI-MDPHM (Mount Dome Pendant shroud for Hemispheric Mini dome)
*1 11 view modes are available with an ActiveX viewer on Internet Explorer.
*2 The values for dimensions are approximate.


Specification Document

SNC-HM662 Specification Document