Outdoor ruggedised minidome video security camera with 5 megapixel resolution, IR illumination and motorised zoom


Superior imaging performance, indoors or outside

The SNC-EMX52R is a rugged, high performance minidome camera, combining Sony’s advanced Exmor R CMOS sensor and advanced image processing technologies for high quality 5 megapixel images with wide dynamic range, excellent low-light sensitivity and true day/night capability.

The camera’s integral active infrared illuminator delivers clear B/W images even in conditions of complete darkness.

With the additional benefits of smart analytics, convenient installation and powerful security features, the SNC-EMX52R is an ideal choice for demanding security, surveillance and monitoring applications.

Ideal for outdoor use, the camera’s IK10-rated design is suitable for tough environments and installations where vandal resistance is important. It is also protected against water and dust to IP66 standards.


  • 1/2.9‑inch 5MP Exmor R CMOS sensor
    The camera’s very high resolution 5 megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor captures exceptionally smooth, detailed video images at 30fps.
  • Automatic Varifocal Lens
    High quality Automatic Varifocal lens provides 3-10mm focal length range and makes it easy for an installer to quickly and accurately adjust the image for best results.
  • Better images in high-contrast conditions
    Wide dynamic range technology ensures evenly-exposed video footage, even in harshly-lit high contrast scenes where ordinary cameras struggle to accommodate bright highlights and dark shadow detail.
  • Powerful video analytics
    Advanced in-built video analytics allow the camera to reliably detect, track and analyse objects, providing alerts and alarm triggers in response to a comprehensive range of pre-defined rules.
  • IR illuminator
    An integral active infrared source illuminates nearby subjects, delivering clear B/W images even in conditions of complete darkness.
  • Day & Night function
    The camera’s switchable IR cut filter ensures best colour accuracy in daylight, while boosting sensitivity for exceptional night-time while maintaining sharp focus under all lighting conditions.
  • Support Detect, Observe, Recognize and Identify
    Complies with Detect, Observe, Recognize, Identify standard, defining camera’s ability to distinguish persons or objects in a specified area.
  • Area-based encoding
    Allows separate compression parameters to be set for up to eight user-definable image areas, reducing bandwidth while ensuring optimum quality for most important parts of the scene.
  • Encoding Regions of Interest (ROI)
    Up to eight regions of interest can be specified in the camera’s field of view, with separate encoding quality settings for each area.
  • Content Based Imaging Technology
    Continually adjusts camera settings, taking into acount changing lighting conditions and subject movement for optimised image quality while signficantly reducing bandwidth requirements.
  • Intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction
    Distinguishes between noise and relevant image information, reducing network bandwidth requirements without compromising video quality.
  • Intelligent Auto Exposure
    Automatically adjusts camera exposure and compensates for backlighting, assuring accurately exposed images in a changing lighting conditions.
  • Intelligent streaming
    Advanced encoding technology is combined with the efficient H.265 compression codec and Intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction, reducing network bandwidth requirements by up to 80% while maintaining excellent image quality compared with conventional streaming using H.264 compression.
  • Edge recording
    Store up to 2TB of local alarm recording on an optional microSD card. Pre-alarm recording in RAM reduces network bandwidth.
  • Cut through fog and haze
    Intelligent Defog automatically optimises picture quality in foggy, hazy or misty conditions.
  • Latest data security technology
    The camera’s on-board Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) offer superior protection against malicious attacks. 802.1x network authentication with EAP/TLS supports TLS 1.2 with updated cipher suites including AES 256 encryption.
  • Rugged design for outdoor operation
    Ideal for outdoor use, the camera’s IK10-rated design is suitable for tough environments and installations where vandal resistance is important. It is also protected against water and dust to IP66 standards.
  • Automatic calibration
    Integration is simplified by the camera’s internal gyro/accelerometer that automatically senses orientation, flipping the image in increments of 90° if the camera is mounted on its side or upside down.
  • Seamless system integration
    Conformance to ONVIF Profile S, Profile T and Profile G specifications ensures interoperability with other network video products and systems. The camera’s internal feature set can be accessed directly by third-party integrators.

Technical Specification

Image Sensor 1/2.9-type progressive scan Exmor-R CMOS sensor
Number of Effective Pixels 3072 x 1728 (5MP)
Minimum Illumination (30 IRE) Color: 0.24 lx (F1.3)
B/W: 0.03 lx (F1.3)
IR mode: 0.0 lx (F1.3)
Dynamic Range 107 dB
S/N Ratio (Gain 0 dB) More than 55 dB
Gain Auto
Shutter Speed 1/25[30] s to 1/15,000 s
Exposure Control Automatic exposure, Fixed Shutter speed, Default shutter
White Balance 2500 to 10000K, 4 automatic modes (basic, standard, sodium vapor, dominant color), Manual mode and Hold mode
Lens Automatic Varifocal (AVF)
Horizontal Viewing Angle 29° – 92°
Vertical Viewing Angle 18° – 50°
Focal Length f = 3 mm – 10 mm
F-Number F1.3 – F360
Day / Night True D/N
Day / Night linked with Easy Focus Yes
Night Vision 850 nm, 30 m (98 ft), intensity adjustable
Auto-rotation Mode No
e-Flip Yes
Image Rotate No
Mirroring Yes
Wide-D Yes
Tone Correction Global Tone Mapping
Defog Image Processing Yes
Highlight Compensation Yes
Flicker Reduction Yes
Distortion Correction No
Noise Reduction Yes
Image Stabilizer No
Intelligent Scene Capture Yes
Privacy Masking (number) No
Edge Storage Yes
Voice Alert No
Vandal Resistant IK10
Ingress Protection IP66
Hours Meter No
Superimpose Number Yes
Superimpose Language Roman characters
Resolution 3072×1728, 1728×3071 (upright),
2688×1512, 1512×2688 (upright),
2304×1296, 1296×2304 (upright),
1920×1080, 1080×1920 (upright),
1280×1024, 1280×720, 640×480, 320×240
Compression Format H.265, H.264, M-JPEG
Maximum Frame Rate 30/25 fps
Bitrate Control Mode VBR
Solid PTZ No
e-Varifocal No
Adaptive Rate Control Yes
Bandwidth Control Yes
Evidence Shot No
Multi streaming Capability Yes (3)
Number of Clients No hard limit
Letter Box No
Analytics Architecture Yes
Intelligent Motion Detection Yes
Face Detection No
Tamper Alarm Yes
Advanced Audio Detection Yes
Scene Analytics Essential Video Analytics
Multi Tracking Yes, 8 objects
Compression Format G.711.8 (8 kHz) / L16 (16kHz) / AAC-LC (16kHz)
Operating System Windows 7 or later operating system
Memory 2GB or more
Web Browser Internet Explorer Ver. 11 or later
SNC toolbox Yes
Protocols IPv4, IPv6, UDP, TCP, HTTP, HTTPS, RTP/RTCP, IGMP V2/V3, ICMP, ICMPv6, RTSP, FTP, ARP, DHCP, APIPA (Auto-IP, link local address), NTP (SNTP), SNMP (V1, V3, MIB‑II), 802.1x, DNS, DNSv6, SMTP, UPnP (SSDP), DiffServ (QoS), LLDP, SOAP, Dropbox™, CHAP, Digest Authentication.
QoS DiffServ
Multicast Streaming Support Yes
ONVIF Conformance Profile S, Profile G, Profile T
Microphone Input Yes
Line Input Yes
Line Output Yes
Network Port 10Base-T, 100Base-T
Alarm Input (Sensor Input) Yes
Alarm Output Yes
Card Slots SD x 1
Confirmed SD Card Type SDHC (~32GB), SDXC (~2TB)
Power Requirements +12 VDC ±5%, 24 VAC ±10% or IEEE 802.3af compliant (PoE system), 12 VDC
Power Consumption 9.2 W max
Operating Temperature -40 °C to + 50 °C
-40°F to + 122°F
Cold Start Temperature -20 °C
Storage Temperature -40 °C to + 70 °C
-40 °F to + 158 °F
Operating Humidity 5% to 93% RH non condensing
Storage Humidity Up to 98 %
Built-in Heater Yes
Dimensions (Φ x H) *1 Φ164.9mm x 128.0 mm
Φ6.50 inches x 5.04 inches
Mass Approx. 1.500 kg
Approx. 3.31 lb
*1 The values for dimensions are approximate.


Specification Document

SNC-EMX52R Specification Document