Minidome 1080p/30 fps Camera Powered by IPELA ENGINE EX™ – X Series


Excellent Full HD picture quality in a compact, discreet indoor housing: ideal for retail, banking and education applications

The SNC-XM631 minidome IP camera is suited to a wide range of indoor security and surveillance environments, from banks and retail spaces to schools and colleges.

It’s compact and easy to install, vandal resistant with an IK10 rating for protection against tampering or deliberate damage.

Full HD picture quality is assured by the sensitive, high-resolution Exmor™ CMOS sensor that’s teamed with Sony’s latest-generation IPELA ENGINE EX™ signal processing system. Every scene looks clearer, sharper and more detailed – even in challenging low-light conditions or with harsh backlighting. Extra intelligence is added by DEPA Advanced Intelligent Video Analytics that can intelligently trigger an alarm based on user-defined rules.

Full HD pictures from the wide-angle lens are fine-tuned by the advanced IPELA ENGINE EX™ processing engine. This delivers wide dynamic range and cuts noise for crisp, clear results – even in less-than-perfect lighting conditions. Built-in image stabilisation reduces the effects of vibration, making it easier to see what’s happening.

Installation is simplified with e-Varifocal technology that allows convenient electronic adjustment of zoom and field of view. For even greater flexibility, there’s a choice of three alternative optional lenses to accommodate a wide range of horizontal viewing angle requirements.


  • See every detail with Full HD quality

    The sensitive, high-resolution Exmor CMOS sensor captures crisp, detail-packed Full HD (1920 x 1080) video images.

  • Wide angle lens

    A horizontal viewing angle of 113 degrees makes the camera ideal for wide area surveillance, requiring fewer cameras to cover the same space.

  • Latest generation imaging power

    High quality imaging is assured by Sony’s unique IPELA ENGINE EX™ signal processing platform that combines powerful signal processing with intelligent video analytics technologies. XDNR (eXcellent Dynamic Noise Reduction) assures clear low-light images, while Visibility Enhancer (VE) dynamically optimises brightness and colour reproduction on a pixel-by-pixel basis. Extra intelligence is added by DEPA Advanced analytics with face detection that can trigger alarms based on user-determined rules

  • Wide dynamic range

    Innovative View-DR technology achieves a dynamic range equivalent to 90 dB, capturing objects clearly and adaptively – even with harsh backlighting or sun-drenched highlights.

  • Excellent low-light sensitivity

    The camera is capable of capturing clear images in very low light conditions: minimum illumination of 0.3 lx in Colour mode and 0.3 lx in B/W mode (at 50 IRE).

  • Better pictures, day or night

    Electronic Day/Night function automatically switches the camera between Day (colour) and Night (B/W) modes, depending on light levels.

  • Steadier, more stable images

    The in-built image stabiliser reduces the effects of camera shake or vibration for steadier images with reduced blur.

  • Optimum picture quality in any situation

    A choice of selectable picture modes optimises camera settings for best picture quality in a wide range of applications and lighting environments.

  • 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.

  • Automatic edge recording to memory card

    Edge Storage allows recording of video directly to an optional SD/SDHC card, even when a network connection isn’t available.

  • Power over Ethernet

    The camera is powered using PoE (IEEE 802.3af) via a standard RJ-45 connector, simplifying installation and eliminating the need for additional power cables.

  • Easy, flexible field-of-view adjustments

    e-Varifocal allows electronic zooming and adjustment of field of view – for easy, flexible installation without cumbersome focus re-adjustment that’s needed with optical varifocal lenses.

  • Optional lenses for flexible control over field-of-view

    In addition to the camera’s supplied lens (with 113 degree horizontal viewing angle), three optional fixed lenses are also available with a horizontal viewing angle of 83 degrees, 51 degrees and 25 degrees respectively to allow flexible field-of-view camera settings.

  • Easy mounting on wall or ceiling with three-axis lens adjustment

    This allows the lens unit to be turned in pan, tilt and rotate axes for versatile camera angle adjustment.

  • Vandal resistant design

    The camera is vandal resistant with an IK10 impact rating, for protection against destructive behaviours.

  • View with your smartphone

    Securely access the camera using a smartphone or tablet (Android or iOS) to view images and control pan/tilt/zoom functions remotely.

  • Easy IP network configuration

    Configuration of network settings is made quick and simple using the supplied SNC Easy IP Setup 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 1/2.9-type progressive scan Exmor CMOS sensor
Number of Effective Pixels Approx. 2.14 Megapixels
Minimum Illumination (50 IRE) Color: 0.3 lx (F2.0, View-DR Off, VE Off, AGC On, 1/30 s, 30 fps)

B/W: 0.3 lx (F2.0, View-DR Off, VE Off, AGC On, 1/30 s, 30 fps)

Minimum Illumination (30 IRE) Color: 0.18 lx (F2.0, View-DR Off, VE Off, AGC On, 1/30 s, 30 fps)

B/W: 0.18 lx (F2.0, View-DR Off, VE Off, AGC On, 1/30 s, 30 fps)

Dynamic Range Equivalent to 90 dB with View-DR technology
Gain Auto
Shutter Speed 1/1 s to 1/10,000 s
Exposure Control Exposure compensation, Shutter speed
White Balance ATW, ATW-PRO, Indoor, Outdoor, 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 113°
Vertical Viewing Angle 61°
Viewing Tilt Angle 151°
Focal Length f = 2.8 mm
F-Number F2.0
Minimum Object Distance 500 mm
Pan/Tilt/Rotation Angle (manual) 0 ° to 350 °

0 ° to 60 °

-175 ° to +175 °

Day/Night Electronic D/N
e-Flip Yes
Image rotate 90°, 270°
Mirroring Yes
Tone Correction Visibility Enhancer
Noise Reduction XDNR
Wide-D View-DR
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
Vandal Resistant IK10
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, Turkish, Polish
Smartphone viewer Yes
Resolution 1920 x 1080, 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 184 (H.264, JPEG)
Compression Formats H.264 (High/Main/Baseline Profile), JPEG
Maximum Frame Rate H.264: 30 fps (1920 x 1080)

JPEG: 30 fps (1920 x 1080)

Bitrate Control Mode CBR/VBR (selectable)
Range of Bit Rate Setting 64 Kbps to 32 Mbps
Solid PTZ Yes
e-Varifocal Yes
Adaptive Rate Control H.264
Bandwidth Control JPEG
Multi streaming Capability Yes (3)
Number of Clients 20
Analytics Architecture DEPA Advanced
Intelligent Motion Detection Yes
Face Detection Yes
Tamper Alarm Yes
Scene Analytics Passing, Intrusion, Left Object Detection, Removed Object Detection
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 Corei7 2.8 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
Network _
Protocols IPv4, TCP, UDP, ARP, ICMP, IGMP*, HTTP, DHCP, DNS, NTP, RTP/RTCP, RTSP over TCP, RTSP over HTTP, SMTP, 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
Interface _
Network Port 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX (RJ-45)
Alarm Input (Sensor Input) x1, make contact, break contact
Alarm Output x1, +/- 50 V, 0.4 A (solid state relay outputs electrically isolated from the camera)
Card Slots SD x 1
Confirmed SD Card Type Max. 64 GB
Power Requirements IEEE 802.3af compliant (PoE system)
Power Consumption 4.0 W max.
Operating Temperature -10°C to +50°C

14°F to 122°F

Cold Start Temperature 0℃


Storage Temperature -30 °C to + 60 °C

-22 °F to + 140 °F

Operating Humidity 20 % to 80 %
Storage Humidity 20 % to 80 %
Dimensions *1 φ104.5 × 56.5 mm

φ4 1/8 inches x 2 1/4 inches

Mass Approx. 200 g

Approx. 7.1 oz

External Material Top cover/Dome cover : PC (Polycarbonate)

Lower case:AL Die-cast

External Color Top cover: Munsell 4.4 BG 8.4/0.2
Fire Retardant UL2044
Safety Regulations JATE Technical standard (LAN)

UL2044, IEC60950-1 (CB)

VCCI (Class A), FCC (Class A), IC (Class A)

Emission: EN55022 (Class A) + EN50130-4

Immunity: EN55022 (Class A) + EN55024

Emission: AS/NZS CISPR22 (Class A)


Supplied Accessories CD-ROM (supplied programs) (1)

Installation Manual (1)

Template (1)

Safety regulations (1)

Warranty booklet (1)

I/O cable (1)

Optional Accessories SNCA-L038MF (M12 Mount Lens)

SNCA-L060MF (M12 Mount Lens)

SNCA-L120MF (M12 Mount Lens)

*1 The values for dimensions are approximate.


Specification Document

SNC-XM636 Specification Document