Network 720p HD Vandal Resistant Minidome Camera with View-DR Technology and IR Illuminator

$1,748.00 U.S. List Price


Sony is pleased to introduce the SNC-DH180, a powerful new addition to its network HD camera lineup. This vandal-resistant, wide dynamic range camera is designed with a built-in infrared (IR) illuminator. As a dual-stream network camera, it supports H.264, MPEG-4, and JPEG compression formats, and delivers excellent picture quality in HD 720p resolution at 30 frames per second (fps). Incorporating the new Exmor™ CMOS image sensor from Sony, which is specially designed for surveillance applications, this rugged camera features Sony’s latest image-enhancement technology, View-DR, which demonstrates an extremely wide dynamic range. The SNC-DH180 also features an IR illuminator to deliver quality images even in absolute darkness (0 lx)*. Along with a host of superb features such as DEPA™ Advanced, PoE, a built-in heater, and the Easy Focus/Easy Zoom function, the SNC-DH180 minidome network camera is ideal for the most demanding surveillance applications.


  • Superior 720p HD picture quality, supporting H.264 at 30 fps
  • Maximum reoslution 1280 x 1024
  • The new Exmor CMOS sensor achieves high image quality and high sensitivity
  • Clearly see objects in the dark up to 15 m (49 feet) away with IR Illuminators
  • Superb dynamic range using newly developed View-DR (Visibility enhanced wide Dynamic Range) technology
  • The Visibility Enhancer optimizes contrast and makes the subject more visible, even in severe backlight or shadow conditions
  • XDNR (eXcellent Dynamic Noise Reduction) technology for clear images without motion blur under low illumination
  • Easy Focus function/Easy Zoom function
  • DEPA Advanced Intelligent Video and Audio Analytics trigger an alarm, based on user-defined rules
  • Intelligent Motion Detection
  • Tamper Alarm
  • Advanced Audio Detection
  • Three codecs (H.264, MPEG-4, JPEG) with dual streaming capability
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability
  • Built-in heater
  • IP66 Rated
  • ONVIF™ Software (Open Network Video Interface Forum)
  • Vandal Resistant - IK10 rated

Camera Specifications Detail:
IP/Analog IP
Image Device 1/3 type progressive scan Exmor CMOS sensor
Effective Pixels 1.4 Megapixel
(1329 x 1049)
Minimum Illumination Color: 0.2lx, BW: 0.0lx IR ON
(F1.2/ View-DR OFF/VE Off/AGC High 48dB max/XDNR Middle/50IRE [IP])
Lens Type Vari-focal lens
Focal Length f=3.1 mm to 8.9 mm
F-Number F1.2 (Wide), F2.1 (Tele)
Compression Format H.264, MPEG-4, JPEG
Day Night Yes (True day/night)
Wide-D Yes
Zoom Ratio Optical 2.9X
Minimum Object Distance 300 mm
White Balance Mode Auto (ATW, ATW-PRO), Preset, One-push WB, Manual
Horizontal Viewing Angle 85.4 to 31.2 degrees
Electronic Shutter 1s to 1/10000s
Exposure Control Auto, EV Compensation, Auto Slow Shutter
Gain Auto (3 levels)
Other Functions Easy Focus
Easy Zoom
Wide-D/Dynamic Range - View-DR 130 dB
Noise reduction - XDNR
Vandal resistant (IK10)

Image Specifications Detail:
Image Size 1280 x 1024, 1280 x 960, 1280 x 800, 1280 x 720, 1024 x 768, 1024 x 576, 800 x 480, 768 x 576, 720 x 576,
720 x 480, 704 x 576, 640 x 480, 640 x 368, 384 x 288, 320 x 240, 320 x 192 (H.264, MPEG-4, JPEG)
Compression Format H.264, MPEG-4, JPEG
Frame Rate H.264: 20fps (1280 x 1024) / 30 fps (1280 x 720)
MPEG-4: 25fps (1280 x 1024) / 30 fps (1280 x 720)
JPEG: 30fps (1280 x 1024) / 30 fps (1280 x 720)

Analog Video Output Specifications Detail:
Signal System NTSC / PAL

Interface Specifications Detail:
Network 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX (RJ-45)
External Microphone Input Mini-jack (Monaural), MIC IN/LINE IN: 2.5VDC plug-in power
Analog Video Output BNC x 1, RCA x 1
Audio Line Output Mini-jack (Monaural), Max output level: 1 Vrms

General Specifications Detail:
Power Requirements PoE (Class 0)
AC 24, DC 12V
Power Consumption 28 W max
Operating Temperature -4°F to 122°F (-20°C to +50°C)
Storage Temperature -4°F to +140°F (-20°C to +60°C)
Compression H.264, MPEG4, JPEG
FPS variable up to 30
Resolution 1.3 megapixel/720p

Network Specifications Detail:
Protocols IPv4, IPv6, TCP, UDP, ARP, ICMP, IGMP, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP (client only),
Number of Clients 10
Authentication IEEE802.1X

System Requirements Specifications Detail:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP™, Windows Vista™ (32bit), Windows® 7 (32bit)
Processor Intel Core2 Duo® 2 GHz or higher
Memory 1 GB or more
Web Browser MS Internet Exp 6.0,7.0,8.0; Firefox 3.5, Safari 4.0, Google Chrome 4.0 (Plug-in free viewer only)

Optional Accessories

Model: Description: U.S. List Price:
YTICB45 In-Ceiling Mount Kit for outdoor mini domes cameras $84.50 Get details
UNILD280S Smoked Dome Cover for Outdoor Mini Domes Cameras $95.00 Get details
UNIWMBB1 Aluminum wall/pole mount back box $97.00 Get details
UNIPMA1 Pole Mount Adaptor to Allow Mounting Camera Housings to Poles $83.00 Get details
UNICMA1 Corner Mount Adaptor to Allow Mounting Cameras in Outside Corners of a Building $125.00 Get details
UNIMDB3 Pendant Bracket Designed for SNC-DH160/DH180/DH260/DH280/EM602RC/EM632RC/VM602R/VM632R $162.50 Get details


Description: Release Date: Type/Size:
Housing Brochure 2009 pdf / 704K Download now
Benefits of View-DR/DynaView/Visibility Enhancer Brochure 07/01/2010 pdf / 982K Download now
Benefit of XDNR Brochure 07/01/2010 pdf / 2,183K Download now

User Manual

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SNC-DH180 / DH280 Installation Manual pdf / 3,239K Download now
SNC-CH140 / CH180 / CH240 / CH280 SNC-DH140 / DH140T / DH180 / DH240 / DH240T / DH280 User's Guide pdf / 4,967K Download now

Specification Sheet

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SNC-DH180 Data Sheet pdf / 985K Download now

A&E Spec Documents

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SNC-DH180 A&E Spec Document 10/09/2014 pdf / 593K Download now
SNC-DH180 A&E Spec Document 10/09/2014 doc / 825K Download now


Firmware Version Firmware Description Release Notes
1.0 Outdoor Installation Precautions Flyers Get details Download Software