• CMOS image sensor for HD picture quality

    Sony's HD CMOS image sensor provides excellent picture quality at all resolutions up to 1280x1024 including HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels) in 16:9 aspect ratio. The full potential for sharp, clear HD images is ensured thanks to XDNR noise reduction,visibility enhancer (VE) and View –DR systems.

  • View-DR technology for a high contrast ratio

    With Sony's View-DR innovation, you can achieve a high contrast ratio of 125dB. This ensures realistic tonal detail, and state-of-the-art image enhancement with a wide, dynamic range capability.

  • Visibility Enhancer for improved performance in challenging lighting conditions

    Sony's visibility enhancer technology (VE) improves performance in challenging lighting conditions, for example high-contrast environments, such as casinos and highways, that had previously been difficult to monitor. The visibility enhancer's advanced system suppresses extreme whites and boosts dark areas in a scene simultaneously and dynamically, to produce clearer images on the screen.

  • XDNR technology for clear low-light images

    XDNR (Excellent Dynamic Noise Reduction) technology virtually eliminates image blur in low-light conditions, enabling users to clearly capture images that have not been easy to portray in the past. It also overcomes the problems associated with many competitor camera models. What's more, when both XDNR and Visibility Enhancer are turned on, the cameras can achieve four times the sensitivity compared to when they are off. This technology is ideal for any outdoor surveillance monitoring, such as in a car park at night.

  • Easy Focus function

    The Easy Focus function is an automatic focus function activated by a dedicated button on the camera body/web interface.

  • Power over Ethernet capability (IEEE802.3af)

    Supporting Power over Ethernet (PoE), the SNC-CH140 can be powered using the same Ethernet cable it uses for data transfer. This feature greatly reduces the physical infrastructure costs and speed of deployment.

  • Triple Codec Network Operation

    This multi-codec camera supports three compression formats: JPEG, the best choice of high-quality still images

  • ONVIF Compliant

    The 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. Allows interoperability between network video devices.

  • Tamper Alarm

    When an attempt is made to tamper with the camera, such as spray-painting the lens, the SNC-CH140 detects this and triggers an alarm. This event can also be used to activate the camera relays, or even to start the Voice Alert function.

  • Advanced Audio Detection

    Unlike conventional audio detection where an alarm is triggered based on a preset audio level, the SNC-CH140 triggers its alarms based on ambient sound conditions as the threshold. The camera stores and updates ambient audio levels and frequencies, and when the threshold level based on this data, is surpassed, an alarm is triggered. (Available with version 1.1 or later software.)

  • Support for IPv6

    The SNC-CH140 supports Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6).

  • Local Storage / Wireless Capability

    The SNC-CH140 has a compact flash (CF) slot. This can be used either with a CF memory card for local video storage using RTP/RTCP protocol for backup purposes, or the optional SNCA-CFW5 (802.11g) CF type wireless LAN card can be used to provide a wireless capability.


Image Sensor 1/3-type Exmor CMOS
Number of Effective Pixels Approx. 1.39 Megapixels
Signal System NTSC color system/PAL color system (switchable)
Sync System Internal synchronization
Minimum Illumination (50 IRE) Color: 0.20 lx (F1.2, View-DR OFF, VE OFF, AGC High, XDNR Mid, 50 IRE)
B/W: 0.10 lx (F1.2, View-DR OFF, VE OFF, AGC High, XDNR Mid, 50 IRE)
Minimum Illumination (30 IRE) Color: 0.10 lx (F1.2, View-DR OFF, VE OFF, AGC High, XDNR Mid, 30 IRE)
B/W: 0.05 lx (F1.2, View-DR OFF, VE OFF, AGC High, XDNR Mid, 30 IRE)
Dynamic Range Equivalent to 130 dB by View-DR Technology
S/N Ratio (Gain 0 dB) More than 50 dB (AGC 0 dB)
Gain Auto (3 levels)
Shutter Speed 1/1 s to 1/10000 s
Exposure Control Exposure compensation, AGC, Shutter speed
White Balance ATW, ATW-PRO, Fluorescent lamp, Mercury lamp, Sodium vapour lamp, Metal halide lamp, White LED, One push WB, Manual
Lens CS Mount varifocal lens
Powered Zoom No
Easy Zoom No
Zoom Ratio Optical zoom 2.9x
Digital zoom 4x
Total zoom 11.6x
Powered Focus Yes
Horizontal Viewing Angle 96.5° to 33.9°
Vertical Viewing Angle 76.2° to 33.9°
Focal Length f = 2.8 mm to 8.0 mm
F-Number F1.2 to F1.9
Minimum Object Distance 300 mm
IR Illuminator No

Camera Features

Day/Night True D/N
Day/Night linked with Easy Focus
Wide-D View-DR
Tone Correction VE (VE)
Noise Reduction XDNR
Image Stabilizer No
Vandal Resistant No
Ingress Protection No


Resolution 1280 x 1024, 1280 x 960, 1280 x 800, 1280 x 720, 1024 x 768, 1024 x 576, 800 x 600, 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
Compression Format H.264, MPEG-4, JPEG
Maximum Frame Rate H.264: 30 fps (1280 x 720)
MPEG-4: 30 fps (1280 x 720)
JPEG: 30 fps (1280 x 720)
Multi Streaming Capability Dual streaming*1
Number of Clients 10

Intelligent Video/Audio Analytics

Analytics Architecture DEPA Advanced
Intelligent Motion Detection Yes


Compression Format G.711/G.726

System Requirements

Operating System Windows XP (32 bit) Professional Edition
Windows Vista (32 bit) Ultimate, Business Edition
Windows 7 (32/64 bit) Ultimate, Professional Edition
Processor Intel Core2 Duo 2 GHz or higher
Memory 1 GB or more
Web Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer Ver. 6.0, Ver. 7.0, Ver. 8.0
Firefox Ver. 3.5 (plug-in free viewer only)
Safari Ver. 4.0 (plug-in free viewer only)
Google Chrome Ver.4.0 (plug-in free viewer only)


Protocols IPv4, IPv6, TCP, UDP, ARP, ICMP, IGMP, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP (client/server), SMTP, DHCP, DNS, NTP, RTP/RTCP, RTSP, SNMP (MIB-2)
Number of IP Address/Mac ADDRESS 1
ONVIF Conformance Profile S
Wireless Network Yes (with optional SNCA-CFW5)
Authentication IEEE 802.1X


Analog Video Output BNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, unbalance, sync negative
600 TV lines (analog video)
Microphone Input Mini jack (monaural)
Line Input Mini jack (monaural)
Line Output Mini jack (monaural), Maximum output level: 1 Vrms
Network Port 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX (RJ-45)
Alarm Input (Sensor Input) x1, make contact, break contact
Alarm Output x2, AC/DC 24 V, 1 A
Card Slots CF Type (x1)
USB Slots No


Power Requirements IEEE 802.3af compliant (PoE) Class 0, DC 12 V, AC 24 V
Power Consumption 9.0 W max.
Operating Temperature -10℃ to +50℃
+14°F to +122°F
Cold Start 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*2 72 x 63 x 145 mm (without lens)
2 7/8 x 2 5/8 x 5 3/4 inches (without lens)
72 x 63 x 197 mm (with lens)
2 7/8 x 2 5/8 x 7 7/8 inches (with lens)
Mass Approx. 600 g (with lens)
Approx. 1 lb 5.2 oz (with lens)
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 (User's Guide, supplied programs) (1)
Installation Manual (1)
Wire rope (1)
Screw M4 (1)
Warranty booklet (1)


*1 Dual streaming (Any combination with JPEG/MPEG-4/H.264, including multiple streams of the same format)
*2 The values for dimensions are approximate.