Sony’s New Security Cameras Provide High-Resolution Surveilance in Discreet Package


As a complement to its line of easy-to-install closed circuit television products, which include the UniPak™ and Mini Dome cameras, Sony Electronics today introduced two new security cameras. The color SSC-MX13V and the black-and-white SSC-C13V video cameras feature a sleek one-piece design with a built in varifocal zoom lens.

The cameras produce high-resolution images and come equipped with a built-in 2x auto iris varifocal lens, allowing for mounting flexibility and easy installation. “Including the lens, each model is only five inches deep, making them a petite alternative to larger, more noticeable cameras when mounted to a structure,” said Jim Sandy, vice president of marketing for security products at Sony Electronics’ Broadcast and Professional Company. “We designed these cameras to be used in environments like hotel lobbies, corporate offices, convenience stores and other places where discretion is needed in order to accurately monitor the facility. The compact size also allows them to fit into a small housing when used outdoors.”

The SSC-MX13V and SSC-CX13V video cameras have numerous technical features that offer high-performance for a wide range of demanding surveillance applications. Other features include:

Sony Super HAD™ CCD technology, which provides high resolution and sensitivity, allowing the camera to reproduce clear, identifiable pictures even in low light conditions;

Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology, which offers a high level of stability and reliability that analog signal processing cannot achieve; and

Auto Iris with level controls, which provides superior dynamic range compared to electronic iris modes.

Businesses need reliable security tools in varying light conditions. The highly sensitive Super HAD CCD technology features a microlens over each pixel of the CCD, resulting in great convergence of light into the photosensitive layer of the CCD. As a result, this technology requires only a very low level of light to garner clear images.

The cameras also features Backlight Compensation (BLC), which automatically compensates for strong backlit conditions that can cast shadows on the subjects of the picture. By using the BLC mode, the subject can become more visible – and therefore identifiable – should a security breach occur.

Sony’s new SSC-MX13V and SSC-CX13V video cameras will be available in December for suggested list pricing of $289 and $359, respectively.


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