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Watec WAT-231S2 NTSC 1/3" Ultra Compact 540 TVL Low Light Color Camera

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1/3 inch CCD low light color camera, 380,000 pixels, 540 TV lines - composite, 480 TV Lines - Y/C out

This camera is discontinued. The replacement camera is the WAT-1200CS.


Availability: In stock


The Watec WAT-231S2 NTSC 1/3" Ultra Compact 540 TVL Low Light Color Camera captures images in minimal light conditions of 0.05lux in over 540TVL of high-resolution, true-color producing imagery. This color camera utilizes the newest in DSP technology providing crisp, vivid colors, and enabling users to clearly identify colors as they appear to the human eye. In addition, this camera's built in feature of pixel correction provides the ability to “erase” up to 32 hot pixels for those applications requiring absolutely blemish-free video.


  • Compact and lightweight design
  • 1/3 inch CCD low light color camera
  • Digital Signal Processor (DSP)
  • Minimum illumination 0.05 lux at F1.2
  • 540 TV lines - composite, 480 TV Lines - Y/C out
  • 380,000 pixels
  • CS Mount
  • 1/4 - 20 mount on top/bottom
  • White balance
  • Set shutter speeds, correct video levels, set the back light and adjust the cameras dynamic light range
  • Specifications
    Sensor type 1/3inch Interline transfer CCD image sensor
    Number of total pixels 811(H) × 508(V)
    Number of effective pixels 768(H) × 494(V)
    Unit cell size 6.35μm(H)×7.4μm(V)
    Synchronizing system Internal
    Scanning system 2:1 interlace
    Video output Composite Video, 1.0 V(p-p), 75Ω, unbalanced
    Y/C output (Y:Video Sync, C:Croma Burst)
    Video level 100IRE / 75IRE selectable
    Resolution (Horizontal) Composite out : 450TV lines (center)
    Y/C out : 480TV lines (center)
    Minimum illumination 0.05 lx. F1.2 (AGC High)
    Gamma correction γ≒0.45(ON) / 1.0(OFF)
    AGC ON=8~36dB(High), 8~24dB(Low) / OFF=8dB 
    S/N ratio 50dB(AGC OFF)
    AE mode  OFF, FL, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/10000sec.
    EI 1(1/60~1/10000sec.NTSC), EI 1(1/50~1/10000sec.PAL)
    EI 2(1/100~1/10000sec.)
    Back light compensation ON / OFF selectable
    White balance Auto trace, Preset: 3200K, 4300K, 5100K, 6300K
    Push lock White Balance, Manual White Balance(2500K ~ 9500K)
    Lens mount CS-mount
    Auto iris  Video / DC drive selectable
    Installation screw  U 1/4inch (D=5mm) (Top/Bottom)
    Connection terminal  Video out (BNC), Video out (Y/C), Power, Auto iris
    Power supply  DC +10~15V (recommendation 12V±10%)Current:   max. 180mA (DC +12.0V)
    Operating temperature -10℃ ~ +40℃
    Storage temperature -30℃ ~ +70℃
    Dimensions 43.5(W)×44.0(H)×64.5(D)mm
    Weight Approx. 160g
    Accessories DC-plug (WPDC12), Hex key wrench, Iris-plug (AIC-G)
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