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Watec WAT-232S 1/3" Low Light Color Day/Night Camera

Quick Overview

White balance control, Back light compensation, Electronic iris, AGC, Flickerless mode, Video/DC iris auto-select

The Watec WAT-232S low light day night camera fuses the low light technology of Watec's black/white cameras together with their high resolution color cameras. At minimum illumination levels of 0.02 lux color and 0.002 lux b/w, the WAT-232S meets the requirements for the perfect 24hr surveillance camera application. Other convenient features include a back focus ring, external trigger input and externally adjustable functions.


  • 1/3" Interline CCD Image sensor
  • High Resolution: 540 TVL
  • Color/monochrome version (auto/manual selection)
  • Near IR Monochrome for Night & Color for Day
  • Simultaneous BNC & S-Video Outputs
  • White balance control
  • White blemish correction
  • Video/DC iris w/auto-select
  • Flickerless mode
  • AGC
  • Back light compensation
  • Accepts CS-mount lenses
  • Specifications
    Sensor type 1/3" interline transfer CCD image sensor
    Number of total pixels 811 x 508
    Number of effective pixels 768 x 494
    Unit cell size 6.35 x 7.4 μm, (H x V)
    Imaging system YE, Cy, Mg and G complementary color mosaic filters on chip
    Synchronizing system Internal
    Scanning system 2:1 interlace
    Video output Composite, Y/C: 1 Vpp, 75 ohms, unbalanced
    Resolution <540 TVL (center) 
    Minimum illumination Color: 0.02 lux F1.2
    Monochrome: 0.002 lux F1.2
    S/N <50 dB (AGC = 0 dB, γ = 1.0)
    AE mode Fixed: 1/60, 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/10,000 sec
    EI: 1/60 to 1/100,000 sec (flicker suppress)
    White balance ATW (color rolling less), PWB
    AGC (Automatic Gain Control) 0 to 38 dB
    Day/Night Auto (level selectable)/external
    Gamma Characteristics 0.45
    Video level 100/75 IRE
    Lens Iris: Video/DC (EIAJ arrangement, auto-select)
    Back Light Compensation On/Off
    White Blemish Correction Up to 32 pixels
    Power Supply 12 VDC ±10%
    Power Consumption 2.04 W (170 mA)
    Operating Temperature 14 to 122°F (-10 to 50°C), without condensation
    Storage Temperature -22 to 158°F (-30 to 70°C), without condensation
    Humidity Operating/Storage: >95% RH
    Lens mount CS mount (back focus adjustable)
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 2.13 x 1.75 x 1.73" (54 x 44.5 x 44 mm)
    Weight Approximately 5.29 oz (150 g)


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