High reliability and smooth pan/tilt mechanism

360° endless panning and tilting between –15° and 195° are available thanks to the high-performance pan/tilt mechanism. Wide range monitoring can be performed only with a single camera.
The panning/tilting speed is widely adjustable between 0.065°/sec and 120°/sec when manually controlling it.
The auto pan function allows operation with the camera (lens direction) keeping on rotating horizontally when needed.

Preset position

A desired camera direction can be registered as a preset position and the camera will move to the registered preset position only by clicking the corresponding preset button. Up to 256 preset positions can be registered.

Preset position map-shot

Thumbnail images representing 8 preset positions can be displayed on another window.
By clicking a thumbnail image, live image from the corresponding preset position will be displayed.

360° map-shot

The camera rotates 45° horizontally 8 times and 8 thumbnail images be displayed on another window.
By clicking a thumbnail image, the camera will move to a position corresponding to the selected lens direction and live image from that direction will be displayed.

Auto Eye-lid Mechanism (AEM)

When direction of the lens moved above the horizontal, a doubled image may occur when using a general camera. Our unique technology is featured in WV-SW598 and it reduces doubled images and offers images that are more natural and easy to watch.

30x Optical Zoom, 90x Ex Optical Zoom

The 30x optical zoom lens offers display of enlarged image without deterioration of high image quality.
In addition, the Ex optical zoom function offers up to 60x optical zoom and up to 1080x is available when using together with the digital zoom.

* The Ex zoom function is available only when the image capture size setting is set to “640×360” pixels.
* When using the digital zoom, image quality will be deteriorated as the zoom factor increases.

Advanced Auto Tracking

The auto tracking function using simultaneously all of the panning, tilting and zooming is available. When a motion is detected in a registered monitoring area, the camera will track the motion (object) and capture it.
Tracking using 2 cameras or more is also available.

High Resolution(1080p Full HD images up to 30fps)

WV-SW598 is equipped with a 2.4 megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor, creating high resolution 2.4 megapixel JPEG (1920 x 1080) and Panasonic high profile H.264 compression Full HD (1920 x 1080) 30fps images to meet a wide range of surveillance requirements. JPEG/H.264 multiple streaming transmission is also supported.
A minimum illumination of 0.5 lx allows color images even in minimal lighting.
The Electronic Sensitivity Enhancement and Day/Night features enhance this capability even further to 0.03 lx(Color)/0.004 lx(BW) when filming in the dark, making these cameras ideal for 24-hour surveillance.

Fog and Smoke Reduction

Improved visibility of images in fog or smoke using Fog / Smoke reduction function

2-area VIQS (Variable Image Quality on Specified Area)

The data volume of the overall video can be reduced by filming sections with movement that needs to be monitored in high definition while filming unchanging sections in low resolution.
Two areas (total of up to 40% of the overall image) can be indicated as high-resolution monitoring sections.

Combination of Enhanced UniPhier ® and VIQS function

Data volume can be reduced by a total of 50%* by using Enhanced UniPhier® (up to 30%) and 2-area VIQS (up to 20%).
Reducing the data volume decreases the load on the network.
It also uses less space on the disc in the recorder, meaning that more images can be stored on a disc of the same size with the same image settings.

* Compared with WV-NP502. Reduction may vary depending on object and image quality settings.

Various Transmission Modes

Select from four modes to suit conditions such as the image being filmed and the monitoring environment. This allows for optimal performance for image quality, movement, network load reduction, recording space and more.In addition to “Constant Bitrate”, which provides the best picture quality, “Frame rate”, which provides the best capturing of objects? movement, and “Best effort”, which changes the settings according to network conditions, a new function, “Advanced VBR (Variable Bitrate)” has been added. Advanced VBR secures recording space on the recorder while maintaining a constant image quality, and can even film complex scenes without decreasing image quality.

32 areas privacy zone masking

Sections within the capture area that you do not want to capture or that must not be captured can be masked. The mask is applied to the camera so that the masked area does not appear on the monitoring screen, and is also not recorded in the data stored on the recorder ,etc. Up to 32 privacy zones can be set.

SDXC Memory card edge recording

An SD memory card can be installed in the camera to record images. The camera can be set to record images to the SD memory card if a network problem causes a loss of communication between the camera and recorder, or when an alarm is detected.

Smartphone, Tablet PC monitoring

Monitoring can even be done from smart phones or tablet computers. The image is optimized to suit the screen. This makes it possible to monitor an area even while away or in transit.

* iPad, iPhone, iPod touch (iOS 4.2.1 or later) , Android™ mobile terminals For further information about compatible devices, refer to our web site

Functions of motion detection, sound detection and alarm detection

It is possible to make the camera take the following actions when a motion or sound is detected in an area registered on the monitoring window or detected by a sensor connected to the external interface;

  1. Display the [Alarm occurrence indication] button on the “Live” page
  2. Notify of alarm occurrences to the device connected to the alarm output connector
  3. Save images on the SD memory card
  4. Automatically send images to an ftp server
  5. Notify of detections to the administrator by e-mail
  6. Notify of alarm occurrences to the designated IP addresses (Panasonic alarm protocol notification)

Rain-wash coating

The application of rain-wash coating to the dome cover provides clearer visibility, allowing good security to be maintained even when the camera is installed in an environment subject to rain or water splashing.

Rain-Wash Coating Special site


WV-SW598 is equipped with a dehumidifier that keeps the internal moisture level low, preventing condenstation and quickly dissipating any condensation that forms.

Waterproof and dustproof

Waterproofing and dustproofing function compliant with IP66.
Can be installed outside in an area that receives direct wind and rain without special housing.
Compliant with IP66 (IEC60529)

Wide Ambient operate temperature

Installation in various places is possible since a wide ambient temperature is supported.
The integrated structure including the sun shield structure and the heater for cold weather region (activates when the internal temperature becomes below 10°C) allows use in a variety of locations where the ambient temperature range is between –50°C and 55°C (when using a PoE Injector).
Even when installed in a severe environment, a stable camera operation is provided.

Vandal Resistant Mechanism

Extremely shock-proof- will not break even under strong impact.

Compliant with 20J (IEC 60068-2-75) / IK10(IEC 62262)


Image Sensor Approx.1/3 type MOS Sensor
Effective Pixels Approx. 2.4 megapixel
Scanning Mode Progressive scan
Scanning Area 5.38 mm (H) x 3.02 mm (V) {7/32 inches (H) × 1/8 inches (V)}
Minimum Illumination Color: 0.5 lx, BW: 0.06 lx (F1.6, Auto slow shutter: Off (1/30s), Gain:On(High))
Color: 0.03 lx, BW 0.004 lx (F1.6, Auto slow shutter: Max. 16/30s, Gain:On(High)) *1
White Balance AWC (2,000 ~ 10,000 K), ATW1 (2,700 ~ 6,000 K),
ATW2 (2,000 ~ 6,000 K)
Light Control Mode Outdoor scene:
Automatic integration of ALC and ELC
Indoor scene [50 Hz]:
Automatic integration of ALC and ELC (up to 1/100 s)
Indoor scene [60 Hz]:
Automatic integration of ALC and ELC (up to 1/120 s)
Fix shutter
Shutter Speed Fix shutter: 1/30, 3/100, 3/120, 2/100, 2/120, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1,000, 1/2,000, 1/4,000, 1/10,000 (only at Super Dynamic Off)
Super Dynamic ON / OFF
Face Super Dynamic ON / OFF (Only at Super Dynamic: ON)
Dynamic Range 105 dB typical (Super Dynamic: ON, Light Control mode: Indoor)
Adaptive Black Stretch ON / OFF (Only at Super Dynamic: OFF)
Fog compensation ON / OFF
Electronic Sensitivity UP OFF / AUTO (Max. 2x (2/30 s), 4x (4/30 s), 6x (6/30 s), 10x (10/30 s), 16x (16/30 s))
Day & Night (IR) Mode: AUTO1 / AUTO2 / AUTO3 / ON / OFF, Level:High / Low, with external control
Digital Noise Reduction High / Low
Video Motion Detection 4 areas, Sensitivity: 15 steps, Detection size: 10 steps
Privacy Zone Up to 8 zones / Up to 32 zones, Gray / Mosaic
Image Stabilizer ON / OFF
VIQS Up to 2 zones at preset position 1-8 and except preset
Double Image Reduction ON / OFF
Camera Title (OSD) Up to 20 characters (alphanumeric characters, marks)
Focus distance Limited / Unlimited
Focal Length 4.3 mm ~129.0 mm, 30x
Zoom Ratio 30x / 90x with extra optical zoom (at 640×360)
Digital (Electrical) Zoom 12x (Max. 1080x combined with extra optical zoom at 640×360)
Angular Field of View H: 2.6° (TELE) ~ 64.6° (WIDE)
V: 1.6° (TELE) ~ 38.2° (WIDE)
Maximum Aperture Ratio 1 : 1.6 (WIDE) ~ 4.7 (TELE)
Focusing Range 2.0 m ~ ∞
Aperture Range F1.6 ~ Close
Pan and Tilt
Panning Range 360° endless
Panning Speed Manual: approx. 0.065°/s ~ 120°/s, Up to 256 steps (depending on the controller)
Preset: up to approx. 300°/s
Tilting Range –15° ~ 195° (upward-level-downward)
Selectable tilting angle: 0° / –5°/ –10° / –15
Tilting Speed Manual: approx. 0.065°/s ~ 120°/s, Up to 256 steps (depending on the controller)
Preset: up to approx. 300°/s
Proportional Pan/Tilt Control Yes
Number of Preset Positions 256
Auto Mode preset sequence / auto pan / auto track / patrol
Image Hold ON / OFF
PTZ Position Display ON / OFF
Self Return 10 s / 20 s / 30 s / 1 min / 2 min / 3 min / 5 min / 10 min / 20 min / 30 min / 60 min
Map Shot 360° map shot / preset map shot
Browser GUI
Camera Control Pan/Tilt (256 steps), Zoom, Focus, Click centering, Drag zoom, Iris, Preset position call and program, Auto mode
Display Mode Spot, Quad: Image from 16 cameras can be displayed in 4 different Quad screens or 16 split screen (JPEG only). 20 characters camera title available.
Camera Title Up to 20 alphanumeric characters
Clock Display Time: 12H/24H, Date: 5 formats on the browser, Summer time (Manual)
Alarm Control Reset
One Shot Capture A still picture will be displayed on a newly opened window.
Audio Mic (Line) Input: ON / OFF Volume adjustment: Low / Middle / High,
Audio Output: ON / OFF Volume adjustment: Low / Middle / High
SD Memory Data Download Still or motion Images recorded in the SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card can be downloaded.
GUI/Setup Menu Language English / Italian / French / German / Spanish / Russian / Chinese / Japanese
System Log Up to 100 (Internal)
Up to 4,000 (SDXC/SDHC/SD memory when the recording format is set to JPEG.) error logs
Supported OS *2 *3 Microsoft® Windows® 8, Microsoft® Windows® 7,
Microsoft® Windows Vista®, Microsoft® Windows® XP SP3
Supported Browser Windows® Internet Explorer® 10.0 (32 bit), Windows® Internet Explorer® 9.0 (32 bit),
Windows® Internet Explorer® 8.0 (32 bit),Windows® Internet Explorer® 7.0 (32 bit)
Network IF 10Base-T / 100Base-TX, RJ-45 connector
Image Resolution
Image Capture Mode:
2 mega pixel [16:9]
H.264 :
1,920 x 1,080 / 640 x 360 / 320 x 180, up to 30 fps
1,920 x 1,080 / 640 x 360 / 320 x 180, up to 30 fps
Image Capture Mode:
1.3 mega pixel [16:9]
H.264 :
1,280 x 720 / 640 x 360 / 320 x 180, up to 30 fps
1,280 x 720 / 640 x 360 / 320 x 180, up to 30 fps
Image Capture Mode:
1.3 mega pixel [4:3]
H.264 :
1,280 x 960 / VGA(640 x 480) / QVGA(320 x 240), up to 30 fps
1,280 x 960 / VGA(640 x 480) / QVGA(320 x 240), up to 30 fps
H.264 *4
Transmission Mode Constant bitrate / Frame rate priority / Best effort /Advanced VBR
Frame Rate 1 / 3 / 5 / 7.5 / 10 / 12 / 15 / 20 / 30 fps
Bit Rate/Client 64 / 128 / 256 / 384 / 512 / 768 / 1,024 / 1,536 / 2,048 / 3,072 / 4,096 / 6,144 / 8,192 / 10,240 / 12,288 / 14,336 kbps
Image Quality LOW / NORMAL / FINE
Refresh Interval 0.2 / 0.25 / 0.33 / 0.5 / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 s
Transmission Type UNICAST / MULTICAST
Image Quality 10 steps
Refresh Interval 0.1 fps ~ 30 fps
Transmission Type PULL / PUSH
Audio Compression G.726 (ADPCM) 32 kbps / 16 kbps, G.711 64 kbps for transmitting, AAC for audio recording and sound detection
Audio Mode OFF / Mic (Line) input / Audio output / Interactive (Half duplex) / Interactive (Full duplex)
Authentication for Audio Level 1 only / Level 2 higher / All users
Total Bit Rate 64 / 128 / 256 / 384 / 512 / 768 / 1,024 / 2,048 / 4,096 / 8,192 kbps / Unlimited
Supported Protocol IPv6:
FTP Client Alarm image transmission, FTP periodic transmission (When the FTP transmission is failed, backup on an optional SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card is available. )
No. of Simultaneous Users Up to 14 users (Depends on network conditions)
SDXC/SDHC/SD Memory Card (Option) H.264 recording (Audio recording is enable):
Manual REC / Alarm REC (Pre/Post) / Schedule REC
JPEG recording:
Manual REC / Alarm REC (Pre/Post) / Backup upon network failure Compatible SD (SDHC/SDXC) card: Panasonic
2 GB, 4 GB*, 8 GB*, 16 GB*, 32 GB*, 64GB** model
*SDHC card, ** SDXC card (except miniSD card and microSD card)
Cellular Phone Compatibility JPEG image
Mobile Terminal Compatibility iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
Alarm Source 3 terminals input, VMD, Command alarm, Sound detection
Alarm Actions SDXC/SDHC/SD memory recording, E-mail notification,
Indication on browser, FTP image transfer, Panasonic protocol output
Alarm Log With SDXC / SDHC / SD memory card: 5,000 logs,
without SDXC / SDHC / SD memory card: 1,000 logs
Schedule Alarm / VMD / Access permission / H.264 recording / Sound detection
Monitor Output
(for adjustment)
VBS : 1.0V[p-p] / 75Ω,
NTSC / PAL composite, BNC Jack
Microphone/Line Input MIC IN and Line IN are selectable. ∅3.5 mm stereo mini jack
(monaural input) (Applicable microphone: Plug-in power type)
Supply voltage: 2.5 V ±0.5 V Input impedance: approx. 2 kΩ
Audio Output ∅3.5 mm stereo mini jack (monaural output) Line level
Safety/EMC Standard UL (UL60950-1), C-UL (CAN/CSA C22.2 No.60950-1), CE, IEC60950-1FCC Part15 Class A, ICES-003 Class A, EN55022 Class B, EN55024
Power Source and
Power Consumption
AC24 V : 3.5 A, 55 W
PoE+ : 470 mA, 25 W (IEEE802.3at compliant)
POE Injector (60 W) : 1.0 A, 50 W
Ambient Operating
AC24 V and PoE Injector (60 W) : –50 °C ~ +55 °C (-58 °F ~ 131 °F) * with limitations
POE+ : -30°C ~ +55°C (-22 °F ~ 131 °F)
Ambient Operating Humidity Less than 90 % (no condensation)
Water and Dust Resistance IP66, IEC60529 measuring standard compatible, Type 4X(UL50), NEMA 4X compliant
Dimensions ∅229 mm x 392 mm(H) {∅9-1/32 inches x 15-7/16 inches(H)}
diameter of the dome 160 mm(6-5/16 inches)
Mass (approx.) Approx. 5.0 kg { 11.04 lbs}
Finish Main body : Aluminum die cast, Natural silver
Sunshields : ASA resin coating, Natural silver
Dome section : Clear polycarbonate resin

*1 Converted value

*2 Refer to “Notes on Windows Vista® / Windows® 7 / Windows® 8” on the provided CD-ROM for further information about system requirements for a PC and precautions when using Microsoft® Windows® 8 or Microsoft® Windows® 7 or Microsoft® Windows Vista®.

*3 When using IPv6 for communication, use Microsoft® Windows® 8 or Microsoft® Windows® 7 or Microsoft® Windows Vista®.

*4 Transmission for 2 streams can be individually set in the same compression method.

Part Names and Functions

Part Names and Functions

Trademarks and registered trademarks

  • Microsoft, and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
  • UniPhier is a registered trademark of Panasonic Corporation.
  • “MEGA Super Dynamic”, “i-PRO SmartHD” logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Panasonic Corporation.
  • ONVIF and the ONVIF logo are trademarks of ONVIF Inc.


  • Safety Precaution: carefully read the operating instructions and installation manual before using this product.
  • Panasonic can not be responsible for network performance and/or other manufacturer products that reside on the network.
  • Masses and dimensions are approximate.
  • Specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • These products may be subject to export control regulations.
  • All product pictures are NTSC models.

Standard Accessories

CD-ROM*1 1 pc.
Installation Guide 1 pc.

The followings are for installation.

Protection Cover 1 pc.
RJ45 connector 1 pc.
8P Alarm Cable 1 pc.
Connector Kit for 24 V AC 1 pc.
Front/Rear Sun Shield 1 set
Front/Rear Sun Shield Fixing Screws 2 pcs. (incl. 1 spare)
Code Label*2 1 pc.

*1 The CD-ROM contains the operating instructions (PDFs) and different kinds of tool software programs.

*2 This label may be required for network management.The network administrator shall retain the code label.


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