In a constantly changing surveillance environment, the need for security
remains greater than ever. These new surveillance cameras from Sony,
incorporating a unique range of functions and new technology, ensure
that sharp and clear images can be monitored and recorded around the
• Wide dynamic range with
• High resolution and
high sensitivity
• Day/night function
• Wide Auto Tracing White
(ATW) range
• Turbo Automatic Gain Control (AGC)
video cameras are the latest additions
to the Sony surveillance camera line up,
specifically designed for challenging
lighting conditions as well as day/night
surveillance applications. Incorporating
newly developed DynaView technology
from Sony these cameras offer an
extremely wide dynamic range allowing
for the capture of clear images - even in
strong backlight situations. In addition,
an automatic "Day/Night" function
enables the camera to capture high
quality colour images during the day
and more sensitive Black & White (B&W)
images at night. Outstanding picture
quality and sophisticated features make
the SSC-DC593P/DC598P cameras the
logical choice for challenging 24-hour
surveillance applications.
• Privacy zone masking
• Activity detection function
• Remote camera control
• User-friendly operation
Superior Picture Quality
At normal speed
At high speed shutter
Day/Night function
Wide dynamic range with DynaView™
Incorporating newly developed DynaView
technology, these cameras achieve an incredible dynamic range that is 128 times wider
than conventional cameras, so users can capture clear images even in extreme high-contrast lighting environments.
In DynaView mode, the camera captures
the same image twice – firstly with a normal
shutter speed, and then with a high shutter
speed. Newly developed LSI technology then
combines the dark areas captured at normal
shutter speed with the bright areas captured
at high shutter speed and creates one image –
an extremely high-contrast picture that would
be unattainable with a conventional camera.
DynaView technology also means more powerful Backlight Compensation (BLC). While
conventional BLC can result in over exposure
of the image background, DynaView reduces
this to a minimum by using a high shutter
speed for the background, which consequently
provides optimum exposure for both the subject and the background.
High resolution and high sensitivity
The SSC-DC593P/DC598P cameras incorporate a 1/3 type IT (Interline Transfer) CCD with
440,000 pixels – a feature that contributes
to their superb picture quality and high sensitivity. These cameras provide a high resolution
of 480 TV lines and can operate under a minimum illumination of 0.07 lux in B&W mode or
0.8 lux in Colour mode.
The SSC-DC593P/DC598P cameras offer a
“Day/Night” function to provide optimised
sensitivity in both day and night shooting scenarios. As the scene illumination reduces and
the acquired image darkens, the infrared filter
is automatically removed and the camera
switches to B&W mode, requiring a minimum
illumination of only 0.07 lux. For even greater
flexibility, the Day/Night function can also be
initiated on demand through an external control signal.
The CCD IRIS function allows the use of a
manual iris lens instead of a more costly automatic iris lens. As image brightness increases,
the camera adjusts exposure by automatically
reducing the CCD photo sensor’s exposure
time (charge accumulation time). This is
achieved by using the CCD electronic shutter,
which has a range of 1/50 to 1/10,000 per second.
Wide Auto Tracing White (ATW) range
Automatic Tracing White is a feature that automatically adjusts the white balance in accordance with any changes in lighting conditions,
ensuring that the appropriate colour balance
of a picture is always obtained.
The SSC-DC593P/DC598P cameras provide an
extremely wide Automatic Tracing White range
(2,000 K to 10,000 K), allowing adjustment-free
operation under a variety of light conditions.
These cameras also feature pre-set colour
temperature settings and user-defined manual
Turbo AGC
These cameras incorporate an advanced
Turbo AGC function which allows the user to
boost camera gain to 24 dB. This enables the
image to be more easily distinguished, even if
it is shot in low light.
Advanced Features
On-screen set up menu
Privacy zone
Privacy zone masking
an image can be masked. Up to two masking
blocks can be freely selected in width and
height. The masking areas are selectable from
either the inside or the outside of the masking
Activity detection function
The activity detection function detects
changes within up to three user-defined areas
of the picture. When triggered, the camera
superimposes a blinking ALARM indication on
the video monitor and outputs an alarm trigger
signal to external equipment. The on-screen,
superimposed ALARM message lasts for 10
seconds, while the alarm trigger can be set at
between 0.5 and 10 seconds.
Menu operation buttons
Remote camera control
The SSC-DC593P/DC598P cameras can be
remotely controlled through the RS-485 serial
interface for camera configuration and control
of advanced features such as DynaView™
ON/OFF and Day/night mode switching.
User-friendly operation
• On-screen set up menu:
Camera settings can be made through
the on-screen menu using the cursor keys
on the side panel of the camera. Up to two
customised settings can be stored in the
memory to quickly recall specific set-up conditions.
• Camera title indication:
In order to identify individual cameras more
easily, a title of up to 24 characters can be
assigned to each unit, which can then be
superimposed onto a video monitor screen.
The position of the superimposed title is
selectable from OFF, TOP LEFT, TOP
Other Convenient
• DC servo/video servo lens
connection capability
The SSC-DC593P/DC598P cameras
are easily connected to either
DC-servo or video-servo lenses.
• CS-mount
CS-mount lenses can also be
used, allowing for easy and precise
back-focus adjustments.
• Dual power capability
The SSC-DC593P accepts both
AC 24 V and DC 12 V power sources
and automatically switches to the
appropriate mode upon receiving
• Sync system
The sync system of these cameras
can be switched between internal
lock and AC line lock. When AC line
lock is selected, the V-phase can
be adjusted by ±90°.
SSC-DC593P / SSC-DC598P Specifications
Image device
Picture elements (H x V)
Sensing area
Signal system
Sync system
Horizontal resolution
Lens mount
Minimum illumination
1/3 type Interline Transfer CCD
752 x 582
1/3 type format (4.8 x 3.6 mm)
PAL standard
INT/AC Line Lock
480 TV lines
Colour: 0.4 lx at F1.4 (30 IRE, AGC ON, Turbo mode)
0.8 lx at F1.4 (50 IRE, AGC ON, Turbo mode)
2.9 lx at F1.4 (100 IRE, AGC ON, Turbo mode)
B&W: 0.03 lx at F1.4 (30 IRE, AGC ON, Turbo mode)
0.07 lx at F1.4 (50 IRE, AGC ON, Turbo mode)
0.25 lx at F1.4 (100 IRE, AGC ON, Turbo mode)
ON/OFF switchable, 1/50 to 1/10,000 s
ATW-PRO/ATW/3200K/5600K/MANUAL/DUAL WB selectable
More than 50 dB (AGC OFF, WEIGHT ON)
52 dB
Soft/Normal/Sharp switchable
Auto/External/Colour to B/W selectable
ON/OFF switchable
ON/OFF switchable (with Area setting function)
Up to 24 characters
A / B / Reset selectable
RS-485 (Baud rate: 38,400bps)
BNC, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, sync negative
-10 °C to 50 °C (14 °F to 122 °F)
-40 °C to 60° C (-40 °F to 140 °F)
AC 24 V ±10 %, 50 Hz
AC 220 to 240 V ±10%, 50 Hz
or DC 12 V ±10 %
5.8 W
5.6 W
DC/video servo switchable
500 g (1 lb. 2 oz)
White Balance (WB)
Backlight Compensation (BLC)
S/N ratio
Dynamic range
Variable Gamma
Day/Night function
Activity detection
Privacy zone masking
Camera title
User Preset
Remote control
Video out
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
Power requirements
Video OUT (Coaxial Cable)
Video OUT
(Coaxial Cable)
Video OUT
AC outlet
AC 24 V or DC 12 V
power supply
Sony Time Lapse Recorder
or Hard Disk Recorder
(ex. YS-DX504P)
Video Monitor
Monitor 1
Video Monitor
Monitor 2
This system example also applies to the SSC-DC598P,
but in that case, without power supply.
Rear Panels
9.3 (3⁄8)
57 (2 1⁄4)
Power consumption
Auto iris lens
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Typical System
70 (2 7⁄8)
129 (5 1⁄8)
139 (5 1⁄2)
SSC-DC593P Rear Panel
Unit: mm (inches)
Supplied accessories
Lens mount cap (1), Operating instructions (1),
Menu operations (1), AC power cable (1, SSC-DC598P only)
SSC-DC598P Rear Panel
Sony address/contact details/dealer stamp
Sony, DynaView and CCD IRIS are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
Design, features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
All non-metric weights and measures are approximate.
CA SSC-DC593/598P/GB-10/06/2003