The 6 new IPELA ENGINE EX cameras include the varifocal SNC-VB600 and SNC-VB630 full body cameras, the SNC-VM600 and SNC-VM630 mini-dome cameras, and the SNC-VM601 and SNC-VM631 vandal-proof indoor mini-dome cameras. 
Noise reduction is significantly enhanced and low light sensitivity is increased to more than twice that of Sony’s previous cameras, including the impressive CH140. Maximum frame rates are doubled from 30 fps to 60 fps at both HD and Full HD resolution.
The IPELA ENGINE EX cameras combine powerful signal processing and video analytics technologies to enhance the performance of IP video security systems. Teamed with Sony’s Exmor CMOS image sensor, the IPELA ENGINE EX is claimed to offer smoother moving pictures, excellent visibility in high-contrast scenes, clearer low-noise images even in low light, and enhanced face and object detection. 
IPELA ENGINE architecture also allows for unprecedented flexibility in developing new applications and refining or customising existing ones. 
Sony’s View-DR (dynamic range) technology, means each IPELA ENGINE EX model provides high levels of detail even when imaging brightly backlit figures. 
Features of the IPELA ENGINE EX signal processing system include: 
* High frame rate – allows for the shooting of smoother high-resolution images in Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 60 frames/ second, double that of the standard number of frames
* View-DR processing – delivers a wide dynamic range equivalent to 90 dB for Full HD (1080p) and 130 dB for HD (720p), for excellent visibility in high-contrast scenes
* XDNR (Excellent Dynamic Noise Reduction) – ensures clearer low-light images by combining single-frame noise reduction with reduction of differential noise signals from consecutive frames
* Enhanced DEPA Advanced Video Analytics – provides state-of-the-art video image analytics for improved face detection and rule-based alarm triggers.