NEW from Panasonic are the i-PRO Ultra 360 panoramic indoor and outdoor cameras, the first in Panasonic's series of 4K video surveillance cameras.

Panasonic says its new i-PRO Ultra 360 Panoramic indoor camera and its IP66-rated outdoor 360-degree camera are the first line of products that utilize the company’s 12-megapixel (MP) sensor and 4K Ultra HD engine technologies. 

According to the company, the cameras produce 9MP (3K x 3K) images at 15fps, 4MP images at 30fps, and the cameras’ 12MP image sensors deliver high sensitivity at less than 0.4 lux for sharp color and black and white images. 

Other features include camera display modes such as Fish-Eye, Single Panorama, Double Panorama, Single PTZ, Quad PTZ and Quad Stream, and through the inclusion of Panasonic’s Super Chroma Compensation (SCC) and Auto Back Focus (ABF) features, the cameras are able to maintain color fidelity and clarity in day or night conditions.

In addition, the i-PRO (WV-SFN480) and IP66 (WV-SFV481) also come equipped with advanced analytic options to provide system owners with information relating to occupant movement.

Later this year Panasonic says it will release an add-on to its Surveillance Software Suite to allow the cameras to heat map and provide a history of movement that indicates traffic patterns and dwell time. The cameras’ on-board processors have the ability to encode up to two H.264 streams simultaneously, with options for two JPEG modes.

The WV-SFV481 outdoor 360-degree camera features an anti-shock, vandal resistant IK10-rated chassis that also complies to IP66 standards The WVSFV481 carries an MSRP of $2,431 and the companion indoor WV-SFN480 carries an MSRP of $1,924.

Panasonic video surveillance products are distributed locally by Hills Ltd.