Sony X Series Camera Overview

Author: John Honovich, Published on Nov 08, 2010

Sony's latest addition to its network camera portfolio, the X series, provides HD 720p and HD 1080p models at lower price points, smaller form factors, and less features than Sony's premium V-series and the mid-tier E-series. 

The X-series consists of 6 unique models including box, dome and vandal dome form factors. Like the V- and E-series models, the X-series provides a maximum resolution of 1.3MP (4:3) for its 720p models and 3.0MP for 1080p models. No X series models support IR cut-filters nor WDR functionality. Additionally, no built in IR nor IP66 options are offered.

* ****** ******* **** ***** ***** ****** ***-*************** ****** (*.**** for **** *** *.*** *** ***** ********). ******* ** *** E ******, *** * ****** **** *** ******* ** ********* AC ** ** ***** *****, *** ******** **** *** ******** options. * *** * ****** ***** ******* ********* ****-***** ****** that *** ** ****** ** *** *** ******** - *** X ******, ****** **** * ***** **** **** *** ******* this *******.

*** ***** * ****** ****** ******** ** *** *******-***** - * ***** *** ******. *** ****** *** ** **** of $*** *** ** ****** ***** **$***.**. *** **** ***** '**' ** ****'* **** ** ******-***** ***** *** ** ****** ***** ** *****$***** **** ** $****. *********, *** **** $*** **** *** X ****** ***** *** *** **** ** * ********** *** filter, **** **** ***** *** * ********* / *************** ****.

***** * ****** ****** **** ** ******** ******* ******* ****.

*** **** *-****** ** ******* ** *** **** *** ******. These **** ****** *** ******* ** ******* **** ***********, ***** the **** *-****** ******** **** **** *** ***** ******. *** Axis*****(******-****) ********(**-****), **** *** **** *-******, ******* ***** ** *** ****, and **** ** *****, ** ***-******, *** ** **** ****-***** capability. *** *** ********* ** *** **** *****/**** ****** ** that **** ***** *************** ******** **-***** ******; **** *-****** ******* ship **** ***** ***-*************** ****-***** ******. 

********* *** ************* **** * ****** *** **** * ****** box *******, ****** ******* ** ****** ***** **** **** ** the $*** *****. ***** **** ** **** **** ** *** higher ********** (***** *** ** ****). ***** **** ** **** will ** *************** **** *******. * ****** *********** ********** ** that *** **** * ****** **** ***** * ***** ******** while **** * ****** ** **** * * **** ******** (Axis **** * ***** ** *** ****** *** *** * year ** *** ***** *** - ******* ******** ****).

*** *** ***** * ****** ******* ********* ** ** ******** later **** ****, *** **** *** (*****) *** *** **** domes (*****) *** *******. **** *** ********* *** ** **** under $*** ***** ***** **** ****** ******* **** ** ** the $***-$*** *****. ** ** ******* ** ***** **** ******, ** ***** *** ***** **** ** ********** **********.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Vivotek 3MP 180 Wall Mount Camera Tested on Feb 28, 2017
Purpose-built wall mount panoramics have become an attractive niche to cover entranceways. In 2013, we bought and tested Vivotek's 1MP...
Dahua 4K HD Analog Cameras Announced on Feb 23, 2017
HD analog has been gaining popularity (even if Axis hopes otherwise). Last year, HD analog's max resolution doubled from 1080p to 4MP (see our 4MP...
Uniview (UNV) IP Cameras Tested on Feb 22, 2017
"We're #3," in China says Uniview (UNV). While the company significantly trails Hikvision and Dahua in total sales, one notable difference is that...
Hikvision Ezviz Mini 360 Plus - $80 Autotracking Camera Tested on Feb 21, 2017
Autotracking, integrated IR, local storage, full HD, cloud access: $80. That is the claim of Hikvision EZVIZ's new Mini 360 Plus. But for this...
Hikvision PanoVu Multi Imager Tested on Feb 08, 2017
Hikvision has entered the multi-imager market with their 180° PanoVu DS-2CD6986F-H, an 8MP, 4-imager model equipped with ~1/1.8" imagers and...
Axis 15MP Multi-Imager Tested (Q3708-PVE) on Feb 07, 2017
Axis continues to expand in the multi imager market, adding to a segment started with the 33MP Q3709. We bought the Q3708-PVE and tested it...
LAST DAY - Camera Course Winter 2017 on Feb 02, 2017
Learn video surveillance and get certified. IPVM provides live online classes, recorded videos, personal help, cutting edge education and...
Invisible IR Camera Tested (Vivotek) on Jan 30, 2017
Integrated IR is everywhere in surveillance, from high-end long range cameras to even the lowest cost models. But this IR usually comes with a...
WDR Shootout 2017: Low vs High Cost Cameras on Jan 24, 2017
Multi-exposure WDR was once only available in expensive cameras but in the past few years, this capability has become available even in sub $200...
Geovision Launches Direct Cloud Offering on Jan 18, 2017
Add cloud, subtract integrator. Geovision has launched myGVcloud, an offering that allows consumers to buy cameras and cloud services directly...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Axis Camera Vulnerabilities From Google Researcher Analyzed on Mar 23, 2017
A Google security researcher has reported 6 vulnerabilities for Axis cameras, affecting multiple models and firmware versions. In this report, we...
OpenEye Takes Aim At Exacq on Mar 23, 2017
First Milestone targeted Exacq with a takeover offer, and now OpenEye is gunning for them with an offer to swap out Exacq for their cloud-managed...
Lock Keyways For Access Control Guide on Mar 23, 2017
Lock keyways can be the difference between a lock working or not. Understanding keyways is important for access control. Indeed, a member recently...
Broken Browser Support for Video Surveillance on Mar 22, 2017
Modern web browsers have left the security industry behind. Current Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge browsers do not support NPAPI plugins,...
ADI Favorability Results on Mar 22, 2017
150 North American integrators provided feedback on 6 distributors, and why they do (or do not do) business with ADI. ADI is clearly a big name in...
1 Million Dahua Devices Exposed To Backdoor on Mar 22, 2017
Statistics show that 1 million Dahua devices are publicly exposed and vulnerable to the Dahua backdoor. Despite this, Dahua has downplayed the...
Hikvision Hires Crisis Communication Writer on Mar 21, 2017
Hikvision has hired a crisis communication writer as the company ramps up its efforts to deal with the 'crisis' it feels it is facing. 'Crisis...
Glass Break Sensor Tutorial on Mar 21, 2017
Burglars often break glass windows to get into a house. Using glass break detectors in conjunction with alarm contacts is a good way to protect the...
Unikey Smart Phone Access Control Platform on Mar 21, 2017
More and more people carry smart phones. Many think this could replace the conventional key or card for access control. However, using a phone...
Hikvision Attacks IPVM on Mar 20, 2017
Hikvision has attacked IPVM repeatedly over the last month, both in the international press and in its dealer communications. Attacks Listed On...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact