960H security cameras and sony Effio DSP

960H security cameras means the security camera can deliver analogue high resolution images at 700 tv lines or 960x480 for NTSC, 960x582 for PAL tv system. As one of leader in developing and manufacturing CCD image sensors and DSP, Sony lunched a new series "Effio" DSP for security market since 2009.  As result of inexpensive price, now 960H camera replace other analogue cameras as the main trend in security market.

What are the advantages of 960H camera ?

The obvious benefits of 960H camera is it can deliver highest resolution images at 700 tv lines in analogue cctv systems. The 960H resolution is 34% larger than D1 resolution, and is 500% larger than CIF resolution.  

960H resolution is 16:9 resolution, this makes the 960H cctv system can suitable for wide screen surveillance monitors or TVs without distorting the images quality.

Except providing high resolution images, now the 960H security cameras offers more advanced features such as wide dynamic range, high light compensation, E-zoom, slow shutter, with super low noise and steady performance at night surveillance.

How to find true 960H security cameras ?

The CCTV cameras contain CCD module, the CCD module is the core component for security cameras. CCD module consist of CCD image sensor and DSP. Only using the 960H image sensor and 960H DSP chipset, also with advanced debugging, the security camera can deliver true 700 tv lines images.

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Difference between Super HAD II CCD and  Ex-view HAD II CCD

Super HAD II and Ex-view HAD II CCD both from Sony, it's the main CCD image sensor in all analogue CCTV cameras. 

The "Super HAD II CCD" is a version of Sony's high performance CCD HAD (Hole-Accumulation Diode) sensor with realized sensitivity (typical) of 1000mV or more per 1µm2 (Color: F5.6/ BW: F8 in 1 s accumulation equivalent.)

The "Ex-view HAD II CCD" is also from Sony's high performance CCD image sensor, with advantages of high sensitivity and low illumination features.  The lux rating of the EX-View CCD is two times better than the SONY "Super HAD II" CCD for both day & night surveillance.

SONY SUPER HAD II CCD Image Sensor 

Product nameICX810AKA NEW/ICX811AKA NEWICX662AKA/ICX663AKAICX668AKA/ICX669AKA
 For WDRFor WDR
Image sizeDiagonal 6.0 mm/(Type 1/3)Diagonal 6.0 mm/(Type 1/3)Diagonal 4.5 mm/(Type 1/4)
Total number of pixels480K/570K480K/570K480K/570K
Number of effective pixels976(H) × 494(V)/976(H) × 582(V)976(H) × 494(V)/976(H) × 582(V)976(H) × 494(V)/976(H) × 582(V)
Unit cell size [µm]5.0(H) × 7.4(V)/5.0(H) × 6.25(V)5.0(H) × 7.4(V)/5.0(H) × 6.25(V)3.75(H) × 5.56(V)/3.75(H) × 4.69(V)
Sensitivity [mV] (F5.6)235016001400/1350
Saturation signal [mV]1400800600/540
Smear [dB] (F5.6)-110-105-105
Supply voltage [V]+15/-7.0 (typ.)+15/-7.5 (typ.)+15/-7.5 (typ.)
H Transfer voltage [V]3.3 (typ.)3.3 (typ.)3.3 (typ.)
Supported DSP"Effio-P"/"Effio-S"/Enhanced "Effio-E""Effio-P""Effio-P"

SONY Ex-view HAD II CCD Image Sensor

Product nameICX672AKA/ICX673AKAICX678AKA NEW/ICX679AKA NEW
Image sizeDiagonal 6.0 mm/(Type 1/3)Diagonal 4.5 mm/(Type 1/4)
Total number of pixels480K/570K480K/570K
Number of effective pixels976(H) × 494(V)/976(H) × 582(V)976(H) × 494(V)/976(H) × 582(V)
Unit cell size [µm]5.0(H) × 7.4(V)/5.0(H) × 6.25(V)3.75(H) × 5.56(V)/3.75(H) × 4.69(V)
Sensitivity [mV] (F5.6)2450/24001050/950
Saturation signal [mV]14001000
Smear [dB] (F5.6)-110-105
Supply voltage [V]+15/-7.0 (typ.)+12/-7.0 (typ.)
H Transfer voltage [V]3.3 (typ.)3.3 (typ.)
Supported DSP"Effio-P"/"Effio-S"/Enhanced"Effio-E""Effio-P"/"Effio-S"/Enhanced"Effio-E"

Comparison between Effio-E, Effio-S and Effio-P

Item"Effio-P""Effio-S"Enhanced "Effio-E"
Product nameCXD4129GGCXD4130GGCXD4140GG
Supported CCDs960H, 760H WDR/Normal CCDs960H, 760H Normal CCDs960H, 760H, 510H Normal CCDs
Main
functions
Horizontal resolutionOver 650 TVL
Wide dynamic rangeYesNoNo
ATRATR-EXATR
Noise reduction2D&3D-NR2D-NR
Day & Night
Exposure control for IR light
Yes
Available

Available

Yes
Privacy maskUp to 20 masks8 masks
E-zoomYesNo
Slow shutter
(Sens-up)
YesNo
Digital image stabilizerYesNo
HLCYes
AF detectorYes
Motion detectionYes
OSDYesPreset OSD
Port driver24 ports16 ports
Automatic mechanical
iris adjustment
Yes
External synchronizationLL, VSL, VBSLHP/HR, VRHRLL
OutputsAnalog outputsY/C separate, composite
Digital outputsITU-R BT.656 (27 MHz)
ITU-R BT.601 (13.5 MHz, Y/C 16 bits)
CCD pixel number reference frequency (960H)
ITU-R BT.656 (27 MHz)
CCD pixel number reference frequency (960H, 760H, 510H)
Dual analog and digital outputsYes

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