Tamron Co., Ltd. (President and CEO Morio Ono, headquartered in Saitama City), a leading manufacturer of optical equipment, has released the Panorama Camera 180-View, a new type of security camera with a fish-eye lens that delivers a 180º horizontal angle of view that eliminates any blind spots.
Panorama Camera 180-View with Fish-eye Lens
Even when equipped with a wide-angle lens, conventional security cameras tend to produce blind spots, thus often requiring multiple cameras to ensure adequate coverage. Speed dome cameras are also problematic, as they cannot instantaneously capture the subjects being monitored. Tamron’s newly developed Panorama Camera 180-View is equipped with a special fish-eye lens that delivers a 180° horizontal angle of view, allowing a single camera to capture images free from blind spots. Proprietary image processing technology is utilized to correct distortions in the images taken, and the camera is also equipped with a large variety of other functions, including electronic PTZ, presetting function and motion detection, to ensure accurate images of the subject are captured. The camera does not include any mechanical sections as it uses an integrated structure incorporating all elements, from the lens to the camera and software. This in turn results in outstanding durability and reliability, and helps reduce the time and effort required for maintenance.
Smaller and lighter than conventional cameras and with a well-considered exterior design, this advanced camera can be used as an intelligent camera in a variety of installation environments.
Tamron’s new Panorama Camera 180-View provides a new solution for various security applications, delivering the high resolution and precise software controls you would expect from an optical equipment manufacturer.
|Lens specifications||f= 1.09mm|
|Horizontal angle of view||180°|
|Lens type||Fish eye|
|Image sensor||1/3.8" progressive CMOS|
|Effective pixels||1.23 mega pixels (1280 (H) x 960 (V) pixels)|
|External dimensions||72 mm x 72 mm x 40 mm
|Other functions||Distortion correction|
|9 preset positions and sequential transition|
|Price and Release Date|
|Release Date||September 7, 2011 (Wed)|