Watec WAT-232S Camera

Watec WAT-232S 1/3" Low Light Color Day/Night Camera (NTSC)




The Watec WAT-232S low light day night camera fuses the low light technology of Watec's black/white cameras together with their high resolution color cameras.  At minimum illumination levels of 0.02 lux color and 0.002 lux b/w, the WAT-232S meets the requirements for the perfect 24hr surveillance camera application.  Other convenient features include a back focus ring, external trigger input and externally adjustable functions.


  • 1/3" Interline CCD Image sensor
  • High Resolution: 540 TVL
  • Color/monochrome version (auto/manual selection)
  • Near IR Monochrome for Night & Color for Day
  • Simultaneous BNC & S-Video Outputs
  • White balance control
  • White blemish correction
  • Video/DC iris w/auto-select
  • Flickerless mode
  • AGC
  • Back light compensation
  • Accepts CS-mount lenses
Specification Details
CCD 1/3" interline transfer CCD image sensor
Total Pixels (H x V) 811 x 508
Effective Pixels (H x V) 768 x 494
Unit Cell Size 6.35 x 74 μm, (H x V)
Imaging System YE, Cy, Mg, and G complementary color mosaic filters on chip
Synchronizing System Internal
Scanning System 2:1 interlace
Video Output Composite, Y/C: 1 Vpp, 75 ohms, unbalanced
Resolution <540 TVL (center)
Minimum Illumination Color: 0.02 lux F1.2
Monochrome: 0.002 lux F1.2
S/N <50 dB (AGC = 0 dB, γ = 1.0)
AE Mode Fixed: 1/60, 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/10,000 sec
EI: 1/60 to 1/100,000 sec (flicker suppress)
White Balance ATW (color rolling less), PWB
AGC (Automatic Gain Control) 0 to 38 dB
Day/Night Auto (level selectable)/external
Gamma Characteristics 0.45
Video Level 100/75 IRE
Lens Iris: Video/DC (EIAJ arrangement, auto-select)
Back Light Compensation On/Off
White Blemish Correction Up to 32 pixels
Power Supply 12 VDC ±10%
Power Consumption 2.04 W (170 mA)
Operating Temperature 14 to 122°F (-10 to 50°C), without condensation
Storage Temperature -22 to 158°F (-30 to 70°C), without condensation
Humidity Operating/Storage: >95% RH
Lens Mount CS mount (back focus adjustable)
Dimensions (L x W x H) 2.13 x 1.75 x 1.73" (54 x 44.5 x 44 mm)
Weight Approximately 5.29 oz (150 g)

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