Notes on Use
About the Supplied Manuals
Installation Manual (this document)
This Installation Manual describes the names and functions of parts and controls
of the Network Camera, gives connection examples and explains how to set up
the camera. Be sure to read the Installation Manual before operating.
LAN port (RJ-45)
Data and security
You should keep in mind that the images or audio you are monitoring may be
protected by privacy and other legal rights, and the responsibility for making
sure you are complying with applicable laws is yours alone.
Connect to a hub on the 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX network using a network
cable (UTP, category 5).
Refer to “Connecting the power source”on the reverse side for PoE
I/O (Input/Output) port
This port is used as a sensor input and alarm output terminals.
Access to the images and audio is protected only by a user name and the
password you set up. No further authentication is provided nor should you
presume that any other protective ﬁltering is done by the service. Since
the service is Internet-based, there is a risk that the image or audio you are
monitoring can be viewed or used by a third-party via the network.
SONY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE, AND ASSUMES ABSOLUTELY NO LIABILITY TO YOU
OR ANYONE ELSE, FOR SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS OR DISCONTINUATIONS OR
EVEN SERVICE CANCELLATION. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED AS-IS, AND SONY
DISCLAIMS AND EXCLUDES ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH
RESPECT TO THE SERVICE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY OR ALL
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, OR THAT IT WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR CONTINUOUSLY.
Always verify that the unit is operating properly before use. SONY WILL NOT
BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
COMPENSATION OR REIMBURSEMENT ON ACCOUNT OF THE LOSS OF PRESENT
OR PROSPECTIVE PROFITS DUE TO FAILURE OF THIS UNIT, EITHER DURING THE
WARRANTY PERIOD OR AFTER EXPIRATION OF THE WARRANTY, OR FOR ANY
OTHER REASON WHATSOEVER.
Easy Setup Guide for the Sony Network Camera (stored in
The Easy Setup Guide shows you how to set up the camera in order to view the
image shot by the camera on a computer.
After installing and connecting the camera following the Installation Manual,
perform setup using the Easy Setup Guide.
Alarm output 1–
Alarm output 1+
Alarm output 2–
Alarm output 2+
Sensor input – (GND)
Sensor input +
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly and
retain it for future reference.
User’s Guide (stored in the CD-ROM)
The User’s Guide describes how to set up the camera and how to control the
camera via a Web browser. Operate the camera referring to the User’s Guide.
Using the CD-ROM Manuals
The supplied CD-ROM disc includes the User’s Guides and Easy Setup Guides for
this unit in PDF format.
m(microphone input) jack (minijack, monaural)
Connect a commercially available microphone. This jack supports plug-
in-power microphones (rated voltage: 2.5 V DC).
The Adobe Reader Version 6.0 or higher must be installed on your computer in
order to use the guides stored in the CD-ROM disc.
AUDIO IN (audio input) selector
Select the level of the audio signal to be input to the microphone/line
LINE: line input level
MIC: microphone input level
The factory default setting is MIC.
If you lose data by using this unit, SONY accepts no responsibility for
restoration of the data.
Operating or storage location
Do not shoot an extremely bright object (an illumination, the sun, etc.). Also,
avoid operating or storing the camera in the following locations, as these can be
a cause of a malfunction.
If Adobe Reader is not installed, it may be downloaded from the following URL:
5 (line output) jack (minijack, monaural)
Connect a commercially available speaker system with a built-in
Reading the manual in the CD-ROM
Extremely hot or cold places (Operating temperature: -10 °C to +50 °C [22 °F to
Insert the CD-ROM in your CD-ROM drive.
A cover page appears automatically in your Web browser.
If it does not appear automatically in the Web browser, double-click on the
index.htm ﬁle on the CD-ROM.
VIDEO OUT selector
Areas exposed to direct sunlight for a long time, or close to heating
equipment (e.g., near heaters)
Close to sources of strong magnetism
Close to sources of powerful electromagnetic radiation, such as radios or TV
Locations subject to strong vibration or shock
Humid or dusty locations
Locations exposed to rain
Locations exposed to direct ﬂuorescent light or reﬂected light from a window
Locations exposed to inconsistent, ﬂickering light (the image will ﬂicker.)
Each time you press the selector button, the camera operation mode
switches from IP mode to NTSC+IP mode to PAL+IP mode cyclically, and
the VIDEO OUT indicator shows the selected mode. (The factory default
setting is IP mode.)
When adjusting the ﬁeld of view using a video monitor, select the
appropriate video signal with this selector.
IP mode: The video signal is not output from the VIDEO OUT connector.
(VIDEO OUT indicator: oﬀ)
NTSC+IP mode: The NTSC video signal is output from the VIDEO OUT
connector. (VIDEO OUT indicator: lights in green.)
Select and click on the manual that you want to read.
This opens the PDF ﬁle of the manual.
2008 Sony Corporation Printed in China
Clicking an item in the Table of Contents allows you jump to the relevant
The ﬁles may not be displayed properly, depending on the version of Adobe
Reader. In this case, install the latest version, which you can download from
the URL mentioned in “Preparations”above.
The model and serial numbers are located on the top. Record these numbers
in the spaces provided below.
Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding
To prevent heat buildup, do not block air circulation around the camera.
PAL+IP mode: The PAL video signal is output from the VIDEO OUT
connector. (VIDEO OUT indicator: lights in orange.)
If you have lost or damaged the CD-ROM, you can purchase replacement.
Contact your Sony service representative.
Adobe and Acrobat Reader are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United
States and/or other countries.
When transporting the camera, repack it as originally packed at the factory or in
materials of equal quality.
In NTSC+IP or PAL+IP mode, the video and audio signals can be output to
a computer via a LAN although there are certain restrictions. For details
of the restrictions, see the User’s Guide.
DC 12 V/AC 24 V (power input) terminal
Connect to a 12V DC or 24V AC power supply system.
VIDEO OUT (video output) connector
Connect the BNC cable (not supplied) to this connector.
When the power is supplied to the camera, the camera starts checking
the system. If the system is normal, this indicator lights up. If a system
error occurs, this indicator ﬂashes every second. In this case, consult your
authorized Sony dealer.
Location and Function of Part
To reduce a risk of ﬁre or electric shock, do not expose
this product to rain or moisture.
Use a blower to remove dust from the lens.
Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the external surfaces of the camera. Stubborn
stains can be removed using a soft cloth dampened with a small quantity of
detergent solution, then wipe dry.
A vari-focal lens for 1/3 type (SNC-CM120) or 1/4 type (SNC-CS20) is mounted
as standard equipment.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer
servicing to qualiﬁed personnel only.
Do not use volatile solvents such as alcohol, benzene or thinners as they may
damage the surface ﬁnishes.
Turn this ring toward N (near) to focus on a closer object. Turn it toward ∞
(inﬁnite) to focus on a farther object.
Turn this ring toward T for telephoto, or toward W
This installation should be made by a qualiﬁed service person and should
conform to all local codes.
Note on laser beams
Laser beams may damage a CCD. You are cautioned that the surface of a CCD should
not be exposed to laser beam radiation in an environment where a laser beam device is
U (ground) terminal
This is a ground terminal for the chassis.
A readily accessible disconnect device shall be incorporated in the building
Regular parts replacement
Tripod screw hole
Use this screw hole when attaching the camera
Some of the parts that make up this product (electrolytic condenser, for
example) need replacing regularly depending on their life expectancies.
The lives of parts diﬀer according to the environment or condition in which
this product is used and the length of time it is used, so we recommend
U1/4”, 20 UNC
= 4.5 mm - 9 mm
When 24 V AC or 12 V DC is supplied to the unit, the maximum power
consumption of the unit is 9W (SNC-CM120) or 7.5W (SNC-CS20). Check
the maximum allowable power when you connect the unit.
Fall-prevention wire rope mounting screw hole
When installing the camera to the ceiling or the wall, secure the supplied
fall-prevention wire rope to this hole using the supplied shoulder screw.
To reset the camera to the factory default settings, turn on the power to
the camera while holding down this switch with a pointed object.
Use this selector when adjusting the focus of the lens.
WARNING (for Installers only)
Instructions for installing the equipment on the ceiling or the wall:
After the installation, ensure the connection is capable of supporting at least
a force of 50 Newtons (N) downwards.
to a tripod (screw: 1/4”, 20 UNC). You can attach a (ISO standard) (with the
tripod to either the top or bottom of the camera. screws are fastened)
Consult the dealer from whom you bought it for details.
CAUTION for LAN port
For safety reason, do not connect the LAN port to any network devices that
might have excessive voltage.
The LAN port of this unit is to be connected only to the devices whose
power feeding meets the requirements for SELV (Safety Extra Low Voltage)
and complies with Limited Power Source according to IEC 60950-1 Second
Phenomena Speciﬁc to CCD Image Sensors
The following phenomena that may appear in images are speciﬁc to CCD (Charge
Coupled Device) image sensors. They do not indicate malfunctions.
Use the mounting screw whose length is 4.5 mm – 9 mm only. Use of
other screws may cause improper mounting and damage parts inside
Lens connector cover
Use this cover to release the lens connector.
Lens connector (4-pin socket)
Although the CCD image sensors are produced with high-precision technologies,
ﬁne white ﬂecks may be generated on the screen in rare cases, caused by cosmic
Each time you press the selector button, the iris of the lens switches
between open and normal. (The factory default setting is normal.)
Caution for U.S.A. and Canada
The SNC-CM120/CS20 operates on 24V AC or 12V DC.
The SNC-CM120/CS20 automatically detects the power.
When the iris is set to open, the IRIS OPEN indicator and the focus assist
indicator appear on a monitor screen. When the VIDEO OUT selector is
set to the NTSC+IP or PAL+IP mode, the indicators are displayed on the
monitor connected to the VIDEO OUT connector. When it is set to the IP
mode, the indicators are displayed on the monitor of the computer.
Supplies power and control signals to an auto-iris lens.
This is related to the principle of CCD image sensors and is not a malfunction.
The white ﬂecks especially tend to be seen in the following cases:
when operating at a high environmental temperature
Use a Class 2 power supply which is UL Listed (in the U.S.A.) or CSA-certiﬁed
- when you have raised the gain (sensitivity)
- when using the slow shutter
For details, see “Focus Assist Function” on the reverse side.
Flashes in green when the camera is connected to the network.
Goes oﬀ when the camera is not connected to the network.
Caution for other countries
When an extremely bright object, such as a strong spotlight or ﬂashlight, is
being shot, vertical tails may be produced on the screen, or the image may be
The SNC-CM120/CS20 operates on 24V AC or 12V DC.
The SNC-CM120/CS20 automatically detects the power.
Use a power supply rated 24 V AC or 12 V DC which meets the requirements
for SELV (Safety Extra Low Voltage) and complies with Limited Power Source
according to IEC 60950-1 Second Edition.
VIDEO OUT (video output) indicator
The indicator shows the camera operation mode according to the VIDEO
OUT selector setting. It goes oﬀ in IP mode, lights in green in NTSC+IP
mode and lights in orange in PAL+IP mode.
Vertical tails shown on the image
For customers in the U.S.A.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Bright object (e.g., strong spotlight,
strong reﬂected light, ﬂashlight, the sun)
(continued on the reverse side)
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment
in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the
user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
When ﬁne patterns, stripes, or lines are shot, they may appear jagged or ﬂicker.
You are cautioned that any changes or modiﬁcations not expressly approved
in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.
All interface cables used to connect peripherals must be shielded in order to
comply with the limits for a digital device pursuant to Subpart B or Part 15 of
For customers in Canada
This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe A est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du
For the customers in Europe
The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-
ku, Tokyo, Japan.
The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony
Deutschland GmbH, Hedelﬁnger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany.
For any service or guarantee matters please refer to the addresses given in
separate service or guarantee documents.
For the customers in Europe, Australia and New Zealand
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause
radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate
In the case that interference should occur, consult your nearest authorized
Sony service facility.
This apparatus shall not be used in the residential area.
The electromagnetic ﬁelds at speciﬁc frequencies may inﬂuence the picture
of the unit.
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