Pro Video CVC-580BL Color Weatherproof Ball Camera with audio
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Product Description

The Pro Video CVC-580BL Color Weatherproof Ball Camera with audio with Audio is great for almost any outdoor application. Constructed in a durable weatherproof ball-shaped housing, this camera sits in a socket-style joint that allows it to adjust to virtually any angle and includes a built-in microphone for audio. Designed to provide a high resolution picture even in extremely low-light conditions, the Pro Video CVC-580BL is a great addition to any video surveillance system, especially in applications subjected to inclement weather.

This ball camera utilizes a 0.33-inch color CCD (charge-coupled device) image sensor with a 3.6-millimeter wide-angle lens, and provides 510-by-492 effective pixels. The CVC-580BL has a high resolution of 350 horizontal TVL (TV lines), is excellent at very low-light levels with a minimum illumination of two Lux, and achieves a S/N (signal-to-noise) ratio of 46 dB or better. The Pro Video CVC-580BL uses the NTSC color TV scanning system, and includes a standard RCA video output with a BNC (Bayonet Neill-Concelman) adapter. This unit is constructed in an ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) plastic housing, runs on 12-volts DC power, and can operate in temperatures ranging from 14 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. The CVC-580BL comes complete with a built-in automatic electronic shutter with speeds ranging from 1/60 to 1/100,000 of a second.

Technical Features:

  • S/N ratio: better than 46 dB
  • Sensitivity: minimum illumination of 2 Lux
  • Effective pixels: 510 by 492 pixels
  • Horizontal resolution: 350 TVL
  • Operating temperatures: 14 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Dimensions: approximately 4 x 6 inches (diameter x depth)
The Pro Video CVC-580BL camera provides you with a high-quality color picture from a versatile camera, and deserves serious consideration as an addition to your home or business security system. The CVC-580BL comes completely assembled and ready to use, and includes all the necessary mounting hardware to place it virtually anywhere. Users should note that the CCD sensor may become permanently damaged if exposed to long hours of direct sunlight or halogen light, so the camera should not be mounted or pointed directly at the sun or other bright-light sources.

About Surveillance Camera Technical Features
Lux rating is the measurement used to indicate how sensitive a camera is to light, and stands for the level of light reflected off a piece of paper by a candle from one meter away. Thus a sensitivity of three Lux would mean a camera could generate an acceptable picture of a piece-of-paper-sized object that was illuminated by the equivalent of three candles from one meter away. The lower the Lux level, the better the camera's ability to work in low-light conditions. The camera's resolution should be greater than or equal to the resolution supported by the system's recorder or monitor. The S/N, or signal to noise ratio, is an important measure of a camera's quality. A poor camera, low-light conditions or poor wiring causes "noise" which consumes processing power and disk space. A camera with a wide dynamic range is ideal, especially for recording areas in which both indoor and outdoor light are present. CCD (charge-coupled device) sensors provide high-quality images that are less susceptible to noise. CMOS (complimentary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensors offer less image quality, but are usually more cost-effective and energy efficient.


  • 0.33-inch color CCD image sensor camera
  • Weatherproof ball housing adjusts to any angle, includes built-in audio
  • High resolution of 350 horizontal TV lines with 510 by 492 effective picture elements
  • Minimum illumination of 2 Lux for low-light conditions
  • Runs on NTSC color TV system and includes 12-volt DC power supply