In the ever-evolving world of machine vision and industrial cameras, staying ahead of the curve means integrating the latest technology to ensure the highest quality and performance. One such innovation is Watec's WAT-3200 camera. This compact, ultra-low-light, HD camera is revolutionizing the way we capture images in challenging lighting conditions. Designed with a 1/2.8” BSI CMOS sensor, this camera stands out for its exceptional sensitivity and versatility across various applications, from security and surveillance to machine vision and medical imaging.

Key Features of the Watec WAT-3200 Camera

1. Video Output Flexibility The WAT-3200 camera offers multiple video output options, including HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, and CVBS (analog). This versatility ensures that it can be easily integrated into existing systems, whether for modern digital setups or more traditional analog infrastructures. The variety of output formats also means that users can choose the best option for their specific needs, enhancing the camera’s adaptability and ease of use.

2. Superior Sensitivity One of the standout features of the WAT-3200 is its high sensitivity, particularly when compared to other cameras in its class. The camera boasts a minimum illumination requirement of just 0.0001lx at F1.4 with AGC set to HIGH at 72dB and the shutter off. This sensitivity drops even further to an impressive 0.000007lx at F1.4 with the shutter set to x15. This level of performance makes the WAT-3200 an ideal choice for environments with extremely low light, ensuring that users can capture clear and detailed images regardless of lighting conditions.

3. High Definition Imaging The WAT-3200 supports a wide range of high-definition formats, including 1080/60p, 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p, 1080/60i, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/30p, 1080/29.97p, 1080/25p, 1080/24p, 720/60p, 720/59.94p, and 720/50p, as well as NTSC and PAL. This comprehensive support ensures compatibility with various broadcast standards and provides users with the flexibility to meet the requirements of different projects and applications.

4. Exceptional NIR Sensitivity Near-Infrared (NIR) sensitivity is another critical feature of the WAT-3200. With a sensitivity of @ 0.0001lx, this camera excels in capturing images in near-total darkness, making it a perfect fit for security and surveillance operations where monitoring in low-light conditions is crucial.

WAT-3200 Applications

Security and Surveillance The high sensitivity and low-light capabilities of the WAT-3200 make it an excellent choice for security and surveillance applications. Whether it's monitoring a dimly lit parking lot or a dark alleyway, the WAT-3200 ensures that security personnel can capture clear and actionable images, even in the dead of night.

Machine Vision In the realm of machine vision, the WAT-3200's high-definition output and superior sensitivity play a pivotal role. Whether used in quality control processes or automated inspection systems, the camera’s ability to deliver precise and clear images ensures that even the smallest defects or inconsistencies are detected.

Medical Imaging The medical field also benefits significantly from the WAT-3200. Its ability to produce high-quality images in low-light conditions is crucial for applications such as endoscopy and other diagnostic imaging procedures where illumination can be limited.

Broadcast and Production For broadcasting and video production, the WAT-3200 offers unparalleled flexibility and image quality. Its wide range of supported formats ensures compatibility with various production standards, while its compact size makes it easy to incorporate into complex setups.


Watec's WAT-3200 camera is a game-changer in the field of machine vision and industrial cameras. Its combination of high sensitivity, superior NIR performance, and versatile video output options makes it a standout choice for a wide range of applications. Whether you're in security, medical imaging, or machine vision, it provides the reliability and performance you need to capture high-quality images in even the most challenging lighting conditions.

For additional information please contact an Aegis sales representative today at (760-729-2026). Our staff is technically trained and offers advanced support with on-site sales staff and engineers.

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