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Industrial 36x optical zoom IP block camera with IMX385

Updated: May 21, 2021

skoopia has released it's first IP block camera. This 36x optical zoom block camera offers up to four IP streams in H.265, H.264 (base, mid, and high profile) and MJPEG. Its super sensitive sensor - Sony IMX385 - makes it ideal for applications in extreme low light conditions.

The 23Z36IP5-LL provides four IP streams. Each stream can be fully configured to the users liking. An intuitive GUI allows you to fully configure the camera.

  • Resolution can be set from 1080p60 to QVGA, in variable frames per second.

  • Video compression can be set to H.265, H.264 (base, medium and high profile) or MJPEG.

Other characteristics

  • Easy integration in Video Management Systems as the 23Z36IP5-LL is Onvif-S compliant.

  • Very straightforward Graphical User Interface, allowing direct camera control including PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom) using any kind of web-browser

  • Low weight block camera: Only 300 g for the complete unit having 36x optical zoom and IP on board.

  • APIs available for customized OEM integration

  • Firmware update for dedicated settings and or OEM function requests.


Video configuration of the 23Z35IP5-LL - 36x optical zoom IP camera

The camera offers complete control of all video functions. Settings can be controlled using the Graphical User Interface or APIs (often straightforward commands in standard applications such as VLC player (e.g. RSTP stream)

Video stream

  • Four different video streams can be fully configured.

  • Resolution can be set per video stream - Supported Video Resolutions: 1920x1080(Full-HD), 1280x1024(SXGA), 1280x720(HD), 704x480(4CIF/NT), 704x576(4CIF/PAL), 640x480(VGA), 352x288(CIF), 320x240(QVGA)

  • Compression protocol (H.265/H.264 (base profile, main profile, high profile) and MJPEG can be set per stream

  • GOP can be set per stream

  • Bitrate can be completely configured, from variable bit rate (VBR) to constant bit rate (CBR), including setting the factual bit rate as well as the bit quality per stream.

  • Zoom presets and custom zoom trajectories are available

  • All relevant image parameters can be controlled (brightness, sharpness, contrast, saturation, flip/mirror, shutter, gain, white balance, focus, day/night (incl. thresholds), WDR/BLC, Digital Noise Reduction, etc).

  • On Screen Display capability for zoom & date/time or fixed text, including color settingn of OSD

  • Smart camera (set triggers, set Region of Interest, set Mask region).

  • Parallel CVBS output

  • Video stream settings can be saved and transferred between cameras (important difference of OEM IP cameras versus security IP cameras, vast majority if not all security IP cameras only allow configuration save and import on 1 specific camera (do not loose settings of camera, no transfer of settings possible).

Network configuration of the 36x optical zoom IP camera

The camera supports all relevant types of protocols for networking.

  • Fixed versus DHCP client IP address

  • Security Multi User Authority, IP Filtering, HTTPS

  • Network Time Sync Synchronize Computer/NTP Server, Manual

  • Software Reset Restart, Reset, Factory Default

  • Auto Recovery Backup, Restore

  • Remote Upgrade Using Web Browser

  • Protocols TCP/IP, UDP, IPv4/v6, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, UPnP, RTP, RTSP, RTCP, DHCP, ARP, Zeroconf Bonjour

  • Client Software Built-In Web, ONVIF Compatible 3rd Party VMS

  • Max. User Connection 10 Users


  • Triggered recording to network location and/or SD card

  • Fully configurable recording, including pre- / post time, event based FTP / email, set time intervals for recording (e.g. opening hours only / closing hours only).

User management / integration

  • The camera supports multiple user profiles, each with own settings and/or pre-defined function access.

  • It also supports Onvif Profile-S for easy integration in existing Video Management Systems (VMS) such as Milestone. The camera itself comes with a basic Video Management system.

  • APIs are available. - event streaming API - media streaming API - discovery API - HTTP API

Example of RSTP media streaming API implementation (e.g. in VLC player)

Syntax rtsp://<server address>:<rtsp_port>/media/1/# 

With server address:, and rtsp port 554 (default values in camera) Stream Number 1,2,3 would be called by: 

Stream1 : rtsp:// 
Stream2 : rtsp:// 
Stream3 : rtsp://

RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) is a control protocol for media streams delivered by a media server. RTSP can be considered a “remote control” providing commands such as play and stop. The RTSP server in the skoopia products is based on RFC2326 Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) , RFC 4566 SDP: Session Description Protocol and RFC3550 RTP: A Transport Protocol for Real-Time Applications.

Built-up of the 36x optical zoom IP camera

The hart of any camera is formed by the sensor and the DSP (digital signal processing unit, often also called ISP (image signal processing unit) . skoopia has chosen best of class DSP and sensor for this block camera.

1/2" best in class block camera optics

skoopia has carefully selected the optics that -in combination with the Sony IMX385 and Hi Silicon Hi3516AV200 provide the best in class image quality.

Key differences between our optics and regular block camera optics.

  • Designed for larger sensors (1/2") not regular (1/3" or 1/2.8")

  • Low aberration

  • High class glass with extreme high transparancy to minimize light loss.

Sony IMX385

Sony is the authority in providing worlds best sensors. skoopia has chosen the flagship sensor of Sony for the 1080p resolution at 1/2", being the Sony Starvis Exmor R IMX385.

Key advantages of the IMX385

  • Very sensitive (twice the sensitivity if compared to its predecessor Sony IMX185)

  • Large sensor surface (1/2")

Need more details read below generic section HiSilicon 3516AV200

HiSilicon 3516AV200

HiSilicon is a top-end supplier of DSPs. Yet, we chose to apply the HiSilicon 3516AV200 which is also capable of processing 4MP camera data (1440p30). This higher end choice has the following benefits:

  • 1080p60 video stream can be provided

  • lower latency of video stream at 1080p30

It offers plural options, which are nearly all available in the skoopia 23Z36IP5-LL 36x optical zoom block camera.

Need more details on HiSilicon 3516AV200, read below detailed section IMX385.


Key specifications of the 36x optical zoom lens:

  • Focal Length 6.0 ~ 210 mm±5%

  • F No. F1.5±5% (Wide) ~ F4.8±5% (Tele)

  • Image Circle 1/1.8” inch

  • Type 36x Day & Night Zoom Lens

  • Field of View H 56.5°(W) ~ V 33.6°(W)


Sony Starvis Exmor R IMX385 detailed description

Generic description

The Sony IMX385 sensor is made for industrial applications. The sensor realizes high sensitivity approximately twice that of the IMX185. The IMX385 pursues picture quality at low illuminance most needed by cameras for industrial applications and mounts pixels with a sensitivity of 2350 mV, which is the highest sensitivity among Sony image sensors for industrial applications. In addition, SNR1s of 0,13lux, which is the highest performance among Sony Full HD-compatible image sensors for industrial applications, is achieved by mounting an internal programmable gain amplifier and high conversion gain pixels. Superior performance as an image sensor for industrial applications is further achieved by combining HDR (high dynamic range) technology with technology that improves sensitivity in the near-infra-red light region. World's best low illuminance performance

Cameras for industrial applications are required to produce color images with high picture quality even in dark conditions. High sensitivity characteristics of 2350mV, which is approximately twice that of the existing 1/2" type Full HD product (IMX185) with the same 3.75 micro meter pxiel size , have been achieved by mounting a new pixel with the highest sensitivity among Sony image sensors for industrial applications.

DOL-HDR function

The IMX385 supports DOL (digital overlap)-type HDR function. This function uses a method that outputs the data for three frames with different storage times line by line instead of frame by frame, enabling improvement of picture quality especially under low illuminance when compared to the existing multiple exposure HDR function.

Versatile interface

The IMX385 is equipped with two different types of output interface (low-voltage LVDS serial, MIPI CSI-2) to meet the diverse needs of customers. The low-voltage LVDS serial interface has a maximum output data rate of 445,5 Mbps/channel, and the number of output channels can be selected from 1 ch, 2ch or 4 ch. The MIPI-CSI-2 interface has a maximum output data rate of 742,5 Mpbs/lane and the number of planes can be selected from 1 lane, 2 lanes, or 4 lanes.

specifications by Sony


HiSilicon 3516AV200 detailed description

Key Specifications

Processor Core

  • 800 MHz A7 core, supporting 32 KB I-cache, 32 KB Dcache, and 128 KB L2 cache 1.25G GHz A17 core, supporting 32 KB I-cache, 32 KB D-cache, and 256 KB L2 cache

  • Neon acceleration, integrated FPU

ARM@big-LITTLE architecture

  • Video Encoding

  • H.264 Base Profile/Main Profile/High Profile

  • H.265 Main Profile

  • I/P/B frame, dual-P-frame reference

  • MJPEG/JPEG baseline encoding

Video Encoding Performance

  • Maximum 16-megapixel (4608 x 3456) resolution for H.264/H.265 encoding

  • Real-time multi-stream H.264/H.265 encoding capability: − 5M@30 fps + 720P@30 fps − 6M@30 fps +VGA@30 fps

  • Maximum JPEG snapshot performance of 3840 x 2160@30 fps

  • CBR, VBR, FIXQP, AVBR, and QPMAP modes

  • Maximum100 Mbit/s output bit rate

  • Encoding of eight ROIs

Intelligent Video Analysis

  • Integrated IVE, supporting various intelligent analysis applications such as motion detection, perimeter defense, and video diagnosis

Video and Graphics Processing

  • 3D denoising, image enhancement, and dynamic contrast improvement

  • Anti-flicker for output videos and graphics

  • 1/30x to 16x video scaling

  • Seamless splicing of 2-channel videos

  • 1/2x to 2x graphics scaling OSD overlaying of eight regions before encoding

  • Video graphics overlaying of two layers (video layer and graphics layer)


  • 2-channel independent ISP processing

  • Adjustable 3A functions (AE, AWB, and AF) FPN removal

  • Highlight compensation, backlight compensation, gamma correction, and color enhancement Defect pixel correction, denoising, and digital image stabilization

  • Anti-fog Lens distortion correction and fisheye correction

  • Picture rotation by 90° or 270°

  • Picture mirroring and flipping

  • Sensor built-in WDR, 4F/3F/2F frame-based/line-based WDR, and local tone mapping. The second channel of ISP processing supports only sensor built-in WDR, 2F framebased/line-based WDR, and local tone mapping.

  • ISP tuning tools for the PC

Audio Encoding/Decoding

  • Voice encoding/decoding complying with multiple protocols by using software Compliance with the G.711, G.726 and ADPCM protocols

  • Audio 3A functions (AEC, ANR, and ALC)

Security Engine

  • AES, DES, and 3DES encryption and decryption algorithms implemented by using hardware RSA1024/2048/4096 signature verification algorithm implemented by using hardware

  • Hash-SHA1/256 and HMAC_SHA1/256 tamper proofing algorithms implemented by using hardware

  • Integrated 512-bit OTP storage space and hardware random number generator

Video Interfaces

  • VI Interfaces − Two sensor inputs. The maximum resolution for the main channel is 16 megapixels (4608 x 3456), and the maximum resolution for the second input is 8 megapixels (4096 x 2160) or 9 megapixels (3000 x 3000) − 8-/10-/12-/14-bit RGB Bayer DC timing VI, at most 150 MHz clock frequency − BT.601, BT.656, or BT.1120 VI interface − Maximum 12-lane MIPI/LVDS/sub-LVDS/HiSPi interface for the main channel − Maximum 4-lane MIPI/LVDS/sub-LVDS/HiSPi interface for the second sensor interface − Compatibility with mainstream HD CMOS sensors provided by Sony, Aptina, OmniVision, and Panasonic − Compatibility with the electrical specifications of parallel and differential interfaces of various sensors − Programmable sensor clock output

  • VO interfaces − One PAL/NTSC output for automatic load detection − One BT.1120/BT.656 VO interface for connecting to an external HDMI or SDI, supporting at most 1080p@60 fps output − LCD output

Audio Interfaces

  • Integrated audio CODEC supporting 16-bit audio inputs and outputs

  • I-2-S interface for connecting to an external audio CODEC

  • Dual-channel differential MIC inputs for reducing background noises

Peripheral Interfaces

  • POR

  • External reset input

  • Internal RTC

  • Integrated 3-channel LSADC Five UART interfaces

  • IR interface, I2 C interface, SSP master interface, and GPIO interface

  • Eight PWM interfaces (four independent interfaces and four ones multiplexed with other pins) Two SD 3.0/SDIO 3.0 interfaces, supporting SDXC

  • One USB 3.0/USB 2.0 host/device port

  • One PCIe 2.0 interface in master/slave mode

  • RGMII/RMII in 10/100 Mbit/s full-/half-duplex mode and 1000 Mbit/s full-duplex mode, and TSO network acceleration

External Memory Interfaces

  • DDR4/DDR3/DDR3L/LPDDR3 interface − 32-bit LPDDR3 interface with the maximum frequency of 800 MHz (1.6 Gbit/s) − 32-bit DDR4/3/3L interface with the maximum frequency of 933 MHz (1.866 Gbit/s) − Maximum capacity of 1024 MB for a 16-bit DDR SDRAM − Maximum total capacity of 2048 MB for two 16-bit DDR SDRAMs

  • SPI NOR flash interface − 1-/2-/4-wire mode − 3-byte or 4-byte address mode − Maximum capacity of 32 MB

  • SPI NAND flash interface, supporting the maximum capacity of 512 MB

  • eMMC 5.0 interface, supporting the maximum capacity of 2 TB

  • NAND flash interface − 8-bit data width − SLC or MLC − 4-/8-/24-/40-/64-bit ECC

− Components with 8 GB or larger capacity

  • Booting from the SPI NOR flash, SPI NAND flash, or NAND flash

  • Booting from an eMMC or over PCIe


  • Linux-3.18-based SDK

  • High-performance H.265 PC/iOS/Android decoding library

  • High-performance H.264 PC decoding library

Physical Specifications

  • Power consumption − 1.35 W typical power consumption − Multi-level power saving mode

  • Operating voltages − 0.9 V core voltage − 3.3 V I/O voltage and 3.8 V margin voltage − 1.2 V, 1.5 V, 1.35 V, or 1.2 V DDR4/3/3L/LPDDR3 SDRAM interface voltage

  • Package − RoHS, FC-CSP − Body size of 10 mm x 10 mm (0.39 in. x 0.39 in.) − Lead pitch of 0.4 mm (0.02 in.)

specifications by HiSilicon

skoopia - your industrial video solutions partner

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Vitalii Ivko
Vitalii Ivko
3 days ago

Can you please give me a link to manual or something? How to connect camera with Ethernet?


Karl Vick
Karl Vick
May 16

Thanks to the Residential Locksmith company for their excellent IP block camera installation service. Our peace of mind has increased knowing our premises are under surveillance.

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