PIR-5HAD (PAL / CCIR Format)
  • LATEST revision Sony 1/3" SuperHAD CCD
  • Brilliant 430/380 horizontal TV lines of resolution
  • Incredible 0.0 lux low light rating delivers crisp video in pitch darkness
  • Weatherproof operation makes it great for outdoor use
  • Includes FREE 360° swivel mounting bracket
  • Includes FREE BAT-1 mobile battery pack

PIR-5HAD DSP (digital signal processing) CCD exposed board camera module with Sony SuperHAD 1/3" imager. 3.6mm wide angle board lens included installed. *Optional alternate lenses available: 2.97mm, 6mm, 8mm, 12mm. This unit is compatible with ALL of our recorders (DVR and VCR) and wireless equipment. It's also compatible with all consumer VCRs as well as most television sets (those with standard composite RCA or BNC inputs).


What a tiny powerhouse! Don't confuse this with most similar looking cameras you'll see out there- many of which are have terrible picture quality and WEAK illuminators. The technical specifications (specs) make it sound like so many others - but the performance beats the numbers on this one. The DUAL imaging 380+ horizontal TV lines / 0.5 lux cam has an overall sharper picture capable of performing in lower light situations than many large 'high resolution' 480 line cameras in side-by-side comparisons for true visual clarity and color. With a newly revised 1/3" Sony® SuperHAD® DSP (digital signal processing) CCD imager chipset- this features a great picture in color or black and white.

This truly illuminates up to 50 feet in pitch dark conditions. Many lookalike models can barely illuminate past 10-12 feet! With a built-in photocell and smart light-sensing circuitry, this saves use of IR illuminators until they are actually necessary. Using the high output LED emitters only when necessary adds a lot of time to their overall effective life.

We carry ONLY the LATEST and BEST in CCTV chipset technology and circuit board engineering (both aspects are critical to produce a high quality CCD camera)! Too many in our industry are still liquidating 'antiques' on an unsuspecting public, often even unaware themselves that better technology exists.

Common Applications:

• Reliable indoor and outdoor security solutions for areas which have very little to NO light present
• Wildlife viewing and research
• Equestrian foaling as remote barn cameras
• OEM & scientific / machine purposes

Available Options:

Includes removable sun / rain shade and metal 360 degree swivel mounting kit FREE with each camera ordered.

*These are available with additional or alternate lenses. We will custom remove the normally included 3.6mm lens & replace with your desired lens, including focal adjustment, for $9.95- simply ask operator for part # LENS-SVC when ordering the camera(s) and lens(es). Click here to read more about our super fast lens service. Having our qualified technicians do it allows you to maintain full factory warranty- and can avoid a lot of other headaches.

Variations / Alternate Equipment to Consider:

For a more economical application, use our #PIR-2HAD instead. The PIR-2HAD is same size and has identical illumination range, but does black & white (monochrome) video only.


Wide angle lenses may capture more video in the frame than is actually being illuminated since IR emitters project their light at a set angle of emission.

Infrared cameras cannot be placed behind glass, etc. (i.e. inside a window). The camera "sees" the infrared light as if it were bright white light. When you place an infrared camera behind glass, the activated illuminators will create a visual halo around the picture as the illuminators are reflected back at the camera. Only certain types of filters will prevent this- such as the material built into the front face of the IR-5EX, IR-2HAD and IR-5HAD.

This camera is not submersible.

These bullet cameras are great and are considered rugged, but care must be used when handling the attached video /power cable. Most any problems ever seen with our bullet cameras are caused by too much pulling stress being applied, resulting in connection damage inside the camera.

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  • Please click here for more information regarding Infrared lighting and IR video camera systems.
  • Please click here for more information regarding the differences between black and white and color cameras.
  • Please click here for more information concerning the basics of CCTV installation and operation.
  • Please click here for more information concerning video compatibility issues.
  • Please click here for more information regarding lens optics and choosing the right lens.

Camera Technical Specifications
Image Sensor
Dual Color / Monochrome 1/3" Sony SuperHAD DSP CCD
Resolution (TV lines)

Color=380 horizontal TV lines,

BW=430 horizontal TV lines

(do not confuse with scanning lines / res.)

Effective Pixels
(PAL): 500(H) x 582(V) pixels
Total Pixels
(PAL): 537(H) x 597(V) pixels
Scanning System
2 : 1 interlace
Signal System
50 Hz
S/N (signal to noise) Ratio
more than 50 dB (AGC off)
Infrared Illumination Range
40+ feet / 12+ meters
Infrared Wavelength
850nm (nanometers)
Gamma Correction
d = 0.45
Electronic Shutter
1/50 ∼ 1/100,000 sec. automatic
Back Light Compensation (BLC)
Automatic and built-in
Automatic Gain Control (AGC)
Automatic and built-in
White Balance Control (WBC)
Automatic and built-in
Low Light Sensitivity (lux)
0.0 lux with IR illuminators on
Standard Lens
3.6mm wide angle micro board lens
Lens Aperture
Field of View (with std. lens)
74° horizontal x 56° vertical (92° diagonal) -- *click here for an important note about lens field of view*
Video Ouput Type
Composite 1 Vp-p @ 75 ohms unbalanced
Video Output Plug
BNC (connects easily to RCA with included adapter)
Input Voltage
9 ∼ 14.5 volts DC center pin + positive
Power Consumption (milliamps)
250 mA or less
Power Input Plug
2.1mm inner diam. x 5.5mm outer diam. center pin + positive
3.5" x 2.5" x 2.25" / 8.9cm x 6.4cm x 5.7cm
6.9oz. 196.5g
Cord Length
44" / 112cm
Operating Temperature
-10° C ∼ +40° C
Storage Temperature
-20° C ∼ +60° C
*Additonal Features

free BAT-1 mobile battery pack for plug 'n' play use,

twelve built-in LED Infrared illuminators,

includes FREE swivel mounting bracket,

removable sunshield helps prevent distortion from forward lighting

*Options available
NTSC (N. American / Japanese standard) format also available (IR-5HAD)
*Optional lenses available
2.97, 6.0, 8.0, 12.0, 16.0mm micro board lenses
SKU 5821000PIR5HAD
Weight 1.00 lbs
Price: $189.95

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