Weatherproof Low Light: SC20MPE

    • Weatherproof 2MP Long range Serial JPEG Camera
    • TTL/RS232/RS485 interface
    • Low light, low temperature rated, OSD
    • Spinel SXH Protocol V3.0
    • Comes with Mount SM110W: 360° swivel and 90° tilt


Spinel SC20MPE Camera is a high-end reliable serial camera which can be attached to any host system that requires a JPEG compressed still camera for embedded imaging applications.  The camera uses a 1/2.7’’ CMOS color image sensor along with a JPEG compression chip that provides a low powered camera system. The camera has an on-board serial interface (TTL/RS232/RS485) that is ideal for a direct connection to any host microcontroller UART or a PC system COM port.
The SC20MPE camera is capable of outputting 2MP JPEG format images only.
The SC20MPE camera has the best performance in the market through smart illumination function (the LED only turns on when it’s necessary), long IR range, low LUX 0.005, waterproof IP67 and low temperature rated, OSD feature, wide voltage, color night image capturing.  PC test tool and sample code are provided for easy testing and programming into microcontrollers.

SC20MPE has been upgraded to a newly designed enclosure with 4 pcs LED's and slightly changed protocol Spinel SXH protocol V3.0, which is also backwards compatible with the previous protocol.

As the camera runs operating system, the start-up/boot up time is about 10-15 seconds, if the power consumption is concerned, please consider the alternative SC20MPF camera with fast start-up (3-5 seconds).

Notes: The enclosure has been changed to a new and similar enclosure from October 25th, 2019, as the picture shown above.


Options Standard Custom Options
Image Sensor 1/2.7'' CMOS -----
Resolution 2 Mega Pixels -----
Image/Video Format Still JPEG compressed ONLY -----
Image Size (Default) 1920x1280 4:3 images: 1600x1200, 1600x1024, 1280x1024, 1280x960, 1280x800, 1024x768, 800x600, 640x480 16:9 images: 1280x720, 1600x900, 1440x810, 1366x768, 1024x576, 960x540, 800x450, 640x360, 480x270
Serial Interface TTL RS232/RS485
Shutter Type Electronic rolling -----
Protocol & Connection Spinel SXH protocol V3.0 -----
Baud Rate (Default) 115200bps 57600bps, 38400bps, 19200bps, 9600bps
Focus Fixed Mannually adjustable
Focusing Range 20mm to infinity -----
Lens 6mm 2.8/3.6/8/12/16/25mm
Minimum Illumination 0.005LUX -----
IR-Cut Filter Switch (Auto Switch) Yes -----
Supplemental Illumination Default 4pcs 850nm IR LED arrays 4pcs white light LED arrays for color night images
Night Vision Up to 50 meters (164ft) -----
Power Supply Wide voltage 9-28V DC, typical: 12V DC -----
Cable & Connector Default 2M (6ft) cable with bare 4 wires 4M cable optional, DB9 connector, M12 or others
Waterproof IP67 -----
Power Consumption Typical<120mA, Max~900mA -----
Operating Temp. -40°F~180°F (-40°C~+85°C) -----
Storage Temp. -58°F~194°F (-45°C~+90°C) -----
Dimension 90mm (wide) x85mm (height) x 193mm (depth) -----
Weight Approx. 800 Grams or 1lbs 8oz -----




Weatherproof Low Light: SC20MPE