Watec WAT-902H2/3 Ultimate CCD Low Light Monochrome Camera

Watec Vendor Logo SKU: EM16911MFG: WAT-902H2 EIA (Ultimate)

• 1/2-inch CCD for EIA
• 1/3-inch CC for CCIR
• Minimum illumination: 0.0001 lx. F1.4
• Super High Sensitivity Adjacent to Near Infra-Red Ray
• New auto iris connection
• Effective pixels: 380,000
• Resolution: 570TVL

Video Format (See Details Tab for EIA/CCIR difference): EIA



Watec WAT-902H2/3 Ultimate CCD Low Light Monochrome Camera

THESE MODELS ARE END-OF-LIFE. Use the Watec WAT-3500 Monochrome Camera as its replacement.

The compact 1/2 inch CCD Watec WAT 902H2 Ultimate features multiple functions like Super High Sensitivity Adjacent to Near Infra-Red Ray with a Minimum illumination of 0.0001 lx. F1.4. The BNC Connector is on the back of the camera with Video/DC iris auto-select. NTSC Effective pixels of 380,000 and TV line resolution of 570. Additional Watec WAT 902H2 Ultimate camera features include shutter speed control, electronic iris, AGC, Flicker-less mode, backlight compensation, iris level control, and gain control.

The WAT-902H2 Ultimate comes in EIA and CCIR (the black and white versions of NTSC/PAL). This signal used is based on geographic location:

NTSC/EIA = North America, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, South America (Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela)

PAL/CCIR: Europe, Middle East, India, China, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay

PAL region. (2023, January 21). In Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PAL_region


Pick-up element

EIA: 1/2" B/W interline transfer CCD

CCIR: 1/3" B/W interline transfer CCD

Number of total pixels

EIA: 811(H) × 508(V)

CCIR: 795(H) x 596(V)

Number of effective pixels

EIA: 768(H) × 494(V)

CCIR: 752(H) x 582(V)

Unit cell size

8.4umH) × 9.8um(V)

Shutter speeds

EI1: 1/60 sec. - 1/100000 sec., EI2: 1/100 sec. - 1/100000 sec., FL: 1/100 sec., OFF: 1/60 sec., 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/5000, 1/10000, 1/100000 sec.

Minimum illumination

0.0001 lx. F1.4

Synchronizing system

Internal sync

Video output

1Vp-p, 75ohms, unbalanced RCA Composite

Resolution (H)

570TVL (Center)

SN ratio

More than 50dB (AGC OFF)


1. HI: 5-60dB 2. LO: 5-32dB 3. MGC(5-60dB) Back light compensation:  1. OFF (Default) 2. Center 3. Lower 4. Center + lower

Gamma correction

1. HI (γ0.35) 2. LO (γ0.45) 3. OFF (γ1)

Power supply


Power consumption

1.32W (110mA)

Operating temperature

-10°C - +40°C

Storage temperature

-30°C - +70°C

Dimensions (W × H × L)

35.5 × 40 × 63 (mm)


approx. 98g



902_Spectral_Response (60.72 kB)

902H_ULTIMATE_MANUAL (146.89 kB)

902HULTIMATE_spec_eng (128.78 kB)

WAT-902H2_ULTIMATE_Datasheet (641.24 kB)


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