VIVOTEK - 1080p Full HD | 18x Zoom | PoE Plus | Speed Dome Network Camera SD8161



VIVOTEK's SD8161 is part of the SUPREME series product line offering 1080p Full HD resolution with superb image quality. Adopting a 18x optical zoom lens and sophisticated pan/tilt mechanism, the SD8161 is able to capture fine detail at top-notch quality, and is especially suitable for wide open indoor spaces such as airports and lobbies where highest levels of reliability and precision are always required.

The SD8161 supports high-performance H.264/MJPEG compression technology and offers extra smooth video quality with resolution of up to 30 fps @ 1080p. With WDR Enhancement technology, the SD8161 can also cope with challenging lighting conditions and generate image quality close to the capabilities of the human eye. With a sophisticated pan/tilt mechanism, the camera provides fast, precise movement with continuous 360-degree pan and 220-degree tilt. Users can also easily control the lens position via a mouse or a joystick to track the object of interest and set up to 256 preset positions. With its built-in auto tracking feature, the SD8161 further provides instantaneous reaction to suspicious moving objects in wide area locations, even before operators are aware of activity. With other advanced features such as MicroSD/SDHC/SDXC card slot, 802.3at compliant PoE Plus and 30 fps high quality video, the SD8161 is the best choice for the most demanding indoor surveillance applications.

Key Features

  • 2-Megapixel CMOS Sensor
  • 30 fps @ 1920 x 1080
  • 18x Zoom Lens
  • Real-time H.264 and MJPEG Compression
  • WDR Enhancement for Unparalleled Visibility in Extremely Bright and Dark Environments
  • Audio Detection for Instant Alerts
  • Auto Tracking for Moving Objects
  • Built-in 802.3at Compliant PoE Plus
  • 3D Privacy Masks for Additional Protection
  • Built-in MicroSD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slot for On-board Storage

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System Information
CPU Multimedia SoC (System-on-Chip)
Flash 256 MB
RAM 512 MB
Camera Features
Image Sensor 1/3" Progressive CMOS
Maximum Resolution 1920x1080
Lens Type 18x Optical Zoom, Auto Focus
Focal Length f = 4.7 ~ 84 mm
Aperture F1.6 ~ F2.8
Auto-iris DC-iris
Field of View 4° ~ 61° (Horizontal)
2° ~ 36° (Vertical)
5° ~ 70° (Diagonal)
Shutter Time 1/5 sec. to 1/32,000 sec.
WDR Technology WDR Enhanced
Day/Night Removable IR-cut filter for day & night function
Minimum Illumination 0.72 Lux @ F1.6 (Color)
0.001 Lux @ F1.6 (B/W)
Pan Speed 0.05° ~ 450° / sec
Pan Range 360 endless
Tilt Speed 0.05° ~ 450° / sec
Tilt Range 220° (-110° ~ +110°)
Preset Locations 256 preset locations, 40 presets per tour
Pan/tilt/zoom Functionalities 48x digital zoom (4x on IE plug-in, 12x built-in)
Auto pan mode
Auto patrol mode
On-board Storage MicroSD/SDHC/SDXC card slot
Compression H.264, MJPEG
Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps @ 1920x1080 In both compression modes
Maximum Streams 4 simultaneous streams
S/N Ratio Above 67dB
Dynamic Range 60dB
Video Streaming Adjustable resolution, quality and bitrate
Zoom enhancement for better image quality under limited bandwidth
Image Settings Adjustable image size, quality and bit rate
Time stamp, text overlay, flip & mirror
Configurable brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, white balance, exposure control, gain, backlight compensation, privacy masks (Up to 24)
Scheduled profile settings, 3D Noise Reduction
Audio Capability Audio input/output (full duplex)
Compression AAC, G.711, G.726
Interface External microphone input
External line output
Users Live viewing for up to 10 clients
Interface 10Base-T / 100BaseTX Ethernet (RJ-45)
* It is highly recommended to use standard Cat. 5e & Cat. 6 cables which are compliant with the 3P/ETL standard.
ONVIF Supported, specification available at
Intelligent Video
Video Motion Detection Triple-window video motion detection
Auto-Tracking Auto-tracking on moving object
Alarm and Event
Alarm Triggers Motion detection, manual trigger, periodical trigger, system boot, recording notification, audio detection
Alarm Events Event notification using digital output, HTTP, SMTP, FTP and NAS server
File upload via HTTP, SMTP, FTP and NAS server
Connectors RJ-45 cable connector for Network/PoE connection
Audio input
Audio output
AC 24V power input
DC 12V power input
Digital input*4
Digital output*2
RS-485 for PTZ control (PelcoD protocol, adjustable baud rate 2400~19200)
LED Indicator System power and status indicator
Power Input PoE plus (IEEE 802.3at compliant)
DC 12V
AC 24V
Power Consumption PoE Plus: Max. 25.5W
AC24V/DC12V: Max. 30W
Dimensions Ø: 205 mm x 226 mm
Weight Net: 2330 g
Safety Certifications CE, FCC Class B, VCCI, C-tick, UL
Operating Temperature Starting Temperature: 0°C ~ 50°C (32°F ~ 122°F)
Working Temperature: -10°C ~ 50°C (14°F ~ 122°F)
Warranty 36 months
System Requirements
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000
Web Browser Mozilla Firefox 7~10 (Streaming only)
Internet Explorer 7/8/9/10
Other Players VLC: 1.1.11 or above
Quicktime: 7 or above
Included Accessories
CD User's manual, quick installation guide, Installation Wizard 2, ST7501 32-channel recording software
Others Ceiling mount bracket, screws, terminal blocks, quick installation guide, warranty card, alignment sticker, T25 stardriver, software CD

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PoE Solution

Product Outer View

SD8161 - Outer View


The MicroSD card slot is accessed by removing the dome cover using the T25 stardriver. Peel the rubber cover open to acess the MicroSD slot.

SD8161 - Installation


  • Use CAT5e and CAT6 cables only.
  • The product is not likely to require connection to an Ethernet network with outside plant routing, including the campus environments; and the ITE is to be connected only to PoE networks without routing to the outside plant.


  1. Remove the retention screw on the side of camera.
  2. Turn and detach the top section.
  3. Attach the alignment sticker to the wall. Drill 3 pilot holes into the wall, and drill another hole for routing cables.
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  5. Hammer in the threaded anchors.
  6. Secure the top section to ceiling using the included screws.
  7. Pass cables through the pre-drilled hole or the side openings, and then connect to the camera.
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  9. Align the camera body with the top section. Align the alignment mark on the camera with that on the top section. Push the camera up to match the top section.
  10. Rotate the camera clockwise.
  11. Use the included T25 stardriver to tighten the anti-tamper screw on the side to secure the connection. Make sure all parts have been securely tightened.
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What's included

SD8161 - What's included