VIVOTEK - 5MP | 360° Surround View | Pixel Calculator | Panoramic PTZ | Fisheye Network Camera SF8174


This model is discontinued. The recommended replacement is FE8174.


VIVOTEK SF8174 is the latest fisheye fixed dome network cameras featuring a detailed 5-Megapixel resolution sensor with superb image quality. Equipped with a fisheye lens for 360° surround view (ceiling/floor/table mount) without blind spots, the camera is able to provide coverage of wide, open areas, such as airports, shopping malls, parking lots, retail stores, offices and more.

As with all VIVOTEK true day/night cameras, the SF8174 features removable IR-cut filter, maintaining clear images 24 hours a day. Together with 802.3af compliant PoE, MicroSD/SDHC/SDXC card slot for on-board storage, the SF8174 is indisputably the top choice for constructing a robust surveillance system with the greatest coverage possible.

Moreover, SF8174 is compatible with the VIVOTEK Panoramic PTZ solution. Panoramic PTZ is a groundbreaking new technology developed by VIVOTEK for monitoring open areas with extreme detail. This feature is realized through the synergy of a VIVOTEK megapixel fisheye camera with a speed dome camera, and allows users to simultaneously monitor an area overview from a fisheye model while providing the capability for a detailed regional view from a speed dome. Suitable applications for Panoramic PTZ include department stores, station lobbies, airports, parking lots, and any wide open areas where comprehensive video surveillance systems and the capability for extreme video detail are essential.

Key Features

  • 5-Megapixel CMOS Sensor
  • 30 fps @ 1080p Full HD
  • 1.5 mm Fisheye Lens for 180° Panoramic View and 360° Surround View
  • Panoramic PTZ Function with Speed Dome Camera for monitoring detailed regional view
  • Removable IR-cut Filter for Day & Night Function
  • Real-time H.264, MPEG-4, and MJPEG Compression (Triple Codec)
  • WDR Enhancement for Unparalleled Visibility in Extremely Bright or Dark Environments
  • ePTZ for Data Efficiency
  • Built-in 802.3af Compliant PoE
  • Built-in MicroSD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slot for On-board Storage
  • Pixel Calculator for Image Clarity Measurement





System Information
  • Multimedia SoC (System-on-Chip)
  • Flash
  • 128 MB
  • RAM
  • 128 MB
  • Camera Features
    Image sensor
  • 1/2.5" Progressive CMOS sensor in 2560 x 1920 resolution
  • Maximum Resolution
  • 1920x1920 (3MP)
  • Lens Type
  • Fixed-focal
  • Focal Length
  • f = 1.5 mm
  • Aperture
  • 2.8
  • Field of View
  • 180° (horizontal)
  • 180° (vertical)
  • 180° (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
  • 0.5 Lux @ F2.8, 30 IRE ( Color )
  • 0.001 Lux @ F2.8, 50 IRE ( B/W )
  • Pan / Tilt / Zoom
  • ePTZ
  • 12x digital zoom ( 12x on IE plug-in )
  • On-board Storage
  • MicroSD/SDHC/SDXC card slot
  • Video
  • H.264, MPEG-4 & MJPEG
  • Maximum Frame Rate
  • H.264: 15 fps at 1920x1920, 30 fps at 1920x1080
  • MPEG-4: 15 fps at 1920x1920, 30 fps at 1920x1080
  • MJPEG: 15 fps at 1920x1920, 30 fps at 1920x1080
  • Maximum Streams
  • 3 simultaneous streams
  • S/N Ratio
  • Above 62 dB
  • Dynamic Range
  • 57 dB
  • Video Streaming
  • Adjustable resolution, quality and bit rate
  • Image Settings
  • Adjustable image size, quality, and bit rate
  • Pixel counter
  • Time stamp, text overlay, flip & mirror
  • Configurable brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, white balance, exposure control, gain, backlight compensation, privacy masks
  • Scheduled profile settings
  • Audio
    Audio Capability
  • Audio input / Audio output ( full duplex )
  • Compression
  • AAC
  • G.711
  • G.726
  • Interface
  • Built-in microphone
  • External microphone input
  • Effective Range
  • 5 meters
  • Network
  • Live viewing for up to 10 clients
  • Protocols
  • 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.
  • Supported, specification available at
  • Intelligent Video
    Video Motion Detection
  • 5-window video motion detection
  • Alarm and Event
    Alarm Triggers
  • Video motion detection, manual trigger, digital input, periodical trigger, system boot, recording notification, camera tampering detection
  • Alarm Events
  • Event notification using digital output, HTTP, SMTP, FTP and NAS server
  • File upload via HTTP, SMTP, FTP and NAS server
  • General
  • RJ-45 cable connector for Network/PoE connection
  • Audio input
  • Audio output
  • DC 12V power input
  • Digital input*1
  • Digital output*1
  • LED Indicator
  • System power and status indicator
  • Power input
  • 12V DC
  • 802.3af Power-over-Ethernet (Class 2)
  • Power consumption
  • Max. 5.1 W (DC 12V )
  • Max. 5.3 W (PoE )
  • Dimensions
  • Ø: 145 mm x 34 mm
  • Weight
  • Net: 358 g
  • Safety Certifications
  • CE C-Tick FCC ( Class A ) LVD UL VCCI
  • Operating Temperature
  • Starting Temperature: -25°C ~ 50°C (-13°F ~ 122°F)
  • Working Temperature: -40°C ~ 50°C (-40°F ~ 122°F)
  • Warranty
  • 36 Months
  • System Requirements
    Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista / XP / 2000
  • 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
  • VIVOTEK Advanced Techniques - Panoramic PTZ

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    Mounting Kit



    Pendant Head (Outdoor)

    Mounting Kit AM-116, AM-117

    Mounting Kit



    Pendant Pipe (20cm), (1.5" PS11), (Color: VIVOTEK White)

    Mounting Kit AM-114, AM-118, AM-116, AM-117, AM-212, AM-221, AM-51A, AM-518, AM-520, AM-712, SD8161

    Mounting Kit



    Pendant Pipe (40cm) (1.5" PS11) (Color: VIVOTEK White)

    Mounting Kit AM-114, AM-118, AM-116, AM-117, AM-212, AM-221, AM-51A, AM-518, AM-520, AM-712, SD8161

    Mounting Kit



    Pendant Head (Indoor)

    Mounting Kit AM-116, AM-117, SD8161

    Mounting Kit



    Wall Mount Bracket (Color: Grey) (2 Pieces in Package)

    Mounting Kit AM-51A, AM-518, AM-520, AM-712

    Mounting Kit



    Adaptor Ring

    Mounting Kit FD8137HV, FD8154, FD8154V, FD8164, FD8164V, FD8167, FD8169, FD8173-H, FD8367-V, FE8173, FE8174, FE8181, AM-518, AM-51A

    Mounting Kit



    Mounting Adapter (3/4" NPT Female Connector & 1.5" PS11 Male Connector) Color: VIVOTEK White

    Mounting Kit FD8135H, FD8137HV, FD8154, FD8154V, FD8155H, FD8162, FD8163, FD8164, FD8164V, FD8165H, FD8167, FD8169, FD8171, FD8173-H, FD8181, FD8335H, FD8355EHV, FD8362E, FD8363, FD8365EHV, FD8367-V, FD8373-EHV, FD8381-EV, FE8173, FE8174, FE8174V, FE8181, FE8181V

    Ceiling Mount Installation

    To attach the camera to AM-51A mounting adaptor:

    1. Remove the camera's top cover.
    2. Fasten 2 included screws to the D holes (not the D+ hole).
    3. Route cables through the adapter.
    4. Align the camera with the mounting adapter and let the 2 screws enter the key holes located on the sides where the camera's cabling interfaces reside, e.g., the Ethernet port.
    5. Rotate the camera counter- clockwise. You can then see the D+ hole through the slotted screw hole (in front of the Micro SD slot).
    6. Fasten screws to secure the camera to the mounting adapter.
    SF8174 - Ceiling Mount Installation

    Install to the Ceiling

    1. Drill pilot holes into the ceiling. Then hammer four anchors into the holes.
    2. Secure the pendant head to the ceiling using four screws.
    3. Connect the two white header connectors to the J6 and J7 connectors.
    4. Connect the Ethernet cable to the RJ-45 socket.
    5. You will find a desiccant bag attached to the camera. Replace the desiccant bag included in the camera with the one shipped within the accessory bag.
    6. Attach the dome cover to the camera by driving its anti-tamper screws.
    7. Route cables through a 3/4” conduit from the pendant head.
    SF8174 - Install to the Ceiling

    Wall Mount Bracket Installation

    Below is a sample procedure using a wall mount bracket and a pendant pipe:

    1. Determine a hard surface ceiling location. Use the four mounting holes on the wall mount bracket to mark the positions where holes will be drilled to secure the bracket and routing cables. Note that screws are user-supplied and they should be at least 11mm long.
    2. Feed cables through the bracket.
    3. Install the pendant pipe.
    4. Install the camera to the mounting adapter. See Attach Camera to Mounting Adapter on the previouspage.
    5. Install the mounting adapter to pendant pipe.
    6. Tighten the connection using the included hex wrench.
    7. SF8174 - Wall Mount Bracket Installation - 1
    8. Install the speed dome camera next to the fisheye, with their lens positioned at approximately the same height. For details about speed dome installation, please refer to its documentation.
    9. Connect all cabling, including the IO cables to J6 and J7, and the Ethernet cable to RJ-45 connector.
    10. Install the dome cover by fasteninng the anti-tamper screws.
    11. SF8174 - Wall Mount Bracket Installation - 2

    Product Internal View

    SF8174 - Rear View

    What's included

    SF8174 - What's included