Bosch MIC Series 550 Camera 36X

  • Choice of 36x or 28x day/night cameras with 550 TVL, 12x digital zoom, Wide Dynamic Range (WDR),advanced privacy masking, and image stabilization
  • Video and control over IP when powered by MIC IP Power Supply (sold separately)
  • Sodium Vapor White Balance mode restores objects to their original color
  • Robust design rated to an industry-leading IP68
  • Complete series of mounting accessories; various mounting positions, including on-site canting

The MIC Series 550 camera combines cutting-edge technology with the latest production techniques to provide a class-leading feature set in an economical package. The MIC Series 550 range takes high quality surveillance to new levels of excellence.
As a best-fit camera for virtually any security application, it can be installed in the harshest of environments. Thanks to its IP68-rated aluminum casing, the MIC Series 550 camera functions perfectly in the most demanding conditions. This tough and vandal-resistant casing provides protection from the elements and physical attack. An integrated long-life silicone wiper and a reversible rain shield ensure high quality images regardless of the installed environment.The brushless-motor technology offers ultra-reliable operation with full 360º continuous rotation pan and 270º tilt control for exceptional viewing capability.Small increment pan speeds from just 0.2º per second to 120º per second gives the user precise control. This speed control is especially important when used with video analytic systems, particularly for tracking subjects when fully zoomed in.
The MIC Series 550 camera incorporates Bosch’s standard controller interface supporting familiar AutoDome on-screen menus. This enhancement makes it simple to integrate and use the MIC Series 550 within systems that already use Bosch AutoDome cameras and systems.
When powered by a MIC IP Power Supply, the MIC camera becomes an IP-enabled device with extra features such as Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA), and the ability to record video on a network-attached RAID iSCSI storage device or locally on a user-supplied SD or SDHC card (32 GB maximum). The optional “hybrid” operation provides video and control of the MIC camera over both analog (Bilinx over coax) and IP connections simultaneously.

MIC Series 550 Camera

Optical Camera Core, 36x Day/Night

Imager 1/4 in.-type Exview HAD CCD (progressive scan)
Resolution/Effective Picture Elements PAL: Approximately 440,000; 752(H) x 582(V) NTSC: Approximately 380,000; 768 (H) x 494 (V)
Lens 36x Zoom (3.4 to 122.4 mm) F1.6 to F4.5
Zoom Movement Speed 4.0 seconds (optical Wide to optical TELE) 6.2 seconds (optical wide to digital TELE)
Focus Automatic with manual override
Iris Automatic with manual override
Field Of View (FOV) 1.7° to 57.8°
Video Output 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ohm
Gain Control Auto/Manual/Max. (-3 dB to 28 dB, 2 dB steps)
Apperature Correction Horizontal and vertical
Digital Zoom 12x
Horizontal Resolution 550 TVL (NTSC, PAL) typical

Sensitivity ¹/30 IRE/50 IRE

Day Mode

SensUp Off 0.66 lux / 1.4 lux
SensUp On (NTSC: 1/4s, 15X; PAL 1/3s, 16.7X) 0.04 lux / 0.1 lux

Night Mode

SensUp Off 0.104 lux / 0.209 lux
SensUp On (NTSC: 1/4s, 15X; PAL 1/3s, 16.7X) 0.0052 lux / 0.0103 lux
Signal To Noise Ratio (SNR) >50 dB
White Balance 2000 K to 10,000 K


Drive Unit Brushless, integral pan/tilt motor drive
Pan Range 360° continuous rotation
Tilt Angle 270°
Tilt Range Upright unit: -58° - +90° Canted unit: -103° - +90°
Variable Speed Pan: 0.2°/second - 120°/second Tilt: 0.2°/second - 60°/second
Pre-Position Speed 120°/second
Preset Accuracy 0.17° (typical)
Propotional Pan / Tilt to Zoom Yes
Audiable Noise <66dB


Input Voltage (dual source) 18 VAC nominal
Power Consumption 18 W maximum
Current Consumption 1 A maximum


Sectors / Titling 16 independent sectors with 20 characters per title
Privacy Masking 24 individually-configurable privacy masks
Prepositions 99, each with 20 characters per title
Guard Tours Two (2) types of tours: • Recorded tours - two (2), total duration 15 minutes • Preset tour - one (1), consisting of up to 99 scenes, consecutively and (1) customized up to 99 scenes
Camera,Setup/ Control RS-485, Bilinx (coax); also Bosch Biphase with converter (sold separately)
Communication Protocols Bosch (Bilinx, OSRD), Pelco P/D, Forward Vision (Bosch OSRD requires use of converter device (MIC-BP3 or MIC-BP4), sold separately.)
Washer Drive Optional washer kit (MIC-WKT Kit used with the appropriate HAC-WAS washer pump)
Supported Languages English, Czech*, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian*, Spanish

User Connections

Power Via composite cable (sold separately)
RS-485 Biphase ± RS-485 (Twisted pair; Simplex, half and full duplex operation via composite cable) Biphase ± (Optional; requires MIC Biphase module with external power supply.)
Video Coaxial via composite cable (sold separately)
Alarm Inputs One (1) tamper input (eight [8] additional inputs possible with optional alarm card)
Relay Outputs Two (2) relay outputs and washer relay output only with optional alarm card
Alarm Communication Tamper switch (ground connection)


Ingress Protection Rating/Standard IP68
Operating Temperature `-40 °C to +60 °C (-40 °F to +140 °F)
Cold Start-up Temperature `-40 °C (-40 °F) (Requires 30-minute warm-up prior to PTZ operations)
Storage Temperature -40 °C to +70 °C (-40 °F to +158 °F)
Humidity 0-100%
Wind Load (Estimated) 209 km/h (130 mph) (sustained) (Gusts up to 290 km/h (180 mph)) Effective Projected Area (EPA): 0.044m² (0.47 ft²)
Vibration IEC60068-2-6, Test Fc: Vibration (sinusoidal), 20m/s² (2.0g)
Shock IEC60068-2-7, Test Ea: Shock, 20g


Upright and Inverted 212 x 355 x 177 mm (8.35 x 14.0 x 7.0 in.)
Canted 212 x 312 x 255 mm (8.35 x 12.3 x 10.0 in.)
Weight 7 kg (15.43 lb) (including 4 in. pitch circle diameter (PCD) base)
Viewing Window Tempered flat glass
Construction Material Cast solid aluminum
Standard Colors Black (RAL 9005), White (RAL 9010); Grey (RAL 9006, available in specific regions)
Standard Finish Alodine 5200 surface treatment with powder coat paint, sand finish
Window Wiper Standard, long-life silicone wiper
Canting Twist-lock canting secured by two security screws

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