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Sony continues to expand its popular XCD IEEE1394b camera series with the latest introduction of its ultra-compact and lightweight, monochrome XCD-MV6.

This new progressive scan camera incorporates a 1/3 type wide VGA global shutter CMOS sensor and is one of the smallest IEEE1394b cameras on the market.

The XCD-MV6 measures just 19mm (3/4 inch) in depth and weighs only 37 grams. Combining high-quality images with miniaturized body, the XCD-MV6 is ideally suited for space-restricted machine vision and robotic applications.

Key Features


Ultra-compact body
Measuring 29 x 29 x 19 mm (1 3/16 x 1 3/16 x 3/4 inches) - less than two thirds the size of Sony’s conventional video cameras
IEEE1394b Digital Interface
For accurate data transfer
IEEE1394b S1600 Compliant 
High data transfer rate (up to 1600 Mbps)
Broadcast Delivery Function  
Enables the sending of synchronus commands (e.g. software trigger and adjusting camera settings) when used in a multiple camera system
IIDC Ver. 1.32 Compliant
Various image correction functions
• Defective pixel correction
• Fixed pattern noise correction
• Shading correction
Temporary Image storage functio
Allows for later transmission (Max. 100 frames)  
Partial Scan functions
High shock and vibration resistance




Image sensor
1/3-type progressive scan CMOS
Standard output pixels
640H x 480V (752H x 480V Max.)
Standard frame rate
60 fps
Cell size (H x V)
6.0 x 6.0 μm
Minimum illumination
0.5 lx (F1.4, +18 dB, Shutter:1/60s)
400 lx at F5.6 (0 dB)
Manual (0 dB to +18 dB)
Shutter speed
1 sec to 1/50,000 sec (Operable)
Camera Features
Video output resolution depth
Mono 8: 8 bits/pixel
Mono 16: 10 bits/pixel
Readout modes
Partial scan, 2 pixels mixture
Readout features
Gamma (Variable),
Defect pixel correction,
FPN correction,
Shading correction
Trigger start (Mode 0),
Trigger start and exposure duration (Mode 1),
Programmable trigger (via the IEEE1394 bus),
Trigger inhibit setting,
Trigger delay setting/Strobe control
Memory channel
15 channels for parameter settings
Image buffer
100 frames (Max.)
Video output
IEEE1394b-2002, beta (screw lock possible)
Transfer rate
(IEEE1394) 1600/800/400 Mbps
Digital I/Os
IN (2x, TTL), OUT (2, TTL)
Lens mount
C mount
Power requirements
DC 8 V to 30 V (via IEEE1394b 9-pin cable or 8-pin camera cable)
Power consumption
2.2 W (Typ.)
Operating temperature
-5°C to +45°C (23°F to 113°F)
Storage temperature
-30°C to +60°C (-22°F to +140°F)
Operating humidity
20% to 80% (no condensation)
Storage humidity
20% to 95% (no condensation)
Vibration resistance
10 G (20 Hz to 200 Hz)
Shock resistance
70 G
Dimensions (W x H x D)
29 x 29 x 19 mm (1 3/16 x 1 3/16 x 3/4 inches)
(not including protruding parts)
37 g (1.3 oz)
UL60950-1+CSA C22.2 No.60950.1,
FCC/ICES-003: Class A, CE: EN61326,
AS/NZ: EN55022, VCCI: Class A


Supplied Accessories:

  • Lens mount cap
  • Operating instructions


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