The Sony DXC-390/390P is a 1/3 type DSP 3-CCD colour video camera which incorporates Exwave HAD™ technology – a new Sony technology that greatly improves camera sensitivity (F8 at 2000 lx) while reducing smear.
With so many functions, the DXC-390/P is the perfect choice for a variety of applications
Using a C-mount lens and providing a resolution of 800 TV lines and high S/N ratio, the DXC-390/390P is ideal for applications such as microscopy, industrial inspection, and remote camera systems, where picture accuracy and detail are important.
Incorporating new 10-bit DSP technology, a user friendly on-screen menu allows for simple control of various features including DynaLatitude™, Partial Enhance, and a wide selection of Automatic Exposure (AE ) modes. Moreover, the DXC-390/390P is verycompact [56(W) x 50(H) x 128(D)] and lightweight (370 g), making it easy to install.
High picture quality
Incorporating three 1/3 type IT CCDs, the DXC-390/P produces a high resolution of 800 TV lines and a high S/N ratio of 62 dB (NTSC), 61 dB (PAL). Featuring Sony’s new Exwave HAD the DXC-390/P provides excellent sensitivity and low smear levels.
Moreover, the DXC-390/P incorporates DSP (Digital Signal Processor) technology, resulting in images with higher picture quality and colour accuracy.
DSP (digital signal processing)
The DXC-390/P incorporates new Sony 10- bit DSP technology. DSP enables a variety of enhancement features and increases picture reliability. The DXC-390/P has several DSP functions for powerful picture controls.
Picture contrast controls
Automatically adjusts contrast corresponding to the brightness signal level of the entire image. Clear images can be captured if both bright and dark areas exist within the image.
DCC+ (Dynamic Contrast Control Plus)
Avoids hue factor distortion that can occur when subjects are very bright. DCC+ also automatically adjusts the knee point according to the contrast of the image.
Black stretch/compress enhances the gradation of dark areas by stretching or compressing the range of the brightness signal in these areas.
Picture enhance controls
Adjusts the sharpness of the object outline with minimal noise. This feature also enables horizontal detail frequency control.
Enhances colour reproduction by adjusting the colour saturation and hue. Partial Enhance Enhances or softens a specific colour by
altering its hue, saturation and detail.
The on-screen menu feature allows for quick and easy picture adjustments while viewing the image. All camera control functions are accessible from the side panel of the camera or through the optional RM-C950.
AE (Automatic Exposure)
AE automatically controls the level of brightness by varying the exposure times. This is done by combining the CCD IRIS function, AG C (Automatic Gain Control), and Auto Iris function of the lens. The DXC-390/P is equipped with a number of convenient AE modes.
Adjusts the standard brightness level by up to +/- one F-stop in a lens iris.
Selectable AE (Auto Exposure) conversion speed to suit applications under varying lighting conditions.
AE Area is a light metering system that includes six different modes.
Electronic Shutter Functions
A variable speed electronic shutter is built into the CCD imager, making it possible to capture blur-free, clear images of high speed moving objects. The DXC-390/P features 10 different shutter speeds (OFF to 1/100,000), including flickerless mode.
Long term exposure
The shutter speed can be manually selected from 1 to 255 frames (field mode) or 2 to 256 frames (frame mode) in oneframe steps or from 0.1 to 8.0 seconds.
The Clear Scan feature eliminates the horizontal bands that appear across the screen when shooting a computer display. This is achieved by matching the camera shutter speed with the display scanning frequency.
When the level of incoming light exceeds the auto iris adjustment range, the CCD IRIS function automatically reduces the exposure in a range equivalent to 10 F-stops.
Compact and lightweight
56(W) x 50(H) x 128(D) mm (2 1/4 x 2 x 5 1/8 inches), 370 g (13 oz)
extensive choice of lens
Scene Files and User Files
allows user to set two custom parameters in the menu for instant recall
Hyper Gain (+30 dB)
useful to capture images in dark conditions
Colour Shading compensation
allows for verification of colour on microscope
RGB, Y/C and composite video Outputs
easy control and operation of camera by external computer
White Balance modes
(AWB, AT W-Normal/Wide, MANU, Preset 3200K/5600K)
Extended Genlock (VBS Genlock and HD/VD in/out)
allows for synchronization of signals with frame grabber boards
Synchronization capabilities (Strobe function, WEN output)
realizes full vertical resolution of fast moving objects
1/3 type IT (Interline Transfer) CCD
Effective picture elements
NT SC: 768(H) x 494(V)
PAL : 752(H) x 582(V)
6.00(H) x 4.96(V) mm
NT SC: 2:1 interlaced, 525 lines
PAL : 2:1 interlaced, 625 lines
NT SC: 15.734 kHz
PAL : 15.625 kHz
NT SC: 60 Hz
PAL : 50 Hz
Internal or External with VBS, HD/VD
H/ SC phase control
F8.0 at 2000 lx
4 lx (F2, GA IN: HYPER)
NT SC: 62 dB
PAL : 61 dB
STEP/ AGC/ HYPER selectable
OFF/ STE P/ VARIABLE /CCD IRIS selectable
Remote (Auto or Manual)/ Video selectable
Multi/ Large/ Medium/ Spot/ Slit/Manual selectable
speed Fast/ Mid/ Slow selectable
detect Average/ Peak selectable
Manual/ DynaLatitude/ DCC+ selectable
High/ Normal/ Low selectable (Contrast Effect: Manual)
Variable (Contrast Effect: Manual)
ON / OFF Variable
Master and R/B Manual adjustable
AWB/ AT W NO RMAL / AT W WIDE/ MANUAL / 3200K/ 5600K selectable
AWB or AT W R/B Paint, MANUAL R/B Gain
NO RMAL / MANU selectable
FAST/ NO RMAL / SLOW selectable
ON / OFF (Variable at ON )
HIGH/ MID/ LOW selectable
ON / OFF
Linear matrix MODE
STANDARD/ R Enhance/ G Enhance/ B Enhance/ Manual selectable
CCD integration mode
FIELD/ FRAME selectable
OFF / ON (Manual control)
Positive edge trigger / Negative edge trigger selectable
19200/ 9600/ 4800/ 2400/ 1200 selectable
ON / OFF
A/B switchable (Two pattern memories)
STANDARD/MICROSCOPE/FULL AUTO/STROBE/FILE A or B
-5˚C to 45˚C
-20˚C to 60˚C
DC 10.5 V to 15.0 V
Approx. 7.6 W
56(W) x 50(H) x 128(D) mm (2 1/4 x 2 x 5 1/8 inches)
(Excluding projecting parts)
Approx. 370 g (13 oz)
Lens (6 pin)
RGB/SYNC (9 pin D-sub)
DC IN/VBS (12 pin)
VIDEO OUT (BNC)
TRIGGE R IN (BNC)
REMOTE (8 pin mini DIN)
Remote Control Unit
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