FCB-EH4300 front

High Definition Colour Camera Block

Sony, a leader in high-definition (HD) technology and the imaging industry, is combining its strengths with the introduction of its new compact FCB-EH4300, 20x HD Colour Block Camera.

Featuring full 1920 x 1080 HD resolution, wide-dynamic range, and auto ICR functions, this amazing FCB HD camera is ideal for security, intelligent traffic, unmanned aerial vehicles, video conferencing and low-vision applications.

Incorporating a 1/3-type “Exmor™” CMOS sensor, the FCB-EH4300 camera boasts approximately 2 Megapixels for exceptional HD picture quality with high sensitivity. In addition, the FCB-EH4300 inherits a multitude of features from Sony’s world-renowned FCB Series such as Spherical Privacy Zone Masking, E-Flip and various picture effects.

Key Features


Excellent 1080p (1920 x 1080) HD picture quality

The “Exmor™” CMOS sensor realizes high image quality and high sensitivity
• High Sensitivity mode – 0.5 lx
(F1.6, 50IRE, Color)
• Normal mode – 1.7 lx
(F1.6, 50IRE, Color)
Powerful zoom capability
20x optical and total 240x with
12x digital zoom
Various signal systems and output modes
• HD
- Signal system –1080p/29.97,
1080p/25, 1080i/59.94 (Frame
out: 29.97 PsF), 1080i/50 (Frame
out: 25 PsF), 720p/59.94, 720p/50,
720p/29.97, 720p/25
- Video output – Analog:
Component (Y/Pb/Pr), Digital: Y/
Cb/Cr 4:2:2 via LVDS (Y: 8-bit, C:
8-bit, V-sync, H-sync, Field, Clock)
• SD
- Signal system – NT SC, PAL (640
x 360)
- Video output – VBS
Simple connection - one cable, one connector
• Covering video, VISCA communication, and power supply with a single cable
• Supports both 30-pin thin coaxial (digital and analog output) and 24-pin FFC interfaces (analog output only)
Security-oriented functions include:
• Wide-D technology (On, Off, Auto, and Ratio Fix)
• Day/Night function (On, Off, Auto, Threshold Enabled)
• Digital noise reduction (Up to 5 levels)
• Spherical Zone Masking (24 Zones with various PTZ controls)
• Motion Detection Alarm (4 Zones with several triggering and threshold modes)
• Sodium Vapor Lamp Fix/Auto, One-push, Manual

Other features
• Various modes for White Balance
(Auto, AT W, Indoor, Outdoor, Outdoor Auto, Sodium Vapor Lamp Fix/Auto, One-push, Manual)
• Picture effects (E-Flip, Nega Art, Black & White, Mirror Image, Colour Enhancement)
• Picture freeze
• Temperature readout
• Slow AE response (Approx. 5 min.)
• Title display (20 characters per line, max. 11 lines)
• Camera mode display (English)
• Electronic shutter/slow shutter
• Spot AE
• High Resolution Mode
• IR Focus Correction Function
• 4 Presets for Gamma Control
• 4 Levels of Chrominance Suppression


Image sensor
1/3-type “Exmor” CMOS 

Effective number of pixels
Approx. 2 Mega pixels
20x optical zoom
f=4.7 mm (wide) to 94.0 mm (tele)
F1.6 to F3.5
Digital zoom
12x (240x with optical zoom)
Angle of view (H)
1080p/30 mode: 55.4° (wide end) to 2.9° (tele end)
720p/60, 30 mode: 37.6° (wide end) to 1.95° (tele end)
Minimum working distance
10 mm (wide) to 800 mm (tele)
Sync system
Minimum illumination
High sensitivity mode:
0.5 lx (F1.6, 50 IRE, ICR Off), 0.095 lx (F1.6, 50 IRE, ICR On)
Normal mode:
1.7 lx (F1.6, 50 IRE, ICR Off), 0.3 lx (F1.6, 50 IRE, ICR On)
Recommended illumination
100 to 100,000 lux
S/N ratio
More than 50 dB
Signal system
1080p/29.97, 1080p/25, 1080i/59.94 (Frame out: 29.97
PsF), 1080i/50 (Frame out: 25PsF), 720p/59.94, 720p/50,
720p/29.97, 720p/25
NTSC, PAL (640 x 360)
Video output
Analog: Component (Y/Pb/Pr)
Digital: Y/Cb/Cr 4:2:2 via LVDS (Y: 8 bit, C: 8 bit, Vsync,
Hsync, Field, Clock)
VBS: 1.0 Vp-p (sync negative)
Camera control interface
VISCA (TTL signal level)
Baud rate: 9.6 Kb/s, 19.2 Kb/s, 38.4 Kb/s
Stop bit: 1/2 bit selectable
Electronic shutter
1/1 to 1/10,000 s, Total 22 steps
White balance
Auto, AT W, Indoor, Outdoor, Outdoor Auto, Sodium
Vapor Lamp Fix/Auto, One-push, Manual
Auto/Manual (-3 to +28 dB, +2 dB step/Total 16 steps)
AE control
Auto, Manual, Priority mode (shutter priority & iris
priority), Bright, EV compensation, Slow AE
Slow AE
Approx. 5 minutes
Focusing system
Auto (Sensitivity: normal, low), One-push AF, Manual,
Infinity, Interval AF, Zoom Trigger AF
Storage temperature
-20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F)
Operating temperature
-5°C to +60°C (23°F to 140°F)
Storage humidity
20% to 95%
Operating humidity
20% to 80%
Power requirements
6.0 V to 12.0 V DC
Power consumption
4.7 W (motors active), 3.1 W (motors inactive)
260 g (4.2 oz)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
50.0 x 60.0 x 87.9 mm (2 x 2 3/8 x 3 1/2 inches)
Includes protrusions




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