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Sony’s FCB Series of colour block cameras offers excellent picture quality, superb flexibility, and easy operation in a variety of applications ranging from surveillance to traffic monitoring, and in many other visual communication environments.

Key Features


Image Stabilisation -
In StableZoom™ mode, image stabilization starts naturally without bringing an abrupt change to the horizontal angle of view. 

Progressive Scan Broadens Capabilities -
In Progressive Scan mode, the video signal is processed by progressive scan to achieve clear images without any flickering effect. Since network cameras typically have backend systems based on progressive scan, you can maintain original picture quality without any conversion from interlace scan to progressive scan.

Various Operation Modes - 
The camera has four operation modes so you can choose the best one depending on your priorities for the application - for example, sensitivity, resolution and other factors.
Wide Dynamic Range with New Technology 
<Auto Mode>
In Auto mode, the Wide Dynamic Range function is automatically turned on and off, depending on the visibility of the subjects and
 <Interlace Wide-D and Progressive Wide-D Modes>
For the Wide Dynamic Range function, there are two modes - Interlace mode which provides better performance with moving subjects, and Progressive mode which provides clearer images of still subjects.
Digital Output - 
The camera is equipped with a digital interface (Y/Cb/Cr 4:2:2) which is comparable to ITU-R BT656.
The video output is free from signal deterioration, and no external analog/digital converter is required between the camera and other equipment.
Enhanced Noise Reduction -
By combining 2D and 3D noise reduction, the camera offers a wide selection of noise-reduction settings, from Level 1 to Level 5. This lets you choose the best level according to current conditions.
High-resolution Images - 
The camera achieves a high horizontal resolution of 550 TV lines to reproduce very clear and detailed images.
High-sensitivity Images - 
The camera has high sensitivity - high enough for use in video security.
In particular, the FCB-EX985E and FCB-EX985EP achieve 0.25 lx (F1.35, 50IRE) by employing a Super HAD CCD II sensor and bright 28X lens
Advanced White Balance – 
For the White Balance function, there are two different modes:
Outdoor Auto mode and Sodium Vapor Lamp mode. These modes are designed to adapt to changing natural light outdoors, and to changing sodium vapor lamp lighting, respectively.
Extended Operation Temperature - 
The camera can operate in a range of temperature from -5°C to 60°C.
Temperature Readout – 
The camera unit’s internal temperature can be read out via VISCA. This data can be used as reference data to activate peripherals such as a fan or heater inside the camera equipment.
Slow AE Response – 
The camera’s Auto Exposure speed for adapting to changes in lighting conditions can be set as slow as required, even as slow as 10 minutes. The speed of adaptation should be slowed down under some conditions, such as an underground parking lot where the camera might otherwise miss some important images when car lights cause an abrupt change in lighting conditions.
Colour Enhancement –
Using the Colour Enhancement function, a full-colour image can be changed to black and white, and then inverted into two selected colours. This function can be used in applications for low-vision systems to assist people with weak eyesight to read using a camera and display, relieving them of eye strain.


Other Features
  • Gain Limit Setting
  • Zoom Limit Setting
  • Zoom Speed-up in Zoom Direct Mode (Focus Trace On/Off)
  • Focus Compensation in ICR Mode
  • Alarm Signal Output in Auto ICR Mode
  • Image Stabilization Hold
  • Auto IR-cut Filter Removal (Auto ICR)
  • Advanced Spherical Privacy
  • Zone Masking
  • Electronic Flip (E-Flip)
  • Multi-line On-screen Display
  • Video Motion Detection
  • Picture Freeze
  • SMART (Sony Modular Automatic Lens Reset Technology)



Signal systems
NTSC (for FCB-EX1020)
PAL (for FCB-EX1020P) 

Sync systems
Internal/External (V-lock)
Image sensor
1/4-type EXview HAD CCD
(Progressive Scan)
Effective picture elements
380,000 pixels (NTSC, for FCB-EX1020)
440,000 pixels (PAL, for FCB-EX1020P)
36x optical zoom lens
f=3.4 mm (wide) to 122.4 mm (tele)
F1.6 to F4.5
Digital zoom
12 x (432x with optical zoom) 
Minimum object distance
10 mm (wide) to 1,500 mm (tele)
*Default: 320 mm
Horizontal viewing angle
57.8 degrees (wide) to 1.7 degrees (tele)
Horizontal resolution
550 TV lines
Focus systems
Auto (Sensitivity: normal, low), One-push AF, Manual, Infinity, Interval AF, Zoom Trigger AF, Focus Compensation in ICR On Mode
Minimum illumination
1.4 lx (F1.6, 50IRE)
Video output
VBS: 1.0 Vp-p (sync negative), Y/C
Y/Cb/Cr 4:2:2 (comparable to ITU -R BT656)
Camera control
VISCA (TTL signal level)
Baud rate: 9.6 kbps, 19.2 kbps, 38.4 kbps
Stop bit: 1/2 bit selectable
Electronic shutter
1/1 sec to 1/10,000 sec, 22 steps
Auto/Manual/Max. Gain Limit (-3 dB to +28 dB, 2 dB steps)
Exposure control
Auto, Manual, Priority mode (shutter priority & iris priority), Bright, EV compensation, Slow AE
EV compensation
Backlight compensation
White balance
Auto, AT W, Indoor, Outdoor, Outdoor Auto, Sodium Vapor Lamp (fix/auto), One-push, Manual
S/N ratio
More than 50 dB
Picture effects
E-Flip, Nega Art, Black & White, Mirror image, Colour Enhancement
Camera operation swich
Yes (Zoom Tele, Zoom Wide)
Power requirements
DC 6.0 V to 12.0 V
Power consumption
2.4 W (motors active: 5.1 W)
Operating temperature
-5°C to +60°C
Storage temperature
-20°C to +60°C
230 g (8.1 oz)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
50.0 x 57.5 x 87.9 mm
(2 x 2 3/8 x 3 1/2 inches)
Wide-D Auto mode
Wide-D IS/PS mode
Image Stabilisation
Yes (43x)
Digital output
Enhanced Noise Reduction
Auto ICR
Spherical Privacy Zone Masking
Motion Detection
Slow AE response
Yes (Longer than 10 minutes)
Picture freeze
Slow shutter
Temperature readout
Title display
Yes (20 characters/line, max. 11 lines)
Camera mode display
Yes (English*/Chinese) *default
Key switch control
Multi-line OSD
Flicker Cancel
Yes (Auto) for FCB-EX1020 


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