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FCB-EX48E/EP
18x Standard Definition

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

features

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.
 
 
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
  • 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)

 

specifications

Signal systems
NTSC (for FCB-EX48E)
PAL  (for FCB-EX48EP) 

Sync systems
Internal/External (V-lock)
 
Image sensor
1/4-type CCD
(Interlace Scan)
 
Effective picture elements
380,000 pixels (NTSC for FCB-EX48E)
440,000 pixels (PAL for FCB-EX48EP)
 
Lens
18x optical zoom lens
f=4.1 mm (wide) to 73.8 mm (tele)
F1.4 to F3.0
 
Digital zoom
12 x (216x with optical zoom)
 
Minimum object distance
10 mm (wide) to 800 mm (tele)
*Default: 290 mm
 
Horizontal viewing angle
48.0 degrees (wide) to 2.8 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
0.4 lx (F1.4, 50IRE)
 
Video output
ANALOG
VBS: 1.0 Vp-p (sync negative), Y/C
DIGITAL
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
 
Gain
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
Yes
 
Backlight compensation
Yes
 
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
2.0 W (motors active: 3.1 W)
 
Operating temperature
-5°C to +60°C
 
Storage temperature
-20°C to +60°C
 
Mass
230 g (8.1 oz)
 
Dimensions (W x H x D)
50.0 x 57.5 x 88.5 mm
(2 x 2 3/8 x 3 1/2 inches)
 
Wide-D Auto mode
No
 
Wide-D IS/PS mode
No
 
Image Stabilisation
No
 
StableZoom
No
 
Digital output
Yes
 
Enhanced Noise Reduction
Yes
 
Auto ICR
No
 
Spherical Privacy Zone Masking
Yes
 
Motion Detection
Yes
 
Alarm
Yes
 
Slow AE response
Yes (Longer than 10 minutes)
 
Picture freeze
Yes
 
Slow shutter
Yes
 
Temperature readout
Yes
 
Title display
Yes (20 characters/line, max. 11 lines)
 
Camera mode display
Yes (English*/Chinese) *default
 
Key switch control
Yes
 
Multi-line OSD
Yes
 
E-flip
Yes
 
Flicker Cancel
Yes (Auto for FCB-EX48E)

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