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Sony's FCB-EX series of colour block cameras are equipped with an incredibly high 26x zoom lens which has a wide/telephoto horizontal field of view, making them ideally suited for use in security domes and traffic monitoring applications. These cameras incorporate an advanced Spherical Privacy Zone Masking feature which allows the masking function to be interlocked with the camera's pan/tilt/zoom movements, regardless of the camera angle, ensuring the individual’s privacy.


In addition, the FCB-EX series incorporates high-performance Digital Signal Processing (DSP) which provides enhanced picture quality and operability compared to conventional block cameras.

The FCB-EX980 series combines a high-sensitivity 1/4-type EXview HAD™ CCD and Sony's new powerful 26x zoom "SMART" lens which has a wide horizontal field of view.

 In addition to the features above, these cameras are conveniently equipped with a variety of functions such as E-Flip, Alarm, Picture Freeze, and Auto ICR*1, which have all been inherited from earlier FCB-EX series cameras. Moreover, the entire FCB-EX series uses lead-free solder and halogen-free printed-circuit boards, making these cameras environmentally friendly.

Combining superb picture quality with a variety of unique and convenient features, the FCB-EX series cameras are the perfect match, both indoor and outdoor, for demanding security and monitoring applications.



• 26x optical zoom capability*1

• Advanced Spherical Privacy Zone Masking function (max. 24 masking blocks)

• SMART lens control (Sony Modular Automatic Lens Reset Technology)

• Electronic-Flip (E-Flip) function

• Alarm function

• Auto ICR (IR Cut Filter Removal) Mode*2

• High-performance Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

• High-speed serial interface (max. 38.4 Kb/s) with TTL signal-level control (VISCA™ protocol)

• Equipped with key switch connector (CN601) for camera control with external equipment

• Various customisable settings

• Internal/External sync

• Low power consumption (1.6 W with motors inactive)

• EEPROM backup system without battery

• 16-bytes of free memory is available for recording data such as product serial numbers and camera/system ID numbers

• Lead-free solder and halogen-free printed-circuit boards



*1 FCB-EX980S/EX980SP, FCB-EX980/EX980P only

*2 FCB-EX980S/EX980SP, FCB-EX980/EX980P

FCB-EX480C/EX480CP only



Sensor Ref 0
Sensor Type 1/4 type IT CCD
Auto ICR function Yes
ICR function Y
Freeze Y
Auto Slow Shutter Y
Slow Shutter Function Y
Wide Dynamic Range No
Signal System PAL
Picture Elements 440000
Horizontal Resolution 460
Lens x26 Zoom
Lens - Detail 0
Lens - f stops 0
Zoom Movement Speed 0
Digital Zoom 0
Angle of View H (WIDE) 0
Min Working Distance (WIDE) 320
Min Working Distance (tele) 1500
Sync System Internal/External (V-Lock)
Recomended Illumination 100
Minimum Illumination 1
Minimum Illumination 2 0
Minimum Illumination 3 0
AD 0
SN Ratio 0
Electronic Shutter Speed 1
White Balance Auto, ATW, Indoor, Outdoor, One-Push, WB, Manual WB
Gain 0
AE Control Full Auto, Shutter Priority, Iris Priority, Manual, Bright, Exposure Compensation, Back Light Compensation, Slow Shutter - Auto/Manual
EV Compensation -10
Flicker Compensation No
Spot AE Y
Focusing System One-push AF, Manual, Infinity, Zoom Trigger AF, Near Limit, SMART lens control, Auto (Sensitivity :H-L), Interval
Picture Effects Black & White, Neg. Art, E-Flip, Mirror
Character Generator Yes
Grid/Cross Disaply Grid + cross
Privacy Zone Masking Yes (with Spherical Pan/tilt)
Privacy Zone masking Detail (24 mask, 8 on screen, 160x120 matrix)
Interlock with pan, tilt and zoom Yes (Spherical interlocking)
Alarm function Yes
Camera Operation Switch Zoom TELE, Zoom WIDE
Aperture Control 16 steps
Preset 6 positions, 1 custom/power on preset
User Memory 16
Serial Interface VISCA protocol (TTL/CMOS), 9.6 Kbps, 19.2 Kbps, 38.4 Kbps, Stop bit 1/2 bit
External Key Switch Y
Visca Model ID 431
Video Output VBS:1.0 Vp-p (Sync Negative) Y/C Output
Connector 9-Pin FFC, 4 pin Harness
Metal Frame Y
Lens Diameter 31
Storage Temperature Humidity -20
Operating temperature/ Humidity 0
Power Consumption 1
Power Voltage 6
MTBF (excluding lens) 58
Weight 230
Width 55 mm
Depth 81
Height 57 mm
Order Quantity 10
Overvoltage protections on I/O Yes



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