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The popular Sony FCB colour camera block series are used in a variety of applications ranging from surveillance to traffic monitoring and in many other visual communication environments. These cameras are specifically designed to easily integrate into security domes, police vehicles, photo booths, document stands, videoconferencing, and low vision systems.

Sony is expanding its FCB camera series to include for the first time Progressive Scan (PS) colour block models. The FCB-PV Series features Progressive Scan CCD technology with square pixels, Primary Colour filters for precise colour reproduction, and a digital YUV 4:2:2 interface. The new FCB-PV480 colour block camera incorporates a 1/4-type Super HADTM PS CCD with an 18x optical zoom lens. The ultra-compact FCBPV10 colour block camera incorporates a 1/4-type Super HAD PS CCD with a 10x optical zoom lens. In addition, the FCB-PV480 camera can operate with a minimum illumination of 1.6 lux and is equipped with Auto ICR (IR cut filter removal) for near-infrared sensitivity. Both cameras output a VGA size image (640 x 480) and offer frame rates of 29.97 or 25

fps (switchable).


These FCB-PV cameras are the perfect match for IP camera applications that require a direct digital video connection. With their digital video interface, the FCB-PV series enables OEM s to easily integrate these cameras with fewer conversions such as A/D and I/P (interlace to progressive) in their systems, resulting in outstanding image quality and lower system cost.


The new Sony FCB-PV Series combines unique features with many convenient functions inherited from previous FCB models. These FCB-PV cameras are an optimum solution for high-speed shooting applications, such as traffic monitoring, license plate capture, and monitoring from mobile police vehicles, thanks to its progressive scan CCD sensor that produces high-quality images with crisp edges. These FCB-PV cameras are also a powerful solution when it comes to still image applications. With their Primary Colour filters and square pixel CCD, the FCB-PV cameras achieve precise colour reproduction and exceptional picture quality - a must for videoconferencing, low vision, photo booths, and document stands.

• Progressive Scan Colour Block Camera with Auto Focus Zoom Lens

• 1/4-type Super HAD CCD – Approximately 330,000 pixels

• Excellent Colour Reproduction with Primary Colour Filters


• 10x Optical Zoom Capability – FCB-PV10


• Digital Interface with Selectable Modes


• Clear Capture of Moving Objects Sharp, Clean Edges


• Advanced Spherical Privacy Zone Masking Function with Mosaic Effect


• Electronic-Flip (E-Flip) Function


• Alarm Functions


• Picture Freeze Function


• Spot AE Function


• Electronic Shutter/Slow Shutter (long time exposure)


• High-Speed Serial Interface (max. 38.4 Kb/s) and TTL Signal- Level Control (VISCATM protocol)


• Various Customizable Settings


• Internal Sync.


• Low Power Consumption(1.6 W when motors are inactive)


• 16-Bytes of Available Memory for Recording Data such as Product Serial Number


• Lead-free Solder and Halogenfree Printed Circuit Boards


Sensor Ref 0
Sensor Type 1/4 type PS CCD
Auto ICR function No
Freeze Y
Auto Slow Shutter Y
Slow Shutter Function Y
Wide Dynamic Range No
Signal System VGA
Picture Elements 330000
Horizontal Resolution 640
Lens x10 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) 10
Min Working Distance (tele) 1000
Sync System Internal
Recomended Illumination 100
Minimum Illumination 2
Minimum Illumination 2 0
SN Ratio 0
Electronic Shutter Speed 1
White Balance Auto, ATW, Indoor, Outdoor, One-Push, WB, Manual WB
Gain 0
AE Control Manual, Bright, Auto, EV compensation, Priority mode, Back light compensation
EV Compensation -10
Flicker Compensation No
Spot AE Y
Focusing System One-push AF, Manual, Infinity, Zoom Trigger AF, Auto (Sensitivity :H-L), Interval
Picture Effects Black&White, Mirror image (LR reverse), vertical E-Flip
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, Mosaic)
Interlock with pan, tilt and zoom Yes (Spherical interlocking)
Alarm function Yes
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
Visca Model ID 441
Video Output Digital Rec 601 or Rec 656 YUV 4:2:2 (16 bits or 8
Connector 4 pin Harness, 24-Pin FFC, Ferrite ring
Lens Mount Adapter Y
Lens Diameter 23
Supplied Accessories 24 pin flat cable, 4 pin harness
Storage Temperature Humidity -20
Operating temperature/ Humidity 0
Power Consumption 1
Power Voltage 6
MTBF (excluding lens) 0
Weight 84
Width 37 mm
Depth 61
Height 43 mm
Order Quantity 1
Overvoltage protections on I/O Yes

Supplied accessories :

  • 24P FFC
  • 4P-4P harness
  • Ferrite ring

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