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The XC-505 and XC-505P are ultra-compact and lightweight colour video cameras incorporating a high-sensitivity, high-performance 1/3-type Super HAD II CCD.

Compared to Sony’s popular XC-555 camera, the XC-505 and XC-505P are equipped with several new features including one-push white balance, noise reduction (2D/3D), a built-in colour bar, DTL function, and RS-232C support.

These cameras use an NF lens system which can easily be converted into a flexible C-mount lens. What’s more, they are simply integrated into space-restricted environments thanks to their one-piece compact and robust body.

The combination of first-class picture quality with superb sensitivity for less-than-ideal lighting conditions makes these cameras ideal for a wide range of applications such as remote monitoring, security, content creation, machine vision, and sports shooting.

Key Features


High-sensitivity Super HAD II CCD

One-piece body and amazingly compact design
22 (H) x 22 (W) x 64 (D) mm, 51 g
(7/8 x 7/8 x 2 5/8 inches, 2 oz)
Selectable video outputs and external synch inputs
– Video outputs: VBS and Y/C
– External synch: HD/VD, VS, VBS
(no genlock)
Easy camera setting by dip switch or RS-232C serial communication
Various image acquisition features:
– Selectable Auto Exposure and White Balance
– Defective pixels correction
– 2D/3D Noise Reduction (NR)
– Edge Enhancement/Detail Enhancement
– E-flip
– Built-in colour bar


Image sensor
Super HAD II 1/3-type IT CCD 

Colour fi lter
Complementary colour mosaic
Effective picture elements (H) x (V)
768 x 494 pixels (for XC-505)
752 x 582 pixels (for XC-505P)
Scanning system
525 lines, 2:1 interlace, 30 frames/sec (for XC-505) 
625 lines, 2:1 interlace, 25 frames/sec (for XC-505P)
Lens mount
NF mount
Sync system
Internal/External (automatic switching)
Horizontal resolution
470 TV lines (for XC-505)
460 TV lines (for XC-505P)
Minimum illumination
1.5 lx at F1.4 AGC: max (18 dB)
Sensitivity 2000 lx at F11 AGC: OFF (0 dB)
S/N ratio
48 dB (standard) AGC: OFF (0 dB) (for XC-505)
46 dB (standard) AGC: OFF (0 dB) (for XC-505P)
Shutter speed
1/60 sec (OFF) (NTSC), 1/1000 sec, CCD
IRIS, and FLICKERLESS (selectable) (for XC-505)
1/50 sec (OFF) (PAL), 1/1000 sec, CCD
IRIS, and FLICKERLESS (selectable) (for XC-505P)
White balance
3200K, 5600K, One Push WB, ATW (auto tracing white balance), and MAN (manual) (selectable)
Gain control
AGC/Fixed (0 dB)
Video output
VBS/Y/C (selected with the switch)
VBS: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms, sync negative
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms
C: C level depends on the composite video out signal
External synchronous input
HD/VD, VS, VBS (no genlock)
Output connect
DC IN/SYNC/VIDEO: multi 12-pin
Operating temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage temperature
-30°C to +60°C (-22°F to +140°F)
Operating humidity
20% to 80% (no condensation permissible)
Storage humidity
20% to 90% (no condensation permissible)
Power requirement
DC 10.5 V to 15 V
Power consumption
1.5 W
Vibration resistance
10 G (20 Hz to 200 Hz)
Shock resistance
70 G
Dimensions (W x H x D)
22 x 22 x 64 mm (7/8 x 7/8 x 2 5/8 inches)
51 g (2 oz.)
Supplied Accessories
Lens mount cap (1), Tripod adaptor (1 set), Operating instructions (1)


Supplied Accessories
  • Lens mount cap (1)
  • Tripod adaptor (1 set)
  • Operating instructions (1)


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