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The XC-E Series are compact, lightweight one-piece black and white cameras incorporating the latest 1/2 and 1/3 type Interline (IT) CCD which produces new levels of picture detail.

With dimensions of 29 x 29 x 32 mm, these cameras can easily be installed in places where installation was previously difficult for other larger cameras.

Key Features

Features Specifications Accessories Downloads Resources

• 1/2 type IT CCD


• Compact and light weight: 29 (W) x 29 (H) x 32 (D) mm, 50 g


• Minimum illumination at F1.4: 0.2 lx


• High S/N Ratio: 60 dB


• Electronic shutter function: 1/100 to 1/10,000 s: EIA, 1/120 to 1/10,000 s: CCIR


• Flexible trigger shutter function


• Scanning system: 2:1 interlaced


• Frame/field exposure


• Restart/reset function


• Synchronization: internal/external (HD/VD)


• High shock and vibration tolerance

Image device

1/2 type IT CCD


Effective picture elements 

XC-ES51: 768 (H) x 494 (V)

XC-ES51CE: 752 (H) x 582 (V)


Signal system 

XC-ES51: EIA (standard)

XC-ES51CE: CCIR (standard)


Horizontal frequency 

XC-ES51: 15.734 kHz

XC-ES51CE: 15.625 kHz


Vertical frequency 

XC-ES51: 59.94 Hz

XC-ES51CE: 50 Hz


Cell size (μm)

XC-ES51: 8.4 x 9.8

XC-ES51CE: 8.6 x 8.3


Lens mount 

C mount


Flange back 

17.526 mm


Sync system 

Internal/External (auto)


External sync system 

HD/VD (2 to 5 Vp-p)


External sync frequency 

± 1 %



Less than ± 50 nsec


Scanning system 

2:1 Interlaced


Video output 

1.0 Vp-p, negative, 75 Ω unbalanced


Horizontal resolution 

XC-ES51: 570 TV lines

XC-ES51CE: 560 TV lines


Sensitivity (Gamma ON, MIN GAIN, No IR cut filter)

400 lx F8


Minimum illumination*

0.2 lx


S/N ratio

60 dB



AGC/Manual selectable



ON/OFF selectable


Normal shutter 

1/120 to 1/10,000 s


Normal shutter 

XC-ES51: 1/100 to 1/10,000 s

XC-ES51CE: 1/120 to 1/10,000 s


External trigger shutter** 

XC-ES51: 1/4 to 1/10,000 s

XC-ES51CE: 1/4 to 1/8,000 s


Power consumtion

1.6 W


Dimension (W) x (H) x (D)

29 x 29 x 32 mm

(1 3/16 x 1 3/16 x 1 5/16 inches)



50 g (2 oz)


Operating temperature 

-5 to +45 °C (23 to 104 °F)


Operating humidity 

20 to 80 %


Storage temperature 

-30 to +60 °C (-22 to +140 °F)


Storage humidity 

20 to 95 %


Vibration resistance 

10 G (20 to 200 Hz)


Shock resistance 

70 G



126,000 hrs.


Regulatory compliance 

UL1492, FCC Class B Digital Device, CE (EN61326/97 + A1/98), AS4251.1 + AS4252.2


Supplied accessories 

Lens mount cap (1), Operating instructions (1)


* (F1.4, AGC ON, without IR cut filter)
** Using Dip switch on the rear panel or Using trigger pulse width

Key Features
Video format
Optical zoom (lens)
Digital zoom
Super resolution zoom
Live view
Video output
Partial scan/binning
IEEE1588 compliant
HW & SW trigger
Noise filter
DC 12 V (PoE)
Shading/ defect correction
Frame accumulation
External synchronization
Power consumption
Image stabilization
Noise reduction
Visca command

Optional Accessories


Compact camera adaptor


  • Compact, lightweight (700 g)
  • External sync IN/OUT
  • Trigger input/WEN output
  • New EIAJ standard 12-pin connector
  • Dimensions: 110 (W) x 53 (H) x 160 (D) mm


Tripod adaptor


  • ABS
  • Approx. 6.1 g
  • Dimensions: 18 (W) x 6 (H) x 2.9 (D) mm


12-pin camera cable (CE standard)

• CCXC-12P02N (2 m)

• CCXC-12P05N (5 m)

• CCXC-12P10N (10 m)

• CCXC-12P25N (25 m)


Junction Box


Sony XC Series Downloads

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Technical Manual
Operating Instructions

Sony XC Resources

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