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The XCG Series from Sony incorporates the GigE Vision interface, which is specifically standardised for machine vision applications based on Gigabit Ethernet technology.

Sony proudly introduces a new camera to its XCG Series of high-quality, high-performance digital interface cameras: the new XCG-SX99E, a higher frame rate version of the XCG-SX97E.

Key Features

Features Specifications Accessories Downloads Resources

In accordance with the growing demand for large-scale systems, this interface enables the cameras to transfer a large amount of data over long distances. The use of an Ethernet cable and availability of a wide variety of peripheral devices contribute to significant cost-cutting benefits when designing a complete vision system. Moreover, by incorporating a packet re-send mechanism, the XCG Series can securely transmit data to the host computer.


The newly expanded XCG Series now consists of five models – the XCG-5005E, the XCG-U100E, the XCG-SX99E, the XCG-SX97E, and the XCG-V60E. Each camera varies in resolution and frame rate, and offers unique benefits that users have come to expect from Sony’s camera products. These cameras retain some of the same functionality found in Sony’s renowned XCD Series such as bulk trigger mode, sequential trigger mode, and a partial scanning function. In addition, the XCG-SX99E, XCG-SX97E, and XCG-5005E feature critical camera functions for security applications such as IR wavelength coverage (XCG-SX99E and XCG-SX97E) and ultra-high 5-megapixel resolution (XCG-5005E).


The XCG camera series offers choice, flexibility, and high image quality options to match your specific inspection application requirements. By utilizing the features and benefits of the GigE Vision interface, the XCG Series expands the possibilities for factory automation and security applications, while also delivering the potential of significant cost savings.



Full lineup: XCG-5005E, XCG-U100E,XCG-SX99E, XCG-SX97E, XCG-V60E

With a variety of resolutions and feature-rich benefits, it’s never been easier to select the right camera for your specific factory automation, machine vision, and high-end security applications.


GigE Vision Interface

The adoption of the GigE Vision interface adds to the outstanding value and performance of the XCG camera series. Answering the growing demand for large-scale systems, the XCG Series can transfer large data over long distances (up to 100m). In addition, the cameras are reinforced with a packet re-send mechanism that can eliminate the loss of transferred data. Furthermore, the overall cost of a vision system can be reduced with these cameras thanks to the availability of a variety of peripheral devices.


Driver for the XCG Series

The XCG Series is equipped with a Sony-provided, dedicated driver. This image filter driver enables jumbo-packet data transfer across all industry-standard hardware. It is also capable of non-GigE Vision data transfer in GigE Vision environments.


Bulk Trigger Mode/Sequential Trigger Mode

The XCG Series features an advanced Bulk Trigger Mode and Sequential Trigger Mode, in addition to its conventional trigger mode. Bulk Trigger Mode allows the XCG Series to capture up to 16 images in rapid succession using a single software or hardware trigger. Sequential Trigger Mode periodically sends a software or hardware trigger to the camera to capture the successive images. With the cameras’ memory channel, up to 16 different settings can be called up to capture these images. Thanks to these beneficial trigger options, the XCG Series reduces the need to receive signals from the host PC.


High Resistance to Shock and Vibration

Thanks to their robustness and vibration resistance, the XCG Series cameras deliver outstanding performance in the most challenging environmental conditions.


Other features

• Vertical and Horizontal Partial Scanning

• Vertical Binning

Image device 

2/3 type progressive scan IT CCD


Cell size (H) × (V) 

3.45 x 3.45 μm


Standard picture size (H x V) 

2,448 x 2,048 pixels


Resolution depth 

8/10/12 bits/pixel


Lens mount 

C mount


Standard frame rate 

15 fps


Digital interface 

1000BASE-T (GigE Vision compatible)



400 lx at F5.6 (0 dB)


Minimum illumination 

Less than 1 lx (Gain +18 dB, F1.4)


Gain control

Manual 0 dB to +18 dB, Auto gain


Readout mode 

Normal/Binning/Partial scan



Vertical (1 x 2)


Partial scan 



Shutter speed 

2 s to 1/100,000 s


External trigger shutter 

Pulse-edge detection mode, Pulse-width detection mode, Special trigger mode (Bulk trigger mode/Sequential trigger mode)


Memory channel 

16 channels


Readout features 

Binarisation, Gamma correction (LUT ), Built-in test pattern


Power requirements 

DC 10.5 V to 15 V


Power consumption (Max.) 

4.3 W



44 x 33 x 67.5 mm (1 3/4 x 1 5/16 x 2 3/4 inches)



Less than 145 g (5 3/4 oz)


Operating temperature 

-5°C to +45°C (23°F to 113°F)


Storage temperature 

-30°C to +60°C (-22°F to +140°F)


Operating humidity 

20% to 80% (no condensation)


Storage humidity 

20% to 95% (no condensation)


Vibration resistance 

10 G (20 Hz to 200 Hz)


Shock resistance

70 G


Supplied Accessories 

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

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:

Tripod Adaptor

Camera Adaptors



Sony XCG Resources

Below are a number of tools and resources dedicated to support the promotion of Sony GigE Cameras.

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