1/4" EXview HAD CCD, resolution  530TVL, zoom 312x (26x optical), video output NTSC, Wide - D, power comsumption 2,6 W, mass 230g, dimensions 55,3 x 57,5 x 88,5 mm

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High Resolution and Wide Dynamic Range Combined in a Small, Block Color Camera! Sony is enhancing its line-up of block cameras with the introduction of its new "D version" wide dynamic block cameras. The FCB-EX990D high resolution camera incorporates a ¼-type EXview HAD™ CCD with Advanced Digital Signal Processing to reproduce clear, detailed images at an extremely high horizontal resolution of 530 TV lines. The FCB-EX990D features an 26x optical zoom lens. Feature-rich and coupled with clear and detailed images, the FCB-EX series of color block cameras are ideally suited for monitoring applications that demand high performance.

Powerful and Versatile Zoom Capability/Wide VIewing Angle

High-Resolution Images

Wide Dynamic Range


Video Motion Detection

Slow AE Response Function

Multi-Line On-Screen Display

SMART (Sony Modular Automatic Lens Reset Technology) Lens Control

Picture Freeze

Auto IR-Cut FIlter Removal (ICR)

Advanced Spherical Privacy Zone Masking with Mosaic Effect

The FCB-EX990D camera incorporates a 26x optical zoom lens.

Combining a newly developed DSP with a 1/4-type EXview HAD CCD, the FCB-EX990D camera achieves a high horizontal resolution of 530 TV lines and output amazingly clear, and detailed images.

This new FCB-EX990D camera incorporates an advanced backlight compensation technology that dramatically improves the camera's dynamic range by 128 times compared to previous FCB C series cameras, resulting in clear image reproduction. This camera captures the same image twice - first with a normal shutter speed and then with a high shutter speed. The dark areas captured a normal shutter speed, and the bright areas captured at high shutter speed are then combined into one image using an advanced DSP, clearly reproducing the original scene. Wide Dynamic Range is ideal for lobby camera applications where the camera is exposing both people indoors and outdoor parking lot areas within the same picture.

Within a screen divided into 12 horizontal and 8 vertical blocks, the FCB-EX990D camera can detect a change in luminance within designated areas (up to 4 areas) and specifies its position. The video motion detection function is useful for unattended monitoring/recording found in security applications. The camera is viewing a fixed position and is able to record when an intruder is detected. An alarm signal is output via the camera's control interface using the VISCA™ protocol.

The new FCB-EX990D camera is equipped with a slow AE response function to automatically slow the rate at which camera exposure levels change. The rate can be set up to 32 times slower than when Full-Auto AE or Priority (shutter/iris) modes are selected. This function is useful when monitoring areas in which lighting conditions change abruptly. For example, if the camera is used to monitor the flow of nighttime traffic when vehicle headlights are pointed directly towards it, the camera's exposure level is reduced slowly. This can allow users to monitor and identify crucial parts of the image that surround the headlights, such as the car's license plate or the driver's face.

Up to eleven lines with 20 characters per line can be displayed on the monitoring screen using VISCA commands. Users can freely display captions on the screen such as monitoring location, camera name, alarm messages, and providing operators with a user-friendly interface.

The new FCB-EX990D camera incorporates SMART Lens Control technology that monitors the focus position of the lens during zooming and automatically compensates for any mechanical misalignment that may occur over long periods of continuous usage. With the introduction of SMART Lens Control, periodic lens initialization is no longer required during continuous 24-hour operation.

The FCB-EX990D camera is equipped with a Picture Freeze function that allows for the output of a still image while the camera is panning, tilting, zooming, focusing, initializing the lens, or performing preset operations. For example, the camera will out a still image before it begins to pan, tilt, or zoom. Once the operation is completed, the camera continues to display images so that unnecessary images are not displayed.

The FCB-EX990D incorporates an Auto ICR function for optimized sensitivity in both day and night-shooting applications. At a set level of darkness, the IR-cut filter is automatically disabled (ICR ON) and the infrared sensitivity is increased. At a set level of brightness, the filter is automatically enabled (ICR OFF). The IR-cut filter automatically engages depending on the ambient light, allowing the capture of images in a variety of lighting conditions.

In addition to conventional color masking, unwanted or prohibited areas within an image can be masked using a mosaic effect. A maximum of eight masking areas can be displayed on the monitoring screen. Also, when this block camera is used with a Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) camera system, masked areas are interlocked with PTZ movements, regardless of the camera angle or even if it is circling. Up to 24 masking areas can be preset in the entire viewing range of the PTZ camera.

Camera Specifications Detail:
Image Device 1/4-type EXview HAD CCD
Effective Pixels Approx. 380000 pixels
Digital Zoom 12x (312x with optical zoom)
Horizontal Viewing Angle 54.2º (wide) to 2.2º (tele)
Minimum Object Distance 320 mm (wide)
1500 mm (tele)
Sync System Internal/External (V-lock)
Electronic Shutter 1 to 1/10000 s
22 steps
White Balance Auto
Gain Auto / Manual (-3 to 28 dB
2 dB steps)
Wide Dynamic Range On/Off
Backlight Compensation On/Off
Privacy Zone Masking On / Off (24 positions)
Character Generator Mode display/Multi-line OSD (OSD has priority over Mode display)
Flicker Cancel Auto
Focus System Auto (Sensitivity: normal and low)
One-push AF
Interval AF
Zoom Trigger AF
Camera Operation / Zoom Switch Zoom Tele
Zoom Wide
Picture Effects E-Flip
Nega Art
Black & White
Mirror Image
Exposure Control Auto
Priority Mode
EV Compensation
Backlight Compensation
Slow AE
Video Output Specifications Detail:
Lens Value 36x
S/N Ratio More than 50 dB
Minimum Illumination 1.0 lux
Video Output VBS: 1.0 Vp-p (sync negative)
Signal System NTSC
Horizontal Resolution On/Off (On: 530 TV lines)
Horizontal Resolution Value 530 TV Lines
Interfaces Specifications Detail:
Camera Control Interface VISCA (TTL signal level)
Baud rate: 9.6 Kb/s
19.2 Kb/s
38.4 Kb/s
1 or 2 Stop bit selectable
General Specifications Detail:
Dimensions (W x H x D) 2 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 3 1/2 inches
(52.0 x 57.5 x 88.5 mm)
Weight 8.1 oz (230 g)
Operating Temperature 32 to 122 °F (0 to 50 C°)
Storage Temperature -4 to 140 °F (-20 to 60 C°)
Power Consumption 2.6 W (motors inactive)
5.4 W (motors active)
Power Requirements DC 6 to 12 V