Advanced Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and a 1/4-type EXview HAD CCD enables this camera to reproduce an extremely high horizontal resolution of 530 TV lines, and provide amazingly clear and detailed images. Block cameras the FCB-EX Series offer the choice of a 36x, 26x, and 18x zoom lens, allowing users to select a camera model that meets their specific monitoring application requirements. The cameras are equipped with an advanced backlight compensation function that dramatically improves the camera dynamic range by 128x when compared to conventional cameras, reproducing high-contrast images of the original scene. An advanced slow AE response function provides clear images even when monitoring areas where the lighting conditions change abruptly, making these cameras suitable for use in a variety of applications. FCB-EX series cameras are equipped with a number of convenient new functions such as Spherical Privacy Zone Masking with Mosaic Effect, Video Motion Detection, and Multi-Line On-Screen Display, as well as features inherited from earlier FCB-EX Series cameras such as e-Flip, Picture Freeze, and Auto ICR. Producing extremely clear and detailed images and incorporating a variety of convenient features, the FCB-EX Series colour block cameras are the perfect choice for monitoring applications that demand high performance. Whether your requirement is for a fixed, dome, or Pan/Tilt/Zoom camera, in demanding indoor or outdoor security and traffic-monitoring applications, the FCB-EX Series is the ideal solution.
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Combining a newly developed DSP with a 1/4- type EXview HAD CCD, these cameras achieve a high horizontal resolution of 530
TV lines, enabling reproduction of amazingly clear and detailed images
Wide Dynamic Range
The FCB-EX Series of cameras incorporate an advanced backlight compensation technology that dramatically improves camera dynamic
range by 128 times when compared to conventional cameras, resulting in clear image reproduction in extreme high-contrast environments.
These cameras capture the same image twice – first with a normal shutter speed, and then with a high shutter speed. The dark
areas captured at normal shutter speed and the bright areas captured at high shutter speed are then combined into one image
using an advanced DSP LSI, thus clearly reproducing the original scene.
Slow AE Response Function (set using VISCA protocol)
These cameras are 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 (the
rate at which camera exposure levels are adjusted when in Full-Auto AE or Priority modes is just under one second). 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.
Powerful and Versatile Zoom Capability Wide Viewing Angle
the FCB-EX490D/EX490DP cameras incorporate an 18x optical zoom lens. Users can choose a camera that has the appropriate zoom
ratio for their specific application requirements.
Advanced Spherical Privacy Zone Masking with Mosaic Effect
In addition to conventional colour 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, if these block cameras are incorporated
into 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 (the maximum number of masking areas that can be displayed on the monitoring
screen at one time is eight. When more than eight masking areas are preset, users should take caution to ensure that no more
than eight masking areas appear in a single view) can be preset in the entire viewing range of the PTZ camera.
Video Motion Detection
These cameras incorporate a video motion detection function. When motion is detected within an area of the picture designated
by the user, an alarm signal is output via the camera’s control interface using the VISCA protocol. Users can designate up
to four detecting areas freely from any of 8 vertical and 12 horizontal blocks.
Multi-Line On-Screen Display
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, and alarm messages, providing operators with a user
These cameras have an e-Flip function that electronically flips an image upside down so that it is displayed on the monitor
accurately. In a dome application for example, if a tracked object moves beneath the camera dome, the image is inverted to
maintain the correct orientation.
SMART (Sony Modular Automatic Lens Reset Technology) Lens Control
These cameras incorporate SMART Lens Control technology that monitors the focus position of the lens during while 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 initialisation is no longer required during continuous 24-hour operation.
Auto IR-Cut Filter Removal (ICR)
For optimised sensitivity in both day- and night-shooting applications, these cameras incorporate an Auto ICR function. 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 camera to be effective in a variety of lighting conditions.
The FCB-EX Series of cameras are equipped with a Picture Freeze function that allows for the output of a still image while
the camera is panning, tilting, zooming, focusing, initialising the lens, or performing preset operations. For example, the
camera will output a still image before it begins to pan, tilt, or zoom, and once the operation is completed, the camera continues
to display images that are currently being monitored; in this way, unnecessary images are not displayed.
|Image device||1/4-type EXview HAD CCD|
|Effective picture elements||Approx. 380,000 pixels|
|Horizontal resolution||On/Off (On: 530 TV lines)|
|Lens||18x optical zoom, f=4.1 mm (wide) to 73.8 mm (tele), F1.4 to F3.0|
|Digital zoom||12x (216x with optical zoom)|
|Viewing angle (H)||48.0° (wide) to 2.8° (tele)|
|Minimum object distance||290 mm (wide), 800 mm (tele)|
|Sync system||Internal/External (V-Lock)|
|Minimum illumination, 1/60 s mode||0.7 lx (typical) (F1.4, 50IRE)|
|Minimum illumination, 1/4 s mode||0.07 lx (typical) (F1.4, 50IRE)|
|S/N ratio||More than 50 dB (weight ON)|
|Electronic shutter||1/1 to 1/10,000 s, 22 steps|
|White balance||Auto, ATW, Indoor, Outdoor, One-push, Manual|
|Gain||Auto / Manual (-3 to 28 dB, 2 dB steps)|
|AE control||Auto, Manual, Priority mode (shutter priority & iris priority), Bright, EV compensation, Backlight compensation, Slow AE|
|Wide dynamic range||On/Off|
|Privacy zone masking||On/Off (8 masks per view/24 masks presets in the entire viewing range when integrated into a PTZ camera – 14 colours, mosaic)|
|Character generator||Mode display/Multi-line OSD (OSD has priority over Mode display)|
|Focusing system||Auto (Sensitivity: normal, low), One-push AF, Manual, Infinity, Interval AF, Zoom Trigger AF|
|Picture effects||e-Flip, Nega Art, Black & White, Mirror Image|
|Zoom switch||TELE, WIDE|
|Video output||VBS: 1.0 Vp-p (sync negative), Y/C|
|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|
|Storage temperature||-20 to 60°C (-4 to 140°F)|
|Operating temperature||0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F)|
|Power requirements||6 to 12 V DC|
|Power consumption||2.6 W (motors inactive), 4.4 W (motors active)|
|Mass||230 g (8.1 oz)|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||52.0 x 57.5 x 88.5 mm (2 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 3 1/2 inches)|