18x Color NTSC Block Camera with Field Memory

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Sony is expanding its comprehensive FCB camera family with the addition of its new FCB-IX "C version" cameras that combine renowned FCB picture quality, high sensitivity and an affordable price. The FCB-IX47C color block (NTSC) camera is equipped with a 1/4 type CCD featuring Sony's Super HAD® technology and incorporates the same specifications, features, dimensions, and mounting hole position of the FCB-IX45A/IX45AP and FCB-IX47A/IX47AP cameras. Inheriting the outstanding features of Sony's previous FCB-IX A version cameras, the new FCB-IX47C block camera is ideal for numerous applications such as low vision systems, mobile police cars, pipe inspection, photo booths and document stands.


  • 18x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom
  • High speed serial communication (max. 38.4 kbps)
  • Field Memory/Freeze Mode
  • Slow Shutter
  • Character generator/Privacy Zones
  • New Spot AE function
  • Minimum illumination of 1.0 lux
  • Programmable custom preset function

Camera Specifications Detail:
Image Device 1/4-type Super HAD CCD
Effective Pixels Approx. 380000
Digital Zoom 4x (72x with optical zoom)
Horizontal Viewing Angle 48° (wide end) to 2.8° (tele end)
Minimum Object Distance 10 mm (wide end), 800 mm (tele end)
Sync System Internal
Electronic Shutter 1/1 to 1/10000 s
White Balance Auto
Gain Auto / Manual (-3 to 28 dB
2 dB steps)
EV Compensation -10.5 to +10.5 dB (1.5 dB steps)
Backlight Compensation On/Off
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 Neg. Art
Black & White
Mirror Image
Exposure Control Auto
Priority mode
EV compensation
Backlight compensation

Video Output Specifications Detail:
Lens Value 18x
S/N Ratio More than 50 dB
Minimum Illumination 1.0 lux
Video Output VBS: 1.0 Vp-p (sync negative)
Y/C Output
Signal System NTSC
Horizontal Resolution Value 470 TV Lines

Interfaces Specifications Detail:
Camera Control Interface VISCA (TTL/RS-232C signal level)
Baud rate: 9.6 Kb/s
19.2 Kb/s
38.4 Kb/s
Stop bit: 1/2 selectable

General Specifications Detail:
Dimensions (W x H x D) 1 15/16 x 2 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches
(48.2 x 56.6 x 92.3 mm)
Weight 6.0 oz (170 g)
Operating Temperature 32 to 122 °F (0 to 50 °C)
Storage Temperature -4 to 140 °F (-20 to 60 °C)
Power Consumption 1.5 W (motors inactive)
2.0 W (motors active)
Power Requirements 6 to 12 V DC/

Product Manual

Description: Release Date: Type/Size:
Color Camera Module - Technical Manual 10/17/2005 pdf / 515K Download now

Product Brochure

Description: Release Date: Type/Size:
fcb-ix-c-series-final.pdf 01/18/2007 pdf / 305K Download now


Firmware Version Firmware Description Release Notes
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