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Sony FCB-EX985EP PAL 28x Zoom Color Block Camera

Quick Overview

752 pixels x 582p, 1/4"-type CCD, 28x zoom, PAL Block Camera. Available in Color Video Output: Analog: VBS: 1.0 Vp-p (sync negative, Y/C, Digital: Y/Cb/Cr 4:2:2 (ITU-BT656 Style) Min Illumination: 0.3 lx (typical) (F1.35, 50 IRE)

The Sony FCBEX985EP is discontinued on 9/30/2017. Replacement camera: FCBEX995EP 



Sony is expanding its popular FCB block camera series with the introduction of eight new E Version block cameras. FCB-EX985E & FCB-EX985E/P cameras combine superb picture quality with high zoom capabilities ranging from 18x to 28x. The FCB E cameras are equipped with IP-ready digital output and enhanced white balance functions compared to prior FCB models.


Digital Output (ITU-R BT656) : By using the digital interface, the quality of the camera's video signal does not deteriorate. This can lead to cost savings due to the direct connection to codecs/systems without the need for any additional components.

Temperature Readout : The value of the internal temperature of the FCB E Version cameras can be read out via the VISCA™ protocol. When checking the internal temperature of equipment (i.e., speed dome unit), it is possible to use this data to turn a fan or heater on/off inside the equipment as needed.

Color Enhancement : Ideally suited for military and low vision applications, new color enhancement options can make reading text and pictures less challenging. Available options include monochrome, binary, inverted and enhanced color modes.

Other Key Features:

  • White Balance: Auto Outdoor mode, Sodium Vapor Lamp Mode
  • 2D/3D Noise Reduction
  • Auto ICR
  • Spherical Zone Masking
  • Motion Detection
  • Alarm
  • Slow AE response
  • Specifications


    FCB-EX985E FCB-EX985E/P

    Image sensor

    1/4-type SuperHAD ⅡCCD (Interlace Scan)
    Signal system
    Number of total pixels
    380,000 pixels
    440,000 pixels
    28x optical zoom, F=3.5mm (wide) ~ 98.0 mm (tele)
    Digital zoom
    12 x (336x with optical zoom)
    Horizontal Resolution
    550 TV Lines
    Angle of view (H)
    55.8° (wide end) ~ 2.1° (tele end)
    Minimum Working Distance
    10 mm* (wide) ~ 1500 mm (tele) *Default: 290 mm
    Video Output Analog: VBS: 1.0 Vp-p (sync negative), Y/C
    Digital: Y/Cb/Cr 4:2:2 (ITU-R BT656 Style)
    Sync system Internal / External (V-lock)
    Minimum illumination 0.3 lx (typical) (F1.35, 50 IRE)
    S/N ratio More than 50 dB
    Camera Control Interface VISCA (TTL signal level) Baud Rate: 96Kb/s, 19.2 Kb/s, 38.4
    Kb/s Stop bit: ½ bit selectable
    Electronic shutter 1/1 to 1/10,000 s, 22 steps
    White balance Auto, ATW, Indoor, Outdoor Auto, Sodium Vapor Lamp
    (fix/auto), One-push, Manual
    Gain Auto / Manual/Max. Gain Limit (-3 to 28 dB, 2 dB steps)
    AE control Auto, Manual, Priority mode (shutter priority & iris priority)
    Bright, EV compensation, Slow AE
    Wide-D Dynamic Range No
    Focusing System Auto (Sensitivity: normal, low), One-push AF, Manual, Infinity,
    Interval AF, Zoom trigger AF, Focus Compensation in ICR on
    Day/Night Auto/Manual
    Image Stabilization Yes/ StableZoom up to 43x
    Picture Effects E-Flip, Nega Art, Black & White, Mirror Image, Color
    Title Display 20 characters/line, max. 11 lines
    Camera Mode Display English (default)/ Chinese
    Camera Operation Switch Yes (Zoom Tele, Zoom Wide)
    Storage Temperature -40℃ ~ 60℃
    Operating Temperature -5℃ ~ 60℃
    Power Requirements 6.0 V ~ 12.0 V DC
    Power Consumption 22.6 W (motors active: 4.9 W)
    Weight 230 g
    Dimensions 50.0 (w) x 57.5 (h) x 87.9 (d) mm

    * Features and specifications subject to change without notice. Non-metric weights & measurements are approximate.

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