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  • Sony FCBEH6500 HD Block Camera Image #1

Sony FCB-EH6500 30x Zoom Full HD Block Camera

Quick Overview

1920 pixels x 1080p, 1/2.8"-type CMOS, 30x zoom, 30fps, (F1.6, 50 IRE) High Definition Block Camera.

The Sony FCBEH6500 is discontinued as of 12/31/2017 - Replacement Camera: Sony FCB-EV7520


In response to growing demand for the high-quality, high resolution images that only HD can deliver, the FCB-EH Series now offers a range of 12x to 30x optical zoom lenses with outstanding features.

The flagship camera is the FCB-EH6500 which incorporates a 1/2.8-type Exmor™ CMOS image sensor with Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, and achieves excellent zooming performance with a 30x optical zoom lens.


  • Various modes for White Balance (Auto, ATW, Indoor, Outdoor, Outdoor Auto, Sodium Vapor Lamp Fix/Auto, Onepush, Manual)
  • Picture effects (E-Flip, Nega Art, Black & White, Mirror Image, Color Enhancement)
  • Picture freeze
  • Temperature readout
  • Slow AE response (approx. five minutes)
  • Title display (20 characters per line, max. 11 lines)
  • Camera mode display (English)
  • Electronic shutter/slow shutter
  • Spot AE
  • High Resolution mode
  • IR Focus Correction function
  • Four presets for gamma control
  • Four levels of chrominance suppression

  • Applications:

  • Surveillance
  • Intelligent Traffic
  • Unmanned Vehicles
  • Photo Booths
  • Police Vehicles
  • Low Vision
  • Video Conferencing
  • Specifications
    Image Sensor 1/2.8-type Exmor CMOS
    Effective number of pixels Approx. 3.27 Megapixels
    Picture Quality Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080)
    Image size (H x V) 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 720 x 480, 720 x 576

    30x optical zoom f=4.6 mm (wide) to 138.0 mm (tele) F1.6 to F4.7

    Digital zoom 12x (360x with optical zoom)
    Angle of view (H)

    1080p mode - 59.5° (wide end) to 2.1° (tele end)

    720p mode - 40.6° (wide end) to 1.4° (tele end)

    Minimum object distance 10 mm (wide end) to 1,200 mm (tele end) (Default: 300 mm)
    Minimum illumination (50%) High sensitivity mode - 0.5 lx (F1.6, ICR off) 0.095 lx (F1.6, ICR on)
    Normal mode - 1.7 lx (F1.6, ICR off) 0.3 lx (F1.6, ICR on)
    Recommended illumination 100 lx to 100,000 lx
    S/N ratio More than 50 dB
    Signal System HD - 1080p/30, 1080p/29.97, 1080p/25, 1080i/60 (30 PsF), 1080i/59.94 (29.97 PsF), 1080i/50 (25 PsF), 720p/60, 720p/59.94, 720p/50, 720p/30, 720p/29.97, 720p/25
    SD - NTSC, PAL
    Video output HD - Analog: Component (Y/Pb/Pr), Digital: Y/Cb/Cr 4:2:2 via LVDS, (Signal format conforms to SMPTE274/SMPTE296.)
    SD - VBS
    Camera control interface VISCA (CMOS 5 V level), Baud rate: 9.6 Kbps, 19.2 Kbps, 38.4 Kbps, Stop bit: 1 bit
    Electronic shutter speed 1/1 to 1/10,000 s, total 22 steps
    White balance Auto, ATW, Indoor, Outdoor, Outdoor Auto, Sodium Vapor Lamp (Fix/Auto), One-push, Manual
    Gain Auto/Manual (-3 dB to +28 dB, +2 dB step/total 16 steps), Max. Gain Limit (+6 dB to +28 dB, +2 dB step/total 12 stpes)
    AE control Auto, Manual, Priority mode (shutter priority & iris priority), Bright, EV compensation, Slow AE
    Focusing system Auto (Sensitivity: normal, low), One-push AF, Manual, Infinity, Interval AF, Zoom Trigger AF, Focus compensation in ICR on
    EV compensation No
    Backlight compensation Yes
    Aperture control 16 steps
    Preset 6 positions
    Wide-D* Yes (On/Off/Auto)**
    Image stabilization Yes
    StableZoom Yes
    Digital output Yes
    Auto ICR Yes
    Spherical privacy zone masking Yes
    Noise reduction Yes (On/Off) (Level 5 to 1/Off total 6 steps)
    Motion detection Yes
    Alarm Yes
    Slow AE response Yes (Approx. 5 minutes)
    Picture effects Yes (E-Flip, Nega Art, Black & White, Mirror image, Color enhancement)
    Picture freeze Yes
    Slow shutter Yes
    Temperature readout Yes
    Title display Yes (20 characters/line, max. 11 lines)
    Camera mode display Yes
    Key switch control No
    Camera operation switch No
    Storage temperature -20°C to +60°C (-4°F to 140 °F)
    Storage humidity 20% to 95%
    Operating temperature -5°C to +60°C (23°F to 140°F)
    Operating humidity 20% to 80%
    Power requirements 6.0 V to 12.0 V DC
    Power consumption 3.3 W (zoom/focus inactive) / 3.8 W (zoom/focus active)
    Mass Approx. 265 g (9.3 oz)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 50.0 x 60.0 x 89.7 mm (2 x 2 3/8 x 3 5/8 inches)
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