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  • Sony FCBEX490E Block Camera Image

Sony FCB-EX490E 18x Optical Zoom (768 x 494) Color IP Block Camera

Quick Overview

768 pixels x 494p, 1/4 type EXview HAD™ CCD (Progressive Scan), 18x zoom, NTSC IP Block Camera.

Sony is expanding its popular FCB block camera series with the introduction of eight new E Version block cameras. The FCB-EX490E (FCBEX490E) & FCB-EX490E/P (FCBEX490E/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. 

The FCB-EX490E operates an Auto Wide-D mode that automatically turns on/off the Wide-D according to the luminance of the image. In addition, color enhancement features are ideally suited for low vision applications. Sony’s exhaustive group of block cameras are particularly intended to be coordinated into security vaults, police vehicles, photograph corners, record stands and underground investigation frameworks. With this broadness of decisions, it’s never been less demanding to choose the privilege of using a Sony camera for your particular observing applications. This standard block (SD) camera with 18x Zoom is the perfect solution for your low lighting applications. 

Other FCB-EX490E features include but are not limited to:

  • White Balance: Auto Outdoor mode, Sodium Vapor Lamp Mode
  • Auto Wide-D Mode
  • 2D/3D Noise Reduction
  • Auto ICR
  • Spherical Zone Masking
  • Motion Detection
  • Alarm
  • Slow AE response
  • True Progressive Scan
  • Digital Output (ITU-R BT656)
  • Temperature Readout
  • Color Enhancement

  • Applications:

  • Banking Security
  • Casino Security
  • Data Acquisition
  • Image Analysis
  • Low Light Applications
  • Policing
  • Low Vision Applications
  • Underground Investigation
  • Specifications


    FCB-EX490E FCB-EX490E/P

    Image sensor

    ¼ type EXview HAD™ CCD (Progressive Scan)
    Signal system
    Number of total pixels
    380,000 pixels
    440,000 pixels
    18x optical zoom, f=4.1 mm (wide) ~ 73.8 (tele)
    Digital zoom
    12x (216x with optical zoom)
    Horizontal Resolution
    550 TV Lines
    Angle of view (H)
    48.0° (wide end) to 2.8° (tele end)
    Minimum Working Distance
    10 mm* (wide) ~ 800 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 0.7 lx (typical) (F1.4, 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 Auto Mode
    IS/PS Mode
    Focusing system Auto (Sensitivity: normal, low), One-push AF, Manual, Infinity, Interval AF, Zoom Trigger AF, Focus Compensation in ICR On Mode
    Storage temperature '-20℃ ~ 60℃
    Operating temperature '-5℃ ~ 60℃
    Power requirements 6.0 V ~ 12.0 V DC
    Power consumption 2.6 W (motors active: 4.4 W) * tentative
    Weight 230 g
    Dimensions 52.0 (w) x 57.5 (h) x 88.5 (d) mm

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

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