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Sony FCB-IX45C 18x Optical Zoom (768 x 494) Block Camera

Quick Overview

768 x 494 pixels, 1/4"-type CCD, 18x Optical Zoom, NTSC Block Camera

The Sony FCBIX45C is discontinued on 3/31/2018. Replacement Cameras include: FCBEX2200 & FCBEH3150.


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 FCBIX45C (FCBIX45C) color block 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 FCBIX45A/IX45AP and FCBIX47A/IX47AP cameras. Inheriting the outstanding features of Sony's previous FCB-IX A version cameras, the new FCB-IX45C (FCBIX45C) block camera is ideal for numerous applications such as low vision systems, mobile police and military cars, pipe inspection, photo booths and document stands.

The Sony FCBIX45C is a small form factor, light weight (60z) standard definition block camera.  While it has been out in the market it for quite some time it is still a developer’s choice.  Used in a variety of applications because of its small size and not to mention low cost it has become one of Sony’s best seller.  The FCBIX45C (FCBIX45C) block camera has been used in underwater applications (great sensitivity at less the 1 lux), sewer applications, drone camera application (light weight at 6 oz.) and even security.  Aegis also offers interface boards as well as housings and other accessories.

Other FCB-IX45C features include but are not limited to:

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

  • Applications:

  • Low Vision Systems
  • Mobile Police Cameras
  • Military Vehicles
  • Drone Cameras 
  • Pipe Inspection
  • Photo Booths
  • Document Stands
  • Specifications
    Image Sensor 1/4 type Super HAD CCD
    Number of Effective Pixels 768 (H) x 494 (V) Approx. 380,000 pixels
    Lens 18x Zoom f=4.1 (wide) to 73.8 mm (tele) F1.4 to F3.0
    Digital Zoom 4 x (72x with optical zoom)
    Angle of View (H) Approx. 48 degree (Wide end)
    Approx. 2.7 degree (Tele end)
    Min. Object Distance 10 mm (Wide end), 800 mm (Tele end)
    Sync. System Internal
    Minimum Illumination Less than 1.0 lux typical (50 IRE)
    S/N Ratio More than 50 dB
    Electronic Shutter 1/60 sec. to 1/10,000 sec.
    16 steps
    Focusing System Auto (Sensitivity: H, L), One-Push AF, Manual, Infinity Interval AF, Zoom Trigger AF
    White Balance Auto, ATW, Indoor, Outdoor, One Push WB, Manual WB
    Display Title, Clock
    Gain Auto/Manual (-3 to 28 dB, 2 dB steps)
    Aperture Control 16 steps
    Back Light Compensation ON/OFF
    Switch Zoom tele, Zoom wide
    Preset 6 positions (saved in EEPROM)
    Camera Control Interface VISCA Protocol_TTL/RS-232C signal level_Baud rate = 9.6 Kbps, 19.2 Kbps, 38.4 Kbps, 1 or 2 Stop bit selectable
    Video Output VBS: 1.0 Vp-p (sync negative)/ Y/C Out
    Storage Temperature -20°C to +60°C
    Operating Temperature 0°C to 50°C
    Power Consumption 1.5 W (inactive motors)
    2.0 W (active motors) / DC 6 to 12 V
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 48.2 x 56.6 x 92.3 mm (1-15/16 x 2-1/4 x 3-3/4 inches)
    Mass Approx. 170 g (6 oz)

    Sony FCB-IX45C

    Sony FCBIX45C
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