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Sony XCD-SX90 FireWire Camera

Quick Overview

1280 x 960, 30fps, 1/3 type PS IT CCD, Monochrome (Black & White) IEEE 1394b Camera (FireWire B). Also available in a Color Model, XCD-SX90CR.

The Sony XCD-SX90 is discontinued as of 9/30/2017. Check with your rep for relplacement cameras. 



Sony's new line up of 1394.b cameras, with a number of resolutions and frame rates to choose from, has made selecting the right camera for machine vision applications easy. The new XCD-SX90 camera incorporates a UNIQUE 1/3 type Progressive Scan CCD and achieves up to 30 fps at SXGA resolution. By utilizing the IEEE 1394.b interface that supports the IIDC protocol, users can transfer images to a host PC at speeds of up to 800 Mb/s. Moreover, because multiple cameras can be connected in a daisy-chain configuration, users can enjoy the benefits of simplified operation in a multi-camera system. The XCD-SX909 is ideal for industrial machine-vision applications such as object recognition, inspection, measurement, alignment and more.


  • Unique Sony 1/3 Progressive Scan CCD
  • IEEE 1394b Digital Interface
  • Up to 30 fps at SXGA Resolution
  • Multi-Connection Capability
  • Various Frame Rates for High Speed Capturing
  • Unique Feature - Ext. Dynamic Range
  • Supports IIDC Protocol
  • Built-in Real-time 3X3 Image Pre-Processing Filter
  • Compact and Lightweight
  • High Shock and Vibration Resistance
  • Multi-Trap Function
  • Broadcast Delivery
  • Specifications
    Image Device
    1/3 type Progressive Scan IT CCD
    Output Image Size (H x V)
    1280 x 960 (SXGA)
    Unit Cell Size 3.75 x 3.75 µm
    Lens Mount C Mount
    Resolution Depth RAW 8: 8 bits/pixel
    RAW 16: 10 bits/pixel
    Transfer Rate 800 / 400 / 200 / 100 Mb/s
    Digital Interface IEEE 1394b-2002 x 2, bilingual (screw lock possible)
    Max. Frame Rate
    (at full resolution)
    30 fps
    Gain Control Manual 0 to 24 dB, Auto gain
    Lens Mount C Mount
    Shutter Speed 1/100,000 to 16s, Auto shutter
    External Trigger Shutter Trigger start (Mode 0), Trigger start and exposure duration (Mode 1), Programmable Trigger (via the IEEE 1394 bus), Trigger inhibit setting, Trigger/Strobe delay setting, Single/Bulk trigger mode
    Image Memory 16 MB
    Memory Channel 15 channels for parameter settings
    Broadcast Delivery Camera setting, Software trigger via IEEE 1394 bus
    Readout Features Partial Scanning, Binning, LUT, 3x3 filter
    Power Requirements DC 8 to 30V (via IEEE 1394b 9-pin cable or 12-pin camera cable)
    Power Consumption 2.8 (typ.)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 44 x 33 x 57.5 mm (1-3/4 x 1-5/16 x 2-3/8 inches)
    (not including protruding parts)
    Mass  140 g (5.0 oz)
    Operating Temperature -5 to 45°C (23 to 113° F)
    Storage Temperature -30 to 60°C (-22 to 140° F)
    Operating Humidity 20 to 80% (no condensation)
    Storage Humidity 20 to 95% (no condensation)
    Vibration Resistance 10 G (20 Hz to 200 Hz)
    Stock Resistance 70 G
    Supplies Accessories Lens Mount Cap (1), Operating Instructions
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