Sony delivers first colour FCB camera module capable of 0.25lx sensitivity

20 FEBRUARY 2009

The latest addition to the Sony’s leading FCB-EX range of camera blocks has been announced by the company’s Image Sensing Solutions division. A first for Sony, the FCB-EX20D/P incorporates a 1/3-type Super HAD CCD II. This, combined with a 10x optical zoom delivers high picture quality and remarkable sensitivity in low light conditions – down to an industry leading 0.25lx. The camera’s auto ICR (IR Cut Filter Removable) enables day/night functionality, and its extremely high sensitivity enables it to function across an extensive range of applications including CCTV and traffic monitoring. This technology also makes it possible to function in difficult lighting conditions; for example moving car headlights, which can blind many alternative camera solutions. The inclusion of Sony’s spherical privacy zone masking, including a mosaic effect, ensures the FCB-EX20D/P conforms to international privacy regulations – enabling the camera to be used for wide area monitoring. Furthermore, the unit’s auto motion detection function minimises demands on power and, critically for CCTV footage storage.
At 140g and 45.9 x 43.1 x 67.2mm the camera is both lightweight and compact. Available in PAL and NTSC, the FCB-EX20D/P delivers 530 TV lines and a wide, 52 degrees, horizontal angle of view.

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