The  Sony FCB-EX1000*1 colour block camera combines an incredibly powerful 36x zoom lens with a wide/telephoto horizontal field of view, ideally suited for use in security domes and traffic monitoring applications.

The FCB-EX1000 incorporates a high-sensitivity 1/4-type EXview HAD™ CCD, which allows images to be captured at a minimum illumination as low as 0.1 lx *2. With a newly developed slow AE response function, the camera can adapt to abrupt changes in light while capturing fine image details. In addition, the FCB-EX1000 is equipped with a variety of convenient features such as spherical privacy zone masking, Electronic-Flip, Picture Freeze, and Auto IR-Cut Filter Removal, all of which have been inherited from current Sony FCB-EX Series cameras.

*1 Unless otherwise noted, FCB-EX1000 refers to both the FCB-EX1000 (NTSC) and the FCB-EX1000P (PAL model).
*2 When the shutter speed is set to 1/4 s.

• 1/4-type EXview HAD CCD
• FCB-EX1000: 380,000 pixels (NTSC)
• FCB-EX1000P: 440,000 pixels (PAL)
• Minimum Illumination
– 1/60 s shutter speed: 1.4 lx (typical) (F1.6, 50 IRE)
– 1/4 s shutter speed: 0.1 lx (typical) (F1.6, 50 IRE)
• 36x Optical Auto Focus Zoom Lens
– f = 3.4 mm (wide) to 122.4 mm (tele)
– F1.6 to F4.5
– Angle of view (H): 57.8° (wide) to 1.7° (tele)
– 432x Zoom Ratio (36x optical, 12x digital)
• Slow AE Response Function*3
The FCB-EX1000 is equipped with a Slow AE response function to automatically slow the rate at which camera exposure levels change. This rate can be set up to 32 times slower than when Full-Auto AE or Priority (shutter/ iris) modes are selected*4. The Slow AE response function is useful when monitoring areas in which lighting conditions change abruptly. For example, if the camera is used to monitor the flow of nighttime traffic when vehicle headlights are pointed directly towards it, the camera’s exposure level is reduced slowly. This can allow users to monitor and identify
crucial parts of the image that surround the headlights, such as the car’s license plate or the driver’s face.
• Auto IR Cut Filter Removal (ICR)
For optimised sensitivity in both day and night shooting applications, these cameras incorporate an Auto ICR function. At a set level of darkness, the IR Cut filter is automatically disabled (ICR ON) and the infrared sensitivity is increased. Conversely, at a set level of brightness, the filter is automatically enabled (ICR OFF). The ICR function will automatically engage itself depending on the level of ambient light, so that the camera can be effective in a variety of lighting conditions.
• Spherical Privacy Zone Masking
Unwanted or prohibited areas within an image can be masked precisely and appropriately. If the FCB-EX1000 is integrated into a Pan/Tilt/ Zoom (PTZ) camera system, this technology can keep masking areas interlocked with PTZ movements regardless of the camera angle.
High-Speed Serial Interface (max. 38.4 kb/s) and TTL Signal-Level Control (VISCA protocol)
• Electronic-Flip (E-Flip) Function
• Alarm Function
• Picture Freeze Function
• SPOT AE Function
• Electronic Shutter/Slow Shutter
• Internal/External Sync


 *3 This function can be set using VISCA™ protocol.

*4 The rate at which camera exposure levels are adjusted when in Full-Auto AE or Priority modes is just under one second.




MTBF (excluding lens) 65
Power Voltage 6
Power Consumption 1
Operating temperature/ Humidity 0
Storage Temperature Humidity -20
Lens Diameter 38
Metal Frame Y
Connector 4 pin Harness, 9-Pin FFC
Video Output VBS:1.0 Vp-p (Sync Negative) Y/C Output
Visca Model ID 443
External Key Switch Y
Serial Interface Stop bit 1/2 bit, 38.4 Kbps, 19.2 Kbps, VISCA protocol (TTL/CMOS), 9.6 Kbps
User Memory 16
Preset 1 custom/power on preset, 6 positions
Aperture Control 16 steps
Camera Operation Switch Zoom WIDE, Zoom TELE
Alarm function Yes
Interlock with pan, tilt and zoom Yes (Spherical interlocking)
Privacy Zone masking Detail (24 mask, 8 on screen, 160x120 matrix)
Privacy Zone Masking Yes (with Spherical Pan/tilt)
Grid/Cross Disaply Grid + cross
Picture Effects Mirror, E-Flip, Neg. Art, Black & White
Character Generator Yes
Spot AE Y
Focusing System Auto (Sensitivity :H-L), Interval, SMART lens control, Near Limit, Zoom Trigger AF, Manual, Infinity, One-push AF
Flicker Compensation No
AE Control Back Light Compensation, Slow Shutter - Auto/Manual, Exposure Compensation, Slow AE, Bright, Manual, Iris Priority, Full Auto, Shutter Priority
EV Compensation -10
White Balance Manual WB, WB, One-Push, Outdoor, Indoor, ATW, Auto
Gain 0
Electronic Shutter Speed 1
SN Ratio 0
Minimum Illumination 3 0
Minimum Illumination 2 0
Minimum Illumination 1
Recomended Illumination 100
Sync System Internal/External (V-Lock)
Min Working Distance (tele) 1500
Min Working Distance (WIDE) 320
Angle of View H (WIDE) 0
Digital Zoom 0
Zoom Movement Speed 0
Lens - f stops 0
Lens - Detail 0
Lens x36 Zoom
Horizontal Resolution 460
Picture Elements 440000
Signal System PAL
Wide Dynamic Range No
Slow Shutter Function Y
Auto Slow Shutter Y
Freeze Y
ICR function Y
Auto ICR function Yes
Sensor Type 1/4 type IT CCD
Sensor Ref 0
Weight 230
Width 50 mm
Depth 87
Height 57 mm
Order Quantity 10
Overvoltage protections on I/O Yes

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