Sony continues to add choice and flexibility to its FCB Series with the introduction of FCB-EX20D and FCB-EX20DP cameras.
The FCB-EX20D/EX20DP incorporates a newly designed 1/3-type Super HAD CCD II sensor that provides increased sensitivity compared to cameras featuring the successful ¼ Super HADTM CCD.

The camera can operate under a minimum illumination of 0.25 lx. When combining Sony’s advanced Digital Signal Processing technology with this new CCD, the FCB-EX20D/EX20DP achieves a horizontal resolution of 530 TV lines, providing extremely clear and detailed images.


Featuring a Day/Night function, the camera offers optimized sensitivity in changing light conditions, which is a typical challenge for 24/7/365 surveillance monitoring applications. In addition, the camera provides an extremely wide horizontal angle of view (5.4° to 50°) with a 120x zooming capability for exceptionally close inspection to capture detailed information. Moreover, to further improve camera performance, the FCB-EX20D/EX20DP offers a number of sophisticated functions such as advanced spherical privacy zone masking with a mosaic effect, video motion detection, multi-line on-screen display, and slow AE function. 

When utilized in a fixed-type, mini speed-dome, or as a Pan/Tilt/Zoom (P/T/Z) camera, the FCB-EX20D/EX20DP is the definitive choice for security and monitoring systems. The camera can be installed in video conferencing and in low-vision systems. It can also be used in police vehicles and for underground inspection of oil and gas pipelines. The list of suitable applications is endless.

Excellent Picture Quality, High resolution Images
The FCB-EX20D/EX20DP incorporates the newly developed Super HAD CCD II sensor that offers highly improved sensitivity and colour reproduction compared to earlier Super HAD CCDs. In addition, the camera can operate with a minimum illumination of 0.25 lx, resulting in a significant improvement in image quality under limited lighting conditions. By combining a powerful DSP with this new CCD, the camera achieves a high horizontal resolution of 530 TV lines.
Day/Night Function
The FCB-EX20D/EX20DP features a Day/ Night capability, which provides optimum sensitivity in both day and night shooting applications. As the scene illumination darkens, the infrared filter is automatically removed. The camera then switches to B&W mode enabling it to operate under a minimum illumination of 0.0004 lx (Auto ICR On).
Compact and Lightweight Design
With the compact and lightweight (approx. 140 g/5 oz) design, the camera can be integrated into a variety of space-restricted environments.
Slow AE Response Function – Ideal for Abrupt Lighting Condition Changes
The FCB-EX20D/EX20DP is equipped with a slow AE response function to automatically slow the rate at which camera exposure levels change. The rate can be set up to 32 times slower than when Full-Auto AE or Priority (shutter/iris) modes are selected.
This function is essential for monitoring applications when lighting conditions change abruptly, such as night time traffic monitoring.
Advanced Spherical Privacy Zone
Masking with Mosaic Effect
In addition to conventional colour masking, unwanted or prohibited areas within an image can be masked using a mosaic effect. When the camera is installed in a Pan/Tilt/Zoom (P/T/Z) camera system, masking areas are interlocked with P/T/Z movements, regardless of the camera angle or movement.
Powerful and Versatile Zoom Capability
The FCB-EX20D/EX20DP incorporates a 10x zoom lens. When used in combination with its 12x digital zoom, the camera achieves a zooming capability of up to 120x.
Multi-line On-screen Display
The FCB-EX20D/EX20DP camera can display up to eleven lines with 20 characters per line on the monitoring screen by using VISCA™ commands.
Captions can be displayed on screen to provide operators with a user-friendly interface.

Other features
  • Video Motion Detection
  • Electronic-Flip (e-Flip)
  • Picture Freeze
  • SMART (Sony Modular Automatic lens Reset Technology) Lens Control
  • Electronic Shutter/Slow Shutter (1 to 1/10,000 s, 22 steps)
  • High-speed Serial Interface (maximum 38.4 kb/s) with TTL
  • Signal-level Control (VISCA protocol)
  • Customizable Settings
  • Internal/External Sync
  • 16 Bytes of Memory (for storing data such as the product serial number and camera/system ID number)

Signal system
NTSC (for FCB-EX20D)
PAL (for FCB-EX20DP) 

Sync systems
Internal/External (V-lock)
Image sensor
1/3-type Super HAD CCD II
(Interlace Scan)
Effective picture elements
380,000 pixels (NTSC for FCB-EX20D)
440,000 pixels (PAL for FCB-EX20DP)
10x optical zoom lens
f = 5.1 mm (wide) to 51.0 mm (tele)
F1.8 to F2.1
Digital zoom
12 x (120x with optical zoom)
Minimum working distance
15 mm (wide end) to 800 mm (tele end)
Horizontal viewing angle
52.0 degrees (wide) to 5.4 degrees (tele)
Horizontal resolution
High Resolution Mode On: 530 TV lines (default)
High Resolution Mode Off: 470 TV lines (NTSC), 460 TV lines (PAL)
Focus systems
Auto (Sensitivity: normal, low), One-push AF, Manual, Infinity, Interval AF, Zoom Trigger AF
Minimum illumination
1/60 s, 1/50 s mode: 0.25 lx (typical) (F1.8, 50IRE)
1/4 s, 1/3 s mode: 0.015 lx (typical) (F1.8, 50IRE)
1/4 s, 1/3 s mode& ICR On: 0.0004 lx (typical) (F1.8, 50IRE)
Video output
VBS: 1.0 Vp-p (sync negative), Y/C
Camera control interface
VISCA (TTL signal level)
Baud rate: 9.6 kbps, 19.2 kbps, 38.4 kbps
Stop bit: 1/2 bit selectable
Electronic shutter
1/1 sec to 1/10,000 sec, 22 steps
Auto/Manual (-3 dB to +28 dB, 2 dB steps)
Exposure control
Auto, Manual, Priority mode (shutter priority & iris priority), Bright, EV compensation, Backlight compensation, Slow AE
EV compensation
-10.5 to 10.5dB (1.5dB steps)
Backlight compensation
On / Off
White balance
Auto, ATW, Indoor, Outdoor, One-push, Manual
S/N ratio
More than 50 dB
Picture effects
E-Flip, Nega Art, Black & White, Mirror, Image
Camera operation switch
Yes (Zoom Tele, Zoom Wide)
Power requirements
DC 6.0 V to 12.0 V
Power consumption
2.8 W (motors active: 6.5 W)
Operating temperature
0°C to +50°C
Storage temperature
-20°C to +60°C
140 g (5 oz)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
45.9 x 43.1 x 67.2 mm
(1 13/16 x 1 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches)
Wide-D Auto mode
Wide-D IS/PS mode
Image Stabilisation
Stable Zoom
Digital output
Enhanced noise reduction
Auto ICR
Spherical Privacy Zone Masking
Motion Detection
Slow AE response
Picture freeze
Slow shutter
Temperature readout
Title display
Camera mode display
Key switch control
Multi-line OSD
Flicker Cancel
Yes (Auto) for FCB-EX20D
MTBF (excluding lens) 41
Power Voltage 6
Power Consumption 2
Operating temperature/ Humidity 0
Storage Temperature Humidity -20
Lens Diameter 30
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 44
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
Alarm function Yes (Motion detection with 4 zones)
Interlock with pan, tilt and zoom Yes (Spherical interlocking)
Privacy Zone masking Detail (24 mask, 8 on screen, 160x120 matrix, mosaic)
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 (20 characters/line, max. 11 lines)
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
AD 0
SN Ratio 50
Minimum Illumination 3 0
Minimum Illumination 2 0
Minimum Illumination 0
Recomended Illumination 100
Sync System Internal/External (V-Lock)
Min Working Distance (tele) 800
Min Working Distance (WIDE) 150
Angle of View H (WIDE) 0
Digital Zoom 12
Zoom Movement Speed 0
Lens - f stops 0
Lens - Detail 0
Lens 10x optical zoom
Horizontal Resolution 530
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 (adjustable threshold)
Sensor Type 1/3-type Super HAD CCD II
Sensor Ref 0
Weight 140
Width 45 mm
Depth 67
Height 43 mm
Order Quantity 10
Overvoltage protections on I/O Yes

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