Sony's FCB-EX series of colour block cameras are equipped with an incredibly high 26x zoom lens which has a wide/telephoto horizontal field of view, making them ideally suited for use in security domes and traffic monitoring applications. These cameras incorporate an advanced Spherical Privacy Zone Masking feature which allows the masking function to be interlocked with the camera's pan/tilt/zoom movements, regardless of the camera angle, ensuring the individual’s privacy.



In addition, the FCB-EX series incorporates high-performance Digital Signal Processing (DSP) which provides enhanced picture quality and operability compared to conventional block cameras.

The FCB-EX980 series combines a high-sensitivity 1/4-type EXview HAD™ CCD and Sony's new powerful 26x zoom "SMART" lens which has a wide horizontal field of view.

 In addition to the features above, these cameras are conveniently equipped with a variety of functions such as E-Flip, Alarm, Picture Freeze, and Auto ICR*1, which have all been inherited from earlier FCB-EX series cameras. Moreover, the entire FCB-EX series uses lead-free solder and halogen-free printed-circuit boards, making these cameras environmentally friendly.

Combining superb picture quality with a variety of unique and convenient features, the FCB-EX series cameras are the perfect match, both indoor and outdoor, for demanding security and monitoring applications.



• 26x optical zoom capability*1

• Advanced Spherical Privacy Zone Masking function (max. 24 masking blocks)

• SMART lens control (Sony Modular Automatic Lens Reset Technology)

• Electronic-Flip (E-Flip) function

• Alarm function

• Auto ICR (IR Cut Filter Removal) Mode*2

• High-performance Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

• High-speed serial interface (max. 38.4 Kb/s) with TTL signal-level control (VISCA™ protocol)

• Equipped with key switch connector (CN601) for camera control with external equipment

• Various customisable settings

• Internal/External sync

• Low power consumption (1.6 W with motors inactive)

• EEPROM backup system without battery

• 16-bytes of free memory is available for recording data such as product serial numbers and camera/system ID numbers

• Lead-free solder and halogen-free printed-circuit boards



*1 FCB-EX980S/EX980SP, FCB-EX980/EX980P only

*2 FCB-EX980S/EX980SP, FCB-EX980/EX980P

FCB-EX480C/EX480CP only






MTBF (excluding lens) 58
Power Voltage 6
Power Consumption 1
Operating temperature/ Humidity 0
Storage Temperature Humidity -20
Lens Diameter 31
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 431
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, 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 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 x26 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 55 mm
Depth 81
Height 57 mm
Order Quantity 10
Overvoltage protections on I/O Yes




Sony FCB Series Downloads

You may need to be logged in to have access to some documents.

Technical Manual

Sony FCB Series Resources

Below are a number of tools and resources dedicated to support the promotion of Sony FCB Cameras.

Product Datasheet