The popular Sony FCB colour camera block series are used in a variety of applications ranging from surveillance to traffic monitoring and in many other visual communication environments. These cameras are specifically designed to easily integrate into security domes, police vehicles, photo booths, document stands, videoconferencing, and low vision systems.


Sony is expanding its FCB camera series to include for the first time Progressive Scan (PS) colour block models. The FCB-PV Series features Progressive Scan CCD technology with square pixels, Primary Colour filters for precise colour reproduction, and a digital YUV 4:2:2 interface. The new FCB-PV480 colour block camera incorporates a 1/4-type Super HADTM PS CCD with an 18x optical zoom lens. The ultra-compact FCBPV10 colour block camera incorporates a 1/4-type Super HAD PS CCD with a 10x optical zoom lens. In addition, the FCB-PV480 camera can operate with a minimum illumination of 1.6 lux and is equipped with Auto ICR (IR cut filter removal) for near-infrared sensitivity. Both cameras output a VGA size image (640 x 480) and offer frame rates of 29.97 or 25 fps (switchable).


These FCB-PV cameras are the perfect match for IP camera applications that require a direct digital video connection. With their digital video interface, the FCB-PV series enables OEM s to easily integrate these cameras with fewer conversions such as A/D and I/P (interlace to progressive) in their systems, resulting in outstanding image quality and lower system cost.


The new Sony FCB-PV Series combines unique features with many convenient functions inherited from previous FCB models. These FCB-PV cameras are an optimum solution for high-speed shooting applications, such as traffic monitoring, license plate capture, and monitoring from mobile police vehicles, thanks to its progressive scan CCD sensor that produces high-quality images with crisp edges. These FCB-PV cameras are also a powerful solution when it comes to still image applications. With their Primary Colour filters and square pixel CCD, the FCB-PV cameras achieve precise colour reproduction and exceptional picture quality - a must for videoconferencing, low vision, photo booths, and document stands.


• Progressive Scan Colour Block Camera with Auto Focus Zoom Lens


• 1/4-type Super HAD CCD – Approximately 330,000 pixels


• Excellent Colour Reproduction with Primary Colour Filters


• 18x Optical Zoom Capability


• Digital Interface with Selectable Modes


• Clear Capture of Moving Objects Sharp, Clean Edges


• Auto IR-Cut Filter Removal (ICR)


• Advanced Spherical Privacy Zone Masking Function with Mosaic Effect


• Electronic-Flip (E-Flip) Function


• Alarm Functions


• Picture Freeze Function


• Spot AE Function


• Electronic Shutter/Slow Shutter (long time exposure)


• High-Speed Serial Interface (max. 38.4 Kb/s) and TTL Signal- Level Control (VISCATM protocol)


• Various Customizable Settings


• Internal Sync.


• Low Power Consumption(1.6 W when motors are inactive)


• 16-Bytes of Available Memory for Recording Data such as Product Serial Number


• Lead-free Solder and Halogenfree Printed Circuit Boards




Image sensor 

1/4-type Super HAD CCD


Number of total pixels 

Approx. 330,000 pixels [659(H) x 494(V)]


Image size 

VGA (640 x 480)



18x zoom, f=4.1 mm (wide) to 73.8 mm (tele), F1.4 to F3.0 


Viewing Angle (H)

 48° (wide end) to 2.8° (tele end)


Minimum working distance 

290 mm (wide end), 800 mm (tele end) 


Sync system 



Minimum illumination 

1.6 lx (F1.4, 50 IRE) 


S/N ratio 

More than 50 dB


Electronic shutter 

1/1 to 1/10,000 s (22 steps)


White balance

Auto, AT W, Indoor, Outdoor, One-push, Manual



Auto / Manual (-3 to 28 dB, 2 dB steps)


AE control 

Auto, Manual, Priority mode (shutter priority & iris priority), Bright


Backlight compensation



Privacy zone masking 

On/Off (24 positions)


Focusing system 

Auto (Sensitivity: normal, low), One-push AF, Manual, Infinity, Interval AF, Zoom Trigger AF


Picture effects

E-Flip, Black & White, Mirror Image


Video output 

YUV 4:2:2 (16-bit/13.5 MHz or 8-bit/ 27.0 MHz)


Camera control interface 

VISCA (TTL signal level), baud rate: 9.6 Kb/s, 19.2 Kb/s, 38.4 Kb/s, 1 or 2 stop bit selectable


Storage temperature 

-20°C to 60°C (-4 to 140°F)


Operating temperature 

0°C to 50°C (32 to 122°F)


Power consumption 

6.0 V to 12.0 V DC 1.5 W (motors inactive), 2.7 W (motors active)


Dimensions (W x H x D) 

52.0 x 57.5 x 92.6 mm (2 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 3 3/4 inches) 


Lens adaptor screw 




230 g (8.1 oz) 


Supplied accessories 

24P FFC, 10P FFC, 4P-4P harness, Ferrite ring


MTBF (excluding lens) 0
Power Voltage 6
Power Consumption 1
Operating temperature/ Humidity 0
Storage Temperature Humidity -20
Supplied Accessories 10 pin flat cable, 4 pin harness, 24 pin flat cable
Lens Diameter 34
Lens Mount Adapter Y
Connector 10-Pin FFC, Ferrite ring, 24-Pin FFC, 4 pin Harness
Video Output Digital Rec 601 or Rec 656 YUV 4:2:2 (16 bits or 8
Visca Model ID 440
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, Mosaic)
Privacy Zone Masking Yes (with Spherical Pan/tilt)
Grid/Cross Disaply Grid + cross
Picture Effects Mirror image (LR reverse), vertical E-Flip, Black&White
Character Generator Yes
Spot AE Y
Focusing System Auto (Sensitivity :H-L), Interval, Zoom Trigger AF, Manual, Infinity, One-push AF
Flicker Compensation No
AE Control Back light compensation, Priority mode, EV compensation, Auto, Bright, Manual
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 2 0
Minimum Illumination 1
Recomended Illumination 100
Sync System Internal
Min Working Distance (tele) 800
Min Working Distance (WIDE) 29
Angle of View H (WIDE) 0
Digital Zoom 0
Zoom Movement Speed 0
Lens - f stops 0
Lens - Detail 0
Lens x18 Zoom
Horizontal Resolution 640
Picture Elements 330000
Signal System VGA
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 PS CCD
Sensor Ref 0
Weight 230
Width 52 mm
Depth 92
Height 57 mm
Order Quantity 1
Overvoltage protections on I/O Yes

Supplied accessories:

  • 24P FFC
  • 10P FFC
  • 4P-4P harness
  • Ferrite ring

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