Sony is enhancing its intelligent camera line up with the introduction of four new cameras to its XCI Series – offering users a choice of VGA or SXGA resolution in either monochrome or colour.


The XCI-V100 employs a 1/3 type progressive scan CCD that captures clear images in VGA resolution (640 x 480) at a frame rate of up to 90 fps.


Compared to previous models, this smart camera is equipped with enhanced processing power (x86-compatible 1GHz VIA Eden ULV), built-in Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system and a highly capable 512MB of SDRAM memory. It achieves high-speed processing with low power consumption and also offer high-speed network operation up to 1000Base-T. 

In addition, this unique camera is equipped with various interfaces including: two USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet I/F to enable wideband transmission, monitor output, serial interface (RS-232C), trigger input and exposure output. It also employs Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) as an additional processing device, which enables easy customisation for system designers via programmable blocks. 


Combining high-quality image processing within the camera, direct data transfer via a network, and the ability to control peripheral devices, this intelligent camera offers a perfect solution for machine vision applications. It is also an excellent choice for high-end security monitoring of parking lots, shopping centres, and train stations

since it is equipped with several key surveillance features, including: support CS mount lenses, mounted Auto Iris interface, AWB, AG C, and Wide-D images. This next-generation smart camera from Sony is ideal for traffic control, security, pharmaceutical, food and beverage inspection, as well as traditional machine vision applications. 

  • X86-Compatible1 GHz CPU
  • Monitor Output
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • USB 2.0
  • Customisable FPGA
  • Auto Iris
  • C/CS Mount


High-performance Processor

• x86-compatible CPU (1GHz. VIA Eden ULV)

• MMX SSE, SSE2 and SSE3 compatibility

• Low power consumption

• 512 MB main memory (DDR2 SDRAM)


Microsoft Windows XP Embedded Support

Enables the cameras to integrate with a wide range of machine vision systems

and surveillance systems.


Excellent Picture Quality/High Frame Rates

VGA (640 x 480) at 90 fps perfect for applications that require high-speed image capture.


Watch Dog Timer (WDT)

This monitors software activity on the CPU and reboots the hardware if problems occur.


Full Range of Pre-processing Functions

• Built-in real-time 5x5 image pre-processing filter

• Hardware LUT (Look Up Table)


Dual Readout by Wide-D Technology

This function allows you to capture two images at different shutter speeds. For machine vision applications, you can obtain two different images simultaneously and analyse them in separate ways without changing the lighting. In addition, for security applications, a composite image with a wide dynamic range can be produced with software image processing.


Various Interfaces

• Easy and direct monitor output (D-sub 15-pin)

• High-speed network connectivity, up to 1000Base-T

• USB 2.0 interface

• Two USB ports allow users to control the camera via a mouse and/or keyboard

• Auto Iris control, convenient for a wide range of security applications

• Digital Input/Output and RS-232C allow cameras to connect with external equipment such as sensors, strobe lights, and Programmable Logic Controllers (PlC)


Other Features

• External trigger shutter

• Vertical and horizontal partial scanning function

• Vertical and horizontal binning function

• Selectable power supply between 12V and 24V

• High shock and vibration resistance




Supplied Accessories:

  • Lens mount cap
  • C mount conversion adapter (installed)
  • Fall-prevention wire rope
  • Screw
  • Operating instructions


Optional Accessories:

    • CFXCI-WD1G100 : Compact Flash 1 GB for Windows XPe environment and integrating sample application.




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