By: Sony
Sony Professional Equipment
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28x E Series Color Block Camera W/ WDR, PAL
The Sony FCB-EX985EP color block camera offers excellent picture quality with a choice of lenses and easy operation for a wide variety of applications. The FCB E Series includes five new cameras ranging from 18x to 36x optical zoom lenses with outstanding features for security, intelligent traffic, unmanned vehicles, low vision and videoconferencing applications. Sony’s comprehensive family of block cameras are specifically designed to be integrated into security domes, police vehicles, photo booths, document stands and underground inspection systems. With this breadth of choices, it’s never been easier to select the right Sony camera for your specific monitoring applications.

The FCB EX985EP equipped with a digital interface (Y/Cb/Cr 4:2:2) which is comparable to ITU-R-BTU656. By using the digital interface, the quality of the camera’s video signal does not deteriorate. In addition, there is no need for an external analog/digital converter between the camera and other equipment. All the cameras in the FCB E Series deliver exceptional picture quality and high sensitivity – ideal for security applications. These cameras achieve a high horizontal resolution of 550 TV lines enabling the reproduction of amazingly clear and detailed images.

When a camera is shooting under a sodium vapor lamp (typically a street lamp or tunnel lamp), images could appear to have a yellowish tint. The new FCB E Version cameras are equipped with a new Sodium Vapor Lamp Mode that automatically compensates for the sodium vapor lamp degree of Kelvin to restore objects to their original color. By combing 2D and 3D noise reduction, the cameras offer a selection of noise-reduction settings (from Level 1 to Level 5) to allow the user to choose the ideal level for shooting conditions.

The FCB E Series cameras allow the user to set the auto response speed (up to 10 minutes) to enable the cameras to adapt to changes in lighting conditions. For example, when shooting in an underground parking lot, valuable images could otherwise be missed when car headlights cause an abrupt change in lighting conditions. Ideally suited for low vision applications, new color enhancement options can make reading text and pictures less challenging. Full color images can be changed to black and white, and then inverted into two selected colors.

With these new cameras, a maximum of eight masking areas can be displayed on the monitoring screen. Also, if these block cameras are integrated into a Pan/Tilt/Zoom (P/T/Z) camera system, masked areas can be interlocked with P/T/Z movement, regardless of the camera angle or camera movement. Up to 24 masking areas can be preset in the entire viewing angle of a P/T/Z camera. In addition, these cameras can mask unwanted or prohibited areas within an image using a mosaic effect on top of the color masking function.

Multi-line On-Screen Display
Video Motion Detection
Picture Freeze
SMART (Sony Modular Automatic Lens Reset Technology)
Gain Limit Setting
Zoom Limit Setting Zoom Speed-up in Zoom Direct Mode (Focus Trace On/Off)
Focus Compensation in ICR Mode Alarm Signal Output in Auto ICR Mode
Image Stabilization Hold
Signal systems PAL
Sync systems Internal/External (V-lock)
Image sensor 1/4-type Super HAD CCD II (Interlace Scan)
Effective picture elements 440,000 pixels (NTSC)
Lens 28x optical zoom lens, f=3.5 mm (wide) to 98.0 mm (tele), F1.35 to F3.7
Digital zoom 12 x (336x with optical zoom)
Minimum object distance 10 mm (wide) to 1,500 mm (tele) *Default: 300 mm
Horizontal viewing angle 55.8 degrees (wide) to 2.1 degrees (tele)
Horizontal resolution 550 TV lines
Focus systems Auto (Sensitivity: normal, low), One-push AF, Manual, Infinity, Interval AF, Zoom Trigger AF, Focus Compensation in ICR On Mode
Minimum illumination 0.25 lx (F1.35, 50IRE)
Video output ANALOG: VBS: 1.0 Vp-p (sync negative), Y/C; DIGITAL: Y/Cb/Cr 4:2:2 (comparable to ITU-R BT656)
Camera control 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
Gain Auto/Manual/Max. Gain Limit (-3 dB to 28 dB, 2 dB steps)
Exposure control Auto, Manual, Priority mode (shutter priority & iris priority), Bright, EV compensation, Slow AE
EV compensation Yes
Backlight compensation Yes
White balance Auto, ATW, Indoor, Outdoor, Outdoor Auto, Sodium Vapor Lamp (fix/auto), One-push, Manual
S/N ratio More than 50 dB
Picture effects E-Flip, Nega Art, Black & White, Mirror image, Color Enhancement
Camera operation swich Yes (Zoom Tele, Zoom Wide)
Power requirements DC 6.0 V to 12.0 V
Power consumption 2.2 W (motors active: 4.6 W)
Operating temperature -5°C to 60°C
Storage temperature -20°C to 60°C
Weight 8.4 oz (238 g)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 2 x 2 3/8 x 3 5/8 inches (50.0 x 57.5 x 89.8 mm)
Wide-D Auto mode No
Wide-D IS/PS mode No
Image Stabilization Yes
StableZoom Yes (33x)
Digital output Yes
Enhanced Noise Reduction Yes
Auto ICR Yes
Spherical Privacy Zone Masking Yes
Motion Detection Yes
Alarm Yes
Slow AE response Yes (Longer than 10 minutes)
Picture freeze Yes
Slow shutter Yes
Temperature readout Yes
Title display Yes (20 characters/line, max. 11 lines)
Camera mode display Yes (English*/Chinese) *default
Key switch control Yes
Multi-line OSD Yes
E-flip Yes
Flicker Cancel -
Electronic Flip (EFlip)

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