SONY FCB-EV5300 20x Block Camera w/ Day Night Operation HD 720/60p



SONY FCB-EV5300 20x Block Camera w/ Day Night Operation HD 720/60p

SONY FCB-EV5300 20x Block Camera w/ Day Night Operation HD 720/60p




The Sony FCB-EV5300 HD block camera uses a 1/3" Exmor CMOS image sensor (approx. 1.37 million effective pixels) that supports HD (high definition) to produce high-quality images. Using progressive scan, images with a wide dynamic range can be obtained with the newly developed image signal processor (Wide Dynamic Range mode).

The FCBEV5300 block camera is equipped with image stabilization and features a bright zoom lens with 20x optical zoom and F1.6 aperture (optical zoom + digital zoom = 240x).

The Sony FCB-EV5300 block camera's video signals can be output as a digital output. Depending on register settings, you can select from a variety of digital output methods: 720p/60, 720p/30, 720p/59.94, 720p/50, 720p/29.97, 720p/25, NTSC, PAL

An infrared (IR) Cut-Filter can be disengaged from the image path for increased sensitivity in low light environments. The ICR will automatically engage depending on the ambient light, allowing the Sony FCB-EV5300 block camera to be effective in day/night environment.

VISCA is a communications protocol, which enables the FCBEV5300 to be controlled remotely from a host computer/controller.

Capture crisp, clear HD 720p

The high-performance 1/3-type Exmor CMOS image sensor achieves superb HD 720p picture quality, even in lowlight environments. Progressive scanning assures smoother pictures with reduced blur – ideal for capturing the detail in moving images.

Get a steadier picture with image stabilizer

The FCB-EV5300 camera’s built-in image stabilizer function counters the effect of blurred, shaky images caused by low-frequency vibration. This is useful for outdoor surveillance and traffic monitoring applications, particularly if the FCB-EV5300 camera is used on a bridge or mounting pole where it is subjected to wind or mechanical vibration.


Image stabilizer and optical/digital zoom are combined to enhance picture quality from the FCB-EV5300 while maintaining the original horizontal angle of view. This ensures no compromise in image size, and reduces blurring.

2D/3D noise reduction

Advanced noise reduction technology filters noise from the image for clearer results, especially in low-light conditions. Noise reduction can be selected from fi ve levels to suit a wide range of operating environments. See more clearly with Visibility Enhancer Picture quality is enhanced dynamically and adaptively on a pixel-by-pixel basis while continuously adapting to the scene within the given dynamic range.

Wide dynamic range

Wide-D image processing technology gives the ability to see clear, detailed images in high-contrast or backlit environments.The FCB-EV5300 supports an exceptionally wide 130 dB dynamic range, which is activated via VISCA command.


The de-fog feature allows clearer and natural viewing in foggy or misty scenes. When this feature is activated, the Sony FCB-EV5300 detects the haze level and automatically applies the required effects. Depending on user requirements, the level of these eff ects can be adjusted via VISCA command.

HLC (High Light Compensation)

HLC technology helps to improve, for example, the visibility of license plates when bright headlights are shot under low-light conditions. The bright parts in the image are masked and compensated for automatically to achieve better visibility.

Clear vision around the clock with Day/Night

Benefit from optimized picture quality in changing light conditions – a frequent challenge in around-the-clock security operations. In high sensitivity mode the FCB-EV5300 can operate effectively in lighting levels as low as 0.05 lx (ICR off ).

Auto ICR (Auto IR-cut Filter Removal)

In low-light conditions, the FCBEV5300 automatically switches from Day to Night mode, removing the IR-cut fi lter to boost sensitivity for clear pictures in near-darkness. The spherical privacy zone masking feature enables areas of view to be selectively masked for privacy. Masked areas are automatically interlocked with the camera’s pan/tilt/zoom movements.

Choice of HD and SD output modes

Video signal outputs are available in a range of HD (digital and analog) and SD formats, reducing integration cost and complexity by avoiding the need for additional analog/ digital converters. Video output modes can be changed ‘on the fly’ during normal operation, without a hardware reboot of the camera.

One-cable connection for simpler integration

A single cable carries HD video signals plus VISCA communication and the power supply. Integration flexibility is further supported by both 30-pin micro coaxial (digital output) and 24-pin FFC (analog output) interfaces.

Wide range of features for versatile operation

Versatile operation is ensured by a wide range of functions and adjustments of the FCB-EV5300, including: White Balance modes; Picture effects (E-Flip, Nega Art, Black & White, Mirror Image, Colour Enhancement); Motion Detection/Alarm; Picture freeze; Temperature readout; Slow AE response; Electronic shutter/ slow shutter; and Title display/Camera mode display (English).

FCB-EV5300 Camera Specifications
Image Device 1/3.0 type Exmor CMOS
Effective Pixels Approx. 1.37 Mega Pixels
Digital Zoom 12x (240x with optical zoom)
Horizontal Viewing Angle 54.1°(wide end) to 2.9°(tele end)
Minimum Object Distance 10 mm (wide end) to 1,000 mm (tele end) (Default: 300 mm)
Sync System Internal
Electronic Shutter 1/1 s to 1/10,000 s, 22 steps
White Balance Auto, ATW, Indoor, Outdoor, Outdoor Auto, Sodium Vapor Lamp (Fix/Auto/Outdoor Auto), One-push, Manual
Gain Auto/Manual (0 step to 28 step (0dB to 51.9dB), +2 step/total 15 steps)
Max. Gain Limit (6 step to 28step (18.5dB to 51.9dB), +2 step step/total 12 steps)
Wide Dynamic Range Yes
Backlight Compensation Yes
Privacy Zone Masking Yes
Character Generator 20 characters/line, max. 11 lines
Focus System Auto (Sensitivity: normal, low), One-push AF, Manual, Interval AF, Zoom Trigger AF, Focus compensation in ICR on
Picture Effects E-Flip, Nega Art, Black & White, Mirror image, Color enhancement
Exposure Control Auto, Manual, Priority mode (shutter priority & iris priority), Bright, EV compensation, Slow AE

Video Output Specifications
Lens Value 20x optical zoom; f = 4.7 mm (wide) to 94.0 mm (tele); F1.6 to F3.5
S/N Ratio More than 50 dB
Minimum Illumination Color: 0.2 lx (F1.6, AGC on, 1/30 s)
High Sensitivity Mode Color: 0.05 lx (F1.6, AGC on, 1/30 s)
Video Output Digital: Y/Cb/Cr 4:2:2 via LVDS (Signal format conforms to SMPTE 296.)
Signal System 720p/60, 720p/30, 720p/59.94, 720p/50, 720p/29.97, 720p/25,

Interfaces Specifications
Camera Control Interface VISCA (CMOS 5 V level) Baud rate: 9.6 Kbps, 19.2 Kbps, 38.4 Kbps, 115.2 Kbps, Stop bit: 1 bit

General Specifications
Dimensions (W x H x D) 50.0 x 60.0 x 87.9 mm
Weight Approx. 270 g
Operating Temperature -5 ℃ to +60 ℃
Storage Temperature -20 ℃ to +60 ℃
Operating Humidity 20% to 80% Absolute humidity : 36[g/m3]
Storage Humidity 20% to 95% Absolute humidity : 36[g/m3]
Power Consumption 1.9W (zoom/focus inactive); 2.4W (zoom/focus active)
Power Requirements 6.0 V to 12.0 V DC