Although largely designed for indoor applications or for environments where adequate lighting is provided, the FCBEX48E/P from Sony can operate at a minimum illumination of 0.4 lux (F1.4 measured at 50IRE), when combined with the interlaced scan sensor. The picture quality at low light is further enhanced via the combined 2D/3D enhanced noise reduction capability, which provides 5 levels (Level 1 to 5) of adjustment in order to select the most desirable image in low light. Such low light performance benefits allow additional flexibility when considering the camera for applications where budgets are restrictive. Available in both PAL (FCB-EX48EP) and NTSC (FCB-EX48E) formats, the camera features a digital output option, supporting the future demands of digital video infrastructure. In order to meet a wider range of applications, it comes equipped with a wider operating temperature range, temperature readout, color enhancement and slow AE response (beyond 10 min) as well as other features inherited from earlier FCB EX series cameras. A 1/4 type CCD interlaced scan sensor offers improved sensitivity and color reproduction. By combining a powerful DSP with this CCD, the camera achieves a high horizontal resolution of 550 TV lines, providing very clear and detailed images. The camera is equipped with a digital interface (Y/Cb/Cr 4:2:2), which is comparable to ITU-R BT656. The video output is therefore free from signal deterioration. Furthermore no external analogue/digital converter is required between the camera and other equipment, bringing down the overall integration cost. This lets you choose the best level according to environmental conditions. With a compact and lightweight design (approx. 230g), the camera can be integrated into a variety of space-restricted environments. Its dimensions are compatible with previous equivalent 18x FCB models allowing for easy upgrade to existing systems. The camera’s auto exposure speed for adapting to changes in lighting conditions can be set as slow as required, even as slow as 10 minutes. The speed of adaptation can be slowed down in order to suit some conditions.
Edited by: Teoman Tugsuz