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Sony FCB-ES8230 1" 20.4 Megapixel (4K Ultra) Block Camera, 12x Optical Zoom, Quad Full HD (3840 H x 2160 V), Exmor R CMOS Sensor

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Note: Sony industrial block cameras are designed to be OEM products and require integration with an interface board for allowing a specific HD video output type. This is not designed to be an end user type product. Sony industrial block cameras and interface boards are considered to be special order and as such are non-returnable.





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Camera Specifications Detail:
Image Device Progressive scan CMOS Image Sensor 1/2.3 type "Exmor R"
Effective Pixels Approx. 8.29 Mega Pixels
Digital Zoom 12x (144x with optical zoom)
Horizontal Viewing Angle 73.4° (wide end) to 6.4° (tele end)
Minimum Object Distance 10 mm (wide end) to 1,500 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, One Push WB, Manual WB, Outdoor Auto, Sodium Vapor Lamp (Fix/Auto/Outdoor/Auto)
Gain Auto/Manual (0dB to 33dB) Max. Gain Limit (9dB to 33dB)
Wide Dynamic Range No
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
Camera Operation / Zoom Switch 12x (144x with optical zoom)
Picture Effects E-Flip, Black & White, Mirror image, Color enhancement
Exposure Control Auto, Manual, Priority mode (shutter priority & iris priority), Bright, EV compensation


Video Output Specifications Detail:
Lens Value 12x optical zoom, f = 3.9 mm (wide) to 46.8 mm (tele), F1.8 to F2.0
Minimum Illumination Color: 0.75 lx (F1.8, AGC on, 1/30 s) High Sensitivity Mode
Color: 3 lx (F1.8, AGC on, 1/30 s) Normal Mode


Interfaces SpecificationsDetails
Camera Control Interface VISCA (CMOS 3.1 V level) Baud rate: 9.6 Kbps, 19.2 Kbps, 38.4 Kbps, 57.6 Kbps, 115.2 Kbps, Stop bit: 1 bit


General Specifications Details
Dimensions (W x H x D) 60mm x 64mm x 105mm
Weight 385 grams
Operating Temperature -5 to +60 (°C) / 20 (%) to 80 (%) Absolute Humidity: 36 (g/m3)
Storage Temperature -20 to +60 (°C) / 20 (%) to 95 (%) Absolute Humidity: 36 (g/m3)
Operating Humidity 20% to 80% Absolute humidity : 36[g/m3]
Storage Humidity 20% to 95% Absolute humidity : 36[g/m3]
Power Consumption 2.8W (Typ. DC IN 6 - 12V, steady state)
Power Requirements 6.0V ~ 12.0V DC


Sony FCB-ES8230 Camera 


Compatible Interface BoardEM19577 iShot XBlock 4K HDMI

Note Regarding Sony Block Cameras and Custom Interface Boards: 

These are OEM type products, and considered to be "special order" items, and as such these are not returnable.  If item is defective, it will be repaired or replaced only under manufacturer's warranty (6 months). 


Optical image stabilizer (FCB-ES8230)This function stabilizes the lens to reduce image degradation and capture high-quality images.

Capture high quality, crisp, clear 4K @30fps images

The high-performance 1-type Exmor R CMOS image sensor achieves superb 4K (QFHD) picture quality. Using the latest Sony sensor technology combined with the best optical zoom lens, the FCB-ES8230 produces high quality images in excellent detail and clarity.

Fast, bright lens with rapid 12x optical zoom
The high quality lens offers a bright F2.8 maximum aperture and 12x optical zoom range. Fast zoom operation (from wide end to tele) is ideal for smooth, rapid transitions from wide area coverage to detailed close ups ensuring criticaldetail is not missed.

Get a steadier picture with optical image stabilization
In a first for FCB technology and inherited from our world leading professional camcorder technology; the FCBES8230 comes with a built-in optical image stabilization capability, countering the effects of blurred, shaky images caused by low-frequency vibration and movement.

Advanced 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 six steps to suit a wide range of operating environments.

Clear vision round the clock with Day/Night
Benefit from optimized picture quality in changing light conditions – a frequent challenge in round-the-clockoperations. In high sensitivity mode the camera can operate effectively in lighting
levels as low as 2lx (50IRE, ICR off, Iris Open, ACG Max (36db, High sensitivity off)) and 0.5 lx (50IRE, ICR off, ACG Max (36db, High sensitivity on)).

See more clearly with Visibility Enhancer and De-fog
Picture quality is enhanced dynamically and adaptively on a pixel-by-pixel basis while continuously adapting to thescene within the given dynamic range. There’s also a de-fog feature that allows clearer viewing in foggy or misty scenes.

Auto ICR (Auto IR-cut Filter Removal)
In low light conditions the camera automatically switches from day to night mode, removing the IR-cut filter to boostsensitivity for clear pictures in near-darkness.

Wide range of features for versatile operation
Versatile operation is ensured by a wide range of functions and adjustments, including: White Balance modes; Picture effects (E-Flip, Black & White, Mirror Image, Colour Enhancement, Gamma);
Privacy Zone Masking; Picture freeze; Shutter Priority; Iris Priority; Slow AE response etc.



  • Sensor 1.0-type Exmor R CMOS Sensor (20.4M pixels)
  • Output Pixels (H × V) 3840x2160 (QFHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD), 720x480/576 (SD)
  • Signal System 2160p/29.97, 2160p/25, 2160p/23.98, 1080p/59.94, 1080p/50, 1080p/29.97, 1080p/25, 1080p/23.98, 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 720p/59.94, 720p/50, 480p/59.94, 576p/50
  • Minimum Illumination (50%, High Sensitivity Mode) 0.5 lx (Shutter Speed:1/30 s) 0.067 lx (Shutter Speed : 1/4 s or 1/3 s)
  • Recommended Illumination 100 lx to 100 000 lx
  • SNR 50 dB
  • Gain Auto / Manual (0 dB to 48.0 dB), 0 to 16 steps
  • Shutter Speed 1 / 1 to 1 / 10000 s, 22 steps
  • Sync System Interna
  • Exposure Control 0 dB to ± 10.5 dB, 15 steps
  • Backlight Compensation Yes
  • Gamma Standard / Straight gamma
  • Aperture Control 16 Steps
  • White Balance Auto, ATW, Indoor, Outdoor, One Push WB, Manual WB, Outdoor Auto, Sodium Vapor Lamp (Fix/Auto/Outdoor Auto)
  • AE (Auto Exposure Mode) Full Auto, Manual, Priority mode (shutter/iris), Bright, EV Compensation
  • Lens (wide to tele) 12x optical zoom, f= 9.3 mm to 111.6 mm, F2.8 to F4.5
  • Zoom Mode Standard Mode / Variable Mode / Direct Mode
  • Super Resolution Zoom QFHD: 1.5x (max. 18x with optical zoom) Full HD/HD: 2.0x (max. 24x with optical zoom)
  • Digital Zoom 12x (144x with optical zoom)
  • Focusing System Auto Focus (Normal AF, Interval AF, Zoom Trigger AF [Sensitivity : normal, low]), Manual (Standard, Variable, Direct), One Push Trigger, Near Limit, Spot Focus, IR Correction
  • Focus Movement time ∞ to Near:0.34 s
  • Horizontal Viewing Angle Approx. 64.6° to 6.1° (Image stabilizer OFF) Approx. 64.5° to 6.1° (Image stabilizer ON)
  • Minimum Object Distance (wide end to tele end) 80 mm to 1000 mm



  • Video Output (QFHD/Full HD/SD) Digital Y/Cb/Cr 4:2:2 8 bits component, R/G/B 4:4:4 8bits component, similar to CEA-861-F HDMI1.4b*2
  • Camera Control Interface VISCA protocol (CMOS 3.1V)PTP USB 9.6 kbps, 19.2 kbps, 38.4 kbps, 115.2 kbps, Stop bit:1 bit


Camera Features

  • Auto ICR
  • Visibility Enhancer
  • Defog (low/mid/high)
  • Noise Reduction (3D+2D / Independent setting (3D, 2D))
  • Image Stablization
  • StableZoom
  • Spherical Privacy Zone Masking
  • Alarm (Auto ICR)
  • Slow AE Response
  • Picture Effects 
  • Black & White (Monochrome Image)
  • Picture Freeze
  • Electronic Flip
  • Mirror Image
  • Slow Shutter
  • Temperature Readout
  • Title Display


  • Power Requirements 6.0 V to 12.0 V DC
  • Power Consumption 4.0 W (When the motor operates:5.2 W)
  • Operating Temperature -5 °C to +60 °C (23 °F to 140 °F)
  • Storage Temperature  -20 °C to +60 °C (–4 °F to +140 °F)
  • Operating Humidity 20% to 80% (Absolute humidity : 36 g/m3)
  • Storage Humidity 20% to 95% (Absolute humidity : 36 g/m3)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) 65.1 × 70.0 × 134.8 mm (2 5/8 × 2 7/8 × 5 3/8 in.)
  • Mass Approx. 520 g (18.3 oz.)



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