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Sony XC-555P
Colour CCD Camera

The XC-555P is an ultra-compact, integrated 1/2 type IT CCD color camera ideally suited for a wide variety of applications such as machine vision, multimedia and remote monitoring. The XC-555P is designed so that a video output signal can be obtained by only providing a power supply of 12 V DC. Its ultra-compact, one-piece design eliminates the need for a bulky CCU, allowing the XC-555P camera to be easily installed in space-restricted areas. The XC-555P is a direct replacement for the XC-999P and XC-777AP cameras (1/2 vs. 1/3 inch optics).
  • 1/2 type IT CCD with complementary mosaic filter
  • Ultra-compact and lightweight: 22 x 22 x 75mm, 60 g
  • One piece camera - no bulky CCU
  • Compact NF lens and lens mount
  • RS-232 Interface to control camera functions
  • CCD IRIS® function with user selectable maximum speed to 1/100,000 of second
  • VBS and Y/C Outputs
  • External synchronization with HD/VD or VS/VBS
XC-555P Specifications


Image Device 1/2 type IT CCD
Color Filter Complementary Color Mosaic
Effective Picture
752 (H) x 582 (V)
Lens Mount NF Mount
Sync System Internal/External (automatic switching)
External Sync Signal HD/VD (2 to 4 Vp-p) 75 ohms / VS (1 Vp-p), 75 ohms / CSYNC (2 to 4 Vp-p), 75 ohms
External Sync
Frequency Tolerance
VD/50 Hz +/- 0.0005 Hz, HD/15625 Hz +/- 0.22 Hz
Video Output VBS, Y/C (selected with the switch) / VBS: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms, sync negative / Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms / C:C level depends on the composite video out signal
Horizontal Resolution 460 TVL
Minimum Illumination 3 lx. (F1.2, AGC ON)
Sensitivity 2000 lx, F.8, AGC OFF (0 dB)
S/N Ratio 46 dB (AGC OFF (0 dB))
Shutter Speed 4 speeds selectable: OFF, Flickerless, 1/1,000 s, CCD Iris
CCD Iris Range Auto: 1/50 to 1/4000 s / RS-232C: 1/50 to 100000 s (The RS-232C switch is set to OFF at the factory. For details on how to change this setting, please refer to the Technical Manual.) Max. speed is not guaranteed beyond 1/4,000 s.
White Balance 4 modes selectable: ATW, 3200 K, 5600 K, MANUAL
Gain Control 2 modes selectable: AGC, Fixed (0 dB)
Gamma ON/OFF * Controlled by RS-232C (The RS-232C switch is set to OFF at the factory. For details on how to change this setting, please refer to the Technical Manual.)
Output Connector DC IN, SYNC, Video: multi 12 -pin
Power Requirement 10.5 to 15 V DC
Power Consumption 2.4 W
Operating Temperature 0 to 40° C (32 to 104° F)
Operation Humidity 20 to 80% (no condensation)
Storage Temperature -30 to 60° C (-22 to 140° F)
Storage Humidity 20 to 90% (no condensation)
Shock Resistance 70 G
Dimensions 22 (H) x 22 (W) x 75 (D) mm / (7/8 x 7/8 x 3 inches)
Mass 60 g (2.1 oz)
Regulation UL 6500, FCC Class B Digital Device, CE EN61326, AS4251.1 + AS4252.1

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