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Sony XCD-X710CR Firewire Camera

IEEE 1394 Digital High Resolution
Colour Raw Data Camera

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The XCD-X710CR camera is the latest addition to Sony's IEEE 1394 digital camera family. The XCD-X710CR output raw image data(raw bayer), which allows the images to be captured at high frame rate. Like the XCD-X710, the CR version employs a progressive scan CCD with square pixels, making it ideal for a variety of industrial applications. The XCD-X710CR, the XGA version of the XCD-X710, incorporates a 1/3 type 800,000 pixels(1024x768 Pixels) CCD. The camera incorporates an external trigger function, allowing for fast moving objects to be clearly captured or still images in low light environments. A variety of convenient features such as partial scan (16 x 16 zones) and selectable output modes (frame rate/bit depth) make this cameras extremely flexible.

Sony IEEE1394.a Software Development Kit

Sony IEEE1394.a Software Development Kit 
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UltraVision Lite Digital Video Streaming Software
(free on request with every camera purchased)

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Need a lens ?

Need a lens ?
Std C/CS mount macro,
vari-focal & zoom lenses.

Video Streaming Software

Video Streaming Software
(video recording, machine
maintenance etc)

Digital Cables

Firewire Accessories
Cables, PCI Firewire cards,
repeaters etc
Developers Software Developers Software
(SDK, Imaging Libraries,
application packages etc)
glo_rightarrow_sm.gif (78 bytes) High resolution with progressive scan square pixel CCD
• XCD-X710CR: 1/3 type IT CCD,   XGA, 1,024 (H) x 768 (V)
glo_rightarrow_sm.gif (78 bytes) IEEE 1394 Digital Camera Specification Ver. 1.30 compliant Selectable frame rate 
• XCD-X710CR : Up to 30 fps
glo_rightarrow_sm.gif (78 bytes) Raw data 8-bit (Mono8) or raw data 10-bit (Mono16) output
glo_rightarrow_sm.gif (78 bytes) External trigger input/Exposing output function (BNC)
glo_rightarrow_sm.gif (78 bytes) Partial scan (16 x 16 selectable zones)
glo_rightarrow_sm.gif (78 bytes) Binning function (2 x 1, 2 x 2)
glo_rightarrow_sm.gif (78 bytes) Fast hardware or software asynchronous trigger
glo_rightarrow_sm.gif (78 bytes) Auto/Manual gain (0 to 18 dB, 0.035 dB steps)
glo_rightarrow_sm.gif (78 bytes) C mount
glo_rightarrow_sm.gif (78 bytes) High shock and vibration tolerance
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Image device 1/3 type progressive scan IT CCD
Effective picture elements 1,034 (H) x 779 (V); 800,000 pixels
Output image size XGA: 1,024 (H) x 768 (V)
Cell size 4.65 m (H) x 4.65 m (V)
Lens mount C mount
Minimum illumination 4 lx (F0.95 lens open, +18 dB gain)
Digital interface IEEE 1394-1995
Transfer rate 400/200 Mbps

Frame rate

30/15/7.5/3.75/1.875 fps

Gain control Auto/Manual

(0 to 18 dB, 0.035 dB steps)
External shutter 1/100,000 to 17.5 s

External trigger shutter

Trigger start (mode0), trigger start and exposure duration (mode1)

Partial scan

256 zones (16 x 16)

Power requirements

DC 8 to 30 V (from IEEE 1394 camera cable)
Power consumption 4.5 W


44 (W) x 33 (H) x 116 (D) mm (1 3/4 x 1 15/16 x 4 5/8 inches)


250 g (9 oz)

Operating temperature

-5 to +45 C (23 to 113 F)
Storage temperature -30 to +60 C (-22 to +140 F)

Operating humidity

20 to 80% (non condensing)

Storage humidity

20 to 95% (non condensing)
Vibration 10 G (20 to 200 Hz)

Shock resistance

70 G


UL60950 listed, FCC Class B Digital Device, CE (EN61326)
Supplied accessories Lens mount cap (1), Operating instructions (1), Cable (1), Clamp filter (2)

Firewire SDK/Drivers
Selecting the correct SDK/driver for your application is very important.
Apart from the free SDK/drivers listed below (Linux Drivers also available)
we also have commercial SDK/Drivers available.To help identify what
driver is best for your application please contact us for more information.
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Sony IEEE1394.a Software Development Kit 
(including Driver)

Sony is disclosing its first and complete SDK to develop and debug camera control applications for IIDC1394 Sony digital cameras using Microsoft DirectShow Application Program interface (API), or the easy to use IIDCAPI camera control API. Combined with a Sony IEEE1394 camera, this toolkit offers software engineers the opportunity to save development time and cost within an appropriate solution for their project. If you are purchasing a Sony IEEE1394 camera, you will get FREE access to this SDK. It's really easy to use . All you need is to have a good knowledge of C/C++ programming with DirectShow.

SDK Benefits
  • Faster development time with the easy to use IIDCAPI SDK
  • Direct show SDK for compatibility with Microsoft standard
  • Source codes * of Sony sample applications : SonyCap (Direct Show example), SonyOHCI (capture and control Sony camera using Direct Show) and SonyIIDC (full control, display and capture using IIDCAPI)
  • Source code * of DirectShow Bayer conversion filter
  • Full support and control of all Sony 1394 camera features
  • Capture image data in various sizes, formats and frames rate
  • Fully documented with a complete programming guide, reference guide
  • and Direct Show tutorial to reduce your learning time
  • Support all OHCI compatible hardware interface board.

* Subject to License terms
Software compatibility:
Windows 2000 SP4 /XP SP1 and higher, Direct X 9.0c, Visual studio .NET 2002 or higher.


Free Generic IIDC Firewire SDK/Drivers
Apart from the new Sony SDK we have available free generic IIDC industrial firewire camera SDK/drivers (Linux Drivers also available) . We supply these, on request, with every camera purchased - please contact us for more information.
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Commercial SDK/Drivers
Fire-iAPI™3.0 IEEE-1394 Digital Camera Development ToolKit

A complete SDK to develop and debug professional applications for IIDC 1394 Digital Cameras.
Fire-iAPI™3.0 now includes in one product both MS Stack and ubCore™ SDKs, allowing the developer to choose the most appropriate tools for his project. Same licensing scheme is valid in both environments.
More Info

Image Analysis/Machine Vision Development Tools:
- MonitVision Development Kit
Euresys eVision Vision Tools

Video Streaming Software
Application Software:
- UltraVision Lite/Pro
- StreamPix


Packaging - Camera Kits
The XCD-X710CR camera can be purchased as a packaged kit or as an individual component.
Sony Digital Camera Kit
  • Sony XCD-X710CR series camera
  • Ultra/DLL SDK/Driver Software
  • UltraVision Lite Video Streaming Software
  • Choice of PCI or PCMCIA Firewire Interface Card(inc accessories kit)
  • C-mount lens. More Info
  • One 2m, 4.5 m or 10m FireWire 6-pin cable
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