* New Sony FCB-H11 1/3″ HD CMOS Specs now available

For months there have been rumors about the new, highly anticipated Sony HD block camera that is to follow on the heals of its predecessor, the FCB-H10. Last week, Sony released the new specifications for the new FCB-H11 color block camera. The new addition to Sony’s line of block camera is equipped with a 1/3-type, HD CMOS image sensor with a 16:9 aspect ratio and incorporates a variety of convenient features including; built-in 10x optical zoom lens, SPOT AE Function, Picture Freeze Function and Slow Shutter, all of which have been inherited from the current line of Sony world renowned FCB cameras.

For those not ready for High Definition, but want the HD capabilities in the future, the FCB-H11 has a flexible multi format feature that also allows for NTSC and PAL Standard Definition (SD) modes.

With its high sensitivity (1.0 lx with ICR-on mode), multi-format video outputs (1080i/720p, and NTSC/PAL) and auto ICR for day/night function, The FCB-H11 HD color video camera module is ideal for applications that require real and dynamic, high resolution images, and such as medical imaging, conferencing, cable TV broadcasting, sports, and POV applications.

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**The release of the Sony FCB-H11 is anticipated in October 2008.**

FCB-H11 HD/SD SPECIFICATIONS*:

  • IMAGE SENSOR
    • HD – 1/3-Type CMOS (IMX010AQZ-13)
    • SD – Same
  • NUMBER OF TOTAL PIXELS
    • HD – Approximately 2 MILLION
    • SD – Same
  • LENS
    • HD – 10x Zoom, f=5.1 mm (wide end) to 51 (tele end) F1.8 to F2.1
    • SD – Same
  • DIGITAL ZOOM
    • HD – 12x (120x with optical zoom)
    • SD – Same
  • MINIMUM WORKING DISTANCE
    • HD – 10 mm (wide end) to 800 mm (tele end)
    • SD – Same
  • LENS DISTORTION
    • HD – Less than 3% (wide end)
    • SD – Same
  • S/N RATIO
    • HD – More than 50 dB
    • SD – Same
  • ELECTRONIC SHUTTER
    • HD – 1/2 to 1/10,000s
    • SD – Same
  • MINIMUM ILLUMINATION
    • HD – 12 lx (F1.8, 50IRE) ; 1.0 lx (ICR on F1.58, 50 IRE)
    • SD – Same
  • WHITE BALANCE
    • HD – Auto, Manual, One push, Indoor, Outdoor
    • SD – Same
  • GAIN CONTROL
    • HD – Auto, Manual (-3dB to +18dB)
    • SD – Same
  • EXPOSURE CONTROL
    • HD – Auto, Manual, Shutter Priority, Iris Priority, Bright
    • SD – Same
  • FOCUSING SYSTEM
    • HD – Auto, One push auto, Manual
    • SD– Same
  • SIGNAL SYSTEM
    • HD
      • 1080i/59.94
      • 720p/59.94
      • 1080i/50
      • 720p/50
      • One mode out of eight can be selected
    • SD
      • NTSC CROP
      • NTSC SQUEEZE
      • PAL CROP
      • PAL SQUEEZE
      • One mode out of eight can be selected
  • ASPECT RATIO
    • HD – 16:9
    • SD – 4:3 / 16:9
  • CLOCK FREQUENCY
    • HD
      • 55.6875/1.001MHz (59.94)
      • 74.25/1.001 MHz (59.94)
      • 55.6875MHz (50)
      • 74.25MHz (50)
    • SD
      • NTSC
      • PAL
  • VIDEO OUTPUT
    • HD
      • HD Analog Component: Y/Pb/Pr
      • HD Digital Data (LVDS): Y/Pb/Pr

(8 bit for each channel)

    • SD
      • VBS: 1.0 Vp-p (Sync Negative)
      • Y/C Output
  • SYNC SYSTEM
    • HD – Internal
    • SD – Same
  • CAMERA CONTROL INTERFACE
    • HD – TTL signal level
    • SD – Same
  • STORAGE TEMPERATURE
    • HD – -40°C to 85°C
    • SD – Same
  • OPERATING TEMPERATURE
    • HD – O°C to 45°C
    • SD – Same
  • POWER CONSUMPTION
    • HD – 6.0 V to 12.0 V DC Approx. 4.8W
    • SD – Same
  • MASS
    • HD – Approx. 120 g
    • SD – Same
  • DIMENSIONS (W x Hx D)
    • HD – Approx 47.2 x 43.1 x 72.2 mm
    • SD – Same
  • LENS ADAPTER SCREW
    • HD – Yes – 37.0 mm, .75 mm pitch
    • SD – Same
  • SUPPLIES ACCESSORY
    • HD – FFC Cable
    • SD – Same