Sony XC-EI50 Near IR Camera

Sony XC-EI50 Near IR Camera

The SonyExtended 18 Month Warranty XC-Ei50 is one of a handful of near IR ruggedize cameras available for machine vision applications requiring a 1/2 Format interlaced analog CCD camera.

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Product Description

Rounding out Sony’s compact near ir product line is the model XC-EI50. Virtually identical to the model XC-EI30, the EI50 version has a 1/2-inch format CCD sensor. The EI50 sports the same compact light weight (50 gram) design which allows it to endure high-g vibration environments. It is a very popular choice for dynamic applications such mounting to a robotic arm.

The near IR sensitivity reaches into the 1,000 nanometer range which makes it a perfect choice for surface inspection with IR illumination, revealing details not visible to manual inspection and QC practices.

The XC-EI50 was designed with very flexible external trigger configurations, and microswitches on the camera back panel provide allow shutter speed and gain to be selected manually if an external pulse control is not used.

One thing to note in this compact design, the BNC connector provided for video output on the ST series cameras has been removed to conserve space. All input and output signals are accessed via the industry standard 12-pin Hirose connector.

XC-EI50 Features:

  • High sensitivity using the 1/2″ CCD with HAD technology
  • All controls outside the camera
  • Simplified and flexible trigger
  • Smallest and lightest, one piece analog B/W video camera offered by Sony
  • Excellent vibration and shock characteristics (10G / 70G)
  • Small and light weight power adaptor (DC-700/700CE)


Sony XC-EI50 Details
Camera SpecificationsDetail:
Image Device1/ 2 type IT CCD
Image Device ValueMonochrome
Cell Size8.4 x 9.8 μm
Effective Pixels768 x 494
Camera InterfaceAnalog
Lens MountC-mount
Horizontal Frequency15.734 kHz
Flange Back17.526 mm
Vertical Frequency59.94 Hz
External Sync Frequency+/- 1%
Sync SystemInternal / External (auto)
External Sync SignalHD / VD (2 to 5 Vp-p)
JitterLess than +/- 50 nsec
Scanning System2:1 Interlaced
GainAGC (0-18 dB)
Manual (0-18 dB) Selectable
GammaON / OFF
Normal Shutter1/ 100 to 1/ 10000 s
External Trigger Shutter / Speed1/ 4 to 1/ 10000 s
Video Output SpecificationsDetail:
Horizontal Resolution570 TV lines
Minimum Illumination0.1 lx
S/N Ratio60 dB
Sensitivity400 lx F11
NO IR cut filter)
Signal SystemEIA (standard)
Video Output1.0 Vp-p
75 Ω
General SpecificationsDetail:
Dimensions (W x H x D)1 3/16 x 1 3/16 x 1 5/16 inches
(29 x 29 x 32 mm)
Weight50 g (2 oz)
Power RequirementsDC12 V (+9 to 16 V)
Power Consumption1.6 W
Operating Temperature-10 to +50°C (14 to +122°F) / 20 to 80%
Storage Temperature-20 to +60°C (-4 to +140°F) / 20 to 95%
Operating Humidity20 to 80 % (no condensation)
Storage Humidity20 to 95 % (no condensation)
Vibration Resistance10 G (20 to 200 Hz)
Shock Resistance70 G
Regulatory ComplianceUL1492
FCC Class A Digital Device
CE (EN50081-2 + EN50082-2)
AS4251.1 + AS4252.2
XC-EI50 DatasheetPDF199kDownload File
XC-EI50 User ManualPDF611kDownload File
XC Camera Feature ComparisonPDF17kDownload File
XC Accessories ChartPDF38kDownload File
XC Shutter ModesPDF32kDownload File
Interlaced Scan TechnologyPDF26kDownload File
Glossary of Camera TermsPDF45kDownload File
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