Sony XC-56 CCD Camera (Reconditioned)

Sony XC-56 CCD Camera (Reconditioned)

The SonyExtended 18 Month Warranty XC-56 is the industry standard for machine vision applications requiring a progressive analog CCD camera.

Exclusive from Industrial Camera Sales, we extend the standard 12 month Sony service warranty with an 18 month replacement warranty.


18 Month Extended Warranty
Purchase a participating product and if it fails under normal use within 18 months, we'll ship you a replacement free of charge.
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Product Description

Special – Refurbished B Stock Price While They Last

Refurbished B Stock cameras are units which have been previously used in installation and may show minor scuffs or blemishes. They are tested for full factory specifications, repackaged, and include a 12 month replacement warranty and are an excellent value.

The Sony XC-56 B&W CCD camera is one of the most popular monochrome analog cameras for basic machine vision applications. The XC-56 model features a Progressive Scan CCD imager with a 659 x 494 square pixel array running at 30 frames/sec, or binning options for speeds up to 180 fps.

There is no complicated program required. Shutter speed, trigger options, and binning modes are selected via a set of simple switches located on the rear panel.

There is no complicated program required. Shutter speed, trigger options, and binning modes are selected via a set of simple switches located on the rear panel.

XC-56 Features:

  • High Resolution – VGA resolution (648 x 494) at 30 full frames per second
  • High Rate Scanning – 120 frames per second
  • Minimum illumination – 0.5 lux
  • Electronic Shutter – 1/100 to 1/15,000 sec
  • Ultra Compact and lightweight
  • C Mount
  • Square Pixels
  • All controls external for easy configuration
  • High shock and vibration resistance
  • Pin out compatible with Sony’s XC-55 camera


The sony xc collection of industrial video cameras are created with ease of use in mind and performance. It’s all metallic chassis, small, light weight design can take high vibration and extended temperature cycles without degradation of the cameras video signal. Operating parameters like as shutter speed and trigger modes can easily be set externally on the back control panel of the camera body. A solitary 12pin Hirose accessory connector provides access to additional signals like as vertical or horizontal synchronizing signals, external trigger , video outputs, and based on the camera type, more control I/O.

Based on the style, the CCD imaging array has a 1/4-in, 1/3-inch, 1/2-inch, or 3/4-in form , and might use an interline or frame transfer system, with an interlaced or progressive mode for image read out. The techniques create razor-sharp image detail with low noise, whether monochrome or color types. Speeds up to 200 frames per sec. or possible in partial scan state, but some models can achieve an entire frame rate of 120 cycles per sec.

These qualities make the Sony XC camera collection perfectly matched for machine vision applications such as robotic pick and position, paper web monitoring, quality control on a manufacturing line, research observation, or straight image observation such as telescopic and microscopy uses.

The Sony XC collection consists of a sub model styles such as the XC-ST and XC-ES collection for monochrome interlaced video output, the XC-HR series for high speed progressive scan imaging requirements, and the XC-EI collection for near infrared uses. The XC-56 ranks apart from other the sub models with its own special features for basic purpose vision technology applications. Its especially low weight, simple function and affordability make it a favorite in the industry.

Together the Sony XC camera series provides the correct camera for almost any commercial imaging job. Industrial Camera Sales can easily assist you in selecting the correct model for your shop floor or manufacturing installation.

Editors Comments:
Sony’s xc-56 industrial camera is a monochrome ccd device designed for machine vision applications. It’s lightweight compact design means it can withstand high g vibration environments without failing, and can be mounted in dynamic applications such as a robotic arm. Because of this, the xc-56 has become a standard in the industrial imaging market place. Everything from 12-pin cable standards, power supply connects, and lens mount design have been copied from this model and repeated in cameras from other manufacturers such as Hitachi, Pulnix, Panasonic, and more”
Sony XC-56 Details
Camera SpecificationsDetail:
Image Device 1/3 type IT Progressive Scan CCD
Image Device Value Monochrome
Effective Pixels 659 x 494
Camera Interface Analog
Lens Mount C-Mount
Flange Back 17.526 mm
Vertical Frequency 15.734 kHz ±1 %
Resolution VGA
Sync System Int/Ext
External Sync Signal HD/VD
Scanning System Normal: 525 lines
Non-Interlace : 1/30s
Binning: 263 lines
Gain Fix/Manual
Gamma OFF fixed
Normal Shutter Normal shutter
External trigger shutter (Mode 1/MODE 2)
External Trigger Shutter / Speed 1/4 to 1/100000s
High Rate Scanning R/R Mode Binning Off:
Max 120 frames/s
R/R Mode Binning On:
Max 180 frames/s
External trigger shutter mode Binning Off :
Max 120 frames/s
External trigger shutter mode Binning On:
Max 180 frames/s
Output Signal Frequency 29.97 Hz (normal mode)
59.94 Hz (binning mode)
Shutter Speed OFF to 1/15000s switchable at rear panel
Video Output Specifications Detail:
Horizontal Resolution 500 TV lines
Minimum Illumination 0.5 lux (F1.4
Manual gain Max)
Output Connector 12 pin
S/N Ratio 58 dB
Sensitivity 400 lux F8 (Fix Gain 0 dB)
Video Output 1.0 Vp-p
Sync negative
75 ohms
General Specifications Detail:
Dimensions (W x H x D) 1 3/16 x 1 3/16 x 1 3/16 inches
(29 x 29 x 30 mm)
Weight 50 g (2 oz)
Power Requirements DC 12 V (+10.5 to 15 V)
Power Consumption 1.5W
Operating Temperature -5 to 40°C (23 to 113 °F)
Storage Temperature -30 to 60 °C (-22 to 140 °F)
Operating Humidity 20 to 80 % (no condensation)
Storage Humidity 20 to 95 % (no condensation)
Vibration Resistance 10G (20 Hz to 200 Hz)
Shock Resistance 70 G
Regulatory Compliance UL 6500
FCC Class A Digital Device
CE (EN61326/97+A1/98)
XC-56 Product Brochure PDF 1.1M Download File
XC-56 User Manual PDF 332k Download File
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