Sony XC-EI30 Near IR Camera

Sony XC-EI30 Near IR Camera

The SonyExtended 18 Month Warranty XC-Ei30 is one of a handful of near IR ruggedize cameras available for machine vision applications requiring a 1/3 Format interlaced analog CCD camera.

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Product Description

Sony’s latest addition to it’s EI monochrome series is the model XC-EI30. With a weight of just 60 grams, this camera is the lightest Sony offering to-date for machine vision applications. It’s compact features. light weight, and clever internal mounting enable it to with stand high g vibration environments without failing. It is an ideal choice for dynamic applications such as a robotics.

The model EI30 has a 1/3-inch sensor format with a spectral sensitivity reaching near 1,000 nanometers, perfect for near infrared ( NIR ) applications. The sensors incorporates the standard interline transfer technology producing sharp, responsive, imagery with a 768 x 494 pixel array. The EI series is often used in conjunction with IR illumination to detect surface defects not visible to the naked eye or visible light cameras.

Sony designed the EI series with the same features and technology found in their larger ST series. Features such as flexible trigger modes, manual shutter speed and gain settings, as well as trigger/shutter sync freatures that can controlled dynamically through external plused trigger inputs.

XC-EI30 Features:

  • High sensitivity using the 1/3″ 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)
Camera Details
Camera Specifications Detail:
Image Device 1/ 3 type IT CCD
Image Device Value Monochrome
Cell Size 6.35 x 7.4 μm
Effective Pixels 768 x 494
Camera Interface Analog
Lens Mount C-mount
Horizontal Frequency 15.734 kHz
Flange Back 17.526 mm
Vertical Frequency 59.94 Hz
Resolution VGA
External Sync Frequency +/- 1%
Sync System Internal / External (auto)
External Sync Signal HD / VD (2 to 5 Vp-p)
Jitter Less than +/- 50 nsec
Scanning System 2:1 Interlaced
Gain AGC (0-18 dB)
Manual (0-18 dB) Selectable
Gamma ON / OFF
Normal Shutter 1/ 100 to 1/10000 s
External Trigger Shutter / Speed 1/ 4 to 1/ 10000 s
Video Output Specifications Detail:
Horizontal Resolution 570 TV lines
Minimum Illumination 0.2 lx
S/N Ratio 60 dB
Sensitivity 400 lx F8
NO IR cut filter)
Signal System EIA (standard)
Video Output 1.0 Vp-p
75 Ω
General Specifications Detail:
Dimensions (W x H x D) 1 3/16 x 1 3/16 x 1 5/16 inches
(29 x 29 x 32 mm)
Weight 50 g (2 oz)
Power Requirements DC12 V (+9 to 16 V)
Power Consumption 1.4 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 Humidity 20 to 80 % (no condensation)
Storage Humidity 20 to 95 % (no condensation)
Vibration Resistance 10 G (20 to 200 Hz)
Shock Resistance 70 G
Regulatory Compliance UL1492
FCC Class A Digital Device
CE (EN50081-2 + EN50082-2)
AS4251.1 + AS4252.2
Description Type Size Download
XC-EI30 Datasheet PDF 199k Download File
XC-EI30 User Manual PDF 611k Download File
XC Camera Feature Comparison PDF 17k Download File
XC Accessories Chart PDF 38k Download File
XC Shutter Modes PDF 32k Download File
Interlaced Scan Technology PDF 26k Download File
Glossary of Camera Terms PDF 45k Download File
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