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XCL-C digital cameras

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Sony Europe's Image Sensing Solutions division has released the XCL-C series of digital cameras, designed to simplify the switchover from analogue industrial camera networks.

The cameras use a Super HAD CCD dual channel sensor, deliver frame rates of up to 130fps at 1/3-type VGA, output video at up to 5 Megapixel resolution, and integrate Sony’s new Sensitivity Mode functionality, which gives the ability to increase the sensitivity via the sensor’s firmware.

By using the same housing as its popular cubic (29 x 29 x 30mm) range of analogue cameras, Sony has enabled its customers to simply replace existing cameras and more easily access the benefits of switching to digital.

The digital cubic cameras will use the Camera Link transmission standard, with PoCL v1.2 compliance. Five colour and monochrome models are available, delivering 8, 10 or 12-bit digital output. They enable normal, binning (monochrome models), or partial scan readouts, and come with multiple trigger modes, a flexible I/O management, full auto exposure and picture enhancement functions. Additionally, to reduce the image processing tact time, the cameras all come with shading and defective pixel cancellation and internal temperature readouts.

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