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 Framos: Sony launches two new 4K block cameras
28 June 2018, 08:38 am – OptoIndex

Two new Sony industrial 4K functional camera blocks, the FCB-ER8530 and FCB-ER8550, provide QFHD resolution video from an 8.5 Megapixel back-illuminated image sensor for superb clarity and detail in applications for situational awareness, surveillance, video sharing, remote learning and content development in full 4K. These very compact cameras offer electronic image stabilization, improved night-time performance, and up to 30x equivalent optical zoom (using the Super Resolution Zoom feature). They are available from the global imaging expert FRAMOS.

The high image quality of both camera blocks starts with a 1/2.5 type Sony Exmor R CMOS sensor with a pixel array of 3,840x2,160 QFHD, complemented by world-class Sony image processing and lensing. Each model supports electronic image stabilization to avoid artifacts resulting from sustained rough shaking or vibrations in moving applications. An optional true Day/Night feature improves night time performance and enables 24/7 operation in variable lighting conditions. Customers can choose from eight video output formats from HD to 4K, via an industry standard HDMI 1.4b interface. 

Darren Bessette, Category Manager Devices at FRAMOS, says: “Both the FCB-ER8530 and FCB-ER8550 open up many new applications for high-quality video capture across multiple industries. In addition, the FCB-ER8550 offers a precise external synchronization feature for multiple camera configurations seen in many AR, VR and Sports Broadcast applications. Also, frame synchronization with externally modulated light sources can be easily coordinated and deployed. Though this product is targeted primarily to Surveillance and Traffic deployments, innovative applications and emerging technologies like 3D imaging in Medicine or Modelling, AR/VR systems or Sports Broadcasting, benefit greatly from the rich feature set provided by these cameras. “

Both new Sony product releases are currently available and come with Sony’s unique Super-Resolution-Zoom (SRZ) technology. This technology enables the camera blocks to deliver an equivalent of 30x optical zoom at full 4K resolution. The compact form factor of 50mmx60mmx93mm enables the devices to fit into space constrained environments, comparable in size to the popular 1080P FCB-EV7520. Therefore, engineers can take advantage of an easy upgrade without necessarily changing mechanical designs. 
The industry and product experts at FRAMOS are available to support customers with the integration of these new cameras into their applications and projects. In addition, FRAMOS provides support services for development, customized solutions, and logistics.