Sony XC-HR50 Camera

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XC-HR50: compact champion of black and white video cameras

When high quality imaging and speed are of the essence, turn to the compact champion, XC-HR50, for the solution. The new XC-HR50 is a compact, lightweight, black and white video camera incorporating the latest 1/3 Type Interline Transfer (IT) Progressive Scan CCD with HAD technology providing 659 (H) x 494 (V) effective picture elements and incorporating a C-mount type lens mount.

The XC-HR50 can capture high quality images at fast frame rates (twice the speed of Sony's popular XC-55 camera) and is ideal for demanding applications such as semiconductor production and high speed assembly line inspection.


  • 1/3 Type IT Progressive Scan CCD
  • High frame rate - 60 full frames per second/120 binned frames per second
  • High rate scanning to increase vertical scanning frequency compared to the XC-55 - up to 200 partial frames per second
  • Partial Scan controlled by VD pulse length
  • Square Pixels
  • Minimum Illumination of 1 lux @ F1.4
  • Small, lightweight one-piece body - 29 (W) x 29 (H) x 30 (D)/50g
  • All controls are external for easy configuration
  • Flexible Trigger Shutter Interface - Exposure set with switches or pulse width
  • Rugged and Robust -10G vibration tolerance/70G shock resistant
  • C-Mount / No IR cutoff filter

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  • Image Device: 1/3 Type IT Progressive Scan CCD
  • Effective Picture Elements: 659 (H) x 494 (V)
  • Lens Mount: C Mount
  • Scanning System: 60 Hz Non-Interlaced
  • Sync System: Internal/External (auto)
  • External Sync System: HD / VD (2~5 Vp-p)
  • Video Output: 1 Vp-p, Sync negative, 75 ohms unbalanced
  • Horizontal Resolution: 560 TV Lines
  • S/N Ratio: 58 dB
  • Gain Control: Fixed, Manual
  • Shutter: Normal: OFF to 1/30,000 s with switches Restart/Reset / Async External Trigger, Non-reset, reset, switches or with trigger pulse width (1/100,000 to 1/4 s)
  • Gamma: 1 (Fixed)
  • Output Connector: DC IN, SYNC, VIDEO: multi 12-pin
  • Power Requirements: DC + 12V (+10.5 V - + 15.0V)
  • Power Consumption: 1.8 W
  • Operating Temperature: -5o to 45o(23 to 113o F)
  • Storage Temperature: -30o to 60oC (-22 to 140o F)
  • Operating Humidity: 20 to 80 % (no condensation)
  • Storage Humidity: 20 to 95% (no condensation)
  • Vibration: 10 G (20 ~ 200 Hz)
  • Shock Resistance: 70 G
  • Dimensions: 29 (W) x 29 (H) x 30 (D) mm / 1 -3/16 x 1 -3/16 x 1 -3/16 inches
  • Weight: 50 g / 1.8 oz
  • Regulatory: UL 6500, FCC Class A Digital Device, CE (EN61326/97+A1/98),AS4251.1+AS4252.1

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Quick Info for the Sony XC-HR50

Camera Category: Area Scan
Camera Series: XC-HR
FPS: 60
Interface: Analog
Manufacturer: Sony
Resolutions: Under 1 MP
Scanning Mode: Progressive Scan
Signal System: Monochrome