iShot® XBlock® FCB-EV7100 3G-SDI Camera and Interface Board OEM Integration Kit - TW

  • Sony FCB-EV7100 Block Camera
  • Minimum Illumination Color: 1.4 lx (F1.8, AGC on, 1/30 s) High Sensitivity Mode Color: 0.35 lx (F1.8, AGC on, 1/30 s)
  • 3G-SDI Interface
  • Unterminated integration kit
  • 10x optical zoom; f=3.8mm (wide) to 38mm (tele); F1.8 to F3.4
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080p @ 60fps
  • 1/2.8" CMOS image sensor, 2.38 million effective pixels
  • Digital: Y/CB/CR 4:2:2 via LVDS (Signal format conforms to SMPTE 274/SMPTE 296.) SD VBS
  • VISCA communications protocol
  • Custom camera solutions and integration services for robotics, drones, unmanned vehicles and aircraft, surveillance, police vehicle cameras, ROV camera, intelligent traffic cameras, RVI industrial cameras, video conference cameras, and house of worship cameras
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iShot® XBlock® FCB-EV7100 3G-SDI Camera and Interface Board OEM Integration Kit - TW
iShot® XBlock® FCB-EV7100 3G-SDI Camera and Interface Board OEM Integration Kit - TW

Sony FCB-EV7100 Block Camera with 3G-SDI Interface Board with Unterminated Cabling


The Sony FCB-EV7100 features a 10x optical zoom len, and a high-performance 1/2.8-type Exmor™ CMOS image sensor achieving superb Full HD 1080/60p (1920 x 1080) picture quality, even in low-light environments.  Progressive scan assures smoother pictures with reduced blur – ideal for capturing the detail in moving images.

Capture crisp, clear Full HD (1080/60p) images

The high-performance 1/2.8-type Exmor™ CMOS image sensor of the Sony FCB-EV7100 achieves superb Full HD (1920 x 1080) picture quality, even in low-light environments. Progressive scanning assures smoother pictures with reduced blur – ideal for capturing the detail in moving images.

Fast, Bright Lens with Rapid 10x optical zoom

The Sony FCB-EV7100 high quality lens offers a bright F1.8 maximum aperture and 10x optical zoom range. Fast zoom operation (from wide end to tele) is ideal for smooth, rapid transitions from wide area coverage to detailed close-ups in security and surveillance applications.


The Sony FCB-EV7100 camera's image stabilizer and optical/digital zoom are combined to enhance picture quality while maintaining the original horizontal angle of view, ensuring no compromise in image size and reduced blurring.

2D/3D Noise Reduction

Advanced noise reduction technology filters noise from the image for clearer results, especially in low light conditions. Noise reduction can be selected from five levels to suit a wide range of operating environments.

See more clearly with Visibility Enhancer and De-fog

Picture quality is enhanced dynamically and adaptively on a pixel-by-pixel basis while continuously adapting to the scene within the given dynamic range. There’s also a de-fog feature with the Sony FCB-EV7100 camera that allows clearer viewing in foggy or misty scenes.

Wide dynamic range

Wide-D image processing technology gives the ability to see clear detailed images in high-contrast or backlit environments. 

Clear vision round the clock with Day/Night

Benefit from optimized picture quality in changing light conditions – a frequent challenge in round-the-clock security operations. In high sensitivity mode the Sony FCB-EV7100 camera can operate effectively in lighting levels as low as 0.35 lx (ICR on).

Auto ICR (Auto IR-cut Filter Removal)

In low light conditions the Sony FCB-EV7100 camera automatically switches from day to night mode, removing the IR-cut filter to boost sensitivity for clear pictures in near-darkness.

Spherical privacy zone masking

Areas of view can be selectively masked for privacy.  Masked areas are automatically interlocked with the Sony FCB-EV7100 camera’s pan/tilt/zoom movements.

Choice of HD and SD output modes

Video signal outputs are available in a range of HD (digital and analog) and SD formats, reducing integration cost and complexity by avoiding the need for additional analog/ digital converters. Video output modes can be changed ‘on the fly’ during normal operation, without a hardware reboot of the Sony FCB-EV7100 camera.

One-cable connection for simpler integration

A single cable carries HD video signals plus VISCA communication and power supply. Integration flexibility is further supported by both 30-pin micro coaxial (digital output) and 24-pin FFC (analog output) interfaces.

Wide range of features for versatile operation

Versatile Sony FCB-EV7100 camera operation is ensured by a wide range of functions and adjustments, including: White Balance modes; Picture effects (E-Flip, Nega Art, Black & White, Mirror Image, Color Enhancement); Motion Detection/Alarm; Picture freeze; Temperature readout; Slow AE response; Electronic shutter/ slow shutter; Title display/Camera mode display (English).



3G-SDI Board

The 3GSDI Interface board provides camera control for the Sony FCB EV Series of Block Cameras and HDSDI camera control for the EH Block cameras. Depending on the camera model, component and SD composite analog video outputs are available. The camera video standard is coded with switches and a serial link (RS232 or TTL level) allowing control of camera and audio setting. 6 to 12V DC camera power supply.

  • SMPTE-424M 3G HDSDI Digital Interface
  • BNC to MCX cable
  • Automatic SONY camera recognition
  • Analog HD and SD video output.
  • Enhanced HDSDI signal quality : LOW jitter
  • Video format selection by micro switch.
  • Embedded Color bar & pathologic charts &
  • Embedded cross reticule
  • TTL or RS232 VISCA dialog level.
  • 6 to 12 VDC protected and EMC filtered power supply for interface and camera

3G-SDI Interface Board

1.2 Technical Characteristics

1.2.1 LVDS Video Input
  • 4 pairs data LVDS signals and 1 pair clock signal (74,25MHz)
  • Y Cb/Cr 8 bit coding + HVF synchros
  • Video formats : 1080p59,97/50, 1080P29.94/25, 1080i50/60, 720p 50/60, 1080p25/30, 720p25/30 according to camera model
  • KEL USL30 pin connector
1.2.2 Analog audio inputs ( option)
  • Two audio channels : Line or microphone level (RS control)
  • Line input (47k ohm impedance) :
    • 0 dBu analog input level for -18dBFS SDI level
    • gain setting from -97dB to + 30dB
  • Microphone input :
    • DC bias voltage up to 2.3V for electret microphones
    • maximal gain :+63dB
  • Fonctions (RS control) : Constant recording volume - Automatic level control (ALC), 2 channels mixing
  • 24bit, 48kHz analog to digital conversion
  • Frequency response : 20Hz – 20kHz +/- x.xdB
  • Noise: -xxxdB
  • Molex 1.25mm 5 pin connector
1.2.3 HDSDI video output
  • 8 bit SDI signal 800mV pp, 75 ohm impedance compliant to SMPTE 424M and 292M
  • Same video format as camera
  • Rate : HD = 2.970 Gb/s & 1.485Gb/s.
  • Option 2 audio channels embedded on group 1 (SDI)
  • BNC, SMB or MCX 75 ohm connector
1.2.4 Analog video output
  • YPbPr and CVBS according to camera
  • Molex 1.25mm 10 pin connector
1.2.5 Serial control
  • TTL (3V3) or RS232 level
  • Molex 1.25mm 10 pin connector
1.2.6 Miscellaneous
  • 6 to 12V DC power supply, about 5W consumption with camera
  • Board dimensions : 45mm x 48mm, 3 mounting holes diam. 2.5mm

InterTest, Inc. is an Authorized National Systems Integrator for Sony’s Visual Imaging Products division.


Camera Specifications

Image Device 1/2.8 type Exmor CMOS
Effective Pixels Approx. 2.38 Mega Pixels
Digital Zoom 10x Optical, 12x (120x with optical zoom)
Horizontal Viewing Angle 67.0°(wide end) to 7.6°(tele end)
Minimum Object Distance 10 mm (wide end) to 800 mm (tele end) (Default: 320 mm)
Sync System Internal
Electronic Shutter 1/1 s to 1/10,000 s, 22 steps
White Balance Auto, ATW, Indoor, Outdoor, Outdoor Auto, Sodium Vapor Lamp (Fix/Auto/Outdoor Auto), One-push, Manual
Gain Auto/Manual 0 to 43.5 dB (0 to 28 steps +2 step/total 15 steps); Max. Gain Limit 9.3 to 43.5 dB (6 to 28 steps +2 step/total 12 steps)
Wide Dynamic Range Yes 130dB
Backlight Compensation Yes
Privacy Zone Masking Yes
Character Generator 20 characters/line, max. 11 lines
Focus System Auto (Sensitivity: normal, low), One-push AF, Manual, Interval AF, Zoom Trigger AF, Focus compensation in ICR on
Picture Effects E-Flip, Nega Art, Black & White, Mirror image, Color enhancement
Exposure Control Auto, Manual, Priority mode (shutter priority & iris priority), Bright, EV compensation, Slow AE
Video Output Specifications Detail:
Lens Value 10x optical zoom; f=3.8mm (wide) to 38mm (tele); F1.8 to F3.4
S/N Ratio More than 50 dB
Minimum Illumination Color: 1.4 lx (F1.8, AGC on, 1/30 s) High Sensitivity Mode Color: 0.35 lx (F1.8, AGC on, 1/30 s)
Video Output Analog: Component (Y/Pb/Pr); Digital: Y/Cb/Cr 4:2:2 via LVDS;
(Signal format conforms to SMPTE 274/SMPTE 296.)
Interfaces Specifications Detail:
Camera Control Interface VISCA protocol (CMOS 5V level); Baud rate: 9.6 Kbps, 19.2 Kbps, 38.4 Kbps, 115.2 Kbps, Stop bit: 1 bit
General Specifications Detail:
Dimensions (W x H x D) 45.6 mm x 48.8 mm x 78.0 mm
Weight Approx. 210 g
Operating Temperature -5 ℃ to +60 ℃
Storage Temperature -20 ℃ to +60 ℃
Operating Humidity 20% to 80%
Storage Humidity 20% to 95%
Power Consumption 3.4W (zoom/focus inactive); 3.7W (zoom/focus active)
Power Requirements 6.0 V to 12.0 V DC


3G-SDI Interface Board

Digital video output

3G-SDI SMPTE 424 M, HD-SDI 292 M

Analogue video output*

Y, Pb, Pr 75 ohms, 1V - VBS

Video output standard configuration

DIP switches*

Camera control

VISCA – Default : RS232 Level – TTL level (Option)

Power supply

6 to 12 VDC, 5 W (including camera)

Operating temperature range

0°C to 60°C

Storage temperature range

-20°C to 60°C


EMC FCC part 15, PCB : UL 94 V0


(mm) 48 (H) x 45 (W) x 13 (D)

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