Sony FCB-ER8530/J 20x 4K CMOS Block Camera

Sony Vendor Logo SKU: EM14154 MFG: FCB-ER8530

• 20x Optical Zoom
• Super Resolution Zoom
• Video Outputs for 4K to HD
• Privacy Zone Masking


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Sony FCB-ER8530/J 20x 4K CMOS Block Camera

The Sony FCB-ER8530/J is the 4K block camera designed to replace the discontinued Sony FCB-ER8530 and FCB-ER8550 models. This Sony Super Resolution Zoom (SRZ) technology enables it to deliver the equivalent of 30x optical zoom at 4 MP (4K) resolution. The FCB-ER8530/J also features compact form factors (50mm x 60mm x 93.3mm) for space-constrained environments.

Super Resolution Zoom

FCB-ER8530/J has 30x optical zoom coming from 20x zoom lens paired with "Pixel Super Resolution Technology." This suppresses image degradation when an image is enlarged, providing excellent images at an actual 30x optical zoom.

4K @ 30fps images

The 1/2.5-type Exmor R CMOS image sensor successfully brings superb 4K (QFHD) picture quality. The FCB-ER8530 produces high-quality images using Sony's latest sensor technology in low-light conditions. 

Quick zoom lens

The high-quality lens features an F2.0 to F3.8 aperture range and a 20x optical zoom range. Zoom operation is ideal for smooth, rapid transitions from wide area coverage to detailed close-ups in security and surveillance applications.

Image stabilizer

The Sony FCB-ER8530/J features a built-in image stabilizer function that counters low-frequency vibrations. Applications include traffic monitoring and outdoor surveillance, where exposure to the elements can lead to shaking, such as on a bridge or tall structures. It ensures no compromise in image size and blur reduction.

Advanced 2D/3D Noise Reduction

Noise reduction technology filters noise from the images for precise results, especially in low light conditions. Noise reduction settings range from five different levels, and it suits a wide range of operating conditions.


The benefits of optimized picture quality in changing light conditions are frequent challenges in round-the-clock security operations. The Sony FCB-ER8530 operates effectively in lighting levels low as 0.21lx (50%, ICR off, Slow Shutter 1/4s, when High sensitivity is off) and 0.06 lx (50%, ICR off, Slow Shutter 1/4s, when High sensitivity is on). 

Visibility Enhancer and De-fog

This feature enhances Picture quality dynamically and adaptively on a pixel-by-pixel basis while continuously adapting to the scene within the given dynamic range. The de-fog features in the Sony FCB-ER8530 allow more precise viewing in foggy or misty settings.

Auto ICR (Auto IR-cut Filter Removal)

The Sony FCB-ER8530 automatically switches from day to night mode in low light conditions; removing the IR-cut filter boosts sensitivity for clear pictures in low-light conditions.

Wide range of features for versatile operation

The Versatile Sony FCB-ER8530 camera operation ensures a wide range of functions and adjustments, including White Balance modes; Picture effects (E-Flip, Black & White, Mirror Image, Gamma, Color Enhancement); Privacy Zone Masking; Picture freeze; Shutter Priority; Iris Priority (26 steps) Slow AE response, etc.



Image Sensor

1/2.5-type Exmor R CMOS Sensor (8.51M pixels)

Output Image Size

3840x2160 (QFHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD), 720x480/576 (SD)


Auto / Manual (0 dB to 48.0 dB), 0 to 16 steps

Shutter Speed

1 / 1 to 1 / 10000 s, 22 steps

Sync System


Back Light Comp


Exposure Control

0 dB to ± 10.5 dB, 15 steps


Standard / Straight gamma

Minimum Illumination

(50%, High Sensitivity Mode) 0.4 lx (Shutter Speed:1/30 s) 0.06 lx (Shutter Speed:1/4 s or 1/3 s)

Aperture Control

16 steps

White Balance

Auto, ATW, Indoor, Outdoor, One Push WB, Manual WB, Outdoor Auto, Sodium Vapor Lamp (Fix/Auto/Outdoor Auto),Spot AWB

AE (Auto Exposure Mode)

Full Auto, Manual, Priority mode (shutter/iris), EV compensation, Spot AE, Slow AE


20x optical zoom, f = 4.4 mm to 88.4 mm, F2.0 to F3.8

Digital Zoom

12x (240x with optical zoom)

Zoom Mode

Standard Mode / Variable Mode / Direct Mode

Super Resolution Zoom

QFHD: 1.5x (max. 20x with optical zoom) Full HD/HD: 2.0x (max. 40x with optical zoom)

Focus Movement time

∞ to Near: 0.1 s

Focusing System

Auto Focus (Normal AF, Interval AF, Zoom Trigger AF [Sensitivity: normal, low]), Manual (Standard, Variable, Direct), One Push Trigger, Full Scan One Push Trigger

Horizontal Viewing Angle


Minimum Object Distance

100 mm1200mm

Video Output

Digital Y/Cb/Cr 4:2:2 8 bits component, R/G/B 4:4:4 8bits component, similar to CEA-861-F HDMI1.4b*2

Camera Control Interface

VISCA protocol (CMOS 5V Level)

Power Requirements

6.0 V to 12.0 V DC

Power Consumption

3.0 W (When the motor operates:4.0 W)

Operating Temperature

‐5 °C ~ +60 °C

Storage Temperature

‐20 °C ~ +60 °C

Dimensions (W x H x D)

65.1 × 70.0 × 134.8 mm (2 5/8 × 2 7/8 × 5 3/8 in.)


520 g (18.3 oz.)



Sony FCB-ER8530 Technical Manual (covers all FCB-ER8530 needs)


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