Sony FCB-ES8230 12x 4K Block Camera

Sony Vendor Logo SKU: EM14183 MFG: FCB-ES8230

• 12x optical zoom
• 20 MP 1"Exmor R CMOS Sensor External synchronization
• Visca Communication
• Optical image stabilization
• 50mm x 60mm x 89mm (W x H x L)
• 65 Degree FOV
• 18x Super Resolution Zoom (Combined Digital and Optical)



Sony FCB-ES8230 12x 4K Block Camera

This product is discontinued. See other available 4K Block cameras:
Sony FCB-ER8530 20x 4K CMOS Block Camera
Sony FCB-EW9500H 30x HDMI Block Camera

Optical Image Stabilizer 

This function stabilizes the lens to reduce image degradation and capture high-quality images.

4K @30fps Images

The 1-type Exmor R CMOS image sensor successfully achieves superb 4K (QFHD) picture quality. The FCB-ES8230 produces high-quality, detailed images using Sony's latest sensor/lens technology in low-light conditions.  

12x Optical Zoom

The high-quality lens features an F2.8 maximum aperture and a 12x 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 Stabilization

The Sony FCB-ES8230 features a built-in optical image stabilizer function that counters low-frequency vibrations. Applications include security monitoring and surveillance, and 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 six steps, 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-ES8230 operates effectively in lighting levels low as 2lx (50IRE, ICR off, Iris Open, ACG Max (36db, when High sensitivity is off)) and 0.5 lx (50IRE, ICR off, ACG Max (36db, 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-ES8230 allow more precise viewing in foggy or misty settings. 

Auto ICR (Auto IR-cut Filter Removal)

The Sony FCB-ES8230 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-ES8230 camera operation ensures a wide range of functions and adjustments, including White Balance modes; Picture effects (E-Flip, Black & White, Mirror Image, Colour Enhancement, Gamma); Privacy Zone Masking; Picture freeze; Shutter Priority; Iris Priority (26 steps) Slow AE response, etc.



1.0-type Exmor R CMOS Sensor (20.4M pixels)

Output Pixels (H × V)

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

Signal System

2160p/29.97, 2160p/25, 2160p/23.98, 1080p/59.94, 1080p/50, 1080p/29.97, 1080p/25, 1080p/23.98, 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 720p/59.94, 720p/50, 480p/59.94, 576p/50

Minimum Illumination (50%, High Sensitivity Mode)

0.5 lx (Shutter Speed:1/30 s) 0.067 lx (Shutter Speed: 1/4 s or 1/3 s)

Recommended Illumination

100 lx to 100 000 lx


50 dB

Sync System


Gamma Standard

Straight Gamma

Exposure Control

0 dB to ± 10.5 dB, 15 steps

Aperture Control

16 Steps

AE (Auto Exposure Mode)

Full Auto, Manual, Priority mode (shutter/iris), Bright, EV Compensation

White Balance

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

Lens (wide to tele)

12x optical zoom,
f= 9.3 mm to 111.6 mm, F2.8 to F4.5

Digital Zoom 

12x (144x with optical zoom)

Zoom Mode 

Standard Mode / Variable Mode / Direct Mode

Focusing System

Auto Focus (Normal AF, Interval AF, Zoom Trigger AF [Sensitivity: normal, low]), Manual (Standard, Variable, Direct), One Push Trigger, Near Limit, Spot Focus, IR Correction

Horizontal Viewing Angle

64.6° to 6.1° (Image stabilizer OFF) Approx. 64.5° to 6.1° (Image stabilizer ON)

Minimum Object Distance 

 80 mm to 1000 mm

Video Output

(QFHD/Full HD/SD) 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 3.1V)PTP USB 9.6 kbps, 19.2 kbps, 38.4 kbps, 115.2 kbps, Stop bit:1 bit

Power Requirements 

6.0 V to 12.0 V DC

Power Consumption

4.0 W (When the motor operates: 5.2 W)

Operating Temperature 

-5 °C to +60 °C (23 °F to 140 °F)

Storage Temperature  

-20 °C to +60 °C (–4 °F to +140 °F)

Operating Humidity 

20% to 80% (Absolute humidity: 36 g/m3)

Storage Humidity 

0% to 95% (Absolute humidity: 36 g/m3)

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.)

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