Sony FCB-EV7520A 30x Block Camera

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• 3G-SDI Output
• Full HD 1920 x 1080 with 30x Zoom
• 1/2.8" CMOS image sensor (2.14 million effective pixels)
• High sensitivity effective in lighting levels as low as 0.35 lx
• Advanced Noise Reduction
• VISCA communications protocol




Sony FCB-EV7520A 30x Block Camera

This product is discontinued. See its replacement: Sony FCB-EV9520L 30x LVDS Block Camera

The Sony FCB-EV7520A block camera with 30x zoom uses a 1/2.8" CMOS image sensor (approx. 2.14 million effective pixels) that supports digital FULL HD (high definition) to produce high-quality images. In high sensitivity mode, the camera can operate effectively in lighting levels as low as 0.35 lx (ICR on). Features include VISCA command protocol, Advanced Noise Reduction, Auto ICR, Spherical Privacy Zone Masking, and Visibility Enhancer.

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

The high-performance 1/2.8-type Exmor R CMOS image sensor achieves superb Full HD (1920 x 1080) picture quality. Using the latest Sony sensor technology, the Sony FCB-EV7520A can produce usable images even in the toughest of lighting conditions.

Fast, bright lens with rapid 30x optical zoom

The high-quality lens of the Sony FCB-EV7520A camera offers a bright F1.6 maximum aperture and 30x optical zoom range. Fast zoom operation (from wide end to tele) is ideal for smooth, rapid transitions from wide area coverage to detailed closeups in security and surveillance applications.

Get a steadier picture with image stabilizer

The Sony FCB-EV7520A camera's built-in image stabilizer function counters the effects of blurred, shaky images caused by low-frequency vibration. It’s useful for outdoor surveillance and traffic monitoring applications where the camera may be subject to wind or mechanical vibration, such as on a bridge or mounting pole.


The Sony FCB-EV7520A 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 the noise from the image for clearer results, especially in low-light conditions. Noise reduction can be selected from five levels to suit various operating environments.

See more clearly with Visibility Enhancer and De-fog

The picture quality of the Sony FCB-EV7520A camera is enhanced dynamically and adaptively on a pixel-by-pixel basis while continuously adapting to the scene within the given dynamic range. A de-fog feature also allows clearer viewing in foggy or misty scenes.

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-EV7520A camera can operate eff ectively in lighting levels as low as 0.35 lx (ICR on).*5

Auto ICR (Auto IR-cut Filter Removal)

In low light conditions the Sony FCB-EV7520A camera automatically switches from day to night mode, removing the IR-cut fi lter 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-EV7520A camera’s pan/tilt/zoom movements.

One-cable connection for simpler integration

A single cable carries HD video signals, VISCA communication, and power supply to the Sony FCB-EV7520A camera. Integration flexibility is further supported by 30-pin micro coaxial (digital output) and 24-pin FFC (analog output) interfaces.

Wide range of features for versatile operation

Versatile 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, Colour Enhancement);

Motion Detection/Alarm; Picture freeze; Temperature readout; Slow AE response; Electronic shutter/slow shutter; Title display/ Camera mode display (English).

Sony FCB-EV7520A Camera Applications and System Integration Services

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Image Device

1/2.8-type CMOS

Effective Pixels

Approx. 2.13 Megapixels

Digital Zoom

12x (360x with optical zoom)

Horizontal Viewing Angle

63.7°(wide end) to 2.3°(tele end)

Minimum Object Distance

10 mm (wide end) to 1200 mm (tele end) (Default: 300 mm)

Sync System


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


Auto/Manual 0 dB to 50.0dB (0 to 28 steps +2 step/ total 15 steps); Max. Gain Limit 10.7 dB to 50.0 dB (6 to 28 steps +2 step/total 12 steps)

Wide Dynamic Range


Backlight Compensation


Privacy Zone Masking


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

Lens Value

30x optical zoom; f=4.3mm (wide) to 129.0mm (tele); F1.6 to F4.7

S/N Ratio

More than 50 dB

Minimum Illumination

Color: 1.4 lx (F1.6, AGC on, 1/30 s); High Sensitivity Mode Color: 0.35 lx (F1.6, AGC on, 1/30 s)

Video Output

Digital: Y/CB/CR 4:2:2 via LVDS (Signal format conforms to SMPTE 274/SMPTE 296.) SD VBS

Camera Control Interface

VISCA (CMOS 5 V level; Baud rate: 9.6 Kbps, 19.2 Kbps, 38.4 Kbps, 115.2 Kbps, Stop bit: 1 bit

Dimensions (W x H x D)

50.0 x 60.0 x 89.7 mm


Approx. 260 g

Operating Temperature

-5 ℃ to +60 ℃

Storage Temperature

-20 ℃ to +60 ℃

Operating Humidity

20% to 80%

Power Consumption

3.2 W (zoom/focus inactive); 4.0 W (zoom/focus active)

Power Requirements

6.0 V to 12.0 V DC


 Sony FCB-7520A Technical Manual

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