Sony XC-56 Monochrome CCD Camera
Sony XC-56 Monochrome CCD CameraXC-56 Back

Sony XC-56 Monochrome CCD Camera



The Sony XC-56 Monochrome CCD camera is the replacement for the popular Sony XC-55 camera. The XC-56 features a 1/3” Progressive Scan IT CCD with square pixels and VGA resolution of 659 x 494 at a speed of 30 full frames/sec.


  • High resolution image capturing
  • Compact, lightweight body: 29 x 29 x 30 mm (W x H x D) / 50g (1.8oz)
  • High shock and vibration tolerance
  • C-mount
  • External trigger shutter: 1/4 to 1/100,000 sec.
  • Minimum illumination: 0.5 lux at F1.4
  • Synchronization: Internal/External (HD/VD)
  • External controls for easy configuration
  • Operates at 30 frames/sec in 1N mode (will work with existing frame grabbers and vision systems with little or no change)
  • Pin out compatible with Sony XC-55 camera, so no cable change is required when replacing the XC-55 with the XC-56 camera
Camera SpecificationsDetail:
Image Device 1/3 type IT Progressive Scan CCD
Image Device Value Monochrome
Effective Pixels 659 x 494
Camera Interface Analog
Lens Mount C-Mount
Flange Back 17.526 mm
Vertical Frequency 15.734 kHz ±1 %
Resolution VGA
Sync System Int/Ext
External Sync Signal HD/VD
Scanning System Normal: 525 lines
Non-Interlace : 1/30s
Binning: 263 lines
Gain Fix/Manual
Gamma OFF fixed
Normal Shutter Normal shutter
External trigger shutter (Mode 1/MODE 2)
External Trigger Shutter / Speed 1/4 to 1/100000s
High Rate Scanning R/R Mode Binning Off:
Max 120 frames/s
R/R Mode Binning On:
Max 180 frames/s
External trigger shutter mode Binning Off :
Max 120 frames/s
External trigger shutter mode Binning On:
Max 180 frames/s
Output Signal Frequency 29.97 Hz (normal mode)
59.94 Hz (binning mode)
Shutter Speed OFF to 1/15000s switchable at rear panel


Video Output SpecificationsDetail:
Horizontal Resolution 500 TV lines
Minimum Illumination 0.5 lux (F1.4
Manual gain Max)
Output Connector 12 pin
S/N Ratio 58 dB
Sensitivity 400 lux F8 (Fix Gain 0 dB)
Video Output 1.0 Vp-p
Sync negative
75 �


General SpecificationsDetail:
Dimensions (W x H x D) 1 3/16 x 1 3/16 x 1 3/16 inches
(29 x 29 x 30 mm)
Weight 50 g (2 oz)
Power Requirements DC 12 V (+10.5 to 15 V)
Power Consumption 1.5W
Operating Temperature -5 to 40°C (23 to 113 °F)
Storage Temperature -30 to 60 °C (-22 to 140 °F)
Operating Humidity 20 to 80 % (no condensation)
Storage Humidity 20 to 95 % (no condensation)
Vibration Resistance 10G (20 Hz to 200 Hz)
Shock Resistance 70 G
Regulatory Compliance UL 6500
FCC Class A Digital Device
CE (EN61326/97+A1/98)


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