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Sony - Industrial and Machine Vision Cameras
Discontinued Dec 2007 - proposed replacement XCD-SX90CR
IEEE1394/Firewire Progressive Scan Color Raw Digital Camera
(view product brochure in ADOBE PDF)

Sony XCD-SX710CR IEEE1394 / Firewire Progressive Scan Color Raw Digital Camera

Sony's new XCD-X710CR progressive scan, IEEE 1394 camera is the latest addition to join Sony's growing line up of digital, high-speed cameras. This new digital camera satisfies the demand for high speed, color, progressive scan cameras and are ideally suited for those customers who need (a) a progressive scan camera that can achieve 30 frames/sec in color; (b) high resolution of 1024 x 768 in an industrial housing; and, (c) access to the raw pixel values so customers can do their own color processing. The "CR" in its model number stands for "Color Raw". This new "CR" model uses a CCD with a color mask (commonly called a "Bayer filter") and output the "raw color" pixel values in 8 or 10 bit to be converted to a color image on the computer. The color conversion that takes place in the computer is supported by Sony's new IEEE 1394 software and most 3rd party Firewire® compatible software (e.g., Matrox, National Instruments and Unibrain).

  •  High frame rate and high rate scanning
  •  Separate gain for red, green and blue pixels to maximize the color S/N ratio
  •  Color conversion process handled by a computer (not by the camera)
  •  Multiple Cameras can be synchronized at full frame rate with trigger and will  self- synchronize to the common Firewire compatible bus clock
  •  Fast software trigger
  •  Allows for multiple cameras on a single bus in 8-bit mode
     less bandwidth per camera)
  •  Binning 1 x 2 and 2 x 2 for high frame rates and high sensitivity in monochrome
  •  High shock and vibration resistance


Image Device
1/3 type Progressive Scan CCD
Picture Elements 1034 (H) x 779 (V)
Image Size  

XGA: 1024 (H) x 768 (V)

Lens Mount   C Mount  
Minimum Illumination   4 lx (F0.95 lens open, +18 dB Gain)
Digital Interface   IEEE 1394-1995
Transfer Rate 400/200 Mbps  
Frame Rate 30 / 15 / 7.5 / 3.75 / 1.875 fps
Gain Control
Auto/Manual (0 to 18 dB, 0.035 dB steps) 
External Shutter   1/100,000 to 17.5 s  
External Trigger Shutter   Trigger start (mode 0), trigger start and exposure duration (mode 1)  
Partial Scan 256 zones (16 x 16) 
Power Requirements   DC 8 to 30 V (from IEEE 1394 camera cable)  
Power Consumption   4.5W  
Dimensions 44 (W) x 33 (H) x 116 (D)mm / 1-3/4 x 1-15/16 x 4-5/8 in)
Mass  250 g (9 oz)  
Operating Temperature   -5° C to +45° C (23 to 113° F)  
Storage Temperature   -30 to 60° C (-22 to 113° F)  
Operating Humidity   20 to 80% (non-condensing)
Storage Humidity   20 to 95% (non-condensing)  
Vibration  10 G (20 to 200 Hz)
Shock Resistance   70 G  
Regulations   UL60950 listing, FCC Class B Digital Device, CD (EN61326)