Digital Camera Module
(Black and white model)
2007 Sony Corporation
Printed in Japan
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the
serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. _____________
Serial No. ______________
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
The nameplate is located on the bottom.
The unit must always be operated with a 12V DC class 2 power supply.
In the USA, use a power supply which is UL Listed.
For the customers in the U.S.A.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a
commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment
in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which
case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly
approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this
All interface cables used to connect peripherals must be shielded in
order to comply with the limits for a digital device pursuant to Subpart
B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
For customers in Europe
This camera is not intended for use in security applications in the
meaning of the European standard series EN 50132 (Alarm systems -
CCTV surveillance systems for use in security applications).
For the customers in Europe
The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan,
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony
Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany.
For any service or guarantee matters please refer to the addresses
given in separate service or guarantee documents.
This apparatus shall not be used in the residential area.
3.0W DC 12V
） （ ソニー製）
When Installing the Camera
When you install the camera with various peripheral devices and if the devices
have different ground electric potential, ground only one device. In case there
is an ground electric potential difference, the camera may be damaged.
Host device (e.g., PC)
Ground electric potencial difference
Notes on Operation
Power is supplied to the camera module via the IEEE1394b cable connected to a
PC. If the power supply is insufficient, use the DC-700/700CE that supplies stable
power with less ripple or noise.
Be careful not to spill liquids, or drop any flammable or metal objects in the
Locations for operation and storage
Avoid operation or storage in the following places.
Extremely hot or cold locations. Recommended temperature range is 0°C to
40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Locations subject to strong vibration or shock
Near generators of strong electromagnetic radiation such as TV or radio
Use a blower to remove dust from the surface of the lens or optical filter. Clean
the exterior with a soft, dry cloth.
If the camera is very grimy, apply a cloth soaked in a mild detergent then wipe
with a dry cloth. Do not apply organic solvents such as alcohol which may
damage the finish.
The XCD-V60CR/SX90CR/U100CR is a color digital camera module that outputs
RGB Raw Data. The XCD-V60/SX90/U100 is a monochrome digital camera
The camera module can output a digital image with a transfer speed of
800 Mbps. Two IEEE1394b connectors allow you to make up a daisy chain
The camera module uses a progressive scan CCD and produces high-resolution
and high-speed image output.
The XCD-V60CR/V60 has a CCD of 330,000 pixels (VGA) and outputs a digital
image at 90 frames per second. The XCD-SX90CR/SX90 has a CCD of 1,250,000
pixels (SXGA) and outputs at 30 frames per second. The XCD-U100CR/U100 has
a CCD of 2,000,000 pixels (UXGA) and outputs at 15 frames per second.
Because the CCDs are square pixel CCDs, you don't need to convert the aspect
ratio in your image processing.
External trigger function
You can operate the shutter at any timing by synchronizing the shutter with the
external trigger signals.
You can select the exposure time from a variety of settings. This allows you to
capture an image under optimal conditions.
12-pin I/O connector
When power from the IEEE1394b connector is insufficient, power is supplied
through the 12-pin connector. The 12-pin connector is also used for a trigger
input and strobe output, and as a general-purpose I/O port.
2.8W DC 12V
Low power consumption
The power consumption is decreased to 2.8 W for the XCD-V60CR/V60/SX90CR/
SX90 or 3.0 W for the XCD-U100CR/U100, with 12 V DC input.
The mounting screw holes are provided in the reference plane on the lower
surface of the body, allowing mounting with the absolute minimum deviation
of the optical axis.
Phenomena Specific to CCD Image Sensors
Charge Coupled Device
The following phenomena that may appear in images are specific to CCD (Charge
Coupled Device) image sensors. They do not indicate malfunctions.
Although the CCD image sensors are produced with high-precision
technologies, fine white flecks may be generated on the screen in rare cases,
caused by cosmic rays, etc.
This is related to the principle of CCD image sensors and is not a malfunction.
The white flecks especially tend to be seen in the following cases:
when operating at a high environmental temperature
when you have raised the gain (sensitivity)
when using the slow shutter
When an extremely bright object, such as a strong spotlight or flashlight, is
being shot, vertical tails may be produced on the screen, or the image may be
When fine patterns, stripes, or lines are shot, they may appear jagged or flicker.
The camera module imaging system comprises the following products.
Products to are used for the basic configuration, and to for the
optional configuration. (All the products except the camera module are
This is a small-size, high-resolution, camera module using a CCD image sensor.
IEEE1394b camera cable (commercially available)
Connect this cable to the IEEE1394b connector on the rear panel of the camera
module. The power and image/control signals are transmitted through this
cable. To prevent a poor connection or damage to the camera or cable, use the
cable equipped with fixing screws.
C-mount lens (commercially available)
Use an appropriate lens for the camera module and usage.
Camera module interface board (commercially available)
Install the board in a PCI bus slot of a host device such as a PC.
Select an IEEE1394 interface board to match your system.
Select an IEEE1394b interface board if you use the transfer speed of 800 Mbps.
VCT-ST70I tripod adaptor (Sony)
Attach this adaptor to the bottom of the camera module to fix the camera
module to a tripod.
DC-700/700CE camera adaptor (Sony)
Connect this adaptor to the camera module to enable power supply from an
ordinary AC power source.
CCXC-12P02N (2 m, 6.6 ft)/05N (5 m, 16.4 ft)/10N (10 m, 32.8 ft)/
25N (25 m, 82 ft) camera cable (Sony)
Connect this cable to the 12-pin I/O connector on the rear panel of the camera
module. The cable is used for power supply and exchange of trigger signals.
Location and Function of Parts and Operation
Lens mount (C-mount)
Attach any C-mount lens or other optical equipment.
The lens must not project more than 10 mm (13/32 inch) from the lens mount.
Lens mount face
Auxiliary holes (top)
Reference holes (bottom)
These precision screw holes are for locking the camera module. Locking the
camera module into these holes secures the optical axis alignment.
For details, refer to the Technical Manual.
Four screw reference holes can be used as the tripod adapor screw holes,
too. Screw the VCT-ST70I tripod adaptor into the four screw holes when you use
Basic configuration /
12-pin I/O connector
Power supply unit (DC-700/700CE)
Vertical tails shown
on the image
(e.g. strong spotlight,
strong reflected light,
flashlight, the sun)
10 mm (13/32 inch) or less
(continued on the reverse side)