4K Series

FCB-ER8530 & FCB-CR8530

Sony FCB-ER8530 & FCB-CR8530 New 4K 20x Optical Zoom Block Camera

> 1/2.5 Type 4K Exmor R CMOS Sensor

> Super Resolution Zoom

> Auto Focus Lens: f= 4.4 mm (wide) to 88.4 mm (tele) 

> Optical Zoom 20X, Digital Zoom 12X 

> Video outputs from HD to 4K

> 4K: 2160p/29.97, 2160p/25;

FHD/HD: 1080p/59.94,1080p/50, 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50,

720p/59.94, 720p/50

> Auto ICR, Auto Focus

> Slow AE

> Privacy zone masking

> BLC, HLC, Defog, Digital Zoom, Motion Detection

> Noise Reduction

> Visibility enhancer

> VISCA Protocol

Key Features:
> 4K Exmor R CMOS Sensor

• 4x resolution than FullHD

• High quality clear picture

> 20x Optical Zoom lens

• High quality & durability

> Super Resolution Zoom

• Sony Original Technology

• Provides 30x zoom at 4K resolution without compromise.

> External Sync (FCB-ER8550 only)

• Enables smooth synchronisation for several cameras

> Form factor compatible with FCB-EV series 

• Image size from HD to 4K

• Same size & dimensions as FCB-EV7520

> Other Features

• Auto ICR

• Privacy Zone Masking

• Noise Reduction

• Slow AE Response

• Defog (low/mid/high) 

• Visibility Enhancer (VE)

Capture crisp, clear 4K @30fps images
The high-performance 1/2.5-type Exmor R CMOS image sensor achieves superb 4K (QFHD) picture quality. Using the latest Sony sensor technology the FCB-ER8530 can produce high quality images even in a wide variety of lighting conditions.

Fast, bright lens with rapid 20x optical zoom
The high quality lens offers a bright F2.0 maximum aperture and 20x optical zoom range. Fast zoom operation (from wide end to tele) is ideal for smooth, rapid transitions from wide area coverage to detailed close ups ensuring critical detail is not missed.

Get a steadier picture with image stabilizer
The 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.

Advanced 2D/3D Noise Reduction
Advanced noise reduction technology filters noise from the image for clearer results, especially in low light conditions. Noise reduction can be selected from six steps to suit a wide range of operating environments.

Clear vision round the clock with Day/Night
Benefit from optimized picture quality in changing light conditions – a frequent challenge in round-the-clock operations. In high sensitivity mode the camera can operate effectively in lighting
levels as low as 0.21lx (50%, ICR off, Slow Shutter 1/4s, High sensitivity off) and 0.06 lx (50%, ICR off, Slow Shutter 1/4s, High sensitivity on).

See more clearly with Visibility Enhancer and De-fog
Picture quality is enhanced dynamically and adaptively on a pixel-by-pixel basis while continuously adapting to the scene within the given dynamic range. There’s also a de-fog feature that allows clearer viewing in foggy or misty scenes.

Auto ICR (Auto IR-cut Filter Removal)
In low light conditions the camera automatically switches from day to night mode, removing the IR-cut filter to boost sensitivity for clear pictures in near-darkness.

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, Black & White, Mirror Image, Colour Enhancement, Gamma);
Privacy Zone Masking; Picture freeze; Shutter Priority; Iris Priority (26 steps) Slow AE response etc.






Image Sensor

1/2.5 Type “Exmor R” CMOS Sensor

Image Sensor (Number of Effective Pixels)

Approx. 8.51 Mega Pixels

Signal System


2160p/29.97, 2160p/25


1080p/59.94,1080p/50, 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50,

720p/59.94, 720p/50

Minimum Illumination

(50%, High Sensitivity Mode)

0.4 lx (1/30 sec, 50%, High Sensitivity mode On);

0.06 lx (1/4 sec (1/3 sec), 50%, High Sensitivity mode On)

Minimum Illumination

(50%, Normal Mode)

1.6 lx (1/30 sec, 50%, High Sensitivity mode Off)

0.21 lx (1/4 sec (1/3 sec), 5Sensitivity mode Off)

Recommended Illumination

100 lx to 100,000 lx

S/N Ratio

50 dB (Weight On)


Auto/Manual (0 dB to 48 dB)

Max. Gain Limit (9 dB to 48 dB)

Shutter Speed

1/1 s to 1/10,000 s, 22 steps

Sync System



Exposure Control

Auto, Manual, Priority mode (shutter priority & iris priority), Bright, EV compensation

Backlight Compensation


Aperture Control

16 steps

White Balance

Auto, ATW, Indoor, Outdoor, Outdoor Auto, Sodium Vapor

Lamp (Fix/Auto/Outdoor Auto), One-push, Manual


20X optical zoom, f = 4.4 mm (wide) to 88.4 mm (tele)  F2.0 to F3.8

Digital Zoom

12x (240x with optical zoom)

Focusing System

Auto (Sensitivity: normal, low), One-push AF, Manual,

Interval AF, Zoom Trigger AF, Focus compensation in ICR on

Horizontal Viewing Angle

Approx. 70.2 degrees (Wide end, Image stabilizer Off) 

Approx. 4.1 degrees (Tele end, Image stabilizer Off)

Minimum Object Distance

80 mm (Wide end), 800 mm (Tele end)

Camera Features

Auto ICR


Visibility Enhancer




High Light Compensation


Noise Reduction

Yes (6 steps)

Progressive Scan Mode


Image Stabilization




Digital Output


Spherical Privacy Zone Masking


Motion Detection


Slow AE Response


Picture Effects

E-Flip, Black & White, Mirror image, Color enhancement

Picture Freeze


Slow Shutter


Temperature Readout


Title Display

20 characters/line, max. 11 lines

Camera Mode Display



Video Output (QFHD, FHD, HD)

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

Camera Control Interface

VISCA (CMOS 3.1 V level), Baud rate: 9.6 Kbps, 19.2Kbps, 38.4 Kbps, 115.2 Kbps, Stop bit: 1 bit


Power Requirements

6.0 V to 12.0 V DC

Power Consumption

3.0 W (zoom/focus inactive), 4.0 W (zoom/focus active)

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

20% to 95%, Absolute humidity: 36 g/m3

Dimensions (W x H x D)*2

50.0 x 60.0 x 93.3 mm (2 x 2 3/8 x 3 3/4 inches)


Approx. 275 g (Approx. 13.6 oz)

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