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Sony XC-55

Square Pixel 7.4 micron x 7.4 micron
Interlaced (1/ 60 sec. x2) Non-Interlaced (1/ 30 sec.)
S/N Ratio: 56dB
Dimensions: 29 (w) x 29 (h) x 67 (d) mm
Weight: 110g

The ultra-compact XC-55 monochrome camera has a progressive scan CCD to provide full frame images. The XC-55BB is a remote head camera module of the XC-55. The square remote head of the XC-55BB has a precisely installed CCD to ensure accurate alignment and the miniature size allows access to very contained spaces. The CCD uses square pixels most suitable for machine vision application. The XC-55 camera is more compact and lightweight than conventional cameras and can be used in a wide range of image processing applications.

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NI Compatible Products
NI - Compatible Hardware 
778200-01 NI PCI-1409/PXI-1409 image acquisition device
779209-01NI PCI-1410 image acquisition device
NI - Cable P/N 
183882-01IMAQ-BNC-1, Analog Camera Cable,1 m
183882-02IMAQ-BNC-1, Analog Camera Cable, 2 m
Camera File 
XC-55 Camera File(1409) (4.0kb)Camera File for use with NI-IMAQ 2.5 or later
Created by: NI Certified Created on: 9/10/2001
XC-55 Camera File(1410) (4.0kb)Camera File for use with NI-IMAQ 3.1 or later
Created by: NI Certified Created on: 1/20/2005
Sony's data sheet Data sheet in PDF format
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Compatibility Report 
XC-55 Support File (1kb)Compatibility Report for use with NI-IMAQ 2.5 or later
Created by: NI Certified Created on: 9/10/2001
1408 and 1407 is compatible with this camera, but with some limitation. Please look at support file.

Note to IE Users: If camera files are opening as text in your browser, you can cause them to instead download with an option to save as a file by associating .icd files in Windows to open in a program like Notepad. This will save you from having to copy text in the browser and manually create and save the file. Here are instructions to do this:
  • create a text file on your desktop and rename it to have the .icd extension (you may be alerted about the file type - just click Yes to continue)
  • right-click on your new file, select Open, and choose the option to "Select from a list of programs"
  • choose Notepad from the list of programs, select the option to "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file", and open the file
  • Windows will now associate that file type with Notepad, and clicking Camera File links will download and save as desired