The CCFC Field Camera is a high-quality, high-resolution outdoor zoom video and still image camera specifically designed for remote outdoor observation applications. The camera captures high-quality photos and video in wide-angle, and with 18x optical zoom, under various lighting conditions. Our Field Camera consumes low power, making it ideal for outdoor observation in remote locations using a solar-power battery. The camera can also operate with ac power where ac is available. It has a high-quality, very rugged anodized aluminum environmental case that enables its outdoor use in extremes of temperature. The Field Camera is compatible with Campbell Scientific data loggers, as well as other data logger brands.
With OS version 2.5 or above, the CCFC Field Camera is able to function as a normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) sensor. This feature uses infrared data to produce a visualization of live green vegetation in the image. This allows the user to determine at-a-glance areas of healthy growth and areas where growth is less abundant. Applications for NDVI include vegetation dynamics, biomass production, grazing management, changes in rangeland condition, soil moisture, and CO2 flux.
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This outdoor camera, which includes Wi-Fi access, can be controlled using a smartphone from the safety of the ground. The CCFC features an all-web interface that makes setup and configuration easy. The interface works on any desktop or mobile browser, and it contains built-in tips to ensure you are getting the most out of your outdoor camera. The camera capture and retrieval modes are highly configurable, enabling even the most advanced users complete control of settings.
The CCFC comes with a high-quality 18x optical zoom lens and an upgraded image sensor (when compared to the CC5MPX camera model). Users can designate up to 15 preset lens positions to capture photos or video from different zoom lengths for each capture event. The camera's auto-focus feature enables it to automatically re-focus at each zoom length so each trigger event captures a collection of clear photos and video.
The camera can produce photos of up to 5 megapixels and video up to 720p. The camera's photo and video capture trigger modes include two independent timed captures, as well as external triggers, such as data logger control, motion detection, and web interface control. These capture modes make the CCFC an ideal camera for a wide variety of outdoor observation and surveillance applications. The camera comes with 16 GB of internal memory to store captured media.
The camera can send photos and video directly to a desktop or publish them to the web via various communications options. Photos and video taken by the camera can be delivered to you from remote locations via cellular modem, Ethernet 10/100, RS-232, RS-485, satellite, and PakBus. The camera can be configured to act as a webcam that publishes photos and video directly to a website using various communications devices. The CCFC comes with 16 GB of outdoor-rated internal memory.
The CCFC Field Camera is equipped with two IR LEDs and configurable Night Mode settings, so images can be captured under almost any lighting condition.
Two mounting options add versatility to the camera's applications. The camera can be used worldwide and is suitable for the following outdoor observation and surveillance applications:
|Operating Power||9 to 30 Vdc|
|Operating Temperature Range||-40° to +60°C|
|Clock Accuracy||±2 minutes per year (-40° to +60°C)|
|Communication Interfaces||RS-232 port, RS-485 port, Ethernet 10/100|
|Communications Protocols||PakBus, FTP, email, web page interface via web browser|
|Maximum Baud Rate||115.2 kbps (for RS-232 and RS-485 only)|
|Signal Type/Output||Wi-Fi, PakBus, FTP, email, web page|
|NDVI Capability||Yes (The normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) image capture capability requires CCFC OS version 2.5 or higher.)|
|Image Storage||16 GB internal storage (Can send images to a data logger or computer for storage.)|
|Diameter||9.3 cm (3.7 in.)|
|Dimensions||28.4 x 13.2 x 13.0 cm (11.2 x 5.2 x 5.1 in.)|
|Weight||2.38 kg (5.25 lb)|
Communication Switched Power Output
|Maximum Output Current||750 mA|
|Average||250 mA (excludes defroster and IR LEDs)|
|Maximum Momentary Peak||400 mA|
|Defroster on||1.5 A|
|IR LEDs on||700 mA|
|Quiescent Off power mode||< 1 mA|
|Deep Sleep power mode||< 6 mA|
|Focal Length||4.70 to 64.6 mm|
|Field of View (FOV)||4° to 67.3°|
External Input Signal
|Logic Low Level||0.65 Vdc (-20 Vdc absolute minimum)|
|Logic High Level||> 2.0 Vdc (+20 Vdc absolute maximum)|
|Minimum Pulse Width||10 ms|
Media Capture (photo and video)
|Photo or Video Capture Triggers||Two independent self timers, external trigger, motion detection, web page control|
|Programmable Still Image Resolutions||
Capable of up to 720P for the following:
|Video Frame Rate Options||30, 15, and 7.5 FPS (Frames Per Second)|
Photo Capture Time
|-NOTE-||Capture time is from wake-up to start of capture.|
|Fully On||< 1 s (5 MP images take longer.)|
|Partially On||10 s|
|Deep Sleep||15 s|
|Off State||90 s|
Maximum Recommended Cable Length
|Power & I/O Cable||20 m (65 ft)|
|Ethernet Cable||70 m (230 ft)|
Please note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible products.
|CR10X (retired)||The CR10X must be the -2M version and must use the PakBus operating system.|
|CR23X (retired)||The CR23X must be the -2M version and must use the PakBus operating system.|
|CR300||The CCFC is software-compatible with the CR300. Connect using the 9-pin RS-232 terminal or an MD485 RS-232 to RS-485 adapter, depending on the model of CCFC purchased. Connecting via a C1 or C2 terminal requires external signal conditioning not provided by Campbell Scientific.|
|CR350||The CCFC is software-compatible with the CR350. Connect using the 9-pin RS-232 terminal or an MD485 RS-232 to RS-485 adapter, depending on the model of CCFC purchased. Connecting via a C1 or C2 terminal requires external signal conditioning not provided by Campbell Scientific.|
|CR510 (retired)||The CR510 must be the -2M version and must use the PakBus operating system.|
Latest firmware for the CCFC Field Camera.
Why Update? This OS resolves an issue where the CCFC camera many become unresponsive through any of the communication interfaces.
Update Instructions: CCFC Recovery and Update ManualView Revision History