Bosch Compact Color Camera VBC‑255 Series

  • Superior picture quality
  • Excellent resolution (570 TVL sensor resolution)
  • Extended sensitivity with NightSense
  • Auto detection of lens
  • Easy to install

The VBC-255 is a compact, rugged, 1/3-inch image format digital color CCD camera. The superior sensitivity,570 TVL resolution and picture quality provide optimal performance in virtually all situations.The lens wizard automatically detects the lens and allows the installer to easily adjust the lens level and focus without special tools or filters.Automatic black level enhances contrast by removing veiling glare from the picture. NightSense is used to further extend the excellent sensitivity by a factor of 3 in monochrome operation.This fully automatic camera is ready to operate,and is easy to install.

Compact Color Camera VBC‑255 Series


Model No./Rated Voltage/Range Rated Voltage/Range
VBC‑255 ‑11 (C) 12 VDC 24 VAC 50 Hz / 10.8-39 VDC 12-28 VAC 45‑65 Hz
VBC‑255 ‑51 (C) 230 VAC 50 Hz / 85-265 VAC 45‑65 Hz
Power Consumption 4 W, excluding lens
Imager Interline transfer CCD, 1/3-inch image format
Active Pixles 752 H x 582 V
Horizontal Resolution 570 TVL Sensor Resolution
Signal -To- Noise Ratio 50 dB
Gain 21 dB, (max)
Electronic Shutter Automatic, 1/50 to 1/125000 sec
Apperature Correction Horizontal and vertical, symmetrical
Back Light Compensation Center window weighting
White Balance Automatic sensing (2500–9000 K)
Remote Control Bilinx coaxial communication
Video Output Composite video 1.0 Vpp, 75 Ohm
Line-Lock synchronization (AC only) Synchronizes the camera to the power line zero crossing for roll-free vertical interval switching. Vertical phase delay can be adjusted (0-358 degrees) to allow vertical synchronization in multi-phase power installations.
Free running synchronization (DC-supply or L/L off) Internal crystal reference is standard on all models.

Sensitivity (3200 k)

Usable Picture (30 IRE)/Usable Picture (50 IRE)/Full Video
Scene Illumination1) (color mode) 0.30 lux (0.03 fc) / 0.65 lux (0.07 fc) / 2.6 lux (0.26 fc)
Imager Illumination (color mode) 0.045 lux (0.005 fc) / 0.10 lux (0.010 fc) / 0.40 lux (0.040 fc)
Scene Illumination1) (night mode) 0.12 lux (0.012 fc) / 0.26 lux (0.026 fc) / 1.04 lux (0.104 fc)
Imager Illumination (night mode) 0.018 lux (0.002 fc) / 0.040 lux (0.004 fc) / 0.16 lux (0.016 fc)


Dimensions (H x W x D) 58 x 66 x 122 mm (2.28 x 2.6 x 4.8 in.) including connectors
Weight 0.45 kg (0.99 lb)
Connectors Video Output: BNC Video/DC-iris connector: 4-pin EIA-J
Camera Mounting Top and Bottom, 1/4-inch 20 UNC
Lens Mounting C and CS


Operating Temperature -20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature -25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)
Operating Humidity 5% to 93% non-condensing


Power connector (VBC‑255‑11, VBC‑255‑11C) Push type connectors, polarity independent, isolated from video output terminals
Power connector (VBC‑255‑51) 2-wire power cord with Euro plug
Power connector (VBC‑255‑51C) 2-wire power cord with Chinese plug

Certifications and approvals


Europe CE
Standards FCC Part 15, Class B EN55022: Class B EN50130-4 EN60065

User Manual


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