The Sony XC-003/003P is a 3-CCD RGB color camera module designed primarily for process control and image processing applications. The new 3 CCD C-mount optical prism block lets to achieve three times higher resolution compared to a 1-CCD system. Moreover, acceptance of the standard C-mount lens system (bayonet-mount is not required) allows customers to use a wide variety of lenses. In combination with a frame grabber the camera can do a long time integration (on the CCD) for max. 4 seconds. this makes that the camera can be used for fluorescent recording The camera is also equipped with a newly developed E-Donpisha external trigger shutter which assures accurate capturing of random fast moving objects. Such a feature is useful in high-speed color inspection systems. Camera XC-003 (XC-003P) works in accordance with EIA (CCIR) video norm, using NTSC (PAL) color coding system.