Canon’s New Line of Megapixel IP Cameras
ISC Solutions booth 1024 - Canon U.S.A. Inc., Lake Success, N.Y., introduced its first 1.3-Megapixel IP security cameras earlier this year, all three of which conform to the ONVIF network-interoperability standard. The new products include: the VB-M40 pan/tilt/zoom network camera with a 20x Genuine Canon zoom lens; the VB-M600VE fixed vandal-resistant IP66 rated outdoor network dome camera; and the VB-M600D fixed network dome camera. All feature a 1.3-Megapixel CMOS image sensor, Canon DIGIC NET image processing, and simultaneous transmission of high-quality video up to 1280x960/30 fps in bandwidth-saving H.264 and Motion-JPEG. With sophisticated built-in video analytics to increase the effectiveness of video security monitoring, these cameras are ideal for transportation centers, educational institutions, medical facilities, sports arenas, museums, and other public venues. Canon added to its line with the VB-M700F fixed IP camera, providing great image quality, built-in video analytics, ONVIF conformance interoperability standard and many other advanced features. Streamlined in appearance, the new model integrates sophisticated technologies derived from Canon’s world-famous digital camera and optical products. Applications for the camera include transportation centers, banks and ATM rooms, schools, retail stores, gaming establishments and many other IP security-video environments.
Each camera features a Genuine Canon optical zoom lens and sophisticated Canon DIGIC NET image processor. These proprietary components work together with a high-sensitivity CMOS sensor to enable the cameras to capture potentially crucial image detail in low-illumination environments down to at least .03 lux at f/1.6 and 1/8 sec. in color and at least .001 lux at f/1.6 and 1/8 sec. in black and white.
Canon image processing built into the cameras enables Smart Shade Control, which automatically adjusts the contrast between bright and dark areas of the image for optimum detail display as well as a special Night Mode for increased low-light sensitivity as compared with previous Canon IP security camera models.
Video data-streaming options for Canon’s new 1.3-Megapixel IP security cameras include simultaneous transmission of H.264 and Motion-JPEG in resolutions of 1280x960, 640x480, and 320x240. Motion-JPEG can also be streamed at 160x120. All four Motion-JPEG resolutions can be streamed simultaneously at frame rates up to 30 fps. Only one H.264 resolution can be streamed at a time. The cameras also feature a built-in Web Viewer function for remote video monitoring by authorized users on any web browser, including “smartphone” web browsers or leading third-party applications. The cameras ship with RM Lite, Canon’s free network video and recording software for up to four cameras (RM Lite provides Motion-JPEG at 5fps).
The cameras provide on-board video analytics helping security professionals monitor large quantities of video content with moving, abandoned and removed-object detection.
Combining a compact, durable design with smooth movement, Canon’s VB-M40 1.3-Megapixel pan/tilt/zoom network camera comes equipped with a best-in-class 20x optical zoom lens with 4x digital zoom, a wide 55.4-deg. angle of view, and an Auto Focus function governed by Canon-exclusive digital algorithms that improve focusing accuracy even in low-light, haze, and other challenging situations.
Canon’s VB-M600VE vandal-resistant fixed network dome camera is housed in a clear polycarbonate dome mounted to an aluminum body; this unified enclosure has a dust and water-resistance rating of IP66, which can even protect against heavy water sprays from any angle. The enclosure can also absorb violent impacts. Inside the enclosure, the VB-M600VE lens is mounted in a damping mechanism to protect it against impacts. The camera is designed for use in areas that may be subject to abuse, such as correctional facilities, public transportation centers, shopping malls and schools. An optional heater allows the camera to be used in temperatures down to -22-deg. F.
As with the VB-M600VE, this security camera features a unique Canon aspherical 3x optical zoom lens with an ultra-wide 101.2-deg. angle of view, making it ideal for use in areas with severe space restrictions such as stairways, narrow halls, and elevators. Featuring the smallest lens in its class, its sophisticated optical formula and optimal lens coating technology enables it to produce high-quality sharp images with minimal distortion and flare. The VB-M600D is a versatile fixed network dome camera suited for many IP security applications.
The Canon VB-M700F camera is able to capture high-resolution picture detail and color in a wide variety of lighting conditions. The cameras is equipped with a Genuine Canon 3x Optical zoom lens with a focal length of 2.8 to 8.4mm and 102.5 degree wide-angle of view. The Canon VB-M700F fixed IP Megapixel camera’s DIGIC NET image processor and H.264 Codec delivers both high-quality video and high compression rates, and allows for high-resolution video with low bandwidth utilization and low disk-space usage. This technology provides video data-streaming options that include simultaneous transmission of H.264 and Motion-JPEG in resolutions of 1280 x 960, 640 x 480, and 320 x 240. Motion-JPEG can also be streamed at 160 x 120.
To learn more, visit www.usa.canon.com.