Canon’s New Network Cameras Include Remote Adjusting and IR Illumination

Other features of the high performance line include speed domes with 30x optical zoom, and vandal- and weather-resistant models.

LAS VEGAS — Canon U.S.A. unveiled several new network cameras at ISC West with advanced capabilities designed to effectively meet the needs of indoor and outdoor applications in a wide range of markets. All the cameras share several core technologies and features including a Canon lens designed for capturing high-clarity, virtually distortion-free video, a 2.1-megapixel (1920 X 1080) high sensitivity CMOS sensor, and the manufacturer’s DIGIC DV III image processor which it says helps provide images with a high level of color accuracy even in low-light environments.

“The importance of security and surveillance continues to increase for all types of markets and sectors,” says Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A. “With the announcement of these new high-performance indoor and outdoor models, Canon is once again demonstrating its strong commitment to developing network cameras that meet the ever-changing needs of these varied industries.”

The new speed dome network cameras (VB-R12VE, outdoor and VB-R13, indoor) are said to both offer seamless pan/tilt/zoom (p/t/z) control provided by 360⁰ endless panning capability. In addition to 30x optical zoom for crisp images even from long distances, these cameras also share an enhanced digital zoom function that can offer up to an equivalent 120x optical zoom when streaming at lower resolutions, says Canon. Adding to their user-friendliness and ease of p/t/z control is the ability to create up to 256 preset positions and up to five tour routes. Canon optical encoders, micro-stepping motors, and a timing belt enable these models to provide fast (up to 450⁰ per second), precise panning and tilting.

The VB-H651V indoor fixed dome network camera features Canon’s Remote PTRZ adjustment function that enables post-installation changes to the camera’s pan, tilt, zoom and rotation positions. A vandal-resistant enclosure helps facilitate this camera’s safety from impact and tampering. The VB-H651V camera’s ability to deliver high-quality video is supported by an auto focus function for clear focusing on subjects both near and far away, says the imaging specialist.

Also introduced was the VB-H652LVE infrared outdoor-ready fixed dome network camera, which has a vandal-resistant, water-tight housing and optional heater unit making it suitable for installation in many climates. It is equipped with four built-in IR illuminators that enable video to be captured in little to no visible light, and an auto focus function for clear focusing on subjects both near and far away. It offers analog video output and installation controls for simple camera positioning during installation, and multiple power options including 24VAC, 12VDC, PoE and PoE+ provide further installation flexibility.

For added versatility, each of the new Canon network cameras has the ability to stream in both 16:9 and 4:3 resolutions, and also offer custom video settings for optimal image exposure according to time of day and conditions (includes shutter speed, iris, gain, white balance, and noise reduction).

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Scott Goldfine is the marketing director for Elite Interactive Solutions. He is the former editor-in-chief and associate publisher of Security Sales & Integration. He can be reached at [email protected].

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