Canon announced the VB-C500VD Vandal Resistant Fixed Mini Dome Network Camera, which is designed for any location where a fixed indoor security camera is needed and may be susceptible to vandalism or tampering, such as in shopping malls, educational institutions, businesses and banking environments.
The Canon VB-C500VD features a 82-degree wide-angle lens with 2.4x optical zoom, a progressive-scan CCD, an advanced image processor and Canon’s DIGIC NET processor. The camera offers also 4x digital zoom. Images are captured in VGA (640 x 480) resolution at 30fps in Motion-JPEG (M-JPEG) or MPEG-4 format for remote monitoring over IP.
The advanced Canon image processor provides Smart Shade Control, which automatically adjusts the contrast between bright and dark areas of an image for optimum detail display, and an Auto Day/Night function, allowing the camera to automatically switch between Day Mode and Digital Night Mode depending upon lighting conditions.
Canon’s VB-C500VD supports the IEEE 802.3af standard for Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology. It will be available in Mid-October for $999.