Canon expands its surveillance camera family with its first 1.3 Megapixel IP security cameras, 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 three models feature 1.3 Megapixel CMOS image sensor, and conform to the widely accepted ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) network-interoperability standard.
With a high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, the VB-M40, VB-M600VE and VB-M600D can 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.” They include Canon DIGIC NET image processing, and support simultaneous transmission of high-quality video up to 1280×960/30 fps in bandwidth-saving H.264 and Motion-JPEG. There is a built-in Web Viewer function for remote video monitoring by authorized users on any web browser, including mobile web browser on smartphones.
Canon’s 1.3 Megapixel IP security cameras also have Video Analytics and Camera Analytics functions:
Several in-camera Intelligent Features are designed to assist in identifying potentially crucial details in the video captured by the new Canon VB-M40, VB-M600VE and VB-M600D IP security cameras. These Intelligent Features include abandoned, moving, and removed object detection. User-adjustable in terms of detection area, sensitivity and duration, these features can engage configured alarms and notification functions. In addition to video analytics, camera analytics include detection of sound levels and camera tampering to alert for abnormal events in the vicinity of these cameras’ installation locations.
The Canon 1.3-Megapixel VB-M40 PTZ camera will be released in May for $1979 while the VB-M600VE Vandal-Resistant Dome camera, and VB-M600D Indoor Fixed Dome camera will be shipped in July for $1299 and $1059, respectively.