Canon announced a new 1.3 Megapixel fixed IP camera, the VB-M700F that “integrates advanced on-board technologies developed to address the unique needs of both security-monitoring professionals and camera-installers alike”. The camera packs a 1.3 Megapixel CMOS sensor, 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, and Canon DIGIC NET image processor to capture potentially crucial image detail in low-illumination environments down to 0.018 lux at f/1.2 and 1/8 sec. in color and 0.001 lux at f/1.2 and 1/8 sec. in black and white. Applications for the camera include transportation centers, banks and ATM rooms, schools, retail stores, gaming establishments and many other IP security-video environments.
The Canon VB-M700F features built-in video analytics and conformance to the ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) interoperability standard. It uses H.264 codec to offer high-quality video and high compression rates, and allows simultaneous transmission of H.264 and Motion-JPEG in resolutions of 1280 x 960, 640 x 480, and 320 x 240. The camera has SD/SDHC card that allows still images to be saved to an SD/SDHC memory card during network outages. There are built-in Admin Tools and support for SSL (HTTPS) is included for secure data communication between the camera and monitoring PCs. The camera also comes with a built-in motor that allows for adjusting the zoom and focus positions after installation, using dedicated PC software.
The Canon VB-M700F fixed IP camera will be released in August for $979.