Canon Australia and Canon New Zealand announced today nine new VB-R and VB-M series network cameras: three pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) models—Canon’s first network cameras capable of panning 360 degrees—as well as two full body models and four fixed-dome models. The PTZ dome-type models comprise the VB-R11VE and VB-R10VE,1 which feature all weather designs making them ideal for outdoor use, and the indoor-model VB-R11. The two full body cameras, the VB-M741LE and VB-M740E,2 also include another first for Canon as the former
is the Company’s first network camera to incorporate an infrared illumination system, enabling video surveillance even in complete darkness, leveraging on Canon’s 75+ year expertise in camera and lens design.
The four fixed-dome network cameras include the outdoor-use VB-M641VE and VBM640VE,
3 and the indoor-use VB-M641V and VB-M640V.3 Canon’s new lineup of outdoor-use
network cameras, including the high-performance VB-R11VE, VB-R10VE and VB-M741LE, which are capable of withstanding harsh temperatures and severe weather conditions, join the Company’s indoor model lineup, enabling surveillance in a wide range of usage environments.
VB-R11VE, VB-R10VE, VB-R11
The new Canon VB-R11VE, VB-R10VE and VB-R11 PTZ cameras are capable of panning 360
degrees, allowing users to efficiently monitor a wide area using a single network camera. In addition, the new devices can rotate at very high-speeds , enabling users to quickly view a desired area, such as in the event of an emergency.
The VB-R11VE and VB-R10VE are capable of withstanding not only severe temperatures down to minus 50 degrees Celsius and up to 55 degrees Celsius, but also harsh weather conditions, making possible surveillance in a wide range of environments, including near rivers and ports. The two outdoor models also achieve IK10 classification,4 a level of external shock protection capable of enduring the impact of a 5kg object dropped from a distance of 40 cm. In addition, with a Protection Rating of IP66,5 the devices protect against dust, water contact and powerful water jets from any angle.
Realising best-in-class low-light performance,6 the VB-R11VE, VB-R10VE and VB-R11 each incorporate a high-sensitivity 1.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and other features that facilitate a minimum subject illumination for colour video of 0.03 lux, and for black and white video in Nightmode of 0.002 lux. Furthermore, the three new network cameras feature a Canon glass 30x opticalzoom lens that, when combined with a 20x usable digital zoom function, makes possible a maximum600x magnification, enabling users to capture clear video of distant subjects even in low-light settings. In addition to its high 30x optical magnification, the lens achieves a horizontal angle of view of 58.4 degrees. Furthermore, a Hi-UD (Hi Index Ultra Low Dispersion) lens element and the optimal positioning of aspherical lens elements effectively corrects for chromatic aberrations and spherical distortions to ensure high-quality imaging performance – the best the market has seen to date.
Contributing to improved surveillance efficiency, the VB-R11VE, VB-R10VE and VB-R11 feature a range of Intelligent Functions: Moving Object Detection, Removed Object Detection, Abandoned Object Detection, Camera Tampering Detection, Passing Detection, Auto-Tracking and Intruder Detection. Additionally, the VB-R11VE and VB-R11 include Volume Detection and new ScreamDetection for a total of nine Intelligent Functions—the highest in their class.6
The new Canon VB-M741LE full body network cameras, which supports both indoor and outdoorapplications, are Canon’s first network camera to employ an advanced infrared illumination system,enabling the surveillance of objects at a distance of up to 30 meters even in completely dark locations, such as the inside of a warehouse. Both the VB-M741LE and the VB-M740E realise best-in-classlow-light performance6 thanks to such features as a high-sensitivity 1.3-megapixel Canon made CMOS sensor and bright f/1.2 Canon lens (at the wide-angle end). In addition to achieving aminimum subject illumination for colour video of 0.02 lux, the duo are capable of capturing black andwhite video in Night mode at a minimum subject illumination of 0.001 lux, a level roughly equivalent to a moonless night sky, enabling surveillance in low-light environments even without making use of its infrared illumination function.
Supporting video capture even in harsh weather conditions, the VB-M741LE can be used in environments as cold as minus 50 degrees Celsius and as hot as 55 degrees Celsius, while the VB-M740E can be used in temperatures down to minus 10 degrees Celsius and up to 55 degrees Celsius. Both new devices feature dust-proof, water-proof body designs that realize an Ingress Protection Rating of IP66.
The VB-M741LE and VB-M740E each employ a wide-angle lens that offers a horizontal angle of view of 113.4 degrees, enabling monitoring across a large viewing area. Furthermore, the two network cameras feature a range of Intelligent Functions at the edge: Moving Object Detection, Removed Object Detection, Abandoned Object Detection, Camera Tampering Detection, Passing Detection and Intruder Detection. Additionally, the VB-M741LE includes Volume Detection and Scream Detection functions.
VB-M641VE, VB-M640VE, VB-M641V, VB-M640V
Supporting use in outdoor settings, the Canon VB-M641VE and VB-M640VE fixed-dome network cameras feature superior weather-proof designs capable of enduring harsh weather conditions. The two models also enable surveillance in temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius7 and as high as 55 degrees Celsius. In addition to realizing IK10 classification for impact resistance, the duo feature a dust-proof, water-proof body design that achieves an Protection Rating of IP66.
The new VB-M641VE, VB-M640VE, VB-M641V and VB-M640V all employ a wide-angle lens that not only offers a horizontal angle of view of 111.5 degrees, enabling monitoring across a large viewing area, but also features 2.4x optical zoom that, when combined with a 4x digital zoom makes possible an expanded magnification of up to approximately 10x.
All models feature components that have been designed specifically for each model resulting in
stunning performance in even the most toughest of conditions.
These new cameras are additional models to the existing Canon network camera range –
1 The VB-R11VE includes features not employed in the VB-R10VE, such as an audio in/out terminal and external device terminal. For more information, please visit the canon.jp network camera page (Japanese language only).
2 The VB-M741LE includes features not employed in the VB-M740E, such as an infrared illumination function, audio in/out terminal and external device terminal. For more information, please visit the canon.jp network camera page (Japanese language only).
3 The VB-M641VE and VB-M641V include features not employed in the VB-M640VE and VB-M640V, such as an audio
in/out terminal and external device terminal. For more information, please visit the canon.jp network camera page (Japanese language only).
4 IK codes are defined in the European Standard EN 50102, and specify the degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment against external mechanical impacts.
5 Ingress Protection (IP) ratings are developed by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and specify the level of environmental protection that an enclosure provides. The rating classifies the degrees of protection provided against the intrusion of solid objects, dust and water in electrical enclosures.
6 Among 1.3-megapixel network cameras. As of February 24, 2015, based on a Canon survey.
7 The VB-M641VE can be used in temperatures down to minus 40 degrees Celsius only when using an AC24V power supply and employing a heater attachment. The VB-M641VE only supports use in temperatures as low as minus 10 degrees Celsius when using a
different power source and not employing a heater attachment.