Four new Canon network cameras support Full HD video transmission
September 11, 2012
TOKYO, September 11, 2012—Canon Inc. and Canon Marketing Japan Inc. announced today the introduction in Japan
of the company’s first lineup of network cameras supporting Full HD video transmission: the pan-tilt-zoom
VB-H41 (silver model) and VB-H41B (black model), and the fixed vandal-resistant VB-H610VE, fixed dome VB-H610D and fixed
“box”-style VB-H710F. The VB-H41 and VB-H41B newly feature DIGIC NET II for greatly improved transmission performance while
the VB-H610VE, VB-H610D and VB-H710F each deliver a 112-degree horizontal angle of view and up to 12x zoom capability.
The new Canon VB-H41 and VB-H41B flagship-model pan-tilt-zoom network cameras, positioned above the VB-M40 and VB-M40B
(released in May 2011), respectively, support Full HD resolution, delivering high-quality video and exceptional video-transmission
performance, made possible by the combination of Canon’s optical and video technologies, cultivated through the company’s
development of cameras and lenses. With the growing diversification of network camera usage, such as security, management and
broadcasting applications, the VB-H41 and VB-H41B support Full HD video in response to increasing calls in the market for
higher image quality.
Compared with the first-generation DIGIC NET network video processor, Canon’s new DIGIC NET II delivers greatly enhanced
video-transmission performance. The processor enables large-volume Full HD data to be transmitted at a high frame rate of
up to 30 frames per second (fps), delivering smooth, high-quality output with no dropped frames. A multi-codec function allows
for the simultaneous transmission of video in both JPEG and H.264 compression standards that, with JPEG supporting live view and
H.264 enabling the recording of video, allow the network cameras to realize impressive video transmission that aligns with usage
Featuring a class-leading minimum subject illumination level, the Canon VB-H41 and VB-H41B are capable of capturing video in
low-light environments down to 0.4 lux in color and, when set to Night mode, down to 0.02 lux in black and white. The network
cameras support such applications as nighttime surveillance, enabling the viewing of high-image-quality color video with minimal
noise even in moonlit conditions. Furthermore, Smart Shade Control selectively brightens dark areas to allow the accurate identification of subjects in such high-contrast settings as backlit environments.
In addition to the latest version of the industry’s standard transmission interface protocol, ONVIF 2.2, the network cameras
conform with the newest version of Profile S, enabling greater system expandability through compatibility with other third-party
ONVIF-compliant security products.
The Canon VB-H41 and VB-H41B incorporate such features as a zoom function, auto-focus function and a pan-tilt mechanism allowing
the devices to be moved left, right, up and down, enabling users to make precise adjustments to camera angle even from a remote
location. Incorporating six intelligent functions, the highest in the industry, the network cameras facilitate the creation
of an automated surveillance system capable of detecting moving, abandoned, or removed objects in its range of vision, attempts
at camera tampering, and changes in sound levels. The cameras also newly support “passing detection,” which aids in preventing
intruders from entering no-entry or off-limit areas.
VB-H610VE, VB-H610D, VB-H710F
The fixed vandal-resistant dome-type VB-H610VE, fixed dome-type VB-H610D, and fixed box-style VB-H710F network cameras
support high-quality Full HD video transmission and deliver a 112-degree horizontal angle of view. In addition to incorporating
a 3x optical zoom lens, the devices offer 4x digital zoom for a total of up to 12x zoom magnification. Offering a class-leading
minimum subject illumination level, the cameras are able to record color images in low-light conditions as low as 0.3 lux, while
the Night Mode makes possible surveillance in environments as low as 0.015 lux.
Featuring impressive durability, the vandal-resistant VB-H610VE is capable of withstanding a 50-joule impact from a 5 kg iron ball
dropped from a distance of one meter, while its lens is protected with an impact dampening mechanism. The VB-H610D and VB-H710F
include a PTRZ function that enables the remote adjustment of angle of view through pan, tilt, rotation and zoom operations from
a remote PC.