Canon U.S.A. Introduces Ten New Feature-Packed Megapixel Network Cameras

New Cameras Include Multiple Form Factors with Wide Range of Features and Benefits to Meet Various Security and Surveillance Applications

MELVILLE, N.Y. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 18, 2014 — Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has expanded its line of network cameras with ten new feature-packed models in a variety of resolutions and designs to serve the needs of a wide range of video security and surveillance applications. Delivering superb imaging, low-light performance, high-resolution detail, and vital color information through Genuine Canon Lenses, advanced imaging sensors, two proprietary Canon DIGIC processors (DIGIC DV III and DIGIC NET II), these new cameras provide the image quality necessary for detailed video analysis. Additionally, these new network Cameras provide built-in Video Analytics that assist in identifying potential crucial picture details, such as moving, removed, and abandoned object detection ideal for a broad range of security applications and environments such as financial institutions, industrial plants and utilities, military and government agencies, airports and transportation centers, educational institutions, retail establishments, commercial offices, casino and gaming establishments, web attractions and more.

“Canon continually advances its network cameras to deliver features and innovations helping to maximize the advantages of video over IP for security applications and environments,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A. “Canon’s expertise in HD imaging technology delivers the outstanding picture quality, latest digital capabilities, sophisticated user benefits, appropriate form factors, and technical compatibilities needed to help maximize the efficiency and convenience of today’s video security systems.”

Delivering sophisticated capabilities, key shared features of these new models include: an improved H.264 algorithm for remarkable image quality at lower bit rates; simultaneous delivery of two H.264 and three M-JPEG video streams in multiple sizes and resolutions for versatility in monitoring and recording; scheduled Custom Video Settings for optimal image capture according to the time of day; On-board Video Analytics for advanced detection and analysis, Outstanding Low Light Performance and more. The new camera models include:

2.1 Megapixel Resolution Network Cameras

  • VB-H43 PTZ Network Camera (20x Zoom Lens)
  • VB-H630VE Vandal Resistant Fixed Dome Network Camera (IP 66-rated)
  • VB-H630D Fixed Dome Network Camera
  • VB-H730F Fixed “Box” Network Camera

1.3 Megapixel Resolution Network Cameras

  • VB-M42 PTZ Network Camera (20x Zoom Lens)
  • VB-M620VE Vandal Resistant Fixed Dome Network Camera (IP 66-rated)
  • VB-M620D Fixed Dome Network Camera
  • VB-M720F Fixed “Box” Network Camera
  • VB-S805D Fixed Micro Dome Network Camera
  • VB-S905F Fixed Micro “Box” Network Camera

All ten cameras are ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) 2.2 Profile S Conformant to help ensure maximum interoperability with other third party ONVIF Profile S recording systems.

Key Shared Features

Helping to ensure superb imaging with outstanding low-light performance, high-resolution detail, and capture of vital color information in these ten new network cameras begins with their built-in Genuine Canon wide-angle zoom lenses with advanced lens coatings (the new Canon VB-H43 and VB-H42 pan/tilt/zoom cameras include a built-in 20x wide-angle zoom lens, with 12x digital zoom and a wide 60.4 degree angle of view). As the initial point of image capture, the advanced optics of these new models make it one of the core components to delivering truly remarkable image quality.

The images are captured by an advanced CMOS sensor producing 2.1 or 1.3 Megapixel images, processed by a proprietary Canon DIGIC DV III processor, which helps optimize image quality by minimizing noise, creating images with smooth gradations and accurate color reproduction, and compressed and encrypted by the DIGIC NET II network video processor, which can simultaneously transmit the image in multiple resolutions and codecs (H.264 and M-JPEG) to meet various end-user needs. Additionally, a new H.264 algorithm has been applied to deliver high-resolution video with low bandwidth utilization and low disk space usage, which has the potential to lower storage and reduce data transmission when the camera is using cellular data.

The new cameras all include built-in Video Analytics that assist in identifying potentially crucial picture details, such as moving, removed, and abandoned object detection as well as passing (or “tripwire”) detection. User-adjustable in terms of detection characteristics (sensitivity, area, and duration), Video Analytics can engage configured alarms and notification functions. Camera Analytics include detection of camera tampering and abnormal sound levels that can indicate vandalism. These cameras also include a user-adjustable Privacy Mask function to block sensitive locations (such as ATM keypads or computer monitors) from the cameras’ view.

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