Our network cameras low-light performance and colour reproduction have been particularly enhanced to faithfully capture the scene night and day. As a result - whilst striking a balance across noise, resolution and colour balance - our cameras can deliver a faithful colour image even in low-light situations.
The adverse effects of strong back light, mist or haze can be devastating without effective management or compensation. Canon's proprietary image processing algorithms provide the very best image quality no matter what the light lighting conditions.
Where competitor cameras take a sequence of images at different shutter speeds and combine them into one to resolve scenes containing brightly lit backgrounds, Canon's Auto Smart Shade Control (Auto SSC) makes instant real-time adjustments for improving the visibility of foreground. The net effect is that bright areas stay bright and only the darker areas are lightened, so hard-to-see silhouettes are instantly converted into clearly identifiable objects.
The DIGIC DVIII imaging processing engine - also used in Canon's Cinema EOS professional cameras provides exceptional video quality, low noise, smooth gradation plus vivid and accurate colour - regardless of the light source.
In situations with little or no ambient light, the use of invisible infrared lighting is traditionally used to illuminate the scene and allow cameras to capture images in black and white.
Canon's Super UD (Ultra Low-dispersion) lens technology and infrared anti-reflective coatings improves sensitivity, controls ghosting and flare to minimise the loss in focus normally associated with using IR. Clean sharp images naturally captured, require less processing, saving bandwidth and storage costs.
Adopting High UD (Ultra Low-Dispersion) glass elements of high refractive index, suppress the incidence of chromatic aberration prevalent in high-magnification lens units, minimizes both barrel and pincushion distortion and provides natural-looking images with high edge-to-edge resolution across the zoom range.