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Canon VB-C500D

Network Cameras


Canon VB-C500D

Discreet security monitoring in any environment

Featuring a 2.4x zoom lens with a wide 82° field of view, the VB-C500D is capable of colour video recording in light levels down to 0.2 lux. It’s ideal for fixed-mount security monitoring purposes.


  • Canon 2.4x zoom lens with ultra-wide 82° field of view
  • Motion JPEG & MPEG-4 video up to 640 x 480 pixels
  • Progressive scan CCD - up to 30 fps
  • Colour images in low light (0.2 lux) plus Auto Digital Night Mode
  • Power over Ethernet compatible

Detailed Features

Wide-Angle Varifocal Lens

With an ultra-wide 82° field of view and a 2.4x optical zoom, the VB-C500D is ideal for every monitoring need. The wide lens makes it perfect for open areas such as large offices, whilst the 2.4x zoom is useful for narrow spaces such as corridors and ATM terminals.

Compact and discreet

The compact dome housing enables you to monitor your subjects discreetly. The camera can be ceiling mounted, installed in an upright position or even mounted sideways on a wall, to fit in any environment.

MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG video

With support for MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG video formats, the VB-C500D can deliver high-quality video with VGA resolution (640 x 480) at up to 30fps. Transmitted footage can be distributed to an audience of up to 30 simultaneous clients (maximum 10 clients using MPEG-4).

Progressive Scan CCD

For a sharper view of moving subjects, the progressive scan CCD image sensor minimises the ‘comb’ effect often seen in interlaced video. Combined with a genuine Canon lens, this ensures low-noise, high quality images – even when there is a lot of movement in the scene.

Monitoring day and night

With the help of DIGIC NET processing, the VB-C500D can operate in a wide range of lighting conditions. Even in dimly lit areas, activity can still be monitored in colour, down to a minimum illumination of 0.2 lux. In even darker situations, Digital Night Mode automatically changes from colour video to monochrome and increases the sensitivity to provide a clearer view. In very bright daylight, when the background of a scene is so intense that it’s hard to see the main subjects, Smart Shade Control enables adjustment of the contrast of darker areas, making them more visible whilst maintaining the brightness of the lighter areas.

Power over Ethernet (PoE)

The VB-C500D can be powered by the same Ethernet cable that is used to transfer data, without the need for a separate power source. This enables the camera to be placed in many more locations, without the hassle and expense of a separate mains power supply.

Two-way Audio

The VB-C500D can transmit and receive full-duplex audio from the camera site. A microphone and active speaker can be connected via an optional interface cable, so live audio can be received from the camera, or a warning message relayed to potential intruders.

Product Specification


Type ¼ inch CCD with primary colour filter
Number of Pixels 310,000 effective
Scanning System Progressive
Zoom Magnification and Control 2.4x powered zoom lens with Manual Focus
Focal Length 2.6mm (wide) – 6.2mm (telephoto)
Horizontal Field of View 82.0° (wide) – 34.0° (telephoto)
Lens F-Number f/1.1 – f/1.4
Minimum Subject Illumination Day Mode: 0.2 lux (Colour, f/1.1 at 1/30 sec, SSC on)¹
Night Mode: 0.1 lux (Mono, f/1.1 at 1/30 sec, SSC on)¹
Focus Control Manual
Focusing Region 0.7m – infinity
Shutter Speed 1/1 - 1/8000 sec
White Balance Auto / Preset (6 types) / Lock (One-Shot)
Imaging Modes Day Mode, Night Mode (Auto / Manual / Scheduled)
Metering Modes 3 options: Centre-Weighted / Average / Spot Metering
Exposure Compensation 7 levels
Shade Correction 7 levels
Image Stabilizer -


Video Compression Method JPEG (still images), Motion-JPEG (video), MPEG4
Video Output Size MJPEG: 640 x 480 / 320 x 240 / 160 x 120 (multicast)
MPEG4: 640 x 480 / 320 x 240 (fixed size)
Frame Rate MJPEG: 0.1 fps - 30 fps (max)
MPEG4: 10 / 15 / 30 fps (max)
Simultaneous Distribution MJPEG: 30 clients max / MPEG4: 10 clients max
Audio Compression Method G.711 µ-law (64Kbps), Full duplex
Supported Protocols IPv4 and IPv6: TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, FTP, SNMP (MIB2), SMTP (client), DHCP (client - IPv4 only), DNS (client), ARP, ICMP, POP3, NDP (IPv6 only), NTP (IPv4 only), SMTP authentication, WV-HTTP (Canon)
Camera Access Levels Administrator, Authorised User, Guest User
Motion Detection Max 4 detection areas
Memory Buffer Max 4MB for JPEG image upload via FTP / HTTP / SMTP
Event Notification HTTP / SMTP


Network Interface RJ-45, 100Base-TX (Auto / Full duplex / Half duplex)
Audio Input (Mic In / Line In) 3.5mm mono mini-jack (via optional interface cable)
Audio Output (Line Out) 3.5mm mono mini-jack (via optional interface cable)
External Device I/O Terminals 2 x Inputs / 2 x Outputs


Pan Angle Range 350° (-175º to +175º) Manual
Tilt Angle Range 150° (-75° to +75°) Manual
Maximum Rotation Speed -
Infrared Cut Filter Manual Day / Night switching
Preset Positions -
Dimensions (W x H x D) 136mm x 108mm x 148mm
Weight 640g
Power Sources Power over Ethernet: 48V DC (Conforms to IEEE 802.3af)
100V – 240V AC, 50/60Hz (optional AC Adaptor PA-V17)
12V DC or 24V AC (via optional Power Interface Cable)
Power Consumption 3.3W Max (on PoE) / 3.5W Max (on AC Adaptor)
Operating Environment Temperature: -10°C to +50°C, Humidity: 20% to 85% RH
Minimum Subject Illumination ¹ SSC = Smart Shade Control. Disabling this function increases minimum illumination to 0.5 lux in Day Mode and 0.2 lux in Night mode.
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Accessories & Supplies

PA-V17 (E)

AC Power Supply (European plug)

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AC Power Supply (UK plug)