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Canon VB-C50i

Network Cameras


Canon VB-C50i

Network surveillance and security camera with built-in server

The VB-C50i provides a compact all-in-one PTZ network camera solution for high performance security monitoring. Set up is ultra simple and an array of advanced functions enhance efficiency.


  • Compact Pan/Tilt/Zoom Camera and Web Server
  • High powered 26x optical zoom lens
  • Infra-red Night Mode down to 0 lux
  • Ultra simple set up
  • High-quality full-motion video at up to 25 fps
  • Advanced Auto-Tracking
  • Audio support with optional interface module

Detailed Features

Superior optical performance

Utilising a Genuine Canon 26x power zoom lens with 12x digital zoom, the VB-C50i produces close-up images with exceptional detail, ensuring a high level of surveillance from a distance. The camera features a remote controlled Pan and Tilt mechanism with a wide 200° pan and 120° tilt range. It also offers an Infrared Night Mode capable of capturing black and white images in low light conditions and even in complete darkness.

High quality video capture with smooth network transmission

The camera is capable of capturing video at up to 25 frames per second (bandwidth permitting) and has a 400K pixel CCD for smooth, high quality video. The video quality and frame rate can be set freely to suit the network bandwidth, producing natural, life-like images. A high 768 x 576 resolution enables a large, accurate image without any loss of detail. Plus transmitted images can reach the widest possible audience - up to 50 users at the same time - while still providing a clear and sharp picture.

Compact, flexible and user-friendly

Both the camera and server are housed in a single, compact unit enabling discreet yet highly effective surveillance. What’s more, installation of the network camera is exceptionally simple. Just two connections are required to start streaming live video - a power supply and a connection to your existing LAN. The end result is an all-in-one network camera solution that can be set up immediately, offering full, flexible and easy interactive control for users.

Advanced functions to enhance effectiveness

Remote control software provides full control of Pan/Tilt/Zoom functions - either via a PC or platforms compatible with the supplied Java viewer (i.e. Mac, UNIX). A Panoramic Image Mode allows a series of still images to be collected to create a complete panoramic view, which can be used to set PTZ limits. An audio signal can be added to live transmission simply by attaching an optional external module to the VB camera. Motion Detection and Auto Tracking enable the camera to pan and tilt once motion is detected, capturing any movement automatically. The camera can even be configured to send an email alert or turn on high-powered security lighting when motion is detected.

Product Specification


Zoom 26x Power Zoom
Focal Length f=3.5 (wide) - 91mm (tele)
Minimum Focus Distance 0.01m (wide) - 1.5m (tele)
F-number F1.6 - F4.0
View angle 2° (tele) - 41° (wide)
Total Pixels 400000
Iris control Auto Iris Servo System
Resolution 768 x 576 pixels
Sound Via optional interface module VB-EX50
Pan range 200° (-100° to +100°)
Pan speed Maximum 90° / sec
Tilt range 120° (-30° to +90°)
Tilt speed Maximum 70° / sec
Power input 13V DC
Network Ethernet 10/100Mbit Auto-Negotiation, RJ-45
Protocol TCP/IP, HTTP, FTP, WebView (Canon)
Capture Frame Rate 25 fps (maximum)
Video Capture size 192 x 144, 384 x 288, 768 x 576
Video Compression Method Motion-JPEG (video), JPEG (still images)
Server function WWW, FTP, WebView
Video Transmission Rate 0.1 - 25 fps (variable)
Camera angle presets 20 positions
External Device Two input channels, three output channels
Recording Capacity 14Mb
Output terminals 26-pin multi-connector
Input Terminals DC barrel connector
Power consumption 100 - 240V AC, 23W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 109mm x 104mm x 130mm
Weight 620g (Main Unit only)
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