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Canon VC-C50iR

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Canon VC-C50iR

Powerful pan, tilt and zoom communication camera

The VC-C50iR features a state-of-the-art optical system for high level security monitoring. Benefits include a wide surveillance range and exceptional performance in low-light conditions.


  • Pan/Tilt/Zoom camera with 9 pre-set positions
  • 26x Optical Zoom with powered telephoto lens
  • Superior performance in low-light conditions
  • Built-in Infrared illuminator
  • Easy set up and advanced connectivity
  • Cascade control facility for up to 9 cameras

Detailed Features

Outstanding zoom capacity to capture every detail

With a 26x optical zoom provided by a powered Canon telephoto lens, the VC-C50iR communication camera can produce extremely close-up images. Furthermore, a 12x digital zoom allows any area to be digitally enlarged for detailed examination. This enhanced optical system is based on Canon’s long heritage in lens technology - making the camera ideal for critical surveillance monitoring, where accuracy and precision are essential.

Superb performance in low-light conditions

This camera can deliver colour images even when operating in very poor lighting conditions – as low as 1 lux – thanks to a bright f/1.6 lens and a slow shutter speed. The VC-C50iR can also produce monochrome images in total darkness (0 lux), using its Infrared Night Mode. An integral LED illuminator provides a viewing range of up to 3 metres, showing up objects which are not visible to the naked eye. Additional infrared lighting can extend the viewing range still further.

Extended range with crystal-clear recorded images

The VC-C50iR is designed to be fixed to a ceiling, and has an extensive 340° pan and 100° tilt range for all-round visibility. Additionally, there are 9 preset positions for instant recall of camera angles, zoom and AE settings. A 400K pixel CCD ensures sharp recorded images, while Automatic Noise Reduction further improves image quality by processing the image before transmission.

Advanced connectivity for easy integration

A single 20-pin multi-connector accommodates S-Video and RS-232C control signals. This provides quick and easy connectivity to other devices, for simple integration into your existing system with minimal cabling. A cascade facility allows up to 9 cameras to be connected together, via the RS-232C interface. The cameras are fully compatible with Canon’s VB150 Camera Server. And, although the camera can be connected to a host PC or camera server, an Infrared remote control handset is available – allowing an operator to control the PTZ functions locally.

Product Specification

Zoom 26x Powered Zoom
Focal Length f=3.5 (wide) - 91mm (tele)
Minimum Focus Distance 0.01m (wide) - 1.6m (tele)
F-number f/1.6 - f/4.0
View angle 1.7° (telephoto) - 42° (wide)
Total Pixels 400000
Iris control Automatic servo system
Resolution 460 TV lines
Pan range 340° (-170° to +170°)
Pan speed 90° / sec (max)
Tilt range 100° (-90° to +10°)
Tilt speed 70° / sec (max)
Camera angle presets 9
Power input 13V DC
Output terminals BNC x 1
Serial RS-232C
Power consumption 12.5W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 98mm x 130mm x 125mm
Weight 488g (Main Unit only)
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