When it comes to remote controlled communication cameras, all the control in the world is only useful if there’s the movement to match. That’s why the VC-C50i stands out from the crowd. This compact and stylish free-standing communication camera combines the unequalled magnification of genuine Canon optics with exceptional pan, tilt, zoom movement that lets you call the shots.
Outstanding zoom capacity to capture every detail
With a 26x optical zoom provided by a powered Canon telephoto lens, the VC-C50i communication camera produces extremely close-up images. Furthermore, a 12x digital zoom allows any area to be electronically enlarged for detailed examination. This enhanced optical system is based on Canon’s long heritage in lens technology – making these cameras ideal for critical surveillance applications, where accuracy and precision are essential.
Superb performance in low-light conditions
The 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-C50i 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 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-C50i features a remote controlled Pan and Tilt mechanism with a wide 200° pan and 120° tilt range. The camera has 9 preset positions, controlling camera angles as well as zoom and AE settings. A 400K pixel CCD ensures smooth and sharp recorded images. Plus, 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 supplied, allowing the operator to control the PTZ functions locally.
Designed to meet the specialized needs of the security industry, the VC-C50i delivers high-quality video from far distances and under the dimmest lighting conditions. Building on Canon’s long-standing tradition as the leader in optics and image processing, it offers greater flexibility in the most demanding environments. The Canon VC-C50i is perfect for professional-grade installations, providing a secure and sturdy connection interface. Capturing subjects beyond the scope of the naked eye, it breathes new life into the world of monitoring.