updated 09:06 pm EDT, Thu October 17, 2013
New cameras leverage Canon's DSP technology to boost performance
Canon USA added four new Full HD network cameras to its product lineup today -- the VB-S30D PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) Micro Dome Full HD Network Camera, VB-S31D PT (pan-tilt) Micro Dome Full HD Network Camera, VB-S800D Fixed Micro Dome Full HD Network Camera and VB-S900F Micro Box Full HD Network Camera. The new S-series network cameras have been designed for indoor environments that require sensitive monitoring of specific areas or items, such as in the retail, education, commercial and hospitality sectors.
PoE (Power over Ethernet) and ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) Profile-S Conformance allow system integrators easy installation of all four new lightweight Full HD cameras as part of a new or existing security network. With high-sensitivity CMOS sensors, large apertures, wide-angle lenses and dual DIGIC processors, the new S-series cameras offer a combination of high resolution, detailed image quality, wide-angle of view and low-light performance.
The cameras features two processors -- DIGIC DV III and DIGIC NET II -- enabling all capturing, processing, encoding and transmitting of images day or night simultaneously in both H.264 and M-JPEG at 1920 x 1080 up to 30 frames per second.
All of the new S-series cameras benefit from Canon's Auto Smart Shade Control, which automatically selects the optimum exposure level and helps compensate for dark areas while simultaneously maintaining the bright areas by adjusting the gain of the underexposed areas. This feature enhances overall image quality and allows the cameras to work easily in back-lit environments or difficult lighting conditions. Built-in video analytics sense movement, abandoned and removed objects, camera tampering and changes in volume.
Compatible with major third-party solutions, and ONVIF v2.2 and Profile S compliant, the new S-series cameras are expected to start shipping at the end of 2013. No pricing has yet been revealed.