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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Type||¼ inch CCD with primary colour filter|
|Number of Pixels||310,000 effective|
|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
|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|
|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|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||136mm x 108mm x 148mm|
|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.|
AC Power Supply (European plug)
AC Power Supply (UK plug)