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Canon VB-C60

Network Cameras


Canon VB-C60

VB-C60. Whatever your surveillance needs, it’s got them covered

The VB-C60 PTZ network camera boasts an industry-leading 40x zoom lens and Image Stabilizer. Progressive scan, advanced motion detection and two-way audio make it ideal for premium surveillance uses.


  • 40x AF zoom lens with Image Stabilizer
  • Ultra-wide 340° pan and 115° tilt
  • Supports both MPEG4 and Motion JPEG
  • Progressive scan video up to 30fps
  • Colour images as low as 0.7 lux
  • Two-way audio
  • Connectivity to external alarms
  • Versatile installation options

Detailed Features

Industry-leading optics

The VB-C60 utilises the most advanced Canon lens ever fitted to a network camera. Its industry-leading 40x zoom with Auto Focus and Image Stabilizer delivers steady, sharp images, and combined with the 340° pan and 115° tilt mechanism make the VB-C60 suitable for surveillance in both open and confined spaces. The camera excels in low-light conditions, with Auto Day/Night switching making it possible to capture full colour images as low as 0.7 lux – or 0.2 lux in monochrome Night Mode. Progressive scan video also helps cut back on noise, so even fast-moving subjects are captured smoothly.

High-quality MPEG4 and Motion JPEG video

Supporting both MPEG4 and Motion JPEG formats, the camera is capable of delivering high-quality video up to 30 fps at VGA resolution (640 x 480). Transmitted footage can be distributed to a wide audience of up to 30 simultaneous clients (or up to 10 clients using MPEG4). It’s also possible to install a small-scale video surveillance system using the bundled VK-Lite software, enabling users to control the recording and playback of up to four cameras from their computer.

Advanced connectivity

Onboard two-way (full-duplex) audio means you can easily hook up a microphone and active speaker, so live audio can be received from the camera site and a warning message relayed to potential intruders. It’s also simple to integrate the camera into your existing security setup, with built-in terminals for connecting external devices like sensors and alarms.

Onboard intelligence

The VB-C60 uses advanced motion detection and auto tracking to support event-based notification. Once the camera has detected a moving subject – or a connected alarm has been triggered – it can be set to send a recorded image of the event or an email notification to users so they know as soon as there is any potential threat.

Versatile installation options

The VB-C60 is easy to install either on the ceiling or in an upright position, and Power over Ethernet (PoE) support means a single LAN cable can both power the camera while also transferring data from it. Two optional dome housings are available for added protection and more discreet monitoring: a smoked dome for disguising the camera angle, and a clear dome for when maximum performance in low-light conditions is required.

Product Specification


Type ¼ inch CCD with primary colour filter
Number of Pixels 310,000 effective
Scanning System Progressive
Zoom Magnification and Control 40x powered zoom lens with Auto Focus
Focal Length 3.4mm (wide) – 136.0mm (telephoto)
Horizontal Field of View 55.8° (wide) - 1.5° (telephoto)
Lens F-Number f/1.6 – f/5.6
Minimum Subject Illumination Day Mode: 0.7 lux (Colour, f/1.6 at 1/30 sec)¹
Night Mode: 0.2 lux (Mono, f/1.6 at 1/30 sec)¹
Focus Control Auto / One-Shot AF / Manual / Fixed at infinity (for dome)
Focusing Region Day Mode: 0.3m – infinity / Night Mode: 0.5m - infinity
Shutter Speed 1/1 - 1/8000 sec
White Balance Auto / One-Shot / Preset / Manual
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
Image Stabilizer Electronic (ON1 / ON2 / OFF)


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 (IPv4 only), DNS (client), ARP, ICMP, POP3, NDP (IPv6 only), NTP, SMTP authentication,
WV-HTTP (Canon)
Camera Access Levels Administrator, Authorised User, Anonymous
Motion Detection Max 4 detection areas
Memory Buffer Max 6MB 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
Audio Output (Line Out) 3.5mm mono mini-jack
External Device I/O Terminals 2 x Inputs / 2 x Outputs


Pan Angle Range 340° (-170º to +170º)
Tilt Angle Range 115° (Upright: -25° to +90° / Ceiling: -90° to +25°)
Maximum Rotation Speed Pan: 150° per sec / Tilt: 150° per sec
Infrared Cut Filter Power-driven insertion and removal (Day / Night Modes)
Preset Positions 20 presets (Pan, Tilt, Zoom)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 142mm x 149mm x 142mm
Weight 840g
Power Sources Power over Ethernet (48V DC, Conforms to IEEE 802.3af)
100V – 240V AC, 50/60Hz (via optional AC Adaptor)
12V DC or 24V AC (via supplied two-pin connector)
Power Consumption 10W Max (on PoE) / 13W Max (on AC Adaptor)
Operating Environment Temperature: -10°C to +50°C, Humidity: 20% to 85% RH
Minimum Subject Illumination ¹ Use of the optional smoked dome housing increases minimum subject illumination to 1.4 lux in Day Mode and 0.4 lux in Night mode
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