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Canon VB-M40

Network Cameras



Canon VB-M40

VB-M40/B. Intelligent camera for mid to high end security & monitoring applications.

The VB-M40/B PTZ Network Camera offers 1.3 MP, 20x Optical Zoom with superior low-light performance and Embedded Video Content Analytics. Flexible installation options with indoor and outdoor domes.


  • 1.3 MP PTZ Camera with 20x Optical Zoom AF Lens
  • Motion JPEG & H.264 video up to 30 fps
  • Low-light performance in colour at 0.6 lux & B/W at 0.06 lux
  • 4 embedded Video Content Analytics functions
  • ONVIF Compliant
  • Auto IR cut filter

Detailed Features

Best in class optics

Canon’s first megapixel network camera offers 20x zoom and a 55.4° horizontal viewing angle within the smallest, most discreet body in its class. VB-M40 draws together Canon’s CMOS, DIGIC NET and lens technology assets to deliver its most advanced network camera. For the first time, Canon has introduced its CMOS technology in network camera products, DIGIC NET allows VB-M40 to stream at 1280x960 resolution at 30 frames per second in H.264, a compression format combining high quality and high compression rates. Its industry-leading 20x zoom Auto Focus lens, combined with the 340° pan and 100° tilt mechanism, delivers precise, high-resolution images. The VB-M40 excels in low light conditions with a low-light performance in colour at 0.6 lux and B/W at 0.06 lux. In addition the IR cut filter Day/Night Function and Smart Shade Control ensure best image quality is delivered in any situation.

Intelligent monitoring applications

VB-M40 is suitable to be deployed in mid-to-high end surveillance markets such as: traffic management, city surveillance, retail, transportation, logistics and manufacturing. Its four embedded video content analytic functions are able to detect camera tampering, identify moved objects, removed objects and abandoned objects. Sound detection allows the camera to detect changes in volume. Detection functions can be set to activate recording and uploading to a server or email notification.

Advanced connectivity

Onboard two-way (full-duplex) audio allows easy hook up of a microphone and active speaker. So, live audio can be received from the camera site and a warning message can be relayed to potential intruders.

ONVIF Compatability

The device supports the communication protocol ONVIF and is compatible with a range of 3rd party ONVIF-compliant equipment.

Versatile installation options

The VB-M40B is easy to install, on a ceiling or upright and is very efficient in terms of power usage. The camera supports power over Ethernet and conventional power. VB-M40 can be mounted in any indoor and outdoor optional protective dome housings can be selected: a smoked dome for discreet disguising of camera angle; a clear dome for maximum performance in low light conditions. Admin Tools are in-built, requiring no installation, and a built-in SD Memory Card saves back-up security logs, improving reliability.

  • *ONVIF is a trademark of ONVIF Inc.

Product Specification


Type 1/3 inch CMOS with primary colour filter
Number of Pixels Approx. 1.3 million pixels
Scanning System Progressive
Zoom Magnification and Control 20x powered zoom lens with Auto Focus
Focal Length 4.7mm (wide) – 94mm (telephoto)
Horizontal Field of View 55.4° (wide) – 2.9° (telephoto)
Lens F-Number f/1.6 – f/3.5
Minimum Subject Illumination* Day Mode (color):
0.4 lux (F1.6, Shutter Speed 1/30 sec., when Smart Shade Control is off)
0.1 lux (F1.6, Shutter Speed 1/8 sec., when Smart Shade Control is off)
0.03 lux (F1.6, Shutter Speed 1/8 sec., when Smart Shade Control is on)
Night Mode (monochrome):
0.01 lux (F1.6, Shutter Speed 1/30 sec., when Smart Shade Control is off)
0.002 lux (F1.6, Shutter Speed 1/8 sec., when Smart Shade Control is off)
0.001 lux (F1.6, Shutter Speed 1/8 sec., when Smart Shade Control is on)
Focus Control Auto / One-shot AF / Manual / Fixed at infinity (for dome)
Focusing Region Day Mode: 0.3 m – infinity (wide) / 1.0 m (3.3 ft) – infinity (telephoto)
Night Mode: 0.5 m (1.6 ft) – infinity (wide) / 1.2 m (3.9 ft) – infinity (telephoto)
Shutter Speed 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60 (Standard), 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 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 H.264, JPEG
Video Output Size JPEG: 160 x 120, 320 x 240, 640 x 480, 1280 x 960
H.264: 320 x 240, 640 x 480, 1280 x 960
Frame Rate JPEG: 30 – 0.1 fps
H.264: 30/15/10 fps¹
Simultaneous Distribution PEG: Max. 30 Clients + 1 Admin Client
H.264: Max. 10 Clients
Audio Communication Full-duplex
Audio Compression Method G.711 μ-law (64 kbps)
Supported Protocols IPv4: TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, FTP, SNMP (MIB2), SMTP (Client), DHCP (Client), DNS (Client), ARP, ICMP, POP3, NTP, SMTP authentication, WV-HTTP (from Canon), ONVIF
IPv6: TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, FTP, SMTP (Client), DNS (Client), ICMPv6, POP3, NTP, SMTP authentication, WV-HTTP (Canon), ONVIF
Camera Access Levels 3 user levels: Administrator / Authorized User / Guest User
Event Notification HTTP/SMTP (e-mail)


Video Content Analytics Moving Object Detection, Removed Object Detection, Abandoned Object Detection and Camera Tampering Detection (Max of 15 detections per camera)
Audio Volume Detection


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
Memory Card SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card Compatible. Max. 32 GB, Frame Rate: Max. 1fps


Pan Angle Range 340° (±170°)
Tilt Angle Range 100º (Ceiling-mounted position: -90º – 10º)
Maximum Rotation Speed Pan: Max. 150º/sec, Tilt: Max. 150º/sec
Infrared Cut Filter Power-driven insertion and removal (Day / Night Modes)
Preset Positions 20 presets (Preset tour capable)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 132mm x 155mm x 132mm
Weight 1150 g
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 with PoE: Max. approx. 9.8 W / with AC adapter PA-V17: Max. approx. 12.5 W
Operating Environment Temperature: -10°C to 50°C, Humidity: 5% – 85% RH (without condensation)
Frame Rate ¹ The frame rate may be reduced due to limitations of the Viewer PC or network used and also the number of clients accessing the camera at the same time.
  • * Use of the optional smoked indoor dome housing increases minimum subject illumination.
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Accessories & Supplies



Indoor Dome Housing - Clear



Indoor Dome Housing - Smoke


Ceiling Mount Cover - Silver


Ceiling Mount Cover - Black

PA-V17 (E)

AC Power Supply (European plug)

PA-V17 (B)

AC Power Supply (UK plug)


Pendant Mounting Kit