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Canon VC-C50i 1/4-Inch CCD Communication Camera with Infrared, Pan, Tilt, and Zoom, and RS-232C Control

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Designed to meet the specialized needs for the security industry, the Canon VC-C50i communication camera delivers high quality video from far distances and under the low light conditions. Building on Canon's long-standing tradition as a leader in optics, it offers great flexibility in the most demanding environments. The VC-C50i is perfect for professional installations providing a secure and sturdy connection interface. Capturing images beyond the scope of the naked eye, it breathes new life into the world of security and surveillance monitoring. This is the conventional, upright mount version of the camera. There is a reverse-mount version, the VC-C50iR that is designed to be mounted upside down.

Beyond the Human Eye
The VC-C50i security camera as the ability to peer into the darkness and capture good quality video with its infrared sensitivity. The camera takes the reflected infrared signals, invisible to the naked eye, and outputs black and white video from its high resolution 1/4-inch CCD. The infrared transmitter is effective up to 9 feet from the camera.
Pan, Tilt, and Zoom
The VC-C50i has a 26 times optical zoom lens (3.5-91mm) made by a premier manufacturer of industrial and professional lenses- Canon. There is also a digital zoom function that extends the distance of image capture. Additionally, the camera moves from side to side and upward and downward controlled via RS-232C. The unit will pan side to side 170 degrees from forward in both directions. And the camera will tilt 90 degrees upward and a 10 degrees downward from horizontal.
Signal System NTSC
Application Education, Security
Image Device 1/4-Inch CCD
Lens 3.5mm to 91mm (26 x Optical Zoom), f/1.8-4.0
12x Digital Zoom
Number of Pixels 340,000 Pixels
Horizontal Resolution 400 TV Lines
Minimum Illumination 1 Lux at 1/30 Second Shutter
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 50 dB
Maximum Horizontal Field-of-View 47.5° (full wide)
3° (full zoom)
Pan Angle +/- 170° from Center
Pan Speed 1-90° / Second
Tilt Angle +90° Upward / -10° Downward from Horizontal
Tilt Speed 1-70° / Second
Signal Connectors  Video Out-BNC x1, S-Video x1 
RS-232C- 9-Pin (x 1 input)
Power Coaxial (x 1 input)
Power Requirements 13 Volts DC
Power Consumption 12 Watts
Operating Temperature 32° to 104° F
0° to 40° degrees C
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4 x 3.58 x 4.48 Inches
101.6 x 90.93 x 113.8 mm
Weight 0.83 Lbs
Canon VC-C50i 1/4-Inch CCD Communication Camera with Infrared, Pan, Tilt, and Zoom, and RS-232C Control
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    PTZ Camera has excellent picture quality

    By Random Walker

    from Fresno, CA

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    • Accurate
    • Compact
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Sensitive


      Best Uses

      • Remote Viewing
      • Telepresence

      Comments about Canon VC-C50i 1/4-Inch CCD Communication Camera:

      Using these cameras in groups of three, we have created video conferencing environments that cut meeting costs dramatically. With the superb picture quality of this Canon, and the excellent range of the zoom, our larger venues still work exceptionally well. Very good motor control of the PTZ makes even small adjustments at high zoom smooth. Excellent color rendition in low to high lighting conditions, and the IR works well in total darkness up to about 15 feet.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Similar:
      • Sony PTZ

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