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Canon VC-C50iR Communication Camera

B&H # CAVCC50IR Mfr # 0668B001
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You Pay: $679.99
Product Highlights
  • -90° to +10° Pan & Tilt Range
  • 1° to 90° Pan & Tilt Speed
  • Low Light Performance
  • Genuine Canon Optics
  • Compact Size
  • Remote Control

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 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 reverse-mount version of the camera made to be mounted upside-down. The conventional mount version called the VC-C50i that is made to be mounted right side up is also available.

Beyond the Human Eye
The VC-C50iR security camera as the ability to peer into the darkness and capture good quality video with its infrared transmitter. 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-C50iR 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 10 degrees upward and a 90 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
12 times 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 50dB
Maximum Horizontal Field-of-View 47.5 degrees (full wide)
3 degrees (full zoom)
Pan Angle +/- 170 degrees from center
Pan Speed 1-90 degrees / second
Tilt Angle +10 degrees upward / -90 degrees downward from horizontal
Tilt Speed 1-70 degrees / second
Signal Connectors Composite Video- BNC (x 1 output)
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 degrees F
0 to 40 degrees C
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4 x 3.58 x 4.48 Inches
101.6 x 90.9 x 113.8 mm
Weight 0.83 Lbs.
Canon VC-C50iR Communication Camera
  • VC-EX3 Surveillance Camera Interface S-Video & RS-232 Serial Adapter
  • BNC/RCA Video Adapter
  • WL-V5 Wireless Remote
  • Two (2) AA Batteries for Wireless Controller
  • AC Adapter
  • AC Cable
  • User's Manual
  • 1-Year Parts & Labor Warranty

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    CanonVC-C50iR Communication Camera

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    Worked perfect right out of box

    By GrandpaShaggy

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Pro Videographer

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    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Zoom
    • Zoom range/performance


      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light

      Comments about Canon VC-C50iR Communication Camera:

      We bought this to replace the previous version of the same camera that was in a dirty high traffic garage. The original lasted 5 years and the dirt finially got to it, so the PTZ functions would not work all the time. The new one plugged in the same and works perfect. If I get 5 years out of this one w/o an enclosure I will be real happy.

      This new version is 1/2 the price I paid for the old one, so real happy about that also.

      I would recommend this for any PTZ application for security and live video simulcasting.

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