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

BH #CAVCC50I • MFR #0667B001
Canon VC-C50i 1/4-Inch CCD Communication Camera with Infrared, Pan, Tilt, and Zoom, and RS-232C Control
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Canon VC-C50i Overview

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.

Canon VC-C50i Specs

Signal SystemNTSC
ApplicationEducation, Security
Image Device1/4-Inch CCD
Lens3.5mm to 91mm (26 x Optical Zoom), f/1.8-4.0
12x Digital Zoom
Number of Pixels340,000 Pixels
Horizontal Resolution400 TV Lines
Minimum Illumination1 Lux at 1/30 Second Shutter
Signal-to-Noise Ratio50 dB
Maximum Horizontal Field-of-View47.5° (full wide)
3° (full zoom)
Pan Angle+/- 170° from Center
Pan Speed1-90° / Second
Tilt Angle+90° Upward / -10° Downward from Horizontal
Tilt Speed1-70° / Second
Signal Connectors Video Out-BNC x1, S-Video x1 
RS-232C- 9-Pin (x 1 input)
Power Coaxial (x 1 input)
Power Requirements13 Volts DC
Power Consumption12 Watts
Operating Temperature32° to 104° F
0° to 40° degrees C
Dimensions4 x 3.58 x 4.48 Inches
101.6 x 90.93 x 113.8 mm
Weight0.83 Lbs
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.6 x 7.5 x 7.1"
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