In 2013, Canon released its Canon S-series network IP cameras along with an announcement that the company was going to focus on B2B sales, and the need for high end security cameras which is a huge market not only in the United States but many countries. That focus seems to be very sharp indeed with Canon recently unveiling its plans to roll out the new VB-M44 IP security camera which is going to replace its predecessor, the Canon VB-M42. So, here’s our first look on the IP security camera that’s making a buzz.
The VB-M44 is a 1.3 MP (1280 x 960) PTZ IP security camera that combines incredible low-light capabilities with an excellent zooming capability of 400x. But, before we get into the details, here are some of the features of the Canon VB-M44 IP Security Camera.
- 3 MP camera(1280 x 960)
- Powerful 20x optical zoom lens with 20x digital zoom
- Greater image quality with DIGIC DV III processor
- Canon DIGIC NET II supports dual H.264 video streams (up to 30 fps)
- Amazing low-light performance
- Auto Smart Shade Control for bright backlit scenes
- Motion Adaptive Noise Reduction
- Area-Specific Data Size Reduction for optimized image quality
- ONVIF® Profile compliant
- Live monitoring on supported web browsers and mobile devices
- Built-in analytics functions for intelligent alarm detection
Right off the bat the Canon VB-M44 does not seem like much of a difference from its predecessor, the M42, but don’t let appearances fool you. The all new Canon VB-M44 weighs in at just 1140 g, that’s 2.52 lbs., which makes it quite light. Other features that will stand out with the VB-M44 is its new, sleek design, which means it looks really good on the wall. But, the sleek design is not where the new features end for the VB-M44. You also get a camera that has been designed with more capabilities. From the new and improved image sensor with 1/3 type CMOS to the increased number of pixels which is going to be an impressive 1.3 million pixels, making the VB-M44 easily more clear as compared to its predecessor.
The all new Canon VB-M44 also includes a progressive scanning feature, which is made easy with its 20x optical lens (20x digital zoom) that also comes with auto focus. The canon VB-M44 features incredible viewing angles for both horizontal and vertical viewing. The horizontal viewing angle is at 16:9, while the vertical viewing angle is 16:9 in the all new Canon VB-M44. Then there’s the Auto/ Day Mode / Night Mode, along with other focus modes which gives this security camera more capabilities and makes it more efficient than the previous versions.
The all new Canon VB-M44 is all about security that is why it features some amazing new attributes allowing businesses to have the security they need. These attributes include Camera Control feature, security upgrades including names and passwords registered for authorized users, encrypted communications with SSL/TLS, IPsec and access control that require a user name and password. Other security features in the Canon VB-M44 include moving object detection, abandoned object detection, removed object detection, camera tampering detection, passing detection, and intrusion detection. All of these features have been added to make your business safe and secure.
Canon’s VB-M42 PTZ (Pan/Tilt/Zoom) Network Camera brings a high standard of image quality and capability to meet the demanding needs of the security marketplace. With a native 1.3 Megapixel resolution (1280 x 960) and a 20x optical zoom lens which has a Pan/Tilt mechanism that is both fast and precise, you can capture detailed images of targets.
At the end of the day, it all comes down to the quality of live and recorded video. In this case, the Canon VB-M44 delivers impressive video quality. Canon is very proud of the image processing technology it uses in the VB-M44. Users area really going to appreciate the high quality of video that is produced by this compact lightweight unit which is scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2018.