Canon VB-M42/M42B High Performance PTZ Camera

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Canon VB-M42/M42B

Product Code: VBM42/M42B
Canon VB-M42/M42B


With up to 240x zoom (20x Optical, 12x Digital), AF Lens, fast and precise Pan/Tilt mechanism and superior low light performance at minimum subject illumination of 0.4lux (Colour) and 0.02lux (Monochrome); the VB-M42/B keeps your sight on target and magnify the tiny details for detailed scrutiny.
- 1.3MP, (1280 X 960) supported
- 60.4° wide angle of view
- Up to 240x magnification
- Available in Black and Silver Colour


20x Optical Zoom, 12x Digital Zoom
Monitoring up to a wide viewing angle of 60.4°, with 20x optical zoom and 12x digital zoom, the VB-M42/B allows users to magnify subjects from the far end into better scrutiny at their fingertip.

Canon VB-M42/M42B

Auto Focus Lens and Image Stabilizer
Powering up to 240x zoom, the VB-M42/B captures clear and sharp images on the move with its AF Lens and Image Stabilizer.

Coupled with the high sensitivity image sensor, video quality are enhanced to capture the finest details.

Low Light Performance
Recording high quality videos in low light condition is crucial for effective security surveillance. Canon's network cameras capitalized the technology of our image processor and lens to reproduce high quality video in low lighting environment with optimal balance of noise reduction, sharpness and faithful color reproduction.



Image Sensor 1/3 type CMOS (primary colour filter)
Number of Effective Pixels Approx. 1.3 million pixels
Scanning Method Progressive
Lens 20x optical (12x digital zoom) zoom lens with auto focus
Focal Length 4.7 W) – 94mm (T)*1
F-number F1.6 (W) – F3.5 (T)
Viewing Angle For 16:9 aspect ratios Horizontal: 60.4° (W) – 3.2° (T)
Vertical: 35.1° (W) – 1.8° (T)
For 4:3 aspect ratios Horizontal: 46.3° (W) ~ 2.4° (T)
Vertical: 35.1° (W) ~ 1.8° (T)
Day / Night Switch Auto / Manual
Min. Subject Illumination Day Mode (colour):
0.4 lux F1.6, shutter speed 1/30 sec., when smart shade control is off, 50IRE
0.03 lux F1.6, shutter speed 1/2 sec., when smart shade control is off, 50IRE
0.01 lux F1.6, shutter speed 1/2 sec., when smart shade control is on, 50IRE
Night Mode (monochrome):
0.02 lux F1.6, shutter speed 1/30 sec., when smart shade control is off, 50IRE
0.002 lux F1.6, shutter speed 1/2 sec., when smart shade control is off, 50IRE
0.001 lux F1.6, shutter speed 1/2 sec., when smart shade control is on, 50IRE
Focus Auto / One-shot AF / Manual / Fixed at infinity
Shooting Distance (from front of lens) Day Mode: 0.3m (12in.) – infinity (W), 1.0m (3.3ft.) – infinity (T)
Night Mode: 1.0m (3.3ft.) –infinity (W), 1.5m (4.9ft.) – infinity (T)
When [Use] is selected for [Dome]:
Day Mode: 2.0m (6.6ft.) – infinity (W, T)
Night Mode: 1.0m (3.3ft.) – infinity (W), 2.2m (7.2ft.) – infinity (T)
Shutter Speed 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/8000, 1/10000, 1/16000 sec.
Exposure Auto / Auto (Flickerless) / Auto (Shutter-priority AE) / Manual (Shutter Speed, Aperture, Gain)
White Balance Auto / Light Source (Daylight Fluorescent / White Fluorescent / Warm Fluorescent / Mercury Lamp / Sodium Lamp / Halogen Lamp) / Manual (One-shot WB / R Gain / B Gain)
Metering Mode Center-Weighted / Average / Spot
Exposure Compensation 9 levels
Smart Shade Control Auto / Manual / Disable
Auto: 3 levels
Manual: 7 levels
– Brightens shaded areas of a video
AGC Limit 5 levels
Image Stabilizer 2 levels (digital)
Pan Angle Range 340° (±170°)
Tilt Angle Range 100° (ceiling-mounted position: -90° – +10°)
– When the horizontal direction of the camera is 0°
Rotation Angle Range
Moving Speed Pan: Max. 150°/sec.,
Tilt: Max. 150°/sec.
Video Compression Method JPEG, H.264
Image Size JPEG: 1280 x 720, 640 x 360, 320 x 180
H.264: 1280 x 960, 640 x 480, 320 x 240
Image Quality JPEG / H.264: 5 levels
Frame Rate JPEG: 30 – 0.1fps
H.264: 30 / 15 / 10fps
– Values represent streaming performance from the camera.
– The frame rate may be reduced due to Viewer PC's specs, the number of clients accessing at the same time, network loads, video quality setting, type or movement of the subject or other reasons.
Max. Frame Rate When streaming JPEG, H.264 (1280 x 960): 30 fps
When used in the following combinations:
When streaming H.264(1) (1280 x 960) and H.264(2) (1280 x 960) simultaneously: 15 fps
When streaming H.264(1) (1280 x 720) and H.264(2) (1280 x 720) simultaneously: 15 fps
I-Frame Interval 0.5 / 1 / 1.5 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5sec.
Simultaneous Client Access Max. 30 Clients + 1 Admin Client
– H.264: Max. 10 Clients
Camera Control Administrator, Authorized user, Guest user (level of control varies depending on user)
Max. 50 user names and passwords registered for authorized users.
Access Control User authority (user name and password), Host Access Restrictions (IPv4, IPv6)
Encrypted Communications SSL / TLS, IPsec (Auto Key Exchange / Manual)
Protocol IPv4: TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, FTP, SNMP (MIB2), SMTP (Client), DHCP (Client), DNS (Client),
ARP, ICMP, POP3, NTP, SMTP authentication, RTSP, WV-HTTP (Canon proprietary), ONVIF
IPv6: TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, FTP, SMTP (Client), DHCPv6 (Client), DNS (Client), ICMPv6, POP3, NTP, SMTP authentication, RTSP, WV-HTTP (Canon proprietary), ONVIF
AutoIP Available
Audio Compression Method G.711 μ-law (64 kbps)
Audio Communication Method Full-duplex (two-way) – Echo cancellation function compliant
Sound Transfer Protocol by Canon
Audio File Playback Available (audio files can be played back when an event is triggered by the intelligent function or external device input.)
– A third-party amplifier speaker is necessary
Privacy Mask Number of registration: Max. 8 places, Number of mask colours: 1 (select from 9 colours)
View Restriction Available
Preset Max. 20 positions
Intelligent Function Video: Detection Types: moving object detection, abandoned object detection, removed object detection, camera tampering detection, and passing detection
Detection Settings: Max. 15
Volume: Volume Detection
Event Trigger Type External Device Input, Intelligent Function (Video), Intelligent Function (Volume), Timer
Image Upload FTP / HTTP / SMTP (e-mail)
Temporary storage

memory in camera:

Max. approx. 5MB
Frame Rate: Max. 10fps (JPEG)

Max. 30fps (H.264)

Event Notification HTTP / SMTP (e-mail)
Image Cropping Function
On-Screen Display Available
Daylight Saving Time Available
Custom Settings Number of registers: 4
Items to Reg.: Pan / Tilt / Zoom, Exposure, Smart Shade Control, Focus, White Balance, Image Quality Adjustment, Day / Night
Viewer Camera side: Admin Viewer
VB Viewer
Client side: RM-Lite Viewer
Admin Tools Privacy Mask Setting Tool
Panorama Creation Tool
View Restriction Setting Tool
Preset Setting Tool
Intelligent Function Setting Tool
Log Viewer
Recorded Video Utility
Included Software VB Initial Setting Tool
Backup Tool
Restore Tool
Memory Card Unmount Tool
Proxy Authentication Admin Tools / Admin Viewer
Language German / English / Spanish / French / Italian / Chinese (Simplified) / Japanese
Operating Environment
(PC specifications and OS (does not apply to RM-Lite))
OS Windows Vista Ultimate / Business / Enterprise / Home Premium SP2 32/64-bit
Windows 7 Ultimate / Professional / Enterprise / Home Premium SP1 32/64-bit
Windows 8/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Enterprise 32/64-bit*
Windows 8.1/Windows 8.1 Pro/Windows 8.1 Enterprise 32/64-bit*
Windows Server 2008 Standard SP2 32/64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Standard 64-bit*
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard 64-bit*
* The included software or the software installed on the camera cannot be started from the Start screen added to Windows 8 and later.
Operating System Language English / German / Spanish / French / Italian / Chinese (Simplified) / Japanese
– Language switching environment using language-packs is not supported
Compatible Browser Internet Explorer 8/9 32-bit
Internet Explorer 10/11
– Must be configured to allow use of JavaScript, XAML browser applications, and IFRAME (html tag).
(Runtime Libraries)
.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (When using Internet Explorer 8/9)
– Must be installed on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 systems
.NET Framework 4.5 (When using Internet Explorer 10/11)
– Must be installed on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 systems
CPU Intel Core i7-2600 or more
Graphics Board Not specified
Memory 2GB or more
Viewer Display 1920 x 1080 or more
Network Terminal LAN x 1 (RJ45, 100Base-TX (auto / full-duplex / half-duplex))
Audio Input Terminal (common for LINE IN & MIC IN) ϕ3.5mm (ϕ0.14in.) mini-jack connector (monaural)
Switch LINE IN/MIC IN in the setting page.
LINE IN x 1 (connect to an amplifier microphone) or MIC IN x 1 (connect to a microphone w/o amplifier)
Audio Output Terminal (LINE OUT) ϕ3.5mm (ϕ0.14in.) mini-jack connector (monaural)
LINE OUT x 1 (connect to an amplifier speaker)
External Device I/O Terminal Input x 2, Output x 2
Memory Card SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card Compatible.
Frame Rate: Max. 1 fps (JPEG)
Max. 30 fps (H.264)
Operating Environment Temperature: -10°C – +50°C (+14°F – +122°F)
Humidity: 5% – 85% (without condensation)
Power Supply PoE: PoE power supply via LAN connector (IEEE802.3af compliant)
AC adapter: PA-V17 or PA-V18 (100 – 240 V AC) (sold separately)
External power source: 24 V AC / 12 V DC
Power Consumption When using PoE: Max. Max. approx. 9.2W
When using AC Adapter PA-V17: Max. approx. 10.7W (100 V AC)
Max. approx. 10.0W (240 V AC)
When using AC Adapter PA-V18: Max. approx. 9.9W (100 V AC)
Max. approx. 9.4W (240 V AC)
When using DC: Max. approx. 8.6W
When using AC: Max. approx. 8.8W
Dimensions (ϕ x H) ϕ132 x 155mm (ϕ5.20 x 6.10in.)
– Camera only (height when camera is placed horizontally, excluding Ceiling Bracket)
Weight Approx. 1140g (2.52lb.)
Impact Resistance
Dust-resistant / Waterproof Specification
Specifications are subject to change without notice.

*1 The frame rate may be reduced due to Viewer PC''s specs, the number of clients accessing at the same time, network loads, type or movement of the subject, image quality setting or other reasons..


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