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Canon VB-S31D

Product Code: VBS31D
Canon VB-S31D


VB-S31D is a compact, palm-sized camera that incorporates aspherical lenses and an UD (Ultra-low dispersion) lens for high-resolution images with minimal distortion yet compact in size.
- Fixed-focus, f/1.6, 95° wide angle lens, 4x digital zoom lens
- Multi-pixel full-HD streams supported (1920 x 1080)
- Easy direct ceiling installation, no junction boxes and other accessories required


Equipped with DIGIC DV III (image processor) and DIGIC NET II (video compression and streaming processor)
VB-S30D offers exceptionally high quality, low noise, vivid colour reproduction, and smooth gradations as a result of the 2 processors. The DIGIC DV III processor generates powerful high-definition video while the DIGIC NET II provides transmission of the video recording in full HD.

Canon VB-S31D


Set of 3 Video Sizes
New video sizes, 720p and 4:3 video sizes have been added to the existing full-HD (1080p) video size. This makes it possible to select the video size best suited to the situation or network environment.

Multiple Streaming
Thanks to the high streaming performance of DIGIC NET II, 2 sizes of the same type of H.264 video (e.g., 1920 x 1080 and 480 x 270) can be streamed simultaneously, e.g. Full HD video stream to be recorded to the memory card in the camera and the live video (480 x 270) being sent to the computer. This will improve usability by making it possible to divide usage to suit environments or needs, such as, monitoring at Full HD resolution and recording video at (480 x 270).



Image Sensor 1/3 type CMOS (primary colour filter)
Number of Effective Pixels Approx. 2.1 million pixels
Scanning Method Progressive
Lens Fixed focal length lens (4x digital zoom)
Focal Length 2.7mm
F-number F1.6
Viewing Angle Horizontal: 95.0° (T.B.D.)
Vertical: 60.0° (T.B.D.)
Day / Night Switch Auto / Manual
Min. Subject Illumination Day Mode (colour):
0.45 lux (F1.6, shutter speed 1/30secs., smart shade control off, 50IRE)
0.03 lux (F1.6, shutter speed 1/2secs., smart shade control off, 50IRE)
0.01 lux (F1.6, shutter speed 1/2secs., smart shade control on [7], 50IRE)
Night Mode (monochrome):
0.25 lux (F1.6, shutter speed 1/30secs., smart shade control off, 50IRE)
0.02 lux (F1.6, shutter speed 1/2secs., smart shade control off, 50IRE)
0.007 lux (F1.6, shutter speed 1/2secs., smart shade control on [7], 50IRE)
Focus -
Shooting Distance (from front of lens) 0.5m (1.6ft.) - infinity
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, 1/16000sec.
Exposure Auto / Auto (Flickerless) / Auto (Shutter-priority AE) / Manual (Shutter Speed, 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 (default setting)
Manual: 7 levels
- Brightens shaded areas of a video
AGC Limit 5 levels
Image Stabilizer -
Pan Angle Range 350° (±175°)
Tilt Angle Range 90° (ceiling-mounted position: -90° - 0°)
- When the horizontal direction of the camera is 0°
Rotation Angle Range -
Moving Speed Pan: Max. 120°/sec.
Tilt: Max. 120°/sec.
Video Compression Method JPEG, H.264
Video Size JPEG, H.264:
1920 x 1080, 960 x 540, 480 x 270
1280 x 720, 640 x 360, 320 x 180
1280 x 960, 640 x 480, 320 x 240
Video Quality JPEG, H.264: 5 levels
Frame Rate JPEG: 0.1 - 30fps
H.264: 1 / 2 / 3 / 5 / 6 / 10 / 15 / 30fps
- 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 (1920 x 1080): 30fps
When used in the following combinations:
When streaming H.264(1) (1920 x 1080) and H.264(2) (all sizes) simultaneously: 15fps
When streaming H.264(1) (all sizes) and H.264(2) (1920 x 1080) simultaneously: 15fps
When streaming H.264(1) (1980 x 960) and H.264(2) (1980 x 960) simultaneously: 15fps
When streaming H.264(1) (1980 x 720) and H.264(2) (1980 x 720) simultaneously: 15fps
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 (64kbps)
Audio Communication Method Sound Transfer Protocol by Canon
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, Timer, Intelligent Function (Video), Intelligent Function (Volume)
Image Upload FTP / HTTP / SMTP (e-mail)
Temporary storage

memory in camera:

Max. approx. 5MB
Frame Rate: Max. 10 fps (JPEG)
Max. 30 fps (H.264)
Event Notification HTTP / SMTP (e-mail)
Camera Angle Setting -
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, 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 English / German / Spanish / French / Italian / Japanese
Operating Environment
(PC specifications and OS (does not apply to RM-Lite))
Recommended: CPU: Intel Core i7-2600
Graphics Board: Not specified
Memory: 2GB or more
Viewer Display: 1920 x 1080 or more
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 Server 2008 Standard SP2 32/64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Standard 64-bit
Web Browser: Internet Explorer 8 / 9 / 10 32-bit
Runtime Libraries: .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (When using Internet Explorer 8 / 9)
.NET Framework 4.5 (When using Internet Explorer 10)
Network Terminal LAN x 1 (RJ45, 100Base-TX (auto / full-duplex / half-duplex))
Audio Input Terminal
(common for LINE IN & MIC IN)
ϕ3.5 mm (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) -
External Device I/O Terminal Input x 1, Output x 1
Memory Card microSD Memory Card, microSDHC Memory Card, microSDXC Memory Card Compatible.
Frame Rate: Max. 1fps (JPEG)
Max. 30fps (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 cable (IEEE802.3af compliant)
Power Consumption Max. 7.6W
Dimensions (ϕ x H) ϕ120 x 54mm (ϕ4.72 x 2.13in.)
- excluding projections
Weight Approx. xxx g ( lb.) (T.B.D.)
Impact Resistance -
Dust-resistant / Waterproof Specification -

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