Powerful pan, tilt and zoom communication camera 

The VC-C50i features a state-of-the-art optical system for high level security monitoring. Benefits include a wide surveillance range and exceptional performance in low-light conditions. 

  •  Pan/Tilt/Zoom camera with 9 preset positions
  • 26x Optical Zoom with powered telephoto lens
  • Superior performance in low-light conditions
  • Built-in Infrared illuminator
  • Easy set up and advanced connectivity
  • Cascade control facility for up to 9 cameras   


Outstanding zoom capacity to capture every detail

With a 26x optical zoom provided by a powered Canon telephoto lens, the VC-C50i communication camera produces extremely close-up images. Furthermore, a 12x digital zoom allows any area to be electronically enlarged for detailed examination. This enhanced optical system is based on Canon?s long heritage in lens technology - making these cameras ideal for critical surveillance applications, where accuracy and precision are essential.

Superb performance in low-light conditions

The camera can deliver colour images even when operating in very poor lighting conditions - as low as 1 lux - thanks to a bright f/1.6 lens and a slow shutter speed. The VC-C50i can also produce monochrome images in total darkness (0 lux), using its Infrared Night Mode. An integral LED illuminator provides a viewing range of up to 3 metres, showing objects which are not visible to the naked eye. Additional infrared lighting can extend the viewing range still further.

Extended range with crystal-clear recorded images

The VC-C50i features a remote controlled Pan and Tilt mechanism with a wide 200? pan and 120? tilt range. The camera has 9 preset positions, controlling camera angles as well as zoom and AE settings. A 400K pixel CCD ensures smooth and sharp recorded images. Plus, Automatic Noise Reduction further improves image quality by processing the image before transmission.

Advanced connectivity for easy integration

A single 20-pin multi-connector accommodates S-Video and RS-232C control signals. This provides quick and easy connectivity to other devices, for simple integration into your existing system with minimal cabling. A cascade facility allows up to 9 cameras to be connected together, via the RS-232C interface. The cameras are fully compatible with Canon?s VB150 Camera Server. And, although the camera can be connected to a host PC or camera server, an Infrared remote control handset is supplied, allowing the operator to control the PTZ functions locally. 


Zoom 26x Powered Zoom
Focal Length f=3.5mm (wide) ~ 91mm (tele)
Minimum Focus Distance 0.01m (wide) ~ 1.6m (tele)
F-number f/1.6 ~ f/4.0
View angle 1.7? (tele) ~ 42? (wide)
Total Pixels 400000 pixels
Iris control Auto Iris Servo System
Resolution Horizontal: 460 TV lines
Vertical: 350 TV lines
Pan range 200? (-100? ~ +100?)
Pan speed 90? / sec (max)
Tilt range 120? (-30? ~ +90?)
Tilt speed 70? / sec (max)
Camera angle presets 9 positions
Power input 13V DC
Output terminals BNC x 1
20-pin multiconnector
Serial 8pin Mini-DIN (RS-232C)
Power consumption 120 ~ 240V AC, 12.5W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 96mm x 100mm x 125mm
Weight 418g