A highly intelligent, high definition PTZ network camera

Canon VB-M42 Network Camera

Powerful and intuitive, even in low light

The VB-M42 multipurpose security camera captures clear, detailed 1.3MP images even in low light. Easily track your subjects with flexible monitoring options, allowing you pan, tilt and rotate your camera whilst you record with dual H.264 streams. Rest assured the 20x optical zoom compact lens will capture the full picture.

  • Superb images from best-in-class optics

    Capture superior quality images in vulnerable spots in the room using the 60.4° wide angle of view, fast auto-focus and 20x optical zoom lens.

  • Clear video in day or night

    Capture high-quality, high-compression video thanks to the DIGIC NET II processor. Powerful low-light capabilities provide true day/night operation.

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    Amazing video

    Achieve powerful results with impeccable colour and detail, the VB-M42 features class-leading low-light capabilities and true day/night operation to ensure great results in a range of environments.

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    Big on compliance and integration

    Enjoy seamless integration with the Canon network camera SDK and HTTP protocol specification, plus compatibility with ONVIF-compliant video management software.

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    Capture more

    You'll never miss a thing thanks to the VB-M42's ultra-wide 60.4° view that's equipped with fast autofocus and 340° pan, tilt and zoom functionalities.

  • Easy and flexible installation

    The VB-M42 can be both an indoor or outdoor camera with a range of housing options. Powering the unit is easy with via PoE, 12V DC or 24V AC.

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    Enjoy sharp, clear, enhanced vision

    Protect and monitor your site in stunning 1.3 MP high resolution. The VB-M42 with superior image quality, utilises Canon's DIGIC DV III image processor for consistently sharp footage.

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    Intelligent and security focused

    Identify alarming situations with intelligent functionality which allows up to 15 camera functions running in parallel on one camera. Receive real time alerts, camera tamper detection and more.

VB-M42 Specifications
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  1. 5 out of 5 stars.

    Great camera for enthusiasts to professionals

    This camera is great for all occasions. If you're new to photography you can set it to auto and it will do all the work for you, and the more experienced you get the more options there are to take your photography game to the next level. We loved it for portraits, landscape and food videography!

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  2. 4 out of 5 stars.

    Great little camera.

    Thiis is a great little (literally) camera much smaller and lighter than my Canon EOS 5 Mk II. I have been using Canon gear for many years now, and the adapter which comes with the body allows me to use all my current lenses. My only problem is to do with my ageing fingers. When I'm prowling with the camera/lens etc I inadvertently keep pressing the Movie button. Of course these images can be removed after downloading. The movie button works well when needed, producing a very nice product.

    6 people found this review helpful. 0 people did not find this review helpful.
  3. 5 out of 5 stars.

    Superb Camera

    Small body big on performance. Great for field work as it is lighweight AND packs sophisticated power and reatures of DSLRs. APS-C CCD produces crisp and beautiful images of portraiture thru to landscapes. Versatile touch screen allows access to all camera settings and configurations very quickly and without fuss, or extensive study of manuals. This feature alone makes it a breeze to massively improve your abilities to utilise camera config options to capture better images! Smartphone pairing allows wireless remote control shutter release! This is super cool - it literally turns your phone into your camera! Candid street photography is a reality now as no-one knows you are shooting. Imagine how much better, more natural and relaxed people are, when they dont know you are shooting! This is stealth-mode photography made easy. Fast wireless download shots to your phone for viewing and post production editing. No more clunky cables... yay!

    5 people found this review helpful. 0 people did not find this review helpful.