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Canon VB-H41

Network Cameras


Canon VB-H41

Intelligent Full-HD PTZ network camera for high-end security and monitoring applications.

The VB-H41 Full-HD PTZ camera combines a staggering total of 240x zoom, low-light capability and fast auto-focus. Flexible installation options for indoor and outdoor use.


  • Full-HD PTZ camera
  • Superior image quality using Canon DIGIC DV III
  • Staggering 240x zoom (20x optical zoom and 12x digital zoom)
  • Motion JPEG and H.264 video
  • Colour at 0.4 lux, B/W at 0.02 lux
  • Smart Shade Control (SSC)
  • ONVIF V2.2 (Profile S)

Detailed Features

Superior image quality and best-in-class optics

Protect and monitor your site in Full-HD with superior image quality, utilising Canon DIGIC DV III image processor. Canon’s VB-H41 features a powerful 20x optical zoom lens with 12x digital zoom delivering a staggering total of 240x zoom. It’s 60.4° wide (at wide end) and features fast autofocus. Pan, tilt and zoom remotely to enjoy Full-HD video viewing that’s the best in its class.

Powerful video performance

Canon’s DIGIC NET II features an H.264 encoder, which creates both high-quality and high-compression video. Meanwhile, enhanced noise reduction (NR) control and colour reproduction gives you visible colour even in low-light conditions. Smart Shade Control (SSC) improves visibility of foreground objects in bright backlit scenes. Class-leading low-light capabilities and True Day/Night operation ensures great results in a range of environments.

Intelligent and security focused

Intelligent Functions aid operators in identifying alarming situations, by analysing differences between different areas. It is possible to use up to 15 functions in parallel on one camera. A choice of six different Intelligent Functions includes moving object detection, abandoned object detection, removed object detection, camera tampering detection, passing detection and volume detection. Detected activity can be set to activate recording, uploading images to a server or sending an email notification. By using an SD card you can backup recorded video in case of cable cut or network going down. SSL/TLS encryption ensures a secure connection between the camera and server.

Enhanced compatibility and convenience

Compliance with the latest, ONVIF V2.2 Profile S makes it convenient to create a solution with ONVIF-complaint video management software. Canon also supports seamless integration through the use of the Canon network camera SDK and HTTP protocol specification.

Easy and flexible installation

The camera can be deployed in multiple indoor and outdoor applications by installing it using a variety of optional housings or mounts. It is easy to power the VB-H41 with a range of possible power sources: PoE, 12V DC or 24V AC.

Product specification


Type 1/3 inch CMOS with primary colour filter
Number of Pixels Approx. 2.1 million pixels
Scanning System Progressive
Zoom Magnification and Control 20x powered zoom lens with auto focus (12x digital zoom, delivering total of 240x zoom)
Focal Length 4.7mm (wide) – 94mm (telephoto)
Horizontal Field of View 60.4° (wide) – 3.2° (telephoto)
Lens F-Number F1.6 – F3.5
Minimum Subject Illumination Day Mode: 0.4 lux (Colour, F1.6 at 1/30 sec, SSC off, 50IRE) ¹
Night Mode: 0.02 lux (Mono, F1.6 at 1/30 sec, SSC off, 50IRE) ¹
Focus Control Auto / One-shot AF / Manual / Fixed at infinity
Focusing Region Day Mode: 0.3 m – infinity (wide) / 1.0 m – infinity (telephoto)
Night Mode: 1.0 m – infinity (wide) / 1.5 m – infinity (telephoto)
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 and 1/16000sec
White Balance Auto / Light Source (Daylight Fluorescent / White Fluorescent / Warm Fluorescent / Mercury Lamp / Sodium Lamp / Halogen Lamp) / Lock (One-shot WB) / Manual
Imaging Modes Day Mode, Night Mode (Auto / Manual / Scheduled)
Metering Modes 3 options: Centre-weighted / Average / Spot Metering
Exposure Auto/Auto (Flickerless)/Auto (Shutter-priority AE)/Manual (Shutter Speed, Aperture, Gain)
Exposure Compensation 9 levels
Shade Correction Canon Smart Shade Control (SSC) with 7 levels
AGC Limit 5 levels
Image Stabilizer Electronic (ON1 / ON2 / OFF)


Video Compression Method H.264, JPEG
Video Output Size JPEG: 1920 x 1080, 960 x 540, 480 x 270, 320 x 240
H.264: 1920 x 1080, 960 x 540, 480 x 270
Frame Rate JPEG: 30 – 0.1 fps ¹
H.264: 30/15/10/6/5/3/2/1 fps ¹
I-Frame Interval 0.5/1/1.5/2/3/4/5 sec.
Simultaneous Distribution JPEG: Max. 30 Clients + 1 Admin Client
H.264: Max. 10 Clients
Audio Communication Full-duplex
Audio Compression Method G.711 μ-law (64 kbps)
Supported Protocols IPv4: TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, FTP, SNMP (MIB2), SMTP (Client), DHCP (Client), DNS (Client), ARP, ICMP, POP3, NTP, SMTP authentication, RTSP, WV-HTTP (Canon), ONVIF
IPv6: TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, FTP, SMTP (Client), DNS (Client), ICMPv6, POP3, NTP, SMTP authentication, RTSP, WV-HTTP (Canon), ONVIF
AutoIP Supported
Encrypted Communications SSL/TLS, IPsec (Auto Key Exchange/Manual)
Privacy Mask Max. 8 masks. Number of mask colours: 1 (select from 9 colours)
Camera Access Control User name and password / Host Access Restriction (IPv4, IPv6)
Camera Access Levels 3 user levels: Administrator / Authorized User / Guest User
Event Notification HTTP/SMTP (e-mail)


Video Content Analytics Moving Object Detection, Abandoned Object Detection, Removed Object Detection, Camera Tampering Detection and Passing Detection (Max of 15 detections per camera)
Audio Volume Detection


Network Interface RJ-45, 100Base-TX (Auto / Full duplex / Half duplex)
Audio Input (Mic In / Line In) 3.5mm mono mini-jack
Audio Output (Line Out) 3.5mm mono mini-jack
External Device I/O Terminals 2 x Inputs / 2 x Outputs
Memory Card SD, SDHC and SDXC Memory Card Compatible.


Pan Angle Range 340° (±170°)
Tilt Angle Range 100º (Ceiling-mounted position: -90º to 10º)
Maximum Rotation Speed Pan: Max. 150º/sec, Tilt: Max. 150º/sec
Infrared Cut Filter Power-driven insertion and removal (Day / Night Modes)
Preset Positions 20 presets (Preset tour capable)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 132mm x 155mm x 132mm
Weight Approx. 1140 g
Power Sources Power over Ethernet (48V DC, Conforms to IEEE 802.3af)
100V – 240V AC, 50/60Hz (via optional AC Adaptor PA-V17)
12V DC or 24V AC (via supplied two-pin connector)
Power Consumption PoE: Max. approx. 9.2 W
AC adapter PA-V17: Max. approx. 10.7 W
DC Input: Max. approx 8.6 W
AC Input: Max. approx. 8.8 W
Operating Environment Temperature: -10°C to 50°C, Humidity: 5% – 85% RH (without condensation)
Minimum Subject Illumination ¹ Use of the optional smoked indoor dome housing increases minimum subject illumination.
Frame Rate ¹ The frame rate may be reduced due to Viewer PC's specs, the number of clients accessing at the same time, network loads, image quality setting, type or movement of the subject or other reasons.
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Accessories & supplies



Indoor Dome Housing - Clear



Indoor Dome Housing - Smoke


Ceiling Mount Cover - Silver


Ceiling Mount Cover - Black

PA-V17 (E)

AC Power Supply (European plug)

PA-V17 (B)

AC Power Supply (UK plug)


Pendant Mounting Kit