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Canon VB-C60

Canon VB-C60 Webcam

30fps 640 X 480 Aug 2009
Maximum Frame Rate Maximum Video Resolution Release Date
The VB-C60 is the perfect solution for monitoring a wide variety of settings, from small retail shops to large facilities, indoors and outdoors. Thanks to its 56 wide angle lens and 40x optical... More
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3 Reasons For

CCD Sensor Type

This webcam has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on similar spec webcams that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The Canon VB-C60 has a very big optical zoom (40 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec webcams that have been around for around the same time as the VB-C60. Webcams that have been on the market for around the same time as the VB-C60 have optical zooms of between 1.3x and 40x, and the average optical zoom is 14x.

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Very Low Minimum Illumination

The Canon VB-C60 has a fairly low minimum illumination (only 0.2 lux) compared to most of the other webcams of a comparable age and type to the VB-C60. The average minimum illumination of webcams that came out around the same time as the VB-C60 is 0.69lx.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Motion Detector

The Canon VB-C60 does not have a motion detector, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other webcams of this type and age also do not have a motion detector.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Microphone

The Canon VB-C60 does not have a built-in microphone. Most of the other webcams of this type and age do have a built-in microphone.

There are a number of other webcams which also have a built-in microphone that you might want to look at including the Logitech C930e + H820e[plb_1590639_price].

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Not USB Powered

Most similar spec webcams that were launched around the same time as the VB-C60 are not USB powered. The Canon VB-C60 is no exception to this as it too is not USB powered.

Webcams which are USB powered that might be worth looking at include the C930e[pl_363535_price], or the C910[pl_377024_price] both from Logitech which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Feature Face Tracking

Most webcams that have been on the market for a similar time to the VB-C60 do not feature face tracking. The Canon VB-C60 is no exception to this as it too does not feature face tracking.

It is worth also looking at alternative webcams which also feature face tracking including the Logitech C910[plb_377024_price], or the Hercules HD Emotion[plb_1022852_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Mac Compatibility

The Canon VB-C60 is not mac compatibility. Most of the other webcams that came out around the same time as the VB-C60 are also not mac compatibility.

If you would prefer a webcam that is mac compatibility then you might also want to look at the Logitech C910[plb_377024_price], or the Genius FaceCam 320[plb_1719586_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Zoom Capability

The Canon VB-C60 does not have a zoom capability. Most of the other webcams of this age and type also do not have a zoom capability.

There are a number of other webcams which also have a zoom capability which you might want to consider including the Logitech C930e + H820e[plb_1590639_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Full HD

The Canon VB-C60 is not full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other webcams that are a similar age to the VB-C60 are also not full HD.

Webcams which are full HD that might also be worth considering include the C930e[pl_363535_price], or the C910[pl_377024_price] both from Logitech which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Canon VB-C60 does not have a night mode, although keep in mind that most of the other webcams of this age and spec also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Snapshot Button

The Canon VB-C60 does not have a snapshot button, although it is worth noting that most of the other webcams that have been available for more than two years also do not have a snapshot button.

We compared all the other webcams which also have a snapshot button to this webcam and we think the HP HD 4310[plb_1418844_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Heavy

The weights of comparable spec webcams that were launched around the same time as the VB-C60 range from 16g to 840g, and the average weight is 180g. When compared to other webcams of this spec and age, the weight of the Canon VB-C60 of 840 grams is one of the heaviest.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Canon VB-C60

Average Maximum Frame Rate

At 30 frames per second, the Canon VB-C60 has a fairly standard maximum frame rate compared to most of the other webcams of a comparable type and age to the VB-C60.

Other 30fps maximum frame rate webcams currently available that you might also want to look at include the Logitech C930e[plb_363535_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a higher maximum frame rate then you might want to consider the Sony PlayStation Eye[plb_1322154_price] (120fps).

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Released Over Seven Years Ago

It was over seven years ago when Canon released the VB-C60.

640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Canon VB-C60 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels webcam, which is the most common video resolution.

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Specification

Performance
Maximum Frame Rate
Maximum Video Resolution
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Minimum Illumination
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Digital Zoom
Optical Zoom
Design
Colour of Product
Tilt Speed
Pan Speed
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Manual Focus
Power Requirements
Focus
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Camera File Format
Physical Resolution
Supported Protocols

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon vbc50, canon vcc50, canon aswd5, canon vbrd41, canon vcc50i, canon aswd5z, canon aid5c5, canon vbc50i, canon aid5t5, canon aswd5zc, canon vbc50ir, canon vbrd41s, canon vcc50ir, canon 1381v109, canon 1381v110, canon vbrd41sc, canon 2064v111, canon 2823b002, canon 1381v119, canon 1381v121
Barcodes 00013803093315, 00660685011342, 00660685011434, 00660685011458, 04960999611808, 04960999611815
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