The camera itself is not new, but the security mods, the (N) in ME20F-SHN , certainly are.
Any idea on price?
We saw this in some Milestone newsletters in the past week. We're talking to Canon about it now and plan to have some info next week. This week isn't the best for information gathering, unfortunately.
This camera looks to have started out as a non-Ethernet "video" camera. Ethernet ports have been appearing on higher-end video cameras targeted to cinema applications (e.g.: Red ethernet cable, Canon EOS C200, Phantom Flex 4K).
Canon is calling this a "Multi-Purpose" network camera, and also mentions that is has onboard analytics. It is a bit of an odd product overall, very expensive by surveillance standards, low resolution by current high-end cinema camera standards (most have been 4K for years). And positioned in their consumer products line.
Still, had I known about this a month ago, I might have altered my Christmas list :)
any plans for ipvm to test Canon's ME20F-SHN with Sony SNC-VB770?
i do agree that with a pricetag like that, it is not for the general surveillance market. it seems to be targeting at niche market, where extreme low light environment is present, perhaps science/research and development? or border or coastal surveillance? am just curious how it superior it is as compared to Sony's.