Canon Launches World's Most Expensive IP Camera (ME20F-SHN)

By: IPVM Team, Published on Jan 09, 2018

Canon has launched the ME20F-SHN , likely the world's most expensive single imager, non-thermal, IP camera at ~$20,000. And Canon subsidiary Milestone is excited about it, centering a new announcement around it, touting the camera as 'needing no more illumination than provided by only the stars in a moonless night.'

But how does this camera match up against other large imager, super low light offerings, such as Sony 35mm Super Low Light Camera (Tested) and Axis 20MP Q1659 Camera (Tested)? And how will Axis be handling this since Axis has taken over sales and marketing for Canon network video products?

In this note, we share answers from Axis and Canon plus analyze the competitive landscape for Canon's ME20F-SHN.

***** *********** *** *****-***, ****** *** *****'* most ********* ****** ******, non-thermal, ** ****** ** ~$20,000. *** ***** ********** Milestone ** ******* ***** it,********* * *** ****************** **, ******* *** camera ** '******* ** more ************ **** ******** by **** *** ***** in * ******** *****.'

*** *** **** **** camera ***** ** ******* other ***** ******, ***** low ***** *********, **** as**** **** ***** *** Light ****** (******)******* **** ***** ****** (Tested)? *** *** **** Axis ** ******** **** since**** *** ***** **** sales *** ********* *** Canon ******* ***** ********?

** **** ****, ** share ******* **** **** and ***** **** ******* the *********** ********* *** Canon's *****-***.

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Camera *** *******

*** *****-*** **** ******* details *******:

  • ***** ********** *** *** night - ** ****** for ****** ********** ****** the ***
  • **** ****** ******* **** almost *** ** ******* except *** *** **** 35mm ** ******
  • ******* ************ ** *.**** lux ** **** **** over * ******* *** (not ******** ** ******* abstractly ** ******)
  • ***/***** ******, **** **** is ***** ****
  • ** **** ***** (** used ** **** **** Q1659 *** ******** *** cameras).
  • * ****** **** **-***/**-***, Sony **** *** **** any ****** ****
  • **-*** *** **** *******
  • ***** ******* * & S ******* (**** **** and **** ****** *** unlike *** *********** ******** Pro *******)
  • ~$**,*** **** ******* **** or ******* *******, ~** what *** **** **** IP ****** *****

Canon *************** - *** ***** *** **********

***** **** **** **** there **** *** *** advantages, **** ******** ** top ******* *** ***** cameras - **** ******* low ***** ***********:

***** *** *** ***** where ****** *** ***** sensitivity ** * **** such ** ****** ** critical ************** ************ ***** low ***** *********** ********* cost.

*** *** ******'* ********* of ********** ******** ** most ***** *** ***** cameras, **** ***** ******:

**** * *********** ***** of ****, *****-*** *** an ********* ** *** various ******** ** ********** (HD-SDI/HDMI/LAN ********** ** **** as ****** */* *****) enabling ***** **** * wide ***** ** *******.

******** ** **** ***** inlcude (*) ***** *** camera ** *** / tilt ***** ***** ** turn *** ****** **** a ***** *** ***** PTZ ** (*) ***** it ************** ** * security ****** *** *** Ethernet ************, *** * broadcast ****** *** *** HD-SDI ********* ** ******** or ****** ***** ********* sometimes **** ******* ** serve ******-****.

Canon ** ****, *** ****

*************, ****** ***** ***** IP *******, **** **** not ** ******* ** marketing *** *****-***, **** the ********* **********:

** *** ******** ****-** Multi-Purpose ****** ** ******* established *** *********** ** the ******* ******* ************ ******* ****.**************** ****** **** *** rational ***** ***** ** to ******** **** *** same ******** ***** *** the *** ****-*** *****-******* Network ****** **** ** addition ** *** ********** on ****-** ******** ** Ethernet *********.

*** ****-** *****-******* ****** will ** ***** ********* in ******** **** *** new ****-*** *****-******* ******* Camera.

*** ****** ****** ****** to **** ******** ******* and ******** **** **** make ** **** *********** for ***** ** **** and ****** **** ********.

Compared ** **** *** ******

*** *** ********* *** the ***** ****-** **** be ** ******** ************ where ***** *** ***** is ****** *** ***** much ***** ******* ************ will *** ** **** enough. *** *******, ** our **** **** ****, the ****** *** **** well ** *********** ***** black **********, *.*.

*** ********* **** ** for ***** ** **** buyers **** *** ********* concerned ***** *** ***** performance ************ ***** ***** case ********* (*.*., ** moon) *** ******* ** establish ** ********* ** Sony *** ***** ***** low ***** *******. ** could ** ******** ** the **** **** *** of *** ****** (*.*., military, *******, ******** **************, etc.), ***** ********* **** more ****** **** ******* cameras *** *******, *** need ******* ***-***** ************ without ****** *** **** of ********** ************ (********* 850/940nm **).

Comments (31)

** **** ** *** it ***** *** **** to **** ******* *** Sony, ***********!

******* ************ ** *.**** lux ** **** **** over * ******* *** (not ******** ** ******* abstractly ** ******).

**’* *********** **** ** Pro ***********, *** *** ISO ***** ** * camera ** ******** ************ used ** * ***** for *** ***** ***********, even ****** *************. *** lux ** ***** * crap *****.

*** ** **** ** the **** **** *************.

**** *** ***** ******** with ****** ****.

***** **** **** ** see ** *** ******** any ********* ***** ******* comparison ******* ******* *** manufacturers.

**** **** ********** **** $1000 ** **** ** a ****** ***** ** production *** *********** *********? Or ** ***** **** technical ****** *** **** a ***** ***** *** other **** ***** *** only ******?

***'* ** ***** ** get * ********* **.* Canon **** ***** $*,***.

*** *********** ****** **** is * ****** ****** of * ****** ** contributing ******* *** ****** due ** *** ****** of ****** ************* *** 'yield'. * ***** **** wafer ** ****** ******** can ** *********** **** X ****** ** ******* when ****'** *****, ********** camera ****. *** *** a **** ***** ** usable ******* (** *** hundreds) *** *****. ** every ***** ***** *** several *****. **** * certain **** ***** ***** render **** ******* ** the ****** ********. *** flaws *** ****** ********** the ****** ** *** bigger *** ******, *** more *** ***** ****** whole ******** ******** ** sufficient **** ** **** that *** ******.

** * *** **** wafer ******** ******** ** sellable ******* ** * higher ****** ******* ***** yielding *-** ******** ******* makes *** **** ********** between *** *** * couple ******* ** * thousand ******* *** ******.

***** ** *** ********* chip ***** ****** ** encode * ***** **** at ***** *********** **** all *** ***** ***** tuning ***** *** ******** with *** *** **** tolerances ** ***** ***** aspect ** *** ************ and **'* *** ********** between * ****** ******* a ****** ******* ***** vs * ****** ********. Or ** **** ****, a ****** *** ******** apparently.

***** *********** ****** *** the ******** ****** ** preventing ******* ****** **** providing **** '**********'. **'* a ***** ****** ** every ******* *************. ** the *********** *** ** achieving **** ****** ** extremely **** ********** *** image ******* ** ** make *** ****** ******. I.e. ****.

*'* **** ***** *** a ****** ******* ** the ***** ****** ******** that ********** ** **** as ****.

******** *** ***** ** the ******** *********, * wonder *** **** **** machine **** ** * camera ** $***

** *** *********** *** of ********* **** ****** at ********* **** ********** and ***** ******* ** to **** *** ****** bigger. *.*. ****.

****** ** **** **** we **** * ********* big ****** **** ********** few ******.

*** **** ** **** has *** ****** ** yield ****** ***.

** *** ***** ** 35mm ****** ** **** advantage ** *** ****** pixels ******* ** ******* more *****. *** **** at **** ***** *** be *** **** ***** as * */*" ** 2mp.

*'* ******* *** ****** size ********** ** ****** cost. * ***** ***** larger ****** ***** **** a **** **** ********* manufacturing *******. ****** ***** be *** ***** ****** though. * ******** **** a ****** ***** ******* in ** ***** **** 1/3" *******. **** **** 35mm (**** * ***** justify * **** ***** DSLR *******).

* **** ******* ** the **** **** ** this.

*'* ******* *** **** it ****** ******** ** low *****. * **** tested *** ** *** super ********* ******* **** Uniview. * ******* **** uses *** **** ****** as ******* ** *** new ***** *** ***** cameras **** **** ******** popped ** **** ***** manufacturers ** ****.

*** ***** ***** ********* with ********* ****** *****..... until ******* *****. *** default ******* ***** ** set ** *** **** there ** ***** ****** blur. ** **** ******** well ******* **** ****** blur, * ***** *** them ******* **** ** critical ************** **********.

**** ******* *** **** the *********** **** ** gonna ****.

********* ******, * ******** got * ***** ** a ***** *********, **** f/1.2 ** ***** **** to ** **** ** the **** ***** (** can ** ********* **** a **** */*.*, *** not * *.*). *** quote *** *** $*,***.** each, **** * ***** professional ***** **** ** NYC.

*** **** ********* *** Uniview ** **** ***** camera (** *** ** the ***** *** ******* from ********, **** ** Sony) ** **** ***** to ****.

*** ******** *** *********** outcome, *** **'* **** if *** ****** ** pricing. ** ** ***'* sell **** ***** ***** tag, ** ***'* **** better **** *** ******* at $*** **** *** really ****?

* *****'* *** ****** selling ******** *** ******* when **** **** ** the ***** ***********. ****** I ***** * ***** have **** *** ** they **** ******* ** 1080P **********.

*******. *** ******'* **** sold *** ***** **** was $***.

** ********, **** ****** was ******** ********* ***** some ********** ****** ** large *********** ***-*******. **** seems **** *** *** of * **** ** price ** ***********.

** **** **** **** out **** * ****** model **** ******** ***** specs *** * *** bargain ***** ** **** $15k.

** **** *** *** either, *** ** **** are ****** ******* ******* speed ** **** **** the *** ***** *********** than *** *** ***** the *****.

***, *** ***** ** be *********** *** ****** that *** **** *** field ** ****? **** better, **** ***** ** a ****** ***** **** to ******* ****** ******* you'll **** ***** *** tech *** *** **** passes *** **** ***** vs *** *** *** don't **** ****** ** test?

* ******'* ***** ***** higher ***** *****. **** money ***** ** **** better ******** ** **** insurance ********. ****** **** hit *** ****** ** some *****. **** ***.

*** **** **** ***** on **** **** ******* they **** ***** ** bundles ** **** **** make ********* *** *** lens **********?

*** *** ***** *** I *** *** *** this ****** ************ ***** be *** ************* ************ industry, ******** *** **** would ** * *********** factor **** ****.

*** **** **** *** real *********** *** **** device ***** **.

******** ***** ******** **** some **** ****** ** do **** **.

* ***** ***** **** that *********, ** **** fits ****** ****** **** "large ********** ******" ****.

**** ****** *** **** value ** *** ********** security ******, *** ****** usage ***** ** *********** surveillance - ***** ****** in **** ********** ****** really ******.

* **** **** ****** my *.*. **** * would **** ***** *** of *****, *** ***** is ** *** ** hell ** *****/****** ***** firm ***** *** *** it. *** ****** ***** would ****** **** ***** bodies ** *** ******* during *** ***.

** ** ******* ** out ** *** *******, it ****** *** ** be * ******** ************.

***** *** ******** *** ME20F-SHN , ****** *** world's **** ********* ****** imager, ***-*******, ** ****** at ~$**,***.

****** ********* ********* **** ** * run *** *** *****:

*** ** *** ******, the ***** *** ****.

"***** *** *** ***** where ****** *** ***** sensitivity ** * **** such ** ****** ** critical ************** ************ ***** low ***** *********** ********* cost."

**** ********* ****** **** shows *** ****** ******. The ******** *** ****** thermal/FLIR/etc. **** **** ***** be *********** *** ***** government ******** ***** ******** see **** ** * viable ****** **** *****'* want ** **** **** they *** ************.

*** ******** *** ****** thermal/FLIR/etc. **** **** ***** be ***********...

*. **** ** *** different **** *******.

*. *** ******** ***** has ******.

****** *** ********* *******. The **** *** **** some **** ** ***** low ***** ****** *********** already **** ** *** aren't ****** ** ****, although...

** ** ********* **** can **** **** **** 11B **** ****** *** no ****** ** **** will ******** ***** * million.

*** **** *** **** some **** ** ***** low ***** ****** *********** already **** **

*** **** *** **** using *** ****? * have *** ***** **** a ***** ****** ** I ** ******* ** hear **** *******.

* ***'* ********** *** decisions ****** ***** **** memberships ** ****** **********. I'd **** ** **** the ****** ** *** end ** *** *******, but ***'* ***** * don't **** ** **** group ****. * ***'* mean ** ** *** topic, *** ***** ******** explain *** ******* ******* is ******** *** ***** vs ********** *****?

***, ****** *** *** question *** **** ***** comment. ***** ** ** new ** ******** ****** at *** ***. ** is ****** * *** copy ** *** ****** that *** **** ******* read *****. *** *** copy ** * *********** offering *** **** *** contain *** ***** ** different *******.

** **** ***** *****. Not **** *** * missed ******** **** ** all *** ***** ******** I've ****. ****** *** the **** ****.

*** ** ** **** like * ************* ******* demonstration **** * **** life ******* (* **** you *** *** **). Canon ****** ****, *** Milestone, **** **** *** like * **** ************ what ** ******** *** their ***** ******** ** a *********** ***** * lot ** *** *******, startups *** *** **** companies *******.

* ******* **** **** helps ** *** ** talk ** ****** (**** this) ** ** **** or ***, *** ** the *** ** *** day *** **** ***** matters **** ** *** talking ***** *****.

*'* ****** ********** ** how **** **** ****** the ******, *** *** this **** ** **** in ****. ******** **** interested ***** ** **** is **** *** ****** and ** **** ** mass ********** ***** ** be ** *** ** 1000USD *****?

* ***'* ***** **. Even ** ** ** "just" ** **** *** 1080p ******, *** ****** lens **** ** *** other *******, *** ** these *** ****** *** made ** * **** currently ** ****, ***** cameras ***'* **** * huge ****** ** ****** pricing, *** * ***** be **** **** ***** to **** ** ** amateur ************.

*** *'* ******* *** the ***** *** ** large ****** ***** **** cameras **** **************. **** Canon ** *** ********** now. **** :)

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