The ME20F-SH is aimed at specialist applications including capturing wildlife at night, deep sea exploration, astronomy and surveillance.
The camera can be installed in a semi-permanent location and be controlled remotely. But because it’s a specialist unit, it will only be available to certain of Canon’s partners.
The camera allows you to capture colour full HD video without the need for infrared illumination.
The machine has a 2.26 megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC DV4 processor – it includes Wide DR settings and Canon Log.
Canon did not say how much the lightweight device will cost.