Canon developing two prime EF Cinema Lenses with resolution exceeding four times the resolution of Full HD

Canon announced today plans to bolster its EF Cinema Lens lineup with two new prime models that are currently under development. Both of the new prime lenses under development will support 4K (4096 x 2160 pixels) production standards, with a level of resolution exceeding four times the resolution of Full HD, while offering compatibility with not only industry-standard-size Super 35 mm-equivalent sensors, but also 35 mm full-frame, APS-H-size and APS-C-size sensors.

Canon first introduced EF Cinema Lenses in November 2011, positioning the all-new series of video cinematography lenses at the core of the company’s Cinema EOS System of professional digital cinematography products. To date, Canon has launched 11 EF Cinema Lenses, the first of which went on sale in January 2012. Canon aims to launch the two new lenses in the first half of 2013. Details regarding specifications and pricing have yet to be determined. Canon will exhibit the lenses from September 7 to 11 at IBC2012, Europe’s largest professional broadcast show, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

READ  Canon launches renewed global website using new ‘.canon’ top-level domain name