Canon unveils competitively Priced KJ20x8.2B KRSD Portable 20x HD Zoom Lens with exceptional optical performance

Canon today announced the competitively priced KJ20x8.2B KRSD 20x portable HD zoom lens, which is designed to support the new generation of affordable professional 2/3-inch HD acquisition systems. The KJ20x8.2B KRSD is ideal for wedding videography, corporate and educational production, and broadcast ENG. The newest model in Canon’s cost-effective HDgc Series of portable HD lenses, the KJ20x8.2B KRSD provides sharp, clear optical performance and operator-convenience features designed to rival those of packaged lens systems. Impressive features of the Canon KJ20x8.2B KRSD include its 8.2mm wide-angle of view, 20x zoom range, and distortion-free peripheral brightness and peripheral resolution from intermediate zoom to telephoto. Weighing only 2.75 lbs. (1.25 kg), the KJ20x8.2B KRSD also features Canon Advanced Drive Unit technology for fast 1.0 second zooms, quiet operation, and other enhanced shooting capabilities.

The exceptional optical performance of Canon’s new KJ20x8.2B KRSD portable HD lens is the result of Canon’s world-leading design tools, including cutting-edge optical-simulation and 3D-design technologies, novel optical glass materials and coatings. Various companies have introduced portable HD cameras with lens-aberration correction functions. The KJ20x8.2B KRSD portable HD zoom lens is fitted with a camera-communication interface to support these separate aberration correction functions. The Canon KJ20x8.2B KRSD will be available by March 2013 for approximately $5,800/.

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