Canon announces Cost-Effective 20x Portable 2/3-Inch HD Zoom Lens with Built-In 2x Extender

Utilizing the latest optical technologies to deliver high performance at an attractive price point, Canon U.S.A has introduced the newest member in its cost-effective HDgc Series of portable HD zoom lenses. The new Canon KJ20x8.2B portable HD lens is specifically designed to support low-cost image acquisition systems for a wide range of applications and users, from broadcast ENG to professional freelance HD shooters. Leading the list of advanced features of the new lens is its built-in 2x extender, an important imaging feature previously seen on higher-end HD lenses. As a result, the Canon KJ20x8.2B offers ENG shooters and other camera operators greatly improved subject-framing flexibility.

The new Canon KJ20x8.2B is also Canon’s widest (8.2 mm) lens in the affordable 20x zoom class, and it covers a generous range of focal lengths, particularly when combined with its built-in 2x extender expanding its 8.2mm-164mm focal length to 16.4mm-328mm. The new Canon lens features an enhanced macro function that effectively reduces the minimum object distance (from the front of the lens) to only 10mm. The new KJ20x8.2B portable HD zoom lens will be on display at the 2011 NAB Show in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 11-14.