Canon Developing Portable Zoom Lens for 4K Broadcast Cameras

Canon today announced that it is currently developing a portable-type zoom lens that realizes exceptional optical performance to support use with 4K broadcast cameras. Canon is developing the new 4K portable zoom lens as a new model in the Company’s broadcast lens lineup capable of delivering outstanding imaging performance. Like the new Canon CJ12ex4.3B wide angle zoom lens, the new 4K portable zoom lens under development will realize a high level of imaging performance supporting use with 4K broadcast cameras employing 2/3-inch sensors while also featuring a weight and body size that achieve the same level of mobility as conventional portable HDTV lenses.

Supporting both indoor and outdoor use for a variety of applications, including sporting events, live telecasts, serial dramas and television commercials, the new 4K portable zoom lens will enable shooting across a range of focal lengths, from the wide-angle capture of entire sets to close-ups of distant subjects, in either 4K or HD resolution. Canon aims to commercialize the new 4K portable zoom lens in the first half of 2016. Canon will exhibit the lens for reference at the 2015 Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Exhibition (BIRTV), to be held from August 26 to 29 in Beijing, China.

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