Canon preparing to showcase new 4K field zoom lens prototype

Canon reports that it is currently developing a high-zoom-ratio, long-focal-length field zoom lens that realises “exceptional imaging performance” for use with 4K-capable broadcast cameras employing 2/3-inch sensors. Canon will exhibit a prototype of the 4K field zoom lens at the NAB Show later this month.

The lens is being developed as a new model in Canon’s DIGISUPER series of studio and field broadcasting lenses. In addition to realising a high level of imaging performance supporting the capture of 4K resolution video, the new lens will feature specifications and a body size that ensure a high level of operability and ease of use that are on a par with Canon’s HD broadcast lens models, making it suitable for a wide range of applications, including sports and live concert telecasts.

Although details regarding product specifications and pricing are yet to be decided, Canon is aiming to commercialise the 4K field zoom lens in late 2015, positioning it as the first model in the new UHD-DIGISUPER series of lenses that brings together Canon’s latest optical technologies for use with 4K-capable and other next-generation broadcast cameras.

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