Canon is developing a high-zoom-ratio, long-focal-length field zoom lens that provides superb imaging performance for use with 4K-capable broadcast cameras featuring 2/3-inch sensors. Canon will have a prototype of the 4K field zoom lens at the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show at booth #C432 from April 13 to 16 in Las Vegas.
As 4K-resolution content continues to gain ground in the broadcasting industry, initiatives are currently underway to implement 4K broadcasting in countries around the world with an increasing number of filmmakers making use of equipment supporting 4K production.
Canon’s 4K field zoom lens is being developed as a new model in their DIGISUPER series of studio and field broadcasting lenses. These previous lenses have been well-received by production pros. In addition to offering a high level of imaging performance supporting 4K-resolution video capture, the new lens will feature specifications and a body size that help facilitate a high level of operability like that of Canon’s HD broadcast lens models, making it ideal for a wide range of applications. I’d love to see these use in a sports and live concert situation.
Product specs and pricing have not been announced. Canon is aiming to market the 4K field zoom lens in late 2015, positioning it as the first model in the Company’s new UHD-DIGISUPER series. The new lens will bring together Canon’s latest optical technologies for use with 4K-capable and other next-generation broadcast cameras.
As the Official Live Streaming Media Partner for NAB this year, GeekBeat.TV will live streaming interviews every day during the show and we’re hoping to secure an interview with someone from Canon to talk about this new lens and other things Canon has in their product pipeline.