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Canon launches two new field zoom lenses for 4K broadcast cameras that achieve long focal lengths and high zoom ratios and deliver excellent optical performance exceeding 4K

13th September 2018

Sydney, Australia, 13 September 2018 — Canon Australia today announces the launch of two new field zoom lenses for broadcast cameras: the UHD-DIGISUPER 122, which realises the world’s widest angle1, longest focal length1 and highest zoom ratio1; and the UHD-DIGISUPER 111, which delivers a long focal length and high zoom ratio that covers a wide range of shooting.

The UHD-DIGISUPER 122 and UHD-DIGISUPER 111 combine excellent optical performance exceeding 4K2 with focal lengths covering a broad range, high zoom ratios and superlative operability. Realising descriptive power with exceptional color reproduction from the wide end to the telephoto end, these lenses make possible realistic, high-resolution video shooting for sports broadcasting at large stadiums and for such indoor events as concerts.

Canon’s flagship field zoom broadcast lens, the UHD-DIGISUPER 122 realises the world’s widest angle1 and world’s longest focal length1—8.2 mm at the wide end and 1000 mm at the telephoto end—as well as the world’s highest zoom ratio1 of 122x while achieving high resolving power exceeding 4K. What’s more, the UHD-DIGISUPER 111, with a 111x zoom ratio and a focal length range of 8.3 mm to 925 mm, also achieves an even higher zoom ratio than existing lenses the UHD-DIGISUPER 86 and UHD- DIGISUPER 903.

Pursuing optimal lens placement, high precision parts and assembly, the UHD- DIGISUPER 122 and UHD-DIGISUPER 111 achieve exceptional optical performance exceeding 4K, delivering high-resolution, high-contrast video capture from the center to the peripheral areas of the imaging field. What’s more, as the first broadcast lenses to employ Canon’s proprietary ASC4 (Air Sphere Coating) the lenses achieve reduced flaring and ghosting ideal for HDR5 and Wide Color Gamut video shooting—which is becoming more and more common in the broadcast video products market—making possible high-tonality visual expression.

The UHD-DIGISUPER 122 and UHD-DIGISUPER 111 will be available in early 2019, with prices set at dealers’ discretion.

1 Among field zoom lenses for 4K broadcast cameras employing 2/3-inch sensors. As of September 13, 2018, based on a Canon survey.
2 Performance that makes possible capture of sharp, high-resolution, high-contrast video with reduced occurrences of such aberrations as color bleeding and fringing while adequately supporting 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) sensors. Achieved through the application of proprietary Canon technologies.
3 The UHD-DIGISUPER 86 (released in May 2016) features an 86x zoom ratio and a focal length range of 9.3 mm to 800 mm. The UHD-DIGISUPER 90 (released in February 2016) features a 90x zoom ratio and a focal length range of 9 mm to 810 mm.
4 Technology that creates a film containing microspheres of air, which achieves an ultra-low refractive index, over a vapor deposition lens coating.
5 High Dynamic Range refers to a technique that enhances the contrast between light and dark values (the dynamic range) of an image.

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