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Canon Launches First 4K Studio Zoom Lens that Achieves Both Excellent Handling and Optical Performance with Resolution Surpassing 4K  


SINGAPORE, 06 September 2016 – Canon today announced the launch of the UHD-DIGISUPER 27, a high-optical-performance1 studio zoom lens for 4K broadcast cameras employing 2/3-inch sensors.

In addition to achieving a level of resolution surpassing that of 4K from the center to the peripheral areas of image field across the entire zoom range, the UHD-DIGISUPER 27 achieves the same body size and weight2 as its predecessor, the DIGISUPER 27. The lens has a 6.5 - 180mm focal length range ideal for such studio productions as news programs and variety shows, supporting the proliferation of 4K content. With the release of this new Canon 4K studio zoom lens, the Company is expanding its 4K broadcast lens lineup3 to meet the needs of a wide range of industry users.

Optimal lens positioning along with advanced levels of component and body assembly precision helps to minimize the occurrence of aberrations to less than half that of conventional HDTV lenses while the high descriptive power afforded by its excellent color reproduction supports the creation of incredibly immersive visual content. Additionally, the UHD-DIGISUPER 27 employs a built-in 2x extender that allows users to increase the zoom range two-fold – realizing a 360mm focal length at the telephoto end – and even at its increased maximum focal length the lens makes possible superior imaging expression with outstanding resolution performance exceeding that of 4K.

The new Canon UHD-DIGISUPER 27 achieves the same body size and weight as its predecessor and with its new easy-to-hold design facilitates easy installation for enhanced usability. What’s more, because HDTV zoom lens controllers can be used to control the electric zoom and focusing operations, users can make the transition to 4K content creation using systems they are already familiar with.

The Canon UHD-DIGISUPER 27 will go on sale in April 2017.

1 A level of performance that fully supports 4K (3,840 x 2,160 pixel) sensors, reducing various aberrations, including color blurring and color distortion, as well as suppressing the occurrence of flaring and ghosting to make possible the capture of sharp, high-resolution and high-contrast images.
2 The UHD-DIGISUPER 27 measures approximately 250.6 (w) x 255.5 (h) x 550mm (l) and weighs approximately 21.5kg, while the DIGISUPER 27 measures approximately 250.6 (w) x 255.5 (h) x 550mm (l) and weighs approximately 21.9kg.
3 As of September 6, 2016, Canon’s 4K broadcast lens lineup consists of four lenses: the UHD-DIGISUPER 86 and UHD-DIGISUPER 90 lenses for 4K broadcast cameras employing 2/3-inch sensors and the CJ20ex7.8B and CJ12ex4.3B portable zoom lenses for 4K broadcast cameras.

About Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Canon is a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions. Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. is the headquarters for South & Southeast Asia driving sales, marketing and service strategies. Besides handling the domestic market, the company leads 18 other countries including subsidiaries in India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The parent company Canon Inc. has a global network of close to 300 companies and employs close to 200,000 people worldwide. It is dedicated to the advancement in technology and innovation and commits more than 8% of its total revenue each year to R&D. Canon is consistently one of the top few companies to earn the most number of patents over the last 20 years. As a Fortune Global 500 company, Canon is guided by its kyosei philosophy that focuses on living and working together for the common good.

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