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Canon Announces Two New HDTV Portable Zoom Lenses with New Drive Unit and Improved Image-Stabilization Performance  


SINGAPORE, 23 August 2016 – Canon today announced the launch of the HJ40e×10B and HJ40e×14B, two new HDTV portable zoom lenses offering a 40x zoom ratio that are equipped with a new drive unit and achieve enhanced image-stabilization performance compared with their predecessors1.

The two new Canon HDTV portable zoom lenses inherit the optics of the HJ40×10B and HJ40×14B, which have enjoyed solid reputations within the industry over the approximately 15 years since they were launched, and deliver enhanced image-stabilization performance afforded by proprietary optical shift-type image stabilizers. As such, the HJ40e×10B and HJ40e×14B, which enable stable telephoto shooting for impressive close-ups, are ideal for nature and sports programs as well as the broadcasting of large-scale events and concerts, meeting the diverse needs of both production companies and broadcasters.

The HJ40e×10B and HJ40e×14B's optical shift-type image stabilizers achieve exceptional image-stabilization performance in the high-frequency range. Additionally, the lenses are able to rapidly determine whether wind or vibrations are causing the lens to shake, or whether it is due to a pan-tilt operation to make possible natural-looking framing during pan-tilt movement.

The lenses' new drive unit has a built-in high-performance encoder that outputs zoom, focus and iris information with high accuracy. This information can then be output to a virtual system2, enabling users to accurately combine CG (computer-generated) images with video being shot live. The drive unit also newly incorporates a display for added convenience when performing various function settings. Furthermore, zooming from the wide-angle end to the telephoto end has seen an approximately 20% increase in speed compared with their predecessors1, achieving movement across the entire zoom range in as few as approximately 1.2 seconds, enabling users to perform even faster framing.

The Canon HJ40e×10B and HJ40e×14B will go on sale in March 2017.

Product Specifications: HJ40e×10B
Model name: HJ40e×10B IASE V-H
Compatible camera type:
2/3" HDTV cameras
Zoom ratio:
40x
Minimum object distance (MOD):
2.8m (10mm with Macro)
Approx. size (W x H x L):
167.5 x 133.0 x 335.4mm
Approx. mass: 5.5kg

Built-in extender: 1.0x 2.0x
Range of focal length:
10 - 400mm 20 - 800mm
Angular field of view:
Wide end 51.3° x 30.2° 27.0° x 15.4°
Telephoto end
1.4° x 0.8° 0.7° x 0.4°
Maximum relative aperture:
Wide end 1:2.0 at 10 - 220mm 1:4.0 at 20 - 440mm
Telephoto end
1:3.65 at 400mm 1:7.3 at 800mm
Object dimensions at MOD:
Wide end 248.4 x 139.7cm 124.2 x 69.9cm
Telephoto end
6.2 x 3.5cm 3.1 x 1.8cm

Product Specifications: HJ40e×14B
Model name: HJ40e×14B IASE V-H
Compatible camera type:
2/3" HDTV cameras
Zoom ratio:
40x
Minimum object distance (MOD):
2.8m (10mm with Macro)
Approx. size (W x H x L):
167.5 x 133.0 x 335.5mm
Approx. mass: 5.55kg

Built-in extender: 1.0x 2.0x
Range of focal length:
14 - 560mm 28 - 1,120mm
Angular field of view:
Wide end 37.8° x 21.8° 19.4° x 11.0°
Telephoto end
1.0° x 0.6° 0.5° x 0.3°
Maximum relative aperture:
Wide end 1:2.8 at 14 - 307mm 1:5.6 at 20 - 614mm
Telephoto end
1:5.1 at 560mm 1:10.2 at 1,120mm
Object dimensions at MOD:
Wide end 177.1 x 99.5cm 88.6 x 49.8cm
Telephoto end
4.5 x 2.5cm 2.3 x 1.3cm

1 The HJ40x10B and HJ40x14B (released in September 2001)
2 A system that superimposes CG graphics over the live video coverage of sporting telecasts, weather reports, etc.

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.

More information is available at www.canon-asia.com.