New Canon Portable Zoom Lenses for 4K Broadcast Cameras Achieve Highest-in-class Zoom Ratio

    CJ45ex9.7B CJ45ex13.6B

    SINGAPORE, 1 November 2017 – Canon today announced the launch of two new portable 4K broadcast lenses that support the use with 4K broadcast cameras employing 2/3-inch sensors: the CJ45ex9.7B, which achieves the highest zoom ratio in its class, and the CJ45ex13.6B, which realizes both the highest zoom ratio and longest focal length in its class1.

    The new CJ45ex9.7B and CJ45ex13.6B are portable zoom lenses that feature high optical performance, achieving a 45x zoom ratio, and long focal length ranges of 9.7mm to 437mm and 13.6mm to 612mm, respectively. Both lenses are ideal for broadcasting events such as sports and concerts, where there are frequent opportunities for wide-angle and telephoto shooting. In particular, the CJ45ex13.6B is also well-suited for mid-size broadcast vans and surveillance applications.

    In addition, both lenses employ a built-in 2x extender that shifts the entire focal length range towards the telephoto end, increasing the maximum focal length at the telephoto end of the CJ45ex9.7B to 874mm and the CJ45ex13.6B to 1224mm for even further telephoto shooting.

    The CJ45ex9.7B and CJ45ex13.6B employ proprietary optical design technology that features optimal lens positioning and makes heavy use of materials such as fluorite and Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) glass to achieve high-quality 4K optical performance from the center of the imaging field to the periphery across the entire zoom range, making high-resolution 4K shooting possible for a variety of scenes - from close-up shots of subjects to wide shots such as panoramic views of entire venues.

    With compact and lightweight designs2 comparable to HD super telephoto lenses, both the CJ45ex9.7B and CJ45ex13.6B are portable and offer a high level of convenience for the mobility required in broadcasting.

    The CJ45ex9.7B and CJ45ex13.6B will be available in April 2018.

    1 Among portable type lenses with 2/3" sensors compatible with 4K broadcast cameras, the CJ45ex9.7B achieves highest-in-class zoom ratio, while the CJ45ex13.6B achieves highest zoom ratio and longest focal length in its class. Based on a Canon survey, as of October 31, 2017.
    2 The CJ45ex9.7B measures approximately 173.2 (W) x 147.5 (H) x 337.0mm (L) and weighs approximately 5.6kg; the CJ45ex13.6B measures approximately 173.2 (W) x 147.5 (H) x 355.0mm (L) and weighs approximately 5.64kg.

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