Canon announced new portable telephoto broadcast zoom lenses, this is the CJ27e x 7.3B, a new member of the UHDxs series of portable telephoto broadcast zoom lenses. For the broadcasting industry, this product boasts high optical performance suitable for 4K broadcast cameras equipped with 2/3-inch sensors, maintaining the same compact and lightweight body as existing lenses, while enabling wide angles and high-level zoom magnification.

CJ27e x 7.3B

It also incorporates the newly developed e-Xs V digital drive unit which features enhanced operability and functionality into an ergonomic design inherited from its predecessor. In order to meet diversifying shooting needs, this zoom lens will realize immersive visual expressions in various usage scenarios including live broadcasts and news reports in addition to program recordings at studios and remote production using a variety of special equipment.

e-Xs V Digital Drive Unit

CJ27e x 7.3B

The product features both a 7.3mm wide-angle end suitable for framing entire studios or sprawling landscapes and 27x zoom magnification which covers a wide range of frequently used focal lengths, thereby enabling shooting up to the telephoto end at 197mm. The lens also contains a built-in 2x extender which can double the zoom range, making it possible to take highly detailed shots at ranges up to 394mm at the telephoto end.

Despite the high magnification of 27x, the operational responsiveness of the new product’s focus and zoom functions remains the same as those of existing lenses, while the operational responsiveness of the iris has been improved. This makes it possible to accurately capture rapidly moving subjects in cases such as sports broadcasting. Additionally, this will be the first of Canon’s digital drive units to be equipped with highly versatile USB Type-C ports, which will enable the export or import of lens setting data to or from USB memory drives and firmware updates by users. The USB ports can also be used to export lens focus, zoom, and iris setting data and control the lens from remote systems, thereby improving compatibility with remote shooting and virtual production, which are growing in demand.

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