Canon unveils two zoom lenses for 8K broadcast cameras

8K lens, Canon lenses, Canon UHDDIGISUPER 51
8K lens, Canon lenses, Canon UHDDIGISUPER 51


Canon Middle East has announced two new lenses for 8K broadcast cameras, equipped with 1.25-inch sensors: the UHD-DIGISUPER 51 field zoom lens and the 7x10.7 KAS S portable zoom lens.

Canon’s first 8K field zoom lens, the UHDDIGISUPER 51 realises a focal length range of 15.5mm to 790mm, the world’s longest focal length in its class, and the world’s-highest zoom ratio of 51x, the company claims.

In addition to its high zoom ratio, the lens maintains similar handling to existing field zoom lenses for 4K cameras that employ 2/3-inch sensors, making it possible to transition to 8K production while retaining the same shooting style as with 4K production.

The lens makes the capture of realistic, high-resolution video in a wide range of scenarios possible, including indoor and outdoor sports broadcasting or in medium-sized broadcasting vans. 
The 7x10.7 KAS S covers a focal length range from 10.7mm to 75mm, making it the world’s first portable zoom lens for 8K broadcast cameras to offer a 7x zoom ratio.

The lens achieves resolution and contrast from the centre to the periphery of the image – supporting 8K broadcast cameras while maintaining similar handling to existing portable zoom lenses for 4K cameras that employ 2/3-inch sensors.

The lens maintains the manoeuvrability demanded of broadcast equipment for shooting scenarios such as shoulder-mounted shooting or transporting equipment to meet a variety of video production needs, from documentary shooting and video shooting for different events to broadcasting applications.

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