Las Vegas — Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, will be expanding its broadcast lens arsenal with the introduction of several new products at the 2009 NAB Show. In the Canon booth, #C4325, the Company will be exhibiting its portfolio of HD lenses, Free Space Optics, robotic pan-tilt cameras, professional camcorder equipment as well as the EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR camera. These and other Canon imaging solutions will be on-hand throughout the 2009 NAB Show, April 20-23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
New HJ14ex4.3B Wide-Angle Portable HDTV Lens
The HJ14ex4.3B wide-angle portable HDTV lens is the product of Canon’s latest development tools, newly developed glass elements, and highly advanced optical coatings. The HJ14ex4.3B combines an extended 14 times zoom range and unprecedented 4.3mm wide angle while also improving on the exceptional optical performance of its predecessor. In addition, the HJ14ex4.3B’s newly developed Digital Drive unit provides improved operability and ergonomic advances for user comfort and convenient control of lens functions.
New KJ17ex7.7B 2/3-Inch HDgc Lens
The KJ17ex7.7B is a ‘second-generation’ HDgc lens in that it draws upon all that was learned with the original HDgc products to direct an optimized design based upon recent advances in Canon’s computer-based optical-design tools and the use of the most contemporary optical technologies. Canon’s new KJ17ex7.7B HDgc lens represents a higher bar in cost-effective imaging value and performance for a wide range of broadcast and professional users.
BU-50H Remote-Control Robotic Indoor Pan-Tilt HD Camera System
A follow-up to Canon’s BU-45H remote-control outdoor robotic pan-tilt HD 16:9 camera system, the BU-50H remote-control robotic indoor pan-tilt HD camera system is engineered to provide exceptional HD video imagery and versatile performance in locations such as houses of worship, legislative chambers, studio POV camera positions, indoor security areas, and many other environments. The BU-50H is an extremely quiet P/T system and features a maximum noise level of NC30. It is well-suited for operation in very quiet environments, including studios, conferences, lectures and classical music concerts.
Day/Night DJ40x14B HD Zoom Lens
The third member of the Company’s long-zoom portable lens family, the Day/Night DJ40x14B lens provides the ability to image subjects in total darkness when illuminated by near-infrared (IR) light. The Canon Day/Night DJ40x14B HD zoom lens is designed to work with the many day/night video cameras available from professional camera manufacturers, and it offers a broad range of uses, from wildlife videography to homeland security applications.
Canon XL H1S and XL H1A HD Camcorders
Canon’s XL H1S and XL H1A shoulder-mount HD camcorders feature a Canon 20x HD Video Lens with three independent manual adjustment rings (focus, zoom and iris), as well as manual focus and zoom control. Additionally, the XL H1S and XL H1A incorporate an array of controls for customizing the image, display and operation to match individual needs. Utilizing the industry’s most affordable digital video recording media – HDV tapes – both models are ideal for such long-form production applications as wedding and event videography, digital filmmaking, documentary production and media education.
Canon XH A1S and XH G1S HD Camcorders
The Canon XH A1S and XH G1S HD handheld camcorders incorporate an expanded array of controls for customizing the image, display and operation to match individual needs. Both models record to the industry’s most affordable digital video media, HDV tapes. Both the XH A1S and XH G1S camcorders are ideal for digital and documentary filmmaking, wedding and event videography, as well as government and media education.
Canon VIXIA HF S10 Flash Memory Camcorder
Canon’s top-of-the-line high definition Flash Memory camcorder, the Canon VIXIA HF S10 boasts an impressive range of new and advanced features. The VIXIA HF S10 offers the option of recording video to a 32GB internal Flash drive or directly to a SDHC memory card. This model features the new DIGIC DV III Image Processor, an 8.59-megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor, Genuine Canon Face Detection Technology, an advanced Auto Exposure system and Video Snapshot and Dual Shot Modes. In addition, The VIXIA HF S10 delivers stunning 8.0-megapixel digital photographs.
EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera
The EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR camera builds upon the qualities that made the EOS 5D camera so successful. Canon has coupled the creative power of a full-frame CMOS sensor in a relatively compact and affordable camera body, together with groundbreaking HD video capture that opens the door to a much wider range of imaging possibilities for photographers and cinematographers. Along with the ability to capture full HD video clips at 1920 x 1080 resolution, Canon’s EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR camera features a 21.1-megapixel full frame 24 x 36mm CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 imaging processor and significantly lower noise, with an expanded sensitivity range from ISO 50 to ISO 25,600.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranked third overall in the U.S. in 2008&dagger, with global revenues of US $45 billion, is listed as number seven in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies 2008 list, and is on the 2008 BusinessWeek list of “Top 100 Brands.” At Canon, we care because caring is essential to living together in harmony. Founded upon a corporate philosophy of Kyosei – – “all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future” – – Canon U.S.A. supports a number of social, youth, educational and other programs, including environmental and recycling initiatives. Additional information about these programs can be found at www.usa.canon.com/kyosei. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/RSS .