The XJ95x offers an enormous range of imaging possibilities that are impossible with conventional field lenses, thanks to its 95x zoom ratio and the widest focal length (8.6mm) of any field lens in the industry. With this extensive image-framing latitude, the lens can dramatically capture every possible on-site sensation, from the emotion of an entire crowded stadium to the facial expression of an individual player.
Incomparable Optical Performance
Canon's design and production technologies have been refined through more than 50 years of advanced R&D and extensive experience in broadcast lens development. The past decade especially has seen dramatic advances in powerful new 3D optical design tools, glass materials, and optical coatings.
Canon's mastery of computer-based 3D optical design techniques and use of the most contemporary optical technologies allow the XJ95x lens to provide a wider angle of view, a higher zoom ratio, and unparalleled overall optical performance. Canon's proprietary large-diameter aspherical lens technology and exotic new glass materials effectively counter lateral chromatic aberration, monochromatic aberrations, and geometric distortion that have always been the particular challenge of large focal-length ranges. Significant reduction of these aberrations further enhance the resolution and contrast in a manner that contributes to the capture of images having superb picture sharpness across the 16:9 HD image plane.
CAFS (Constant Angle Focusing System)
32-bit CPU calculates and controls the zoom when focusing to counteract "breathing" (phenomena where picture size/ angle of view changes when focusing) and has almost zero zoom effect.
Even More Advanced Image Stabilization System
A persistent problem for telephoto lenses is image blurring at long focal lengths caused by the wind or slight vibrations transmitted through the stadium stand or tower. To minimize this sort of image blurring, the XJ95x comes standard equipped with an improved optical shift-type image stabilizer. When the sensor inside the lens detects a vibration, the compensating optics are shifted at high-speed to instantly deflect the light rays in a direction that cancels out the vibration's effect on the image. The XJ95x's new sensor provides several improvements to Canon's already renowned image-stabilization performance.
The XJ95x offers outstanding tracking capability due to its high-resolution encoders to faithfully reproduce the camera operator's intended movements, whether a slow zoom or a preset sequence. The XJ95x, despite its powerful specs, is similar in size and weight to the XJ86x, making it perfectly viable for panning and tilting.
Support for Many Virtual Systems
The XJ95x is equipped with high-performance zoom, focus, and iris encoders. With multiple support for encoder outputs, analog outputs, and serial outputs, the XJ95x can work with many kinds of virtual systems. It easily adapts to existing virtual systems because it comes standard equipped with 20-pin lens interface.