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Canon Launches First 4K UHD Broadcast Studio Zoom Lens1

UHD-DIGISUPER 27 Provides Excellent Handling and Optical Performance With Resolution Surpassing 4K


MELVILLE, N.Y., September 6, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced the UHD-DIGISUPER 27, a high-optical-performance2 studio zoom lens for 4K UHD broadcast cameras employing 2/3-inch sensors. In addition to achieving a level of resolution surpassing that of 4K from the center to the peripheral areas of image field across the entire focal range, the UHD-DIGISUPER 27 features the same body size and approximate weight3 as its HDTV predecessor, the DIGISUPER 27. The lens has a 6.5–180mm focal length range that can be ideal for a wide variety of studio productions that include news programs and variety shows as well as major events, supporting the emerging proliferation of 4K UHD content. With the release of this new 4K UHD studio lens, Canon is expanding its 4K UHD broadcast lens lineup to meet the needs of a broadening range of industry users.

Deployment of new glass materials and new optical coatings coupled with advances in manufacturing precision have helped lower chromatic and monochromatic aberrations to less than half those of conventional HDTV lenses. The UHD-DIGISUPER 27’s excellent color reproduction has been tailored to support the recently standardized UHD wider color gamut which, in turn, supports the creation of incredibly immersive visual content. Additionally, the UHD-DIGISUPER 27 employs a built-in 2x extender that allows users to increase the zoom range two-fold, realizing a 360mm focal length at the telephoto end and, even at its increased maximum focal length, the lens enables superb imaging expression with outstanding resolution performance exceeding that of 4K.

The new Canon UHD-DIGISUPER 27 features a new easy-to-hold design for easy installation for enhanced usability. Furthermore, because traditional HDTV zoom lens controllers can be used to control the electric zoom and focusing operations, users can make the transition to 4K UHD content creation using systems they are already familiar with.

The Canon UHD-DIGISUPER 27 is expected to go on sale in March 2017. For more information, please visit usa.canon.com.

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 to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2015† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. 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 and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com.

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1 As of September 6th, 2016

2 A level of performance that fully supports 4K (4,096 x 2,160 pixel) and 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160) sensors, reducing various aberrations, including color blurring and color distortion, as well as suppressing the occurrence of flaring and ghosting to make possible the capture of sharp, high-resolution and high-contrast images.

3 The UHD-DIGISUPER 27 measures approximately 250.6 mm (w) x 255.5 mm (h) x 550 mm (l) and weighs approximately 21.5 kg, while the DIGISUPER 27 measures approximately 250.6 mm (w) x 255.5 mm (h) x 550 mm (l) and weighs approximately 21.9 kg.

UHD-DIGISUPER 27 UHD Broadcast Studio Zoom Lens