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Canon introduces next generation portable zoom lens for 4K broadcast cameras featuring newly developed digital drive unit

9th April 2024

Front slant profile image of CJ27ex7.3B broadcast lens

Sydney, AUSTRALIA – 9 April 2024: Canon Australia today announces the CJ27ex7.3B IASE T to capture 4K HDR image quality with remarkable wide-angle and telephoto versatility, featuring a newly developed e-Xs V drive unit. This portable zoom lens is compatible with 4K broadcast cameras equipped with 2/3-inch sensors and offers a versatile 7.3-197mm focal length range and a 2.0x optical extender.

This latest innovation from Canon expands its UHDxs series, delivering users greater flexibility and an elevated shooting experience across various scenarios including live broadcasting, news gathering and studio production.

Cover more from studios to stadiums with a wide focal length range
The CJ27ex7.3B IASE T lens features a wide coverage and telephoto reach. The lens delivers powerful magnification with a 27x optical zoom ranging from a remarkable 7.3mm wide angle to 197mm focal length at the telephoto end, making it a versatile option for getting the desired shot.

Coupled with a built-in 2.0x extender that unlocks the ability to double maximum reach to 394mm, the lens ensures that optical performance is consistent across a variety of shooting scenarios. From capturing close-ups of athletes on the field to vast landscapes, the lens offers greater versatility for a multitude of scenarios.

Designed for high-end applications with an emphasis on optical performance
From the centre of the screen to the edges, high quality 4K HDR performance is a standout feature of the lens which produces high resolution imagery with its advanced technologies such as the multi-group zoom and floating focus system.

Created with broadcast standards in mind, advanced chromatic aberrations correction and cutting-edge coating technologies help ensure sharp and accurate rendering of subjects.

Powerful next generation drive unit
The CJ27ex7.3B IASE T is the first Canon lens to feature the upgraded e-Xs V drive unit, improving operability and functionality. With three 20-pin connectors, a newly added USB-C port for various applications including remote control and firmware updates, and a 16-bit encoder for precise lens data output, the unit is an ideal choice for a variety of shooting scenarios including virtual productions and on-the-move broadcasting.

With the ability to operate with greater precision, high speed zoom and improved iris responsiveness, the e-Xs V drive unit empowers camera operators to capture fast-moving subjects without the fear of missing the moment. Beyond this, an integrated focus breathing compensation helps ensure consistently smooth shots by automatically correcting fluctuations only applicable to UHDxs series lenses.

A lightweight and compact body enhanced by superior ergonomics
The durable lens prioritises ease of mobility in its design, maximising comfort for the user. Featuring a 2.10kg (approximate) lightweight and compact body, along with a re-designed drive unit, the ergonomic design helps ensure excellent manoeuvrability in multiple broadcasting scenarios.

Availability and Pricing
Pricing for the lenses will be set at dealers’ discretion. The CJ27ex7.3B IASE T is scheduled to be available September 2024.

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