Canon Announces the Launch of the Portable 8K UHD Broadcast Lens
HONG KONG, 18 August 2021— Canon Hongkong announces the launch of the new portable 8K UHD broadcast lens 10x16 KAS S, offering a 10x optical zoom that covers a focal range of 16mm – 160mm. Built for 8K broadcast camcorders, the new 10x16 KAS S delivers high levels of resolution and contrast across the entire frame from the center to the periphery. It also provides the same superior operability as Canon’s 2/3” type portable 4K broadcast zoom lenses. Featuring a compact and lightweight body weighing only 2.9kg, it offers excellent mobility that satisfies the versatile imaging and broadcast television production needs ranging from documentaries to event coverage.
Estimated Retail Price for 10x16 KAS S: To be announced
Estimated Sales Start Date: October 2021
- New 8K broadcast zoom lens covering focal range of 16mm - 160mm
- Minimum object distance at 0.9m
- Chromatic Aberration Correction Function supports BT.2020 HDR/WCG
- Compact and lightweight body at only 2.9kg, offering excellent mobility to facilitate diverse production needs
- Compatible with 1.25" 8K Mount Camcorders
- F2.8 brightness across the entire zoom range
About Canon Hongkong Company Limited
Canon Inc. (TSE:7751 / NYSE:CAJ) was founded in 1937 in Japan. Its predecessor, Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory, produced Japan's first 35 mm focal-plane-shutter camera “Kwanon” in 1934. Canon Inc. eventually expanded into the photocopying and printing industries, launching Japan's first plain-paper copier NP-1100 in 1970 and the world's first inkjet printer BJ-80 in 1985. Through the years, Canon Inc. has acquired in-depth experience in digital imaging product manufacturing, and research and development. It is a leader in the development of innovative products and holds the most technology patents in the imaging industry. Canon Inc. also makes a significant contribution to the promotion of photography. Today, Canon Inc. has a strong global presence and is one of the most important market players in the imaging, office and industrial product categories. As of 31 December 2020, Canon's global revenue was US$30.38 billion.
One of the company’s first offices in Asia, Canon Hongkong Co., Ltd. (Canon HK) was established in 1971. It is a Total Imaging Solution provider, to provide professional pre-sales, marketing and after-sales services for all Canon products and solutions in Hong Kong and Macau. With the solely owned subsidiary Canon Business Solutions (Guangdong) Co., Ltd. established in 2018, the company also provides intelligent total business solutions and professional services to companies in the Greater Bay Area. Canon HK adheres to Canon’s corporate philosophy of “kyosei”, which encourages the company and its staff to participate in social, charitable and environmental activities in the community. Canon HK implements internationally-recognized management systems and has achieved ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and ISO 27001 (Canon Digital Production Center) certifications.For more information about Canon Hongkong, please visit our website: https://hk.canon/.