Canon to display its strongest professional product range at IBC 2011

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland – Canon announces plans to showcase its strongest-ever product portfolio at IBC 2011, the leading global tradeshow for media and broadcast professionals, held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 2011 the Canon stand will be bigger than ever before, displaying the company’s most comprehensive product line-up – encompassing a wide range of professional imaging solutions, from handheld camcorders to powerful broadcast and cinema lenses.


Canon XF305Canon FK14.5-60 and FK30-300

Visitors will be able to experience a range of Canon products that meet the modern and evolving needs of broadcast professionals.  Canon’s X-series camcorders will all be on display, with EOS HD Digital SLR cameras and a variety of EF lens solutions. These unique image capture devices will be showcased alongside Canon’s latest broadcast lens technology, including the recently-announced PL mount FK-series cine lenses; the portable KJ20x8.2B with built in 2x extender for low cost acquisition, and two remote controlled pan and tilt cameras – the BU- 4H and BU-51H. 

Innovative 3D solutions for both broadcast lenses and XF camcorders will also be on show.

“IBC 2011 gives Canon the ideal opportunity to showcase our strongest-ever professional portfolio.” said Kieran Magee, Professional Imaging Marketing Director, Canon Europe. “Thanks to our blend of lens and camera technologies we can offer a truly unique line-up, and we’re looking forward to demonstrating how our class-leading products and solutions can suit the requirements of professionals across the industry.”

Canon XF300-series: Enhanced features for professionals
In addition to EOS and XA-series cameras, Canon will again display its range of XF-series professional camcorders (XF305, XF300, XF105 and XF100), employing an MPEG-2, 4:2:2 50Mbps codec for native 1920x1080 HD video recording onto affordable and widely available Compact Flash (CF) cards.

Firmware updates for both the XF305 and XF300 were announced earlier in 2011, adding new features in response to end user feedback.  Following the update, these models will include Canon’s 3D Assist Functions: OIS Axis Shift and a Focal Length Guide allow easy manual adjustment and alignment of cameras when shooting, whilst an enhanced Scan Reverse function provides more shooting options. Double Slot recording has also been added, allowing simultaneous recording to both card slots – ideal for production environments where multiple copies of each take might be required.

Visitors to the Canon stand will have the opportunity to see all of these upgrades in action.

IBC 2011 takes place at the RAI Amsterdam from 9-13 September. Canon’s stand will be situated in Hall 11 (Stand number: 11.E50).

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