New product: Going wider and higher

NEW DIGISUPER 80x and 76x take the DIGISUPER benefits even further

With wider angles and higher magnification, the DIGISUPER 80x and DIGISUPER 76x further enhance Canon’s HDTV field lens line-up. Their impressive features and specifications add up to real value for money. For instance, The DIGISUPER 80 incorporates an advanced image stabilizer as standard - just one of the significant advantages the DIGISUPER 80x has over its predecessor, the DIGISUPER 75. Through its 80x zoom ratio, it also adds an extra 5x magnification and with an 8.8mm focal length gives a wide angle of around 5% more than the DIGISUPER 75’s 9.3mm.

The DIGISUPER 76 is the successor to the DIGISUPER 72. This new lens has a 9mm wide angle – 3% greater than the DIGISUPER 72. It also has a superior zoom ratio – 76 times compared to 72.

Powerful on-field close-ups

Both the DIGISUPER 80 and DIGISUPER 76 are designed to deliver compelling close-ups from a distance. For instance, the triumphant smile of a record breaker within the context of a 70,000 seat stadium.

These close-ups are made even more impactful through the lenses’ excellent optical performance. This ensures both high resolution and high contrast throughout the entire zoom range.

Innovative large diameter lens technology

Canon has applied a series of optical design technologies in the production of the DIGISUPER 80 and DIGISUPER 76. These incorporate the latest optical materials as well as Canon’s own optical design technology for large diameter aspherical lenses.

Examples include optimal placement, (Ultra Low Dispersion) glass and UD fluorite to compensate for various aberrations, such as spherical aberration, chromatic aberration and field curvature. In addition, high resolution has been achieved from the center to the periphery of the image.

Improved image stabilization

As mentioned, the DIGISUPER 80 incorporates a more advanced version of Canon’s renowned image stabilization feature. With a new sensor and speed-up control circuit, the latest version significantly curbs vibration, particularly in the high-frequency range.

The output connector for both lenses is standard, that can be read with high-precision Data and can be synthesised with virtual systems for use in Studio and sports broadcasts.

Keeping pace with HD broadcast needs

The growing demand for HD content has, as expected, extended to sports, news and events broadcasting. With the transition to digital broadcasting, the demand has increased yet further especially regarding the coverage of worldwide broadcasting events using HDTV camera field zoom lenses.

The launch of the high magnification, wide angle DIGISUPER 80 and DIGISUPER 76 lenses, demonstrates how Canon provides enhanced solutions that are ready now to meet these specific broadcasting demands.