Canon announces the new KJ20x8.2B KRSD 2/3” HD lens

High performance in a compact, affordable package

Canon today announces the launch of the new KJ20x8.2B KRSD – a multipurpose 2/3” HD zoom lens designed to offer high quality performance in a compact, lightweight package. Combining Canon’s renowned optical excellence with affordable pricing, the new lens is ideal for camera operators who require superior quality in applications such as wedding and corporate videos, education films and documentaries.

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The KJ20x8.2B KRSD offers an impressive specification alongside a compact design that guarantees advanced performance and operability. Its 20x zoom lens offers a 1.0 second maximum speed over its entire zoom range, alongside a Minimum Object Distance of 0.9M (10mm with Macro). Focal lengths range from an extra-wide angle 8.2mm (60.7 degrees angular field of view horizontal in 16:9 aspect ratio) to 164mm, combining with a f/1.9 maximum reflective aperture to provide excellent operational capabilities – all in a package weighing just 1.25 kg.

Optical performance that outperforms the rest
The new lens has been developed to deliver superior optical performance within its category. With tighter control of MTF across the entire image plane, a minimisation of chromatic aberrations and the maximisation of image contrast, the lens delivers superb levels of picture sharpness.

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Contrast is maximised thanks to substantial reduction of flare, veiling glare and internal reflections. The lens offers tight control of the geometric distortion at wide-angle settings, while spectral transmittance characteristic is to HDTV colorimetric standards. With relative light distribution optimised for more open aperture settings, uniform brightness, excellent picture sharpness and high contrast, operators can be sure of producing vividly clear HD pictures.

Advanced technologies for pristine imaging
The superior optical performance of the Canon KJ20x8.2B KRSD can be attributed to a range of Canon technical innovations. A new optical design includes the precision optical element and multilayer coatings, as well as Canon’s Internal Focus – a floating optical system that vastly improves control of chromatic aberrations. The lens also incorporates Shuttle Shot, an advanced digital drive system that allows operators to precisely zoom between pre-programmed focal lengths, instantly and on-demand.

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Solid, reliable, rugged and Earth friendly
The KJ20x8.2B KRSD’s has been manufactured to exacting Canon standards. A range of user-friendly design features have been included, such as a compact drive unit mounted to the lens at an ergonomically designed 12.5 degree angle, to improve comfort and balance during operation. Like all of Canon’s current lenses, the lens is also designed with the environment in mind, with the use of any materials and substances potentially harmful to the environment completely eliminated.  Its high-grade design also makes it suitable for shooting in a wide range of situations – offering outstanding flexibility to complement its advanced performance.

About Canon Europe
Canon Europe is the regional sales and marketing operation for Canon Inc., represented in 116 countries and employing over 13,500 people across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Founded in 1937 with the specific goal of making the best quality camera available to customers, Canon’s tireless passion for the Power of Image has since extended its technology into many other markets and has established it as a world leader in both consumer and business imaging solutions.  Its solutions comprise products, ranging from digital compact and SLR cameras, through broadcast lenses and portable X-ray machines, to multi-function and production printers, all supported by a range of value added services.
Canon invests heavily in R&D to deliver the richest and most innovative products and services to satisfy customers’ creative needs. From amateur photographers to professional print companies, Canon enables each customer to realise their own passion for image.
Canon’s corporate philosophy is Kyosei – ‘living and working together for the common good’. In EMEA, Canon Europe pursues sustainable business growth, focusing on reducing its own environmental impact and supporting customers to reduce theirs using Canon’s products, solutions and services. Canon has achieved global certification to ISO 14001, demonstrating a world-class environmental management standard.

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