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Keep Speed in Sharp Focus - with Canon HD

Canon’s patented “ Vari-Angle Prism “ image stabilizer technology provides a high level of image stabilization

Canon’s HJ15ex8.5B KRSE-V HDTV portable zoom lens combines HD with an optical image stabilizer function. Compact and lightweight, the 15x HD lens enables accurate focus to be maintained on fast -moving objects from various mobile shooting environments. A wide range of vibration frequencies can be stabilized – from low frequency vibration when used on the operator’s shoulder, to higher frequency vibration when operated on vehicles and motorbikes.

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As well as HD, the HJ15ex8.5 KRSE-V offers a higher zoom ratio and wider angle. In addition, Canon’s patented “ Vari-Angle Prism “ image stabilizer technology provides a high level of image stabilization with a wide frequency range throughout the whole zoom range from Tele to Wide. Four stabilization modes are available to meet different shooting conditions.

With Canon’s original optical design, curvature of field, chromatic aberration and other types of aberrations are easily corrected. Flat and high resolution /contrast image is possible through the whole zoom range covering from wide-end to tele-end.

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HJ15 On Tour

The HJ15ex8.5 KRSE-V was used by SFP, one of the major European production companies, to cover the Tour de France for France Television. Luc Geoffroy, CTO of Euro Media Group commented on the benefits of the HJ15ex8.5 KRSE-V:

“The most impressive aspect is the power of stabilization. It is really much more powerful. Honestly, we had not imagined it was possible. It was so high that, as everybody could see on TV, the cameraman could zoom during action, and even sometimes stay in tele-position to have a close shot of the cyclists. We were constantly checking in the OB vans and could never detect any vibration on the picture. Amazing!”

As well as the technical advances, the HJ15ex8.5 KRSE-V has been designed to ensure that all the optical components, mechanical parts, and electrical parts follow the international environmental regulations by removing toxic substances and applying low power consumption design.

Canon developed the additional stabilization by designing a vari-angle prism system comprising of two pieces of adjustable glass with liquid between them. The lens can adjust the angle on these to tilt the optical axis and thus stabilize the image. As a result, a cameraman on a moving vehicle or motorbike is able zoom during action, and even stay in tele-position for close-up shots all without any vibration on the picture.

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About Canon Europe

Canon Europe is the regional sales and marketing operation for Canon Inc., represented in 120 countries and employing over 11,000 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 realize theirown passion for image. Canon believes that considering the interests of society and the environment is an integral part of good business practice. This is embodied in its corporate philosophy Kyosei - ‘To live and work together for the common good’.

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