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April 15, 2016 05:08 ET

Canon's Newly-Announced 18-80mm T4.4 Compact Servo Lens and ME200S-SH Multi-Purpose Camera to Be Featured at NAB; More Info at B&H Photo

Pro Video News: Canon Continues to Cultivate Its Presence in the Pro Video Segment, With the Announcement of a New Compact Servo Lens and a New Multi-Purpose Camera

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - April 15, 2016) - B&H Photo is pleased to share the announcement of Canon's new Compact Servo 18-80mm T4.4 Zoom Lens and Multi-Purpose ME200S-SH Camera.

Being lightweight, at 2.7 pounds, and covering a very useful focal range, the Compact-Servo 18-80mm Zoom Lens is a new offering in Canon's ever-expanding line of lenses. With super-35mm sensor coverage, 4K capability, optical Image Stabilization, and a constant T4.4 transmission rating throughout the zoom range, this new lens will fit right into documentary, ENG, and other handheld or run-and-gun situations that require cinematic depth-of-field control and sharp images. The zoom and iris actuations on this lens are accomplished via an integrated servo. These actuations can be controlled manually using the lens rings, directly from the servo itself, or through EF-mount communication with compatible cameras and camcorders. When full communication is enabled, automatic functions such Dual Pixel CMOS AF, push auto iris, record start/stop, shading, and chromatic aberration compensation (EOS C300 Mark II Cinema Camera only) can be implemented.

Canon ME200S-SH Multi-Purpose Camera (Cinema Lock EF-Mount)

  • Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
  • Canon Cinema Lock EF Lens Mount
  • 12-Stop Dynamic Range
  • ISO Up to 204,800
  • 1920 x 1080 / 1280 x 720, Up to 60 FPS
  • Dual Pixel AF
  • Motorized ND and IR Cut Filters
  • 2x, 4x, 8x Digital Teleconverter
  • HD/3G-SDI & HDMI Connectors
  • RS-422 Remote Control Terminal

Announced alongside the 18-80mm lens is the new ZSG-C10 Servo Control Grip. Connecting via an integrated 20-pin cable, the Control Grip can command zoom operations, one-shot autofocus, and record start/stop without having to remove your hand from the grip. Since the servos are part of the lens and not the grip, the Control Grip can be relocated to different positions in relation to the camera, depending on the application.

Canon CN-E 18-80mm T4.4 COMPACT-SERVO Cinema Zoom Lens (EF Mount)

  • Covers Super 35 & APS-C Formats
  • EF Mount
  • T4.4 Constant Maximum Aperture
  • 9-Blade Iris
  • Parfocal with Minimized Focus Breathing
  • Compatible with Servo Lens Controllers
  • Optional Control Grip
  • Image Stabilization & Auto Focus Support
  • 180° Rotation for Focus
  • Lightweight at only 2.65 lb

On the camera-side of things, the new ME200S-SH Multi-Purpose Camera integrates the renowned super-35mm sensor found in the Cinema EOS cameras into the compact and versatile form factor similar to the ME20F-SH Multi-Purpose Camera announced a few months prior. Along with the tried-and-true Cinema EOS sensor comes the addition of Dual-Pixel AF when used with compatible lenses, in addition to amenities carried over from the ME20F-SH, such as the locking EF mount, Canon Log, power options, video output up to 1080p60, control interfaces, mounting locations, and more, all inside the versatile box-shape chassis. The camera's relatively small form factor and large feature set is fit for many different pro-video workflows including, but not limited to, live studio production, cinema, and security surveillance.

Canon ME20F-SH Cinema Package

  • Canon ME20F-SH Camera
  • Zacuto Mini Baseplate
  • Atomos Shogun Flame
  • SanDisk 240GB Extreme Pro SSD
  • Endura V-Mount Battery, Plate & Charger
  • Articulating Arm
  • HDMI Cable, 4-Pin XLR Cable

All the products in this announcement will be featured at the upcoming 2016 NAB show alongside many existing Canon products. In addition to the new hardware, Canon also announced new firmware for many of its currently-available products, including: the EOS C300 Mark II, EOS C100 Mark II, 4K Reference Displays, ME20F-SH, XA30, XA35, XF300, XF305, and XC10 Camcorders. Check the Canon USA website for more details on individual firmware updates.

Read more about the Canon Multi-Purpose and Lens at B&H Explora Blog

Come Visit B&H at NAB! B&H has 3 booths this year, all in central hall. Our main booth will feature a camera shootout with over 20 camera rigs set up to test and compare. Our Event Stage Booth will feature presentations from vendors and panel discussions with industry influencers. We are also live-streaming our Event Stage to our followers and customers who are not at the show. Lastly we have a booth in the Drone Pavilion.

Here's where you can find B&H:

B&H Main Booth - #C11016

B&H Event Stage - # C10515

B&H Drone Booth - #CR156DP

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