Canon rolls out HDgc lens line

Canon has launched its first series of economical HD lenses specially engineered for tapeless HD camcorders, called the HDgc family of lenses.

The new lenses combine reduced chromatic aberration and high and well-controlled MTF with digital operational tools that include shuttle shot, framing preset and speed preset.

The HDgc lens line includes the KH21ex5.7 IRSE (telephoto version), the KH10ex3.6 IRSE (wide-angle lens), and a 16x standard version that will be available in late 2006 for ½in CCD cameras. Digital “eDrive” is available on all three of these lenses. It and a built-in 2X extender represent a principal difference between these models and the KH20x6.4 KRS for ½-inch HD CCD cameras and the KJ20x8.5B KRS for 2/3-inch HD CCD cameras.

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