An interview from the 2016 National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas with Tim Smith of Canon USA. Canon manufactures their Cinema EOS Line of compact, modular cameras designed specifically for cinematography applications, featuring Canon's unique Super 35mm CMOS sensor, revolutionary Canon DIGIC Image Processor, and 50Mbps 4:2:2 recording, in PL and EF-mount options. In this interview Tim showcases the Canon ME20F-SH and the 18-80mm T4.4 EF COMPACT-SERVO Lens.
Canon's new ME20F-SH Multi-Purpose Camera features a newly designed Canon 2.2MP high sensitivity CMOS sensor helping users to shoot crisp, clean high definition full-color video in extreme low light conditions. The camera's versatile, rugged, modular design, combined with a 35mm full frame CMOS sensor with an equivalent sensitivity in excess of 4,000,000 ISO, make it ideal for a wide variety of markets. A remarkable example of Canon's innovative engineering, the camera can be used for television, cinema, nature and wildlife, documentary production, astronomy, military, security and law enforcement.
The ME20F-SH Multi-Purpose Camera features a newly developed Canon full frame 35mm CMOS sensor with an equivalent sensitivity in excess of 4,000,000 ISO. Able to capture full color 1080p video up to 60fps, the ME20F-SH camera can be ideal for use in extreme low light environments.
This innovative 35mm full frame CMOS sensor has photosites measuring 19 micrometers square. The large photosites allow for exceptional low light performance, with a minimum subject illumination of 0.0005 or below (at maximum 75 dB gain).
The Canon CN-E 18-80mm T4.4 COMPACT-SERVO Lens combines the functionality of Canon's EF lenses with the features and performance of their CN-E lineup. Designed for use with EF-mount cameras featuring Super 35 or APS-C sized sensors, the lens covers an incredibly useful 18 to 80mm focal range while maintaining a constant T-stop of T4.4 (f/4) throughout. Measuring 7.2" long and weighing only 2.65 lb, the lens presents itself as a compact, lightweight option suitable for a variety of productions, from narrative work to run-and-gun documentaries. Notably, the lens is Canon's first cine-style option to incorporate image stabilization and auto focus functionality when paired with Cinema EOS cameras.
Cinematographer James Neihouse, ASC presented alongside Marsha Ivins, a former American astronaut and veteran of five space shuttle missions, about the making of the IMAX® movie A Beautiful Planet. The film, premiering in April, was largely shot aboard the International Space Station using Canon EOS C500 which was also on display at the Canon Booth during NAB 2016.
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