Canon has released details of a new CJ20ex7.8B portable-type broadcast zoom lens, which is scheduled for release in late June, 2016.


The new CJ20ex7.8B 4K broadcast lens. (Source: Canon.)

Capable of recording high-resolution and high-impact 4K video content, the new CJ20ex7.8B lens features a 20x zoom ratio with a focal-length range from 7.8mm to 156mm. It is designed for use with 4K broadcast cameras employing 2/3-inch sensors and expands Canon’s 4K broadcast lens line-up, which also includes the CJ12ex4.3B (to be released in late February 2016).

The CJ20ex7.8B lens has a compact, lightweight body design, enabling it to be used ideal for indoor and outdoor location applications, covering situations from sporting events and news coverage, to dramas and documentaries. The new CJ20ex7.8B includes a built-in 2x extender, which increases the lens focal range by two fold. For more information, visit