Canon has released details of 7 Cinema Prime lenses for RF mount to complement its EF and PL mount lenses plus a new CR-N100 indoor 4K pan-tilt-zoom camera and controller.

The new RF mount Cinema Prime lenses, with focal lengths ranging from 14mm through to 135mm. (Source: Canon.)

The new series of RF mount Cinema Prime lenses are Canon’s first cinema lenses for its EOS mirrorless cameras. They have been designed to complement the existing portfolio of EF mount CN-E Primes and PL mount Sumire Primes and combine optical performance and cinema-style operability to meet the needs of professional video productions. The lenses are fully compatible with the EOS C70 (released in November 2020) and EOS R5 C (released in March 2022) cameras and fully compatible with the RF mount’s transmission protocols. This enables operators to adjust magnification, chromatic aberration correction, peripheral light correction, and a dual pixel focus guide via camera body controls. Like other RF mount lenses, the new lenses also feature built-in distortion aberration correction.

Pricing for the lenses will be set at dealers’ discretion closer to availability in Australia:

Model Available in Australia
CN-R14mm T3.1 L F March 2024
CN-R20mm T1.5 L F April 2024
CN-R24mm T1.5 L F February 2024
CN-R35mm T1.5 L F February 2024
CN-R50mm T1.3 L F February 2024
CN-R85mm T1.3 L F February 2024
CN-R85mm T1.3 L F May 2024

The new lenses are suitable for use with 4K and 8K cameras and come with optimally positioned large-diameter aspherical lens elements and lens elements with anomalous dispersion glass. Designed for cameras with full-frame large-format sensors, they have bright T-stop values and aperture blades depth of field control. The colour balance is unified throughout the series. Geared rings offer greater control with third party follow focus accessories.

The new CR-N100 indoor 4K pan-tilt-zoom camera and RC-IP1000 professional PTZ controller. (Source: Canon.)

Canon has also released details of the CR-N100, the sixth model in Canon’s PTZ line-up. It features a 1/2.3-type (6.17 x 4.55 mm) 4K CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV6 processor, along with a powerful 20x optical zoom lens. Designed for use by enterprises, local governments and educational institutions, it can produce high-quality 4K UHD video for recording and oversampled HD video for live steaming. Users can choose from four different ‘scene modes’ – Portrait, Sports, Low-light and Spotlight to match their subject. The Hybrid Auto Focus system combines contrast AF (auto-focus) with external phase-detection AF to deliver fast and accurate focusing on the subject even in low light conditions.

Key features are as follows:

  • 4K30P high-image-quality video capture
  • 20x optical zoom lens with a focal length of 29.3m – 601mm (35mm film equivalent)
  • Hybrid Auto Focus with face detection and tracking
  • Intelligent Auto Tracking
  • In-built protocol support, including Canon XC , RTMP /RTMPS and RTP/RTSP, NDI|HX and SRT , making the CR-N100 extremely flexible out of the box
  • Compatible HDMI and USB-C connectivity
  • Includes additional support tools such as Camera Search Tool, Remote Camera Control Application, and Webcam Driver

The new RC-IP1000 is a powerful professional broadcast PTZ controller for Canon’s high-end PTZ models. It is compatible with both IP and serial communication to access and control Canon PTZ cameras remotely. A built-in 7-inch LCD touch screen enables users to view their feeds without the need to connect to an external monitor and access multiple camera settings and features including setting the focus point for cameras. The device also has high-quality ergonomic joystick.

Canon has also unveiled an updated Multi-camera Management Application, which will be available from November 2023 and can be downloaded from the relevant camera support page at

Pricing for the CR-N100 4K PTZ camera and RC-IP1000 professional PTZ controller will be set at dealers’ discretion closer to availability in Australia. The CR-N100 camera and RC-IP1000 will be available in Australia from November 2023 and January 2024 respectively.