FUJIFILM Unveils Two 8K Ultra HD Broadcast Lenses

A box-type zoom lens with the world’s highest 66x magnification and a portable zoom lens with the world’s widest 7.6mm focal length will be released in February 2021.

FUJIFILM has launched two broadcast zoom lenses, the “FUJINON HP66x15.2-ESM” (HP66x15.2) and the “FUJINON HP12x7.6ERD-S9” (HP12x7.6). The two new lenses use cutting-edge optical technology to capture dynamic 8K video at ultra-high resolution. The HP66×15.2 is a box type zoom lens reaching the world's longest focal length*1 of 1000mm and offering the world's highest zoom magnification*1 of 66x. The HP12×7.6 is a portable type zoom lens covering the focal length range from the world's widest*1 7.6mm to 91mm in telephoto. The HP66x15.2 and HP12x7.6 will complete a seven-model line-up of FUJIFILM’s broadcast lenses to cater to the industry’s need for 8K video production.

Today, the use of high-definition video is accelerating rapidly in a diverse range of video production including live sports / concert coverage and documentary programs. As countries embrace the commercial use of 8K video, which has four times the resolution of 4K video, the market is calling for broadcast lenses equipped with a very high level of optical performance.

Recognising the arrival of a new broadcasting age, FUJIFILM became the world’s first to release 4K-capable lenses, and has since progressed on to develop 8K-capable lenses. The current lineup of five models is driving the trend toward higher video quality in the broadcasting industry.

The HP66x15.2 and HP12x7.6 are broadcast zoom lenses capable of producing dynamic 8K ultra-high definition video. They can resolve images edge-to-edge in astonishing sharpness to capture even the atmosphere of the scene, as FUJIFILM has applied its high-precision forming technology that can polish the surface of lens elements on the order of nanometres as well as mechanical designing and assembling technologies that accurately place multiple lens groups into a lens barrel. Their vivid colour reproduction and strong contrast result in rich tonal gradation in high dynamic range (HDR). These also feature the new “Remote Back Focus” function, which enables adjusting the back focus remotely, e.g. from a broadcast van, to streamline video shooting.

The HP66×15.2 is a box type zoom lens covering the focal length range from 15.2mm to the world's longest focal length of 1000mm. With the world's highest zoom magnification of 66x, the lens is capable of capturing a decisive moment of athletes far away. The HP12x7.6 is a portable zoom lens covering the focal length range from the world's widest 7.6mm to 91mm, a perfect choice to capture an entire stadium or concert venue.

FUJINON lenses by FUJIFILM are known for advanced descriptive performance, and used in the production of movies, TV commercials, and live sports coverage across the world. FUJIFILM will continue to leverage its cutting-edge optical technology to supply high-performance lenses, addressing the diversifying needs of video production sites.

*1 Among 8K-capable broadcast lenses as of January 21, 2021, according to FUJIFILM data.

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