Canon unveils ‘super HD’ camera
Paris, May 7, 2011
Canon has launched a multi-purpose camera which is capable of shooting super-high-definition 4K video with a resolution four times greater than full HD with a compact and lightweight design.
Featuring a newly developed 2/3 inch, 8-megapixel CMOS sensor capable of super-high-definition video and photography at frame rates in excess of 60 frames per second, the camera enables high-speed continuous shooting and high quality slow-motion playback.
The camera also features a compact 24-480 mm high-power, wide-angle 20x optical zoom lens with aperture settings from F1.8 to 3.8 (35mm film equivalent) and is powered by a new fully electronically-controlled lens drive system.
The camera was unveiled during the recently held Canon Expo in Paris, where it demonstrated new technologies from image capture through to mixed reality interaction and digital radiography.
In terms of emerging technology, Canon will introduce ultra high resolution LCD panels with up to eight megapixel resolution, while in the medical imaging sphere Canon is set to launch its next generation X-ray imaging and cutting-edge DNA imaging, its fully-integrated digital radiography system and the Canon CR2 digital retina camera.
During Canon Expo, the company also demonstrated the image capture of a retina using the stereo photographic mode of the Canon CX-1 digital retinal camera, which is then recreated in 3D using two Canon WUX10 Mark II Medical projectors.
These high quality 3D representations provide healthcare professionals with high quality images, which can be used for review and study purposes. – TradeArabia News Service
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