Fujinon Debuts Two Lenses, Pan/Tilt System for Sony HDC-X300 Half-Inch HD Camera

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New HSs18x5.5MD-D18 and HSs18x5.5BRD-D18 HD Lenses, Featuring High Zoom Ratios, Designed for Videoconferencing and ENG Applications

Last Updated: April 13, 2005 4:24 pm GMT
(WAYNE, New Jersey, April 13, 2005) At NAB 2005, Fujinon will introduce two new lenses designed for Sony’s HDC-X300 half-inch HD camera -- the HSs18x5.5MD-D18 and HSs18x5.5BRD-D18. The HSs18x5.5MD-D18 is ideal for videoconferencing applications, while the HSs18x5.5BRD-D18 is designed for ENG-style productions.

“Many of our customers use the Sony HDC-X300 for both corporate and broadcast applications,” said Dave Waddell, Marketing Manager, Fujinon. “We designed the HSs18x5.5MD-D18 and HSs18x5.5BRD-D18 lenses to specifically compliment the camera for each application. The HSs18x5.5BRD-D18 brings users the large zoom ratio and wide angle of view they’ve come to expect from Fujinon ENG lenses, while the HSs18x5.5MD-D18 delivers those same characteristics to the corporate and broadcast remote control market.”

With a focal length range of 5.5 to 100mm and a wide angle of view (64 degrees at 5.5mm), the new HSs18x5.5MD-D18 HD is one of the most powerful teleconferencing lenses on the market, providing crisp, clear pictures for corporate or broadcast applications. Designed to enhance the performance of Sony’s HDC-X300, it features an 18x zoom ratio, a maximum relative aperture of 1.8 at 100mm, and a M.O.D. of 0.6m from the front of the lens. Users have the option of adding Fujinon lens controllers and wide angle or telephoto adapters to the HSs18x5.5MD-D18 as well as the HSs18x5.5BRD-D18.

Like the HSs18x5.5MD-D18, the HSs18x5.5BRD-D18 HD lens boasts an 18x zoom ratio, a focal length range of 5.5 to 100m, and an angular field of view of 64 degrees at 5.5mm. A full-servo, ENG-style lens, it’s designed to support today’s most demanding ENG applications. It features a maximum relative aperture of 1:1:8 at 100mm and an M.O.D. of 0.6m from the front of the lens. It comes complete with Fujinon’s Inner Focus technology to minimize lens breathing and a servo module with zoom, focus and iris servo motors.

Fujinon is a major manufacturer and distributor of optics and lens assemblies for the broadcast, digital cinema, and industrial markets. The company's line of television zoom lenses are used in virtually every segment of the broadcast industry, including electronic newsgathering, studio and field production, and high definition television. For more information about Fujinon broadcast and communications products, call 1 (973) 633-5600 or visit our web site at www.fujinonbroadcast.com.

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