Canon's New ME200S-SH Multi-Purpose Camera Provides Compact Imaging Solution for Live HD Broadcasts, Production and Surveillance
Via Canon Press:
Featuring Canon’s Dual Pixel Autofocus and ISO Ranges up to 204,800, this Modular Affordable Camera is Compatible with Canon’s EF, EF-Sand CINE-SERVO lenses
MELVILLE N.Y., April 13, 2016— Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the latest addition to the Company’s line of multi-purpose modular cameras, the new ME200S-SH. Compact and versatile, the camera supports a broad range of uses, including cinema, television production, live sports, law enforcement, house of worship and special uses, such as weather monitoring, night shooting, event installs and point of view applications. This 8.2 megapixel Super 35mm compact box camera features both high sensitivity and a cinema look for high-quality image capture. Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus (DAF) technology provides ME200S-SHcamera users with a range of focusing options when using compatible Canon EF lenses and CINE-SERVO lenses.
“Much like the ME20F-SH multi-purpose camera that Canon launched in 2015, the new ME200S-SH multi-purpose camera is so small and compact it can easily fit into tight spaces,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “As indicated in the name, we anticipate users will implement this camera in an extensive variety of ways, from uniquely angled shots for HD sports broadcasting or traffic and weather reporting, to cinematic production or surveillance of public spaces, even applications we haven’t yet thought of. We are very excited to see how the capabilities of this camera inspire image creators.”
Canon’s new multi-purpose ME200S-SHcamera’s compact, modular body design allows for easy custom configurations for diverse usage scenarios such as:
- Live HD-1920×1080 / 60p, 50p output, Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Remote (RC-V100) enableHD Live use for HD studios as well as sporting events. Thanks to its compact size, this camera can be placed in unique creative spaces such as the top of a basketball hoop. Genlock functionality is standard for this multi-purpose camera use.
- Production – Remote manual control of focus, iris, auto exposure (AE) and ND filters is available with the optional Canon RC-V100 controller, benefitting a range of users from meteorologists looking to get distinctive images of severe weather conditions to concert venues looking to add creative low-light imagery or cinematic shallow depth of field to their offerings.
- Security Surveillance- Infrared shooting and ISO 204,800 allow for surveillance of buildings, borders, airports, and harbors. Remote control capability and Auto Exposure allow the ME200S-SH camera to be easily incorporated into these constantly evolving and potentially unmanned environments.
The ME200S-SH camera includes both Canon Log and Wide DR Gamma providing users the high- dynamic range and the ability to choose their post-production strategy. Users can experience high-quality imagery whether they are doing a full post-production grade or making quick onsite corrections.
In addition, the ME200S-SHcamera employs Canon’s EF Mount (Cinema Lock Type) providing shooters with the ability to use a diverse array of compatible Canon EF interchangeable lens, CINE-SERVO lenses, newly announced COMPACT-SERVO lens and a select Canon Broadcast HD lenses by utilizing a third party mount converter. The Cine Lock feature allows users to easily mount the lens without having to rotate it into the mount.
The ME200S-SHcamera features 3G/HD-SDI and HDMI output terminals that enable users to output video via a single cable to a variety of peripheral equipment, including external recorders and monitors. A 12-pin lens jack is provided to enable communication with the drive unit of select CINE-SERVO and broadcast lenses. Equipped with a φ2.5mm stereo mini-jack and a round eight-pin jack for RS-422, the multi-purpose camera is capable of connecting with Canon’s optional RC-V100 Remote Controller. Furthermore, a φ3.5mm stereo mini-jack allows the camera to connect to a microphone or other external audio equipment.
Pricing and Availability
The ME200S-SHmulti-purpose camera is scheduled to be available in August 2016 for a suggested list price of $5,999. In addition, optional accessories which include the RC-V100 Remote Control, RS-422 eight-pin remote cables and TB-1 Tripod Base are currently available for a suggested list price of $2999, $249 (10m cable) or $999 (100m cable) and $35 respectively.* For more information please visit, www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/products/details/lenses/cinema/compact-servo/compact-servo-18-80mm-t4-4-ef.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2015† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
* Availability, prices, and specifications are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.
Canon ME200S-SH Multi-Purpose Camera
The ME200S-SH Multi-Purpose camera delivers the high quality video and versatility needed for a wide range of professional video production applications. The camera's modular design allows you to connect only the components you need, depending on how you want to use the camera- making it easy to incorporate into a variety of camera systems. An HDMI terminal allows for connection to compatible third party external displays, and 3G/HD-SDI terminals allow for connection to compatible third party external displays and recording devices. The camera is compact (4.42″ W x 4.57″ H x 4.49″ D) and lightweight (2.43 lbs), helping to broaden the range of applications.
Featuring the same Super 35mm CMOS sensor used in our Cinema EOS cameras, the ME200S-SH camera delivers an outstanding balance of image quality and sensitivity. Capable of 204,000 ISO, the camera performs extremely well in low-light conditions. The camera's Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Auto-Focus) technology works to maintain focus of moving subjects, and it's rugged construction make it able to withstand use in harsh environments. In addition, the camera can be controlled using Canon's optional RC-V100 remote control, further expanding the potential uses of the camera.
Offering high quality video and flexible expandability, the affordable ME200S-SH Multi-Purpose camera can be ideal for television, nature and wildlife, documentary production, security and law enforcement.
Learn more about the Canon ME200S-SH camera's features and specifications.
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