FUJIFILM announced the release of the new “FUJINON UA24x7.8BERD,” (“UA24x7.8”) achieving the world's smallest and lightest broadcast lens supporting 4K. The lens is scheduled for release in January 2018. Despite having a compact body, the “UA24x7.8” features a 24x high magnification zoom, covering a focal length from the wide angle of 7.8mm to 187mm. This portable zoom lens allows you to shoot high-definition, realistic videos for situations such as live sport broadcasting and press coverage. 4K video is spreading rapidly in countries such as Japan, Europe, and North America, with the introduction of the compact and lightweight “4K camcorder” camera, the need for compact and lightweight lenses continues to increase.
The new “UA24x7.8” is a 4K compatible portable zoom lens that achieves the world's smallest and lightest specs for its type, with a total length of approx. 220.5mm and a total weight of approx. 1.98kg. When combined with a “4K camcorder”, the lens reduces weight when shooting on from your shoulder. Featuring a 24x high magnification zoom covering a focal length from the wide angle of 7.8mm to 187mm.
Fujifilm's proprietary “HT-EBC (High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating)” multi-layer coating is applied for a high level of transmittance and colour reproducibility. Also, the latest optical design technology has been used to prevent resolution degradation around the edges and control all types of aberrations. By using this lens, it is possible to shoot utilising "HDR (High Dynamic Range)," reproducing rich tones even when shooting scenes with intense contrast, such as stadiums at dusk. An aperture shape close to that of a circle is achieved by adopting nine aperture blades, allowing for footage expressions making use of a more natural bokeh.
The lens comes with the 16-bit encoder, capable of making a high-resolution output of lens data including zoom and focal position information. It can be linked with various other systems such as a virtual studio system for combining CG images with live action footage.