Rio 2016

NBC Olympics To Deploy More Than 70 Canon Lenses in Rio

NBC Olympic has selected Canon U.S.A. to provide a wide variety of HDTV Field, Portable and Studio lenses for its production of the Rio Olympics. Over 70 Canon broadcast lenses will be used during coverage including the DIGISUPER 95 TELE long-zoom field lens featuring a focal length of 1178mm (2356mm with 2x Extender); the DIGISUPER 27 studio lens providing crisp HD imagery in a studio environment; the HJ14ex4.3B wide-angle HD lens capturing a panoramic 96.3 degrees angle-of-view; and the HJ24ex7.5B HDTV field telephoto zoom lens, providing a remarkable 7.5-180mm zoom range in a compact, portable body.

“We are honored to once again be chosen as the lens provider for NBC,” says Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A.

“The lenses that Canon provides are an essential component to the visual system that captures the excitement and the emotion of the Games,” says Christopher Adams, Vice President Venue Engineering, Olympics Production Engineering, NBC Sports Group.