NABWeek 2020: Fujinon is working on two 8K broadcast lenses

Fujinon has announced it’s currently in the middle of development for two new 8K broadcast zoom lenses: the FUJINON HP66X15.2ESM and HP12X7.6ERD.

Both of these lenses have something to show off. According to Fujinon, the HP66X15.2ESM features the world’s longest 8K focal length of 1,000mm. It’s also claimed to feature the world’s highest zoom magnification of 66x. It appears that this is a very serious broadcast zoom lens. As for the HP12X7.6ERD, it is said to be a portable lens that covers a range of 7.6mm to 91mm. Fujinon also claims it has the world’s widest 8K angle of view at 93.3 degrees.


Both of the broadcast lenses are ultra-high-definition. They feature bayonet mounts targeting three 1.25” sensors for ultra-high 8K resolution. Additionally, they come coated in Fujinon’s multi-layers High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating. According to Fujinon, the coating will make “it possible to deliver vivid color reproduction and high dynamic range. Both lenses use a nine-blade aperture, aspherical and fluorite elements, and 16-bit endorsers.

FUJINON HP66X15.2ESM broadcast lens
FUJINON HP66X15.2ESM broadcast lens

Also, the HP66X15.2 features the “latest high-performance” optical image stabilization, according to Fujinon.

“As broadcast technology early adopters explore the challenges and benefits of 8K production, there are growing needs for high-performance optical equipment compatible with this technology,” said Yuji Igarashi, Fujinon General Manager. “With four times the resolution of 4K video, recording in 8K requires lenses with exceptionally advanced optical performance. Fujinon has taken the advanced optical technology it has fostered over many years to new heights to develop lenses that not only meet but exceed those demands.”

Pricing and availability

As of now, we have no information about how much these broadcast lenses will cost. Fujinon expects the HP66X15.2ESM and HP12X7.6ERD to be released in summer 2020 and fall 2020, respectively. So, if you want to learn more about these lenses, head to Fujinon’s official site.

Image courtesy: Fujinon

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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