Canon Inc. announced that an ultra-high-sensitivity 4K camera was used to successfully capture video of the comet ISON from the International Space Station at approximately 7:08 p.m. JST on November 23, 2013. Canon technology contributed to this world’s-first achievement as video production equipment from Canon’s Cinema EOS System was used to record the astronomical phenomenon.
The Canon video production equipment taken on the mission, all from the company’s Cinema EOS System lineup of professional digital cinematography products, comprised of:
- EOS C500 PL professional cinema camera (specially modified)
- Two EF Cinema Lenses: the CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 L SP
- CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L SP
All equipment used support 4K image resolution. The EOS C500 PL makes possible exceptional high-sensitivity imaging performance that facilitates the capture of usable footage even in low-light conditions.
Having already earned plaudits from Hollywood professionals and others working in the motion picture production industry, the Cinema EOS System’s latest out-of-this-world achievement raises the realm of imaging expression to an all-new height.
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