Canon Launches Camera With the Ability to Shoot in Total Darkness and Broadcast Live
The Canon ME20F-SHN that was recently launched. [Image: Courtesy]

4 Months after launching the EOSR, the company has made advancements and launched the Canon ME20F-SHN, a new high-end camera in the Kenyan market as the company seeks to capitalize on trends in the broadcast, film and digital industries.

The new camera, the Canon ME20F-SHN has the ability to shoot in total darkness without any complications, on the other hand, it has also unveiled another the Canon XF705 which has the ability to stream an event and broadcast live on television at the same time.

Waiting to be unveiled in selected stores the Canon XF705 will go for a recommended price of Ksh850,000 before VAT while the Canon ME20F-SHN will retail at Ksh2.5 million before VAT.

The other technology that the cameras have is the ability to position subjects in focus from a kilometer away.  

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“This camera (Canon ME20F-SHN) can be used by policemen to spot thieves from a kilometre away,” said Mr Jabat who is Canon’s technical operations manager “The KWS has already acquired this camera and they are using it to reduce poaching in Kenyan game parks,”

The Canon ME20F-SHN boasts a 4 Million ISO which enables shooting clearly in the dark. The camera also comes with the network capable of remote configuration and monitoring as well as surveillance applications.

The XF705, has a focus to broadcasters having the capability to shoot in 4K resolution.

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In December, the company launched the EOSR series as it sought to target its grip on the Kenyan market.

Canon ME20F-SHN key Highlights/Features include the.

  • 2.26MP 1080p Full-Frame 35mm CMOS sensor
  • Canon EF mount with Cinema Lock
  • Built-in ND filters 2 stages:
    • 3 stops
    • 6 stops
  • Manual Focus and One-Shot AF
  • Digital Tele Converter:
    • 2x, 3x, and 4x
  • DIGIC DV 4 Processor
  • Canon Log and WideDR
  • Sharp, low noise color video in extreme low light
  • Network capable remote configuration and monitoring
  • Supports a wide range of surveillance applications
  • High-quality Full HD output
  • Flexible installation

Canon XF705 Highlights include

  • 1″ CMOS Sensor, 13.4MP
  • UHD 4K up to 60 fps, 1080p to 120 fps
  • H.265/HEVC Codec, 4:2:2 10-bit Color
  • 15x Optical Zoom, 30x Digital


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