HJ15ex8.5B KRSE-V 8.5-127.5mm HD Zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilisation;Canon introduces an important innovation in HD production portable lens, the HJ15ex8.5B KRSE-V. This is specifically intended to extend production flexibilities in mobile HD shooting of many forms. The lens embodies a built-in optical image stabilization system based upon Canon’s patented Vari-Angle Prism Image Stabilizer (VAP-IS) technology. Canon’s IS technology has been significantly improved over an earlier system deployed a decade ago in a standard definition lens. Rock solid imagery is ensured when the lens-camera system is subjected to a wide range of perturbation frequencies encountered by a camera operator who is shooting handheld while walking, running, or operating from a motorcycle pillion, within a moving vehicle, boat, or helicopter.;Features;New Solution for "Stable" HD Image Production;Preserving Full HDTV Optical Performance with incorporation of IS System. The nature of high definition imagery is the sensitivity to a sudden lowering of image quality when the originating HD lens-camera system is subject to physical disturbances. Based upon long term operational studies and extensive research Canon has successfully developed a powerful real-time counter to the many forms of physical disturbances that can be encountered on location shooting.;Powerful Image Stabilization for Various Environments;Throughout the entire zoom range, the Vari-angle Prism image stabilizer technology provides real-time compensation for a wide range of disturbance frequencies to ensure a high level of HD image stabilization. These disturbances include lens-camera jolting associated with handheld and shoulder mounting by a camera operator who is in motion, vibrations when tripod mounted on an unstable platform or in windblown environments, to the higher vibration frequencies encountered when operating on vehicles, boats, and aircraft.;Various Stabilizing Modes;In order to optimize the image stabilization action for different shooting conditions, various stabilization modes are selectable. Combination of two modes from each category is available and each mode is simply set by changing the switches on the lens.