The DIGISUPER 86II xs is an extraordinary field lens that utilizes Canon's optical design concept "POWER OPTICAL SYSTEM" and "X-Element". By adopting this new technology and concept, the DIGISUPER 86 xs realizes the necessary optical performance for HDTV, with a zoom ratio of 86x, improved wide angle of 9.3mm while still maintaining the size equivalent to that of previous SDTV lenses.
Canon has developed this breakthrough optical design using a newly developed optical element in the most effective way. Canon named this design concept the "Power Optical System" which achieves higher specifications and quality using the optical "X-Element" which virtually eliminates aberrations.
The history of field lenses is a history of zoom ratio/focal length extension. It came to a point where the industry thought it would be impossible to push the envelope any further. The telephoto focal lengths of
the lens got so long that even the slightest amount of wind or operator movement would cause image shake and viewing the picture became intolerable, this was before Canon announced the incredible magnification DIGISUPER 86 xs zoom lens. Canon, renowned for its optical image stabilization technologies, developed another new stabilization solution for the broadcast field lens, a built-in Optical Shift Image Stabilizer (Shift-IS) to overcome image shaking at telephoto focal length. Now the Shift-IS is employed in the DIGISUPER 86II xs.