Canon U.S.A. Inc. announced the release of the Canon Robotic Camera System CR-S700R, a remote-control system for still image shooting in sports and event situations. The system revolves around a pan head that can be used to remotely control and shoot still images using a compatible EOS camera and lens. This system includes a small and lightweight gateway box: the IP camera controller CR-G100. The CR-A100 Camera Remote Application – sold separately – enables users to control multiple cameras from a PC, display live-view images, and remotely trigger a camera or simultaneously shoot with multiple cameras.
By using a center-type mechanism that rotates around a central axis perpendicular to the optical axis of the lens, the remote pan head can perform operations such as zooming, panning, tilting, and rolling of the attached camera in a small footprint with minimal shifting of weight and balance, the company says. The remote-control solution can be ideal to follow high-speed subjects and features a turning radius of up to 260mm. The Robotic Camera System CR-S700R and the Camera Remote Application CR-A100 are scheduled to be available from mid-February 2020.