Canon U.S.A is a leader in digital imaging solutions. The company has introduced a remote-control system for still image shooting, the Canon Robotic Camera System CR-S700R. It is noteworthy that sports photography and news media extensively need the use of remote photography to capture still images from various viewpoints or angles that are not possible with conventional photography methods. 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, by using a center-type mechanism that rotates around a central axis perpendicular to the optical axis of the lens.
The CR-S700R Canon Robotic Camera System was developed to meet the needs of professional photographers to operate cameras remotely to shoot still images for the media. The remote-control solution can be ideal to follow high-speed subjects and features a turning radius of up to 260mm. The Canon Robotic Camera System CR-S700R revolves around a remote pan head that can be used to remotely control and shoot still images using a compatible EOS camera and lens. Separately sold, CR-A100 Camera Remote Application enables users to control multiple cameras from a PC. It displays live-view images and remotely triggers a camera or simultaneously shoots with multiple cameras.
The focus on still image capture has made it possible to achieve a more compact and lightweight design. The IP camera controller CR-G100 helps eliminate complicated and bulky wired connections. The PC software licensed with the Robotic Camera System CR-S700R is also available separately to control a camera using the IP camera controller CR-G100. It is important that you will still need either an EOS 1D X Mark II or Mark III to take its benefits. The Robotic Camera System CR-S700R and the Camera Remote Application CR-A100 are scheduled to be available from mid-February 2020. But, the company hasn’t yet mentioned its pricing.