Canon's new camera tool looks like the bridge of the Starship Enterpise. RC-SK5, engage!

Canon RC-SK5 in use with hands on joystick with wooden table beneath
(Image credit: Canon)

Canon has announced a new multi-camera friendly PTZ controller which, fans of Star Trek's original series will no doubt spot, seems to share some design elements of the bridge of the USS Enterprise. Sure, Canon loves a bit of red and black, but I see the classic red, blue, and yellow primary color accents which dominated the first Enterprise, as well as an array of large, simple, lit buttons. 

Key Specs

XC Protocol support
Pro analog joystick
Zoom rocker
SKAARHOJ compatibility
Open connectivity (with licences)
20 control sets x 4 tasks (80 sets)
Max cameras: 10 (via IP)

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Adam Juniper
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With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

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