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Patent: Another Related to Curved Sensors

By Canon Rumors | October 26, 2017

Northlight Images has uncovered another Canon patent relating to curved sensors. Japanese patent application 2017-084874: Generating of a gap of the focal position by a curvature of field, etc. are prevented, and the present invention inhibits the voltage change of the imaging signal which occurs because the impedance of each bump differs, and an object of Read more…

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Canon Patent: New Rear Screen Concept for DSLRs

By Canon Rumors | October 19, 2017

A patent from Canon Japan showing new rear screen designs has appeared, and it looks very interesting. I think a lot of us have always assumed eventually the entire back of a camera would be an LCD/OLED. Beyond just the size of the screen, the patent also covers a new way pivot mecanism for the Read more…

Canon Patent: Tilt-Shift Lenses With Autofocus and Image Stabilization

By Canon Rumors | October 16, 2017

Correction: I said this patent was from 2010, when it is in fact from July of 2017. Keith over at Northlight uncovered a patent application from 2010 July, 2017 that shows a tilt-shift lens with both autofocus and image stabilization. Patent Summary: Whilst it is a form of AF, it’s actually mentioned in the patent Read more…

Lots of Canon Sensor Patents Hit USPTO

By Canon Rumors | October 6, 2017

Keith over at Northlight Images has uncovered a large number of sensor patents from Canon. When you put all of these together, you get some interesting full frame sensors that will work with lenses that are quite close. If you’re bored and love reading patents, take a peak at the list below. (Summarized by Keith) Read more…

Patent: Variable Curved Image Sensor Concept

By Canon Rumors | August 18, 2017

Northlight Images has uncovered a patent showing some curved sensor technology. The interesting part of this patent, is that the level of curvature in the sensor changes depending on the focal length. You can see in the image above that there is a piston like device that will change the curve of the sensor. As Read more…

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