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Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?

By Canon Rumors | November 18, 2017

Will Canon finally add illuminated buttons to the back of their prosumer DSLRs? This latest patent seems to show that they just might. Nikon and Pentax have had illuminated rear buttons for quite some time. Could the EOS 7D Mark III be the first Canon DSLR to get this feature? Japan Patent Application JP2017-147019A

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Patent: Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/1.8-3.5

By Canon Rumors | November 18, 2017

A patent showing a faster version of the EF-M 15-45mm has appeared in the form of three separate optical formulas. EF-M 15-45mm f/1.8-3.5 EF-M 15-45mm f/2.0-4.0 EF-M 15-45mm f/2.8-5.0 Canon News Summarizes: It also looks like it may be the first canon lens patent application that I’ve seen that specifically mentions that distortion abberation control Read more…

Patent: EF-S 15-300mm & EF 28-550mm Optical Formulas

By Canon Rumors | November 18, 2017

A patent application covering two optical formulas for both a full frame and APS-C superzoom have surfaced in Japan. Full Frame: 28-550mm f/3.5-6.3 APS-C: 15-300 f/3.5-6.3 I think it’s more likely that we see a replacement for the EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS than a superzoom like this for a full frame DSLR. Though these formulas could Read more…

Patent: Canon Application for a Hybrid Viewfinder

By Canon Rumors | November 18, 2017

It appears that Canon is continuing R&D into some kind of hybrid viewfinder for DSLRs. Canon News has uncovered a recent Japanese patent application from Canon for a hybrid viewfinder. Patent Summary: This one is a clever application where the EVF moves up with the mirror, to show the EVF image through the viewfinder. This Read more…

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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