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Patent: Canon Curved Sensor to Reduce Vignetting

By Canon Rumors | November 30, 2016

It looks like Canon is continuing to research curved sensors, this patent is geared towards light fall off on the sides of the sensor. Patent Publication No. 2016-197663 (Google Translated) Published 2016.11.24 Filing date 2015.4.3 The central portion of the light falloff is not noticeable to the flat shape The periphery light falloff is noticeable Read more…

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Patent: PowerShot 3.8-380mm f/2.3-7 Lens

By Canon Rumors | November 28, 2016

A patent over at Egami showing a 3.8-380mm f/2.3-7 lens for a PowerShot camera has appeared.  You read that right, we have a patent for another 100x zoom lens for a PowerShot application. Published 2016.11.10 (Google Translated) Filing date 2015.3.31 Optimization of the aperture flare cut To mitigate the amount of peripheral light change To move Read more…

Patent: New PowerShot Lens, 6-22mm f/1.4-1.8 for 1 Inch Sensor

By Canon Rumors | November 21, 2016

A patent showing the optical formula for a 6-22mm f/1.4-1.8 for 1 inch sensor has appeared. This lens would have the 35mm equivalent of 28-100mm f/1.4-1.8. We expect this is for an upcoming PowerShot camera, which will likely come for CES in January of 2017. Patent Publication No. 2016-191753 (Google Translated) Published 2016.11.10 Filing date 2015.3.31 Read more…

Patent: New Canon 0.82x Optical Viewfinder

By Canon Rumors | November 16, 2016

Canon has patented an 0.82x optical viewfinder for a DSLR. Canon uses a few different viewfinder magnifications for their DSLRs. For example, the EOS-1D X Mark II uses a 0.76x viewfinder, the EOS 5D Mark IV a 0.71x viewfinder and the EOS Rebel T6s a 0.82x viewfinder. Patent Publication No. 2016-191760 (Google Translated) Published 2016.11.10 Filing date Read more…

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