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Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« on: November 18, 2017, 03:35:57 PM »
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: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« on: November 18, 2017, 03:35:57 PM »

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Re: Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2017, 05:15:25 PM »
I wonder how you can patent illuminated buttons? There must be some fancy stuff going on in there - a miniature genetically engineered glow worm, perhaps?

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Re: Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2017, 05:29:38 PM »
Cue people hating this innovation
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Re: Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2017, 05:35:46 PM »
Why? It's damned useful.

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Re: Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2017, 05:40:43 PM »
It's about time too!

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Re: Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2017, 07:18:03 PM »

Long, long overdue.  I welcome this on all models (provided you can turn it off when you want to).

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Re: Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2017, 08:09:04 PM »
This is awesome, I just wish I had it on my 5DIV! But yes, provided that you can turn it off.

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Re: Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2017, 08:39:41 PM »
This is awesome, I just wish I had it on my 5DIV! But yes, provided that you can turn it off.

It'd be great if it was just activated when you hit the button to illuminate the top panel lcd.

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Re: Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2017, 12:21:47 AM »
Olympus also had illuminated buttons on their entry level DSLR E-620. illuminated buttons are such a life saver when working in dark.

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Re: Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2017, 01:07:45 AM »
So the invention patented is that this will now available on Canon cameras? Like, if you can turn them of....

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Re: Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2017, 04:22:19 AM »
This is awesome, I just wish I had it on my 5DIV! But yes, provided that you can turn it off.

It'd be great if it was just activated when you hit the button to illuminate the top panel lcd.

Wouldn't be able to find it, wouldn't be illuminated  :P  ;D

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Re: Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2017, 04:30:22 AM »
This is awesome, I just wish I had it on my 5DIV! But yes, provided that you can turn it off.

It'd be great if it was just activated when you hit the button to illuminate the top panel lcd.

Wouldn't be able to find it, wouldn't be illuminated  :P  ;D

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Re: Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2017, 04:30:22 AM »

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Re: Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2017, 04:30:56 AM »
This is awesome, I just wish I had it on my 5DIV! But yes, provided that you can turn it off.

It'd be great if it was just activated when you hit the button to illuminate the top panel lcd.

Wouldn't be able to find it, wouldn't be illuminated  :P  ;D

They can add some (always) illuminated arrows to the housing to lead you the button.
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Re: Patent: The Next Prosumer DSLR to Get Illuminated Buttons?
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2017, 05:41:30 AM »
What no one seems to commend on is that this seems to imply there is not going to be a titly flippy screen on the 6D mark 3..  this has me disappointed a little
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