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Patent: Cinema EOS Camera With Hybrid OVF/EVF Viewfinder

By Canon Rumors | April 6, 2018

Patent: Cinema EOS Camera With Hybrid OVF/EVF Viewfinder

This has certainly been a very busy week for interesting patents. Canon News found another interesting one, it looks to be a development of an OVF/EVF viewfinder for a Cinema EOS camera.

From Canon News:

The mirror is cut out around the sensor, and an EVF is used to “fill in the hole” where the¬†actual super-35 sized hole in the mirror is.¬† The OVF presentation wraps around, or surrounds the camera EVF view so that when looking through the viewfinder, you have both the EVF view in the center, and a larger mirrored OVF view surrounding it.

This gives the cinematographer to see “beyond” the super-35 angle of view that you would be limited to when using a traditional video camera.

We know another Cinema EOS camera is coming later in 2018 and it’s possible we’ll see this appear in a consumer product. It seems to be a pretty well developed technology.

More images and breakdown at Canon News.

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