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Patent: Hybrid Viewfinder

By Canon Rumors | March 23, 2016

Patent: Hybrid Viewfinder

Canon has filed a patent for what appears to be a hybrid viewfinder.

Patent Publication No. 2016-35525 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2016.3.17
  • Filing date 2014.8.4
  • During the pentagonal prism and the eyepiece optical system, providing two optical surface inclined
  • Since the light from the objective optical system is transmitted through the two optical surfaces, the photographer can observe the object
  • Since the light from the display optical system reflects the second optical surface and the first optical surface, the photographer can observe the
  • Display information
  • Display panel, display the shooting information at the time of the mirror-down, to display a live view image at the time of the mirror-up

An english explanation from Northlight

The light from the EVF (top centre) is reflected left and then right to the eye. The split prism below the EVF combines this info with the normal view

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