The next autofocus advancement coming from Canon will likely be in the form of quad-pixel autofocus, I would think we’d see such technology appear in the Canon EOS R1 first.
Quad-Pixel AF would improve the autofocus performance when you’re shooting in any orientation.
Canon Quad-Pixel Overview
[Publication Number] Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. 2022-2383 (P2022-2383A)
[Publication date] January 6, 2022
INDUSTRIAL APPLICABILITY: An image pickup device, an image pickup device, and a focus detection method.
[Application date] June 22, 2020
[Identification number] 000001007
[Name or name] Canon Inc.
PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To increase the division direction of a pupil region while suppressing variation in sensitivity of an image signal.
As one of the focus detection methods of an image pickup device, a so-called image pickup surface phase difference method, in which a pupil division signal is acquired by using a focus detection pixel formed in an...