It appears that Canon is continuing R&D into some kind of hybrid viewfinder for DSLRs. Canon News has uncovered a recent Japanese patent application from Canon for a hybrid viewfinder.

Patent Summary:

This one is a clever application where the EVF moves up with the mirror, to show the EVF image through the viewfinder.

This one has some real potential for implementation; as the entire optical path for the viewfinder remains the same for EVF and OVF operation, eliminating what would be a far more complex bulk on top of the camera as the last hybrid viewfinder patent demonstrated.

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