Canon Patents

Patent: Canon shows off a new approach to the modern shutter button

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Canon News has uncovered a very interesting patent by Canon. This one looks at potentially replacing the modern shutter button as we know it.

… and no, Canon is not replacing the shutter button with a direct print button.

If you look at area 61 of patent image, there is no shutter button, just what looks to be a touchpad. The touchpad is would have multiple functions depending on what you’re doing with the camera.

Before you freak out, I’m sure Canon has learned a lot of about touchpads from the EOS R and how poorly it was generally received. While not a huge detriment to the EOS R, I think a more classical approach to ergonomics would have served the camera well.

If Canon is seriously considering this approach, hopefully, it’s thoroughly tested in the real world.

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