Another patent showing a curved sensor design from Canon has appeared. A previous patent showed how a curved sensor could help reduce vignetting.
This patent shows how to electronically bend the sensor.
We've now seen a few patents for curved sensor technology, so we expect we're going to see some sort of implementation in the future.
Patent publication number 2016-201425 (Google Translated)
- Release date 2016.12.1
- Application date 2015.4.8
- Coupling the imaging element and the expansion / contraction section
- As the stretchable portion expands, the amount of curvature of the imaging surface increases
- The expansion and contraction section is electrically controlled