Canon Patents

Patent: Moving the Sensor to Improve Contrast AF

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sensor move - Patent: Moving the Sensor to Improve Contrast AF

Canon has filed a patent that shows the sensor moving to improve contrast AF, as you can see in the image above from Northlight Images, the sensor moves back and forth.

From Northlight

Note the flexing element (blue) below the sensor (red), which bends to move the sensor part back and forth

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