Canon continues further development of its miniature lenses for what appears to be smartphone applications.
This is a patent (USPTO) for the Canon 100-400mm camera/lens that can fit in the palm of a child's hand.
This patent explains more about the camera, along with lenses that will mount to it. In theory, Canon could develop a range of different focal lengths that will attach to the camera unit.
Could this be the birth of a tiny new camera and lens system? I don't know, but it's definitely an interesting concept that appears to be deep into development.
Yes looks like a potential spy tool alright. Interesting if it will make it to the market
It's the market it will enter what worries me!
with couple cm lens its around f16
maybe they use that new super DR sensor to this
Or something like that video camera what can shoot on night 4million iso
some kind of cheap version from that. or why not same sensor ,would be coolest toy ever.
Pocket sized looking glass with camera option,would think this replaces binoculars. could sell lot
About the 100-400 / sensor size discussion IMO it will be the equiv focal length for a smaller sensor.
A 400mm lens on a small drone would need some serious IBIS functionality, as the vibration from the motors is substantial. Not to mention the instability from the flight control system. Folks like DJI use wide angle lenses to 'gloss over' those limitations.