The future of the SX line?
Canon has patented a 100x zoom lens for compact cameras. It has a focal range of 3.6mm to 340mm. With the crop factor of 5.2 for a 1/2.3″ sensor, that's about an 18mm-1768mm lens!

I've always thought 50x zoom wasnt enough in my bag, this is going to solve those issues! I expect to see a new SX series camera or two announced for CES 2014 in Las Vegas next month.

Patent Publication No. 2013-242430,2013-242431

  • Publication date 2013.12.5
  • Filing date 2012.5.21

Example 2

  • Zoom ratio 48.37
  • Focal length f = 4.30-13.30-208.00mm
  • Fno. 2.87-5.00-7.07
  • Half angle ω = 37.77-16.25-1.07 °
  • 94.75-94.56-138.99mm overall length of the lens
  • BF 10.40-19.43-10.43mm
  • 13 pieces of 10-group lens configuration
  • Two four-sided aspherical

Example 5

  • Zoom ratio 94.44
  • Focal length f = 3.60-14.51-340.00mm
  • Fno. 3.50-5.00-9.00
  • Half angle ω = 42.12-14.95-0.65 °
  • 95.91-97.40-165.41mm overall length of the lens
  • BF 10.48-21.86-2.28mm
  • 13 pieces of 10-group lens configuration
  • Three 5-sided aspherical

Source: [EG]


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