Patent: Variable Curved Image Sensor Concept

Northlight Images has uncovered a patent showing some curved sensor technology. The interesting part of this patent, is that the level of curvature in the sensor changes depending on the focal length.

You can see in the image above that there is a piston like device that will change the curve of the sensor. As Read more. . . .

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Canon patent shows curved sensor design

A new patent suggests Canon’s engineers might be working on a curved sensor design to reduce vignetting. Japanese blog Egami reports on a patent that was released on the 24th of November and describes an image sensor design with a flat central portion, where light fall-off from the lens is not much of an issue, and curved edges, where fall-off is generally more noticeable. »

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