Patent: Cooling a modular Cinema Camera

Canon News has uncovered a patent that discusses cooling modular cinema cameras. As we’ve previously reported, we expect a lot more modular Cinema EOS cameras Read more...

Patent: Here is Canons IBIS unit

It’s no surprise anymore that IBIS is coming to future EOS R cameras, and possibly a Canon DSLR. This patent is an extremely detailed view Read more...

Patent: Tiny Canon 100-400mm lens and camera

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 Read more...

Patent: 8-15mm fisheye zoom for mirrorless

An optical formula patent application for an 8-15mm fisheye zoom lens has appeared at the USPTO. The patent covers both the APS-C (EF-M) and full-frame Read more...

Patent: Quad Pixel autofocus image sensor

Canon News has uncovered a patent application for a quad pixel autofocus image sensor. Canon News explains Japan Patent Application2019041178: This patent application from Canon Read more...

Patent: Canon EF 10mm f/2.8L USM

A patent application showing the optical formula for an EF 10mm f/2.8 prime lens has been filed in Japan. Japan Patent Application 2018-233223: Focal length: Read more...

Patent: Non-L RF Mount zoom lenses

Northlight has uncovered a USPTO patent showcasing some telephoto zoom lenses for the RF mount. These lens designs appear to be fairlysimple and might suggest Read more...

Patent: Lots of EF-M zoom optical formulas

Canon continues to work away at EF-M lenses judging by this recent patent application. It looks like they’re working on improved optics for kit zoom Read more...

Patent: Canon multiple lens camera system

Here’s an interesting patent from Canon uncovered by Canon News. It’s a multiple lenscamerasystem that is somewhat similar to the Light Camera L16 system. The Read more...

Patent: Canon EF-M 10mm f/2.8 Fisheye

Japan Patent Application2018185386 showcases an optical formula for an EF-M 10mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens. The short backfocusdistance tells us it’s for a mirrorless application, and Read more...

Patent: New EF-M zoom lenses from Canon

Japan Patent Application2018173487 shows a bunch of different optical formulas for new EF-M zoom lenses. Lenses included in the patent: EF-M 15-130mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Read more...

Patent: Canon Image Sensor Stabilization

Sensor stabilization was definitely one of the bigger feature omissions from the Canon EOS R if we go by the feedback we’ve received. Canon has Read more...

Patent: 360 degree camera from Canon

LetsGoDigital has found a Canon patent application with the USPTO for a 360-degree camera, the patent was published on October 4, 2018 The device has Read more...

Patent: 16-130mm f/3.5-6.3 for APS-C

A patent showing an optical formula for a16-130mm f/3.5-6.3 lens has appeared. Judging by the image height at the wide end (13mm), this lens is Read more...

Patent: New Consumer Level Zoom Lenses

A couple of optical formula consumer zoom lens patents have appeared at the USPTO. Canon EF 17-70mm f/3.5-5.6 (US Patent Application20180275370) Focal Length 17.40 Read more...

Patent: Refined fully articulating screen

A patent showing a refined fully articulating screen for cameras has appeared at the Japan patent office (Patent application: 2018-133632). This patent actually looks at Read more...

Patent: Canon XC Style Camera With Interchangeable Lenses

We reported a while back that Canon was working on a new style of ILC camera, and the XC line seemed like an obvious place to look at first. Now we have a patent that shows an ILC XC style camera. It looks like the patent is about a lens converter, but I don’t speak Read more...

Patent: LCD for Image Review While Using An EVF

Canon News has uncovered a patent showing functionality for LCD review with EVF equipped ILCs. We have been told in the past that Canon is working on a EVF DSLR, which makes some sense to us if the EVF is as good as what we see on the Leica SL. As Canon News points out, Read more...

Patent: Further Refinement and Precision of DPAF Sensors

A patent showing further improvements for DPAF sensors has appeared. It’s obvious Canon is going to continue to improve one of its core technologies. According to Canon News: One of the problems with any phase detect system whether it be with a separate AF sensor such as with our DSLRs, or with the on sensor Read more...

Patent: New Improved Shutter

A new patent application showing an improved mechanical shutter has appeared. According to Canon News, this applicationdescribes a shutter with a low power requirement and a fast release time lag. No mention if it is quieter, which is always nice as well.

Patent: APS-C Compact Lens Optical Formulas

A patent showing three different optical formulas for APS-C sensor cameras has appeared. According to Canon News, this patent is missing some good information that would help narrow down what these embodiments are for.

Patent: Increased Precision of Shake Correction

From Canon News, a highly detailed patent application from Canon shows how to increase the precision of the velocity sensors inside the camera to increase the accuracy of image stabilization. This patent application shows Canon is improving the shake that happens with motor and mirror movement as well as when the lens is zoomed. The Read more...

Patent: Optical Formula for New EF 24-70mm f/2.8L

Northlight has uncovered a patent relating to a zoom lens design with two aperture stops. Within the patent are two different optical formulas, one for an EF 16-35mm f/2. 8 and another for an EF 24-70 f/2.

New Patent Gives Us a Detailed Look at Canons Upcoming IBIS Unit

A recently unearthed patent purports to show, in detail, exactly how Canon plans to improve on sensor-based in-body image stabilization for its upcoming full-frame mirrorless cameras and DSLRs. The patent application was uncovered by the folks over at Canon News, and it’s detailed enough to believe that this is the unit we’ll be seeing in […]

Apple Patent Shows an iPhone Turning Into a MacBook

Want to process your iPhone photos for Instagram on a laptop without having to transfer any files? In the future there may be a crazy new way you can do so. Apple has patented a new “accessory” that transforms a cell phone into a full-fledged laptop. Filed in September 2016 and published on March 23, […]