Till now have have published three 100X compact zoom lens patent from Canon (patent 1, patent 2 and patent 3) but today patent hunting Japan website egami published published a 100X compact zoom lens patent from Nikon developed for a 1/2.3″ sensor.
Take a look at the patent details below
- Patent Publication No. 2016-65912
- Published 2016.4.28
- Filing date 2014.9.24
- Zoom ratio 97.00
- f 4.430 43.630 429.712
- Fno 2.70160 5.08497 8.28574
- ω 43.39124 5.27441 0.53600
- Bf 0.400 0.400 0.400
- Bf (air length equivalent) 10.972 1.642 1.623
- TL 130.7843 173.5863 217.4697
- TL (air length equivalent) 131.0263 173.8283 217.7117
In general a patent takes upto 2 to 3 years to become a real product, the patent submitted on 2014 September and we hope the time is near when we see another megazoom camera from Nikon.
When we will see the next Megazoom camera from Nikon ?
Nikon upgrade its mega-zoom camera every year. Last year we have seen Nikon P900 camera with 83X optical zoom and this year we may see a new Megazoom camera from Nikon that may cross 100X optical Zoom ?
Absence of true Competitor ? – Surprisingly Nikon P900 with 83X optical zoom doesn’t have any real competitor in the market, Canon SX60 HS limited to 65X optical zoom and Sony HX400V limited to 50X optical zoom.
If Canon and Sony remains silent and doesn’t bring a perfect competitor for Nikon P900, in that scenario Nikon will announce a megazoom camera with slight upgrade in the core specification of the camera compared to Nikon P900, it may be called Nikon P910 and not Nikon P1000.
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