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Nikon Working on Next Generation of Android Compact Camera

Nikon is working on new generation of compact camera with android OS. We have spotted a new patent that shows a camera integrated with compact zoom lens.  Nikon announced Nikon COOLPIX S800c with andorid OS five years ago and after that they discontinued the camera and no further successor was announced.

From the patent its very clear that Nikon wants to Re-enter in the compact market with new weapons.  We will update you soon as we get any new information.

Patent Details translated from Japanese

To provide a user-friendly image capturing device.SOLUTION: An image capturing device includes; image capturing means which captures an object image formed by an image capturing optical system that includes a zoom lens for varying focal length and outputs an image signal; zoom drive means which drives the zoom lens in an optical axis direction; a manipulation member which enables optical zooming operation; a first processing unit which runs a predetermined operating system and is capable of executing a program which is entered by a user and is executable on the operating system; and a second processing unit which controls the zoom drive means to drive the zoom lens in accordance with optical zooming manipulation applied on the manipulation member while the program is being run by the first processing unit.

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more translated details

The present invention relates to an imaging apparatus.

Conventionally, an imaging device is known which carries Android (registered trademark) universal OS (operating system) of the. For example, Non-Patent Document 1, a digital camera Android OS mounted sold by the applicant have been described. The OS provides a variety of API for using the camera function (Application Programming Interface).

The digital camera according to Non-Patent Document 1, OS having an API to use a so-called electronic zoom is mounted. Therefore, it not created specifically for the digital camera, if you run a program that was created towards the various electronic devices in which the OS operates, it was not possible to use the optical zoom function.

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Nikon Patent Android Camera Document first page

Nikon to Announce new 600mm F5.6 PF Lens

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Nikon to announce 600mm f/5.6 PF lens, according to the trusted sources of the rumor mills the Nikkor 600mm PF lens is more affordable compared to the current 600mm F4 EL ED VR Lens (approx 13K).

Nikon 600mm lens patent

take a look at the patent image of the upcoming rumored 600mm F5.6 PR lens, the length of the lens is said to be 33cm, which is smaller than of current 600mm F4 EL ED VR Lens (approx 13K).

Nikon 600mm f/5.6 PF lens is expected to arrive in August 2018, and not only the lens we have a list of cameras that is expected to arrive in the year of 2018, you can look at here.

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Nikon to Bring Advance 5 Axis IS to DSLRs

Nikon IS systems work

TNC exclusive — Nikon is working to improve the image stabilization system of the DSLRs. And in near future we may see introduction of 5 axis Image stabilization inside Nikon DSLRs systems cameras and lenses. In the patent drawing above we can clearly see that Nikon DSLR with attached lens is able to feature 5axis IS.

Sony A99 II camera with 5 axis IS

 

As we have seen in other mirrorless cameras including Sony Mirrorless and Panasonic G series cameras. The X&Y axis and the roll that in general camera needs to compensate. And the Pitch and Yaw compensate by camera lenses.

So, to bring up 5 axis IS in DSLRs Nikon will may introduce Sensor based Image Stabilization, or a completely new series of Nikkor lens with built-in High end Image Stabilization.

Patent Details

Details are translated from Japanes by machine ,

Patent JP-225405

The present invention relates to a motion compensation device and optical instruments.

In the high magnification ratio shooting, but increases the influence of parallel shake, a typical shake correction system using only the angular velocity sensor, it is impossible to detect the parallel shake. Therefore, at the time of high magnification photographing a problem that blur correction accuracy is deteriorated.
To solve this problem, a triaxial acceleration sensor, by using the angular velocity sensor of the three axes calculates the position of the camera, calculating the gravitational acceleration component included in the output of the acceleration sensor, by removing the translational shake component only by calculating, by correcting a technique for improving the shake correction accuracy at the time of high magnification photographing (Patent Document 1) it has been proposed. This is based on the output of the six-axis sensor, and requests the displacement of the parallel shake.

Also see – Nikon Working to Speed up the Mirror flip-up Speed

Nikon patents Mirror-Less interchangeable Sensor Camera

More Nikon Fullframe Mirrorless Lens Patents

Nikon Patent - EVF for Mirrorless Camera

Nikon filed patent for Electronic View Finder for Mirrorless camera. As we are getting regular reports from rumor mills, Nikon is expected to announce new series of mirrorless camera in near future. Nikon also registered two different camera at Indonesian wireless agency and the model codes of the camera are N1710 and N1711 Digital cameras. In general Nikon uses N16xx model codes for their DSLRs, so we are expecting the N17XX model codes may represent new line of Mirrorless cameras.

Take a look at the patent details below

Public number: 2018-60041 (P2018-60041A) click here
[Publication date] April 12, 2018 (2018.4.12)
[Invention name] Eyepiece Optical system, optical instrument and manufacturing method of eyepiece optical system

Specification and lens arrangement of embodiment 1
Focal length: 19.632 – 28.835 mm
Object height: 6.350 – 6.350 mm
Total length: 42.823 – 42.823 mm Camera system

We will update you soon as we get any new information

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Nikon Registered N1711 Digital Camera

Nikon Registered a new digital camera at wireless certification agency. The camera model code name is N1711, now we have a total of three different Nikon camera models registered at Wireless certification agencies. Take a look at the list below

Click here to view the upcoming model codes

N1711 is a new model added to our list of upcoming cameras. We also have Nikon N1710 model in our list, the N1710 name was first spotted on Feb of 2018. Both models starting from N17XX (N1710 and N1711) are rumored to be Nikon mirrorless cameras expected to arrive on or before the Photokina event 2018.

As you can see N1622 was a compact camera whose manufacturing unit was shifted from China to Thailand, we believe that the N1622 is actually successor of P900 camera. (See more details here) What is dot Sight accessories ? See Olympus Dot Sight Accessories for OM-D E-M5 Mark II or Stylus 1 Camera.

The next N16F1 is a wireless remote control and just after that we have the NikonN16H0, dot site accessorizes for Nikon megazoom camera.

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Nikon D760 Spotted at Slovakian Authorized Dealer

Nikon D760 DSLR camera spotted at Slovakian Authorized dealer. The website page also published the core specification of the Nikon D760 camera. Take a look at the core specification below.

Nikon D760 Core Specification

  • 24 MP sensor
  • 51 AF points
  • 8 fps
  • ISO 100 – 51,200
  • 3″ LCD screen
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
  • 4K video

The only difference we can spot compared to Nikon D750 is introduction 4k video with the Nikon D760 camera and bit faster frame rate of 8fps. The standard ISO range is 100-51200, but there is no mention of expandable ISO range. We do expect the Max ISO range will start from ISO range 50 and expandable upto 204800.

Nikon D760 already registered at wireless registration agency and its model code is N1710, more details here.

Not a long ago, [on January 2017] according to a news article published over the Honduras’ (Earlad) Newspaper the upcoming Nikon D760 camera will feature 24 Megapixel CMOS FX sensor and shutter speed upto 1/8000 sec

We will update you soon as we get any new information.

Nikon D760 Facebook Page is here

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Nikon Smartphone Patent - Lens Covers for Camera

Yes, we have spotted a Nikon patent that shows Nikon is working on smartphone camera / lens cover. The text are being translated from Japanese so they  are not able to clear the things. I am not able to believe one of the world leading DSLR company will going to make lens covers for smartphones?

More Images – Nikon Smartphone Patent – Lens Covers for Camera

Description
translated from Chinese
An intelligent mobile phone for rear camera lens cover

FIELD
[0001] The present invention belongs to the technical field of smart phones, in particular to a smartphones rear camera lens cover.

More details (translated)
The utility model discloses a dedicated rear camera lens visor of smart mobile phone, lid protective housing behind the cell -phone, the rear surface one end of lid protective housing is provided with lens visor shell body behind the cell -phone, and the other end is provided with the cell -phone megaphone, the carat (measure of the purity of gold) department of putting is provided with cell -phone camera lens in the inside of lens visor shell body, and the top that the inside of lens visor shell body is close to cell -phone camera lens is provided with camera lens visor, structural design scientific and reasonable, convenience safe in utilization, easy operation, it is sturdy and durable, but the pull formula cell -phone camera visor of design can effectively protect the cell -phone not broken dropping the in -process lens, the pull formula that designs moreover, needs only need can shoot the visor pull to the opposite side when shooing, and in the time need not shooing, it can the protective glass piece to forget about it the left side with the pull lid, also can not be by the crash at the in -process lens of dropping

Also see – Nikon Patent – Camera and Lens With Biometric Sensors

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