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Olympus Patent Phase Difference AF Sensor - Same as Canon 70D

A new Olympus patent surfaced over the web that shows a sensor with  phase-detection AF technology. If we look at history Canon 70D is world first camera that introduced active Phase detection AF sensor, In future we may see active Phase AF technology in Olympus E-M6 or E-M7


Description and self-interpretation of the patent literature (Translated via google)

  • Patent Publication No. 2013-187475
    • Publication date 2013.9.19
    • Filing date 2012.3.9
  • Olympus patents
    • Of layer-built image sensor (two layer)
    • First layer
      • Imaging
    • Second layer
      • Image plane phase difference AF for
      • I make an opening for detecting a phase difference signal

via – egami

2 comments to Olympus Patent Phase Difference AF Sensor – Same as Canon 70D

  • Matthias Waldhauer

    To my knowledge, the Fujifilm F300EXR was the first consumer camera with phase detection integrated into the sensor. This was in 2010.

  • admin

    Yes you are true.

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