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Canon Working on Sensor Based Image Stabilization

canon dslr IS

Canon Working on 3 axis Sensor Based Image Stabilization. As you can see the 402 is the moving part of the sensor. So, we expect that Canon upcoming Mirrorless and DSLRs will going to have built-in image stabilization.

Take a look a the patent details below

  • Pub. US 2018/00
  • Pub date: Feb 8, 2018
  • Filed on: Oct 5, 2017

3 axis is

The Patent is new so we expect intro of this tech 2 years from now. Possibly Canon 1DX Mark III or Canon 5D Mark V will have in body Image stabilization.

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Canon Working on Finger Print Sensor For Upcoming DSLR and Lenses

Fingerprint sensor or not a new technology there are lot of Smartphones that do carry a fingerprint sensor on the rear side. This fingerprint sensors are actually a authentication tool in most of the smartphones and they are used to unlock the device.

Now, Canon is also working on fingerprint sensor for their dslrs and lenses as you can see in the patent drawing below.

Canon DSLRs With touch sensor

In the drawing it is clearly visible that a DSLR also having a fingerprint sensor in the body as well as the lens attached to the DSLR also built in fingerprint sensor.

Finger print sensor in Canon Kit Lens

with the introduction of fingerprint sensor in the day lenses Canon secure the camera as well as lenses, it’s also a very positive step and if the introduce search feature inside DSLR.

So we may see these technology in upcoming Canon 5D Mark V, Canon 1DX Mark III Camera ? Who knows 🙂

Also see – Canon 90D is Allowed to Record 4K ?

Patent Details An electronic apparatus includes an authenticator configured to identify registered finger information that coincides with detected finger information by matching the detected finger information with the plurality of registered finger information in a predetermined order, an executor configured to execute a function corresponding to the registered finger information identified by the authenticator, a user identifier configured to identify the actual user among the plurality of registered users by acquiring user identification information representing the actual user or by performing a determination process configured to determine the actual user, and a controller configured to change the predetermined order according to the actual user identified by the user identifier.

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Canon Patent - Advance Heat Sink Unit

Canon patent heat sink unit

Canon working on a new type of heat dispense / Sink unit, you can see the structure of Canon hand grip that appears on the patent document shows as a dedicated heat sink unit inside. That will manage the heat produced by the camera body itself to avoid the over heating condition.

The new type of Heat sink system can be used in upcoming Canon 1DX Mark III or Canon 5D Mark V camera. Also see Canon Advance Display patent

Canon Patent

Patent document is completely new and published on 2017 June

With the ever changing demand in the photography industry. It is required to develop more secure heat sink system, earlier heat sink system was developed with the context of still shooting in the DSLR. But nowadays DSLR being used as multipurpose cameras, they also record 4K videos and at the same time with the help of dual pixel CMOS autofocusing system they keep track of subject all the time, so for all this activity requires very heavy amount of processing inside the camera and in-turn there’s a lot of heat generated by the image Digic processors, that should be managed by the camera system inside

More details after the break

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Canon 1DX Mark III and Canon 5D Mark V to Feature Advance Display ?

Canon 1DX Mark III image

Left side is Canon 1DX Mark II camera and on right side we have patent image that shows a high-end canon camera with extra large display

The New Camera Exclusive: Yes, its true that Canon 1DX Mark III and Canon 5D Mark V may have completely new Kind of display? Recent patent document suggest us Canon is working on big display units for its future DSLRs.

Take a look at the Patent details below

ventor(s): MOMOKI KAZUHIKO +
Applicant(s): CANON
Application number: JP20150228312 20151124

Description –  To provide a digital camera capable of reducing a diopter difference on an monitor with respect to an optical finder which are used simultaneously together with each other.SOLUTION: The digital camera with replaceable lens, includes: an optical finder 2 having an eyepiece lens; and an outside display device 1 for live view. The outside display device 1 is provided with a rolling mechanism which rotates upward, and a screen reversal mechanism. With this, the center of a screen of the outside display device 1 can be disposed in a right-upper part of the optical finder 2 when viewed from the back side.

As you can see in the patent images and details, a very large display screen is placed behind Canon professional body and even few controls of the camera is hidden behind the display of the camera.  Canon may be also working on is working on completely new kind external plug and play Display unit that will change the concept of LCD display screen behind the DSLRs.

One again take a look at the image another Canon Pro DSLR with Large display

Canon 5D Mark V

From the image its look like Canon large display is being placed on Canon 5D series body.

Keep in mind these images are coming from patent document & real, May be Canon is working on new breed of DSLRs ? Since few months ago we have got a rumor that Canon is preparing to announce a Video dedicated DSLR series.  In general with a time span of 2 to 3 years a patent becomes reality, So we have to wait for it.

So, at the end we can’t confirm you anything at the moment but from the images it really looks like Canon is preparing extensive display system for upcoming mirrorless professional dslrs.

Must see – Canon 6D Mark II Deals

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

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Canon 8K Capable DSLR Coming Before 2020 Olympics ?

Canon-EF-70-200mm-F2.8-DO-L

Canon filed a patent for 8K capable 70-200mm F2.8 Lens. The patent hunting website egami speculates – ” Canon has an eye to the 8K era …..  the 70-200mm F2.8 lens is capable to resolve Super High-resolution videos 8000 × 4000 pixel size 1μm”. We all know that 8K video resolution is 7,680×4,320, which is less than 8000 × 4000, take a look at the patent details below

Canon 70-200mm lens patent image

Patent Description (Translated by Google)

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-80877
    • Published 2016.5.16
    • Filing date 2014.10.17
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 2.69
    • Focal length 72.15 134.00 193.98
    • F-number 2.91 2.91 2.91
    • Angle of view 16.69 9.17 6.36
    • Image height 21.64
    • The total lens length 223.50 223.50 223.50
    • BF 45.35 45.35 45.35
  • [0006]Conventional full high definition (number of pixels 1920 × 1080, pixel size number .mu.m) If image quality equivalent was sufficient in the conventional example as described in patent documents mentioned above. However, Super Hi-Vision (the number of pixels 8000 × 4000, pixel size 1μm before and after) for the future sought image quality, such as, is not sufficient in the imaging performance of conventional zoom lens. Therefore, further improvement of performance (in particular, reduction of the chromatic aberration amount) is required.
  • Canon patent
    • DOE ( diffractive optical element )
    • Inner zoom (Examples 2 and 3)
    • Inner focus
    • Floating (Examples 1, 4)

The lens is expected to arrive before 2020 Olympics games, and that clearly indicates that Canon now putting its concentration on developing 6K and 8K capable Pro DSLRs Body in future. We can’t deny the fact that upcoming Canon 1DX Mark III or 5D mark V will have 6K or 8K Video capability.

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