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Canon Patent Illuminated Buttons

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Canon is finally working on illuminated buttons for upcoming DSLRs. So, it ‘s big possibility that upcoming prosumer DSLRs Canon 7D Mark III OR Canon 1DX Mark III will have such buttons. The patent was published on 2017, In general A Patent take 1 or 2 years of time to become a real product.
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Canon Patent 15-145mm Lens

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Canon Filed a patent for 14-145mm F3.4-6.5mm lens. The website says the lens is made for a sensor smaller than APS-C and bigger then 1.5inch sensor of G1X Mark II.

Possibly the lens being designed for a compact camera, may be for Canon G1X Mark IV ?

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

Must see – Canon 6D Mark II Deals

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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 New Cine Lens Patent

A new Canon Cine lens patent surfaced over the web, the lens covers 17 to 90 mm focal length with constant F4 aperture. Take a look at the patent details below

Specification and lens arrangement of embodiment 1
Zoom ratio: 5.29
Focal lenght: 17.00 to 90.00 mm
F No.: 4.00 constant
ω: 42.45 to 9.80
Image hight: 15.55 mm constant (for Super35)
Lens length; 235.17 mm constant
BF: 34.42 mm constant (NOT for EF mount)

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Canon Patent BSI CMOS Sensor

New Camera Exclusive: Yes, Finally Canon is working on its own BSI CMOS sensor, you must know that Sony A7 R2, Sony RX1R2 and Sony A9 are the only 3 full frame cameras in the world that uses a FF BSI CMOS stacked sensor.

According to  reports, Nikon D850 BSI CMOS sensor was developed by Sony and designed by Nikon itself.

Canon and doesn’t make its own BSI CMOS sensor. According to a report published in business wire(2016) Canon is the fourth largest vendor in CMOS sensor market with 7% of total share, Sony is leading the industry and covering more than 27% of total market share.

One of the biggest problem is Canon doesn’t make its own BSI CMOS sensors, (backside illuminated sensor) Sony and Omni Vision are the two leading sensor makers who are making BSI CMOS sensors for smartphones and cameras, Samsung is also has its own version of BSI CMOS sensor as well as a ISO cell sensors used inside flaship is a Smartphone and other smart devices.

Canon Patent BSI CMOS Sensor

Canon is working on its own version of BSI CMOS sensor. That clearly indicates that we will soon see new versions of DPAF BSI CMOS AF sensors soon. Take a look at the translated version of Patent documents

Patent Details

Patent Pub Date: 2017-06-15
Bibliographic data: US2017170230
Patent no: US201715442940 20170227


Canon BSI CMOS Sensor

Take a look at the translated text below
A back-side illumination image capturing apparatus includes a semiconductor substrate having a first surface for receiving incident light and a second surface located on the opposite side as the first surface, and including a photoelectric conversion portion, and a gate electrode disposed above the second surface. The apparatus further includes a first insulating layer disposed above the second surface of the semiconductor substrate, an interlayer insulation film disposed on the first insulating layer, a contact plug connected to the gate electrode, and a light-cutting portion for cutting light, of the incident light, that has passed through the photoelectric conversion portion. The light-cutting portion passes through at least part of the interlayer insulation film. The first insulating layer is located between the light-cutting portion and the semiconductor substrate.

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This not the first time – We have also published Canon BSI CMOS patent January 23rd, 2012

Nikon isn’t too far, they are also working on BSI CMOS Sensor, having similar AF system as of Canon. See here


15-43mm F2-4 Lens for APS-C Camera

Canon filed a patent for 15-43mm F2-4 Lens for APS-C compact camera. The sensor used inside the Canon G1X Mark III camera is just silently smaller than the APS-C cameras, and if you look at the focal length of the lens it’s 15-43mm whereas the current Canon G1X Mark II camera uses lens of 24-120mm focal length, So even if we place the same lens over G1X Mk II camera we will get approx 20-50mm focal length (due to crop factor). it is very clear that the same lens can also used for the G1X series without altering the sensor size of the machine.

Publication date] August 24, Heisei 20 (2017.8.24)

  • Zoom ratio: 2.74
  • Focal length: 15.65 29.18 42.90
  • F No.: 2.06 2.99 4.00
  • Half angle: 41.12 25.09 17.66
  • Image height: 13.66 13.66 13.66
  • Back focus: 8.52 8.01 7.20

PS: In general camera companies do lot of patent and only some of them turn into reality.

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Canon Patent Another Hybrid Curve Image Sensor

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Canon patent a one more hybrid image sensor, the image sensor shape can be adjusted based on needs. We have published the first Curve Hybrid Sensor patent on  December 30th, 2016 and second on December 9th, 2016. Both patent shows flexible curve sensor .

The level of curvature in the sensor changes to accept traditional as well as curved lenses. Hence you can use both type of lenses on the camera, , traditional lenses those are made for flat sensor can be used without an issue as well as lenses made for curve sensor camera.

curve sensor image

We have seen lot curve sensor patent form Canon itself and here is the list

Below you have the links of the Canon curve sensor patents #1, #2 and #3

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