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Nikon Working on Lens for Curve Sensor

Nikon Working on Curve Sensor Based Camera and Lenses, look at the patent below clearly indicates that do have plan for curve sensor based mirrorless camera.

Patent Details

[Publication number] Japanese Patent Application Laid Open No. 2017-53887 (P2017-53887A) click here
[Publication date] March 16, Heisei 20 (2017.3.16)
Patent application title: IMAGING LENS AND IMAGING SYSTEM

Yes, its true that Nikon is silently working on Lenses that fit for curve fullrame sensor. We have got a patent that clearly shows they are making 51.2mm lens for curve FF camera.

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Toshiba Curve Image Sensor For Smartphones - Patent

Toshiba working on a curve sensor module for smartphones to drag out maximum image quality from available light. A curve sensor mimic human eye and its capacity to capture light remains constant throughout the sensor plane.   You may also surprise to know that curve sensor requires less optical elements compared to traditional flat sensor, hence less obstacles in the path of light.

Take a look at the patent details below

Curve Sensor Module

Patent details – Description, self-interpretation of the patent literature

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-76543
    • Published 2016.5.12
    • Filing date 2014.10.3

Source – egami

Nikon Working on Curved Sensor Camera

Nikon Patnet image


From the patent it is clear that Nikon is working on a curved sensor camera. We have seen curved sensor patent and even sample image from Sony we also know that Canon is also working on Curved sensor But it’s the first time we are seeing a Curved sensor from Nikon.

Curve sensor bs Plane sensor image

The biggest advantages of the curved sensor is it mimics human eye and with a very simple lens design you can achieve high quality images as a results of simple lens design and less obstacles present in the path of light and in-turn you get ultimate image quality.

Take a look at the Sony curved sensor patent here

Sony Compact camera lens patent for curved sensor

Sony Compact camera lens patent for curved sensor

Sony already have 35mm F1.8 patent for a compact camera as you can see in the image above

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Canon Patent Curved Sensor

According to latest patent document surfaced over the web Canon filed a patent for curved sensor. Adding a curved sensor to DSLRs or mirrorless will solve the prolonged problem of dynamic range in Canon cameras.

Canon-patent-curved-sensorThe curved sensor patent by Canon is not new and we have seen Sony curved sensor patent a year ago, not only patent we have also published curved sensor sample images published by Sony itself.

Description, self-interpretation of the patent literature

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-5197
    • Published 2016.1.12
    • Filing date 2014.6.18
  • Canon patent
    • Using an optical fiber, the incident light image pickup device leads to
    • Incident surface of the optical fiber is concave
    • The incident light is, to propagate by total internal reflection in the optical fiber, to set the angle of the optical fiber

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Sony New Camera Coming on Aug 19 and Sept 3, 2014

Sony-RX2-coming-with-powerzSony is rumored to announce Sony A5100 Mirrorless camera on August 19, 2014, the next confirmed date of announcement is September 3, 2014, on that day Sony will announce new QX30 smartphone Lens module and Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone.

But unfortunately we don’t have any details about any pro camera or lens announcement, according to some of the rumors surfaced over past few weeks we may see Sony new RX series fullframe camera with curved sensor and new E-mount camera with bunch of new lenses.

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Sony First Curved Sensor Based Smartphone Coming

Sony-Curved-Sensor-imageWe already know that upcoming Sony RX2 full-frame camera will use curve sensor (see here), we have also published the first sample image captured with Sony full-frame curved sensor camera here, but today we have got the full specification list of Sony upcoming curved sensor based camera module for smartphones, the camera module features a 2/3 inch curved sensor with a fixed  20mm f/1.2 lens.

Sony-Curve-sensor-smartphon creative image of upcoming Z3X / Z4 Smartphone

According to the source(s) the camera module will be used in Xperia Z3X(name not confirmed yet) smartphone, the smartphone is rumored to be announced in 2015. Rest of the rumored specification includes a El OLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1152, 64-bit Snapdragon 810 and 4GB RAM, 2/3″ Curved Exmors-RS CMOS sensor having 22-megapixels and 4K video support.

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