RED alleges Nikon is infringing upon multiple of its patents in its Z series mirrorless cameras, specifically calling out the N-RAW capture mode of the Z9 with firmware version 2.0. Nikon tells DPReview it is unable to comment on the matter
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The patent explains how the auto-zoom feature could use a combination of digital and optical zoom to better frame subjects within a composition with little to no input from the camera operator.
While not all patent applications result in consumer products, a new one filed by Apple shows an interesting magnetic adapter to attach an iPhone to a tripod or other stabilization device. The adapter would use Apple's MagSafe technology to secure and charge a connected device while leaving your phone's Lightning port available for use with another accessory.
The patent application shows how Canon could create a cutout in the middle of a camera to offer better grip when shooting both horizontally and vertically.
The patent shows off the details and schematics for a a 3x periscope camera module that would use folded optics to give future iPhones a more telephoto camera option.
FiLMiC, makers of apps including FiLMiC Pro, Double Take and Firstlight, has patented a new image rendering technology, Cubiform. The new tech uses color look-up tables to perform significantly faster editing and rendering.
A series of patent applications from Canon showcase a unique pan/tilt mirrorless camera designed with video in mind. Although the device bears a resemblance to DJI Ronin-style gimbals, it's a different kind of device altogether.
If — and that’s a big if — such a teleconverter ever becomes a reality, you may one day be able to turn prime lenses into ‘zoom’ lenses and bring image stabilization to lenses that lack it.
The camera maker joins Olympus, Fujifilm and others is a legal tussle over US digital camera technology patents held by DigiMedia Tech.
The patent shows how a special photo mode within the camera app would allow people to create composited selfies with friends and family.
The ITC's chief administrative judge ruled that DJI infringed upon a patent belonging to Autel Robotics.
Sony's next venture into light field technology could be via an E-mount lens, that might allow photographers to use it on their regular cameras
The patent shows how users could capture light field images with depth data to create immersive experiences that can be viewed on mobile devices or head mounted displays.
For the past few years, Sony has quietly been developing a camera drone. Sony Alpha Rumors first discovered the patent in October 2018 and another recently-filed patent with more details.
Patent documents filed by Xiaomi show a pop-up mechanism with dual front-cameras and a penta-camera setup at the back.
The pop-out mechanism for the front camera allows for a near bezel-less design of the device front.
New DJI patents indicate the company may be planning to expand beyond drones with a new land-based camera vehicle.
The patent application shows how active cooling would keep the flash head and LED lights inside a hybrid speedlight cool during intense operation.
Rumors have been heating up regarding Canon's potential IBIS system and this new patent application gives us the best look yet at what Canon is up to.
If Canon brings the patent to fruition, your next camera may very well be able to be charged by simply putting it atop a wireless charging mat.
Japanese Patent Application 2019-113645 describes a lens hood with four sections that opens when in use and closes shut when the camera is no longer in use.
The system uses a combination of lens, body and electronic stabilization to account for different types of movement.
The patent details an Apple Watch band with integrated cameras so you could capture photos with a flick of the wrist.
A recent patent application from Canon suggests future pop-up flashes on Canon cameras could have continuous lighting thanks to LEDs.
Apple has filed a patent application describing a system that automatically optimizes camera settings and image processing for underwater photography.
A recently published patent from Canon details the schematics for a medium telephoto macro lens with image stabilization for its new RF mount.
The Korean manufacturer is looking to patent a 4 x 4 camera array that captures 3D images and video.
Canon's EOS R, the company's first full-frame mirrorless camera, impresses us with its image quality and color rendition. But it also comes with quirky ergonomics, uninspiring video features and a number of other shortcomings. Read our full review to see how the EOS R stacks up in today's full-frame mirrorless market.
A lawsuit filed on Tuesday claims the cameras in Apple's iPhone 7 Plus and newer dual-camera models infringe on a patent that was granted in 2003.
The patent describes a system that uses correction software and a movable built-in camera lens to mitigate misalignment and improve image quality when shooting with accessory lenses.
A Japanese patent application from Canon shows off the schematics for a potential 58mm F1.4 'soft-focus' lens with two focusing modules.
The system described shows the images from both cameras simultaneously, side-by-side. This allows users to compare the field-of-view of both cameras while shooting, and pick the one they prefer.
A recent Canon patent shows a novel—at least for cameras—way to protect your camera from thieves: fingerprint ID. Using this tech, you could 'unlock' your camera by using the fingerprint sensor on either the camera's body or lens.
In a patent from October, 2017, Canon details a lens adapter for mirrorless cameras that would feature an electronic variable ND filter built right in. This would be particularly useful for video shooters.
A new patent by Samsung proposes moving the front camera and other components—such as the earpiece and proximity and ambient light sensors—underneath the screen.
Canon might be planning to bring catadioptric 'mirror' lenses back from the dead. A new Canon patent spotted in Japan describes a 400mm F5.6 catadioptric lens that would use a variable density ‘electrochromic’ filter to 'stop down' the lens.
Future prosumer Canon DSLRs might feature light-up buttons, if this newly published patent is any indication of the camera company's plans.
The Israel-based company has filed a patent infringement case claiming Apple has made unauthorized use of its dual-camera zoom technology in the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus.
The patent details a flipping rear LCD screen so large, Canon has had to hide the rear dial and several buttons underneath.
Nikon has filed two new full-frame mirrorless lens patents in Japan, leaving many of us hoping that the company will make good on its promise to deliver a 'superior' mirrorless camera.
It's been a crazy day for innovative patent news. Apparently Sony is thinking of developing a medium format curved sensor camera.
A new Nikon patent shows a lens designed for a curved full-frame sensor. Could this be the high-end Nikon mirrorless camera people are hoping for?
Apple was just granted a patent for a camera system that prods, coaxes and manipulates users into taking better group and solo selfies.
Red has big plans for the modular Hydrogen One smartphone. In a patent filed late last year, the company shows plans for the ultimate modular camera system, with a phone at its core.
Google was recently awarded a patent which in part details a wearable camera system embedded in a baseball hat. Read more
Technology described in an Apple patent application could help speed up the focus stacking process and generate more precise depth maps for portrait modes and similar features. Read more