A recently published patent from Canon details the schematics for a medium telephoto macro lens with image stabilization for its new RF mount.
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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
Canon has developed a design for the micro lenses it uses on imaging sensors that it claims will reduce vignetting and false coloration at the edges of the picture. Read more
Apple has been awarded a patent for a system that allows for the camera on an iPhone to be disabled remotely via an infrared signal. The technology could be implemented in concert venues, classified areas or any other location where photography is not allowed. Read more
Canon has applied for a viewfinder design patent that combines both optical and electronic displays in a DSLR style system. Read more
Apple has patented a design for a very small camera module that uses a curved sensor and an array of lenses.
Global tech giant Google could be joining the camera business if a patent it was awarded this month is anything to go by. Filed in June 2014 and just approved on the 12th January this year, the patent issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office is for a design for a folding camera that's hinged in the middle like a clamshell mobile phone. Read more
A newly published Apple patent application describes a methodology for rendering 3D images on a 2D display.
Olympus has patented a technology that records polarization information on the sensor itself, giving the effect of a polarizing filter but without the light cost. The patent is for a two-layer sensor that records color and brightness information on the top layer, just like a conventional sensor, but then has a second layer that captures information about the polarization of the light arriving at the camera. Read more
Apple has patented a super resolution camera mode that uses the same image shift concept as some Olympus and Pentax cameras.
Apple is aiming to patent a system that allows a smartphone camera's main sensor to capture images from different directions.
Apple is looking at ways of incorporating optical image stabilization systems and zoom lenses into mobile devices by using a mirror assembly.
It's not uncommon for a company to patent technologies that might be incorporated into products at some point, though the company might not have any plans to use it in the immediate future. Such a business move appears to be the case with a recent Canon patent, which details the use of variable lens elements in combination with traditional glass elements. Read more
A new Apple patent filing describes how a single artificial muscle structure is used to replace traditional motors to control focus and aperture in a camera module.
Apple has filed a patent for using a camera OIS and software stitching to create high-resolution images.
Sony has patented the design of a series of bright zoom lenses, including a roughly F1.8-2.8 lens that would give 26-100mm equivalent coverage on a 1"-type sensor. The designs suggest the company intends to further develop its RX range of compacts. Such a lens would allow for a camera that made better use of its comparatively large sensor, even at the long end of the zoom. Learn more
Apple patents a 3D-display where users can interact with a projection image using gestures.
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