Canon Files Patent For High-Res Images Obtained By Pixel Shift


Image courtesy: Egami

Egami (translated) spotted a patent filed by Canon that appears to be for high resolution pictures that are obtained by combining different shots. Basically a continuous shooting situation where you build a final image based on the images that have been shot. Motion could obviously be a big problem.

  • Patent Publication No. 2013-74337
    • Publication date 2013.4.22
    • Filing date 2011.9.26
  • If there is misalignment of the sub-pixels, it can obtain a high resolution image from a low resolution image
  • Canon patent
    • By continuous shooting and combining pixel shift, I get a high-resolution image
    • Method of pixel shift, lens and image sensor shift of
    • By setting appropriately the displacement amount corresponding to the super-resolution magnification optimization


  • ObviousTroll

    Patent? That was in Hasselblad H4D-200MS

  • MC

    There is a similar concept of IQ800 Digital Back from Hasselblad.
    This a trick. But may be a chance to let the 20+ MP CMOS live longer.

    • Sky

      Similar? It’s identical. Only thing they added is lens shift.