Canon Working On A Successor Of The G1X With APS-C Sensor?

Egami (translated) spotted a 18-70mm F2.8-6 lens patent for a filed by Canon that suggests the company is working on a fixed lens camera with an APS-C sensor. In other words: the successor of the G1X with a new sensor.

Patent Publication No. 2012-247758

  • Release Date 2012.12.13
  • Filing date 2011.5.31
  • Example 1
  • Zoom ratio 3.80
  • 35.12 – – 69.05mm f = 18.17 focal length
  • Fno 2.89 -. 4.58 – 5.94
  • Half angle of view ω = 33.37 – 20.87 – 11.14 °
  • 13.39 – – 13.60mm 11.97 image height
  • 89.56 – – 110.05mm 86.88 overall length of the lens
  • BF 0.36mm
  • 11 pictures in 9 groups lens configuration
  • 5 three aspherical surface
  • 4-group zoom positive negative positive
  • Rear Focus (Group 4)

Image credit: Egami



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