Canon Patent For Basic IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation) Used To Correct Lens Eccentricity


What a neat coincidence. After a rumor about Canon featuring IBIS in future EOS R cameras, we can report a Canon patent application for a basic IBIS system spotted by Hi Lows Note.

The literature in patent application 2018-194766 seems to describe a basic IBIS system used to correct lens eccentricity. The image sensor can tilt in order to correct the lens eccentricity.

Machine translated excerpt:

[…] the optical instrument concerning the present invention, and its system, A camera device provided with the control means which carries out the tilt of the image sensor to an optic axis, It consists of a lens device provided with the detection means which detects the parameter to which the image formation performance of a lens is changed, The image sensor according to a parameter falls from the aforementioned lens device, information is transmited to the aforementioned camera device, and it is characterized by comprising the optical instrument which consists of the camera device in which the thing [ falling and carrying out the tilt of the image sensor to an optic axis based on information ] is possible, and its system.

As usual I’m glad for any help interpreting patent literature.


IBIS To Be Featured On Future Canon EOS R Cameras? [CW2]

Canon Eos R

The lack of IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation) was one of the major criticism Canon had to face after the launch of the EOS R.

Canon always stated that image stabilisation in lens was superior. However, there are a few Canon patent applications dealing with IBIS technology (this one and this one). And we have a Canon exec stating that IBIS is something Canon might consider in the future, although they consider IS in the lens to be better. Quoting Canon UK’s product intelligence consultant, David Parry:

We [i.e. Canon, editor’s note] feel that in-lens IS is the optimum system for image stabilisation […]

With an in-body IS system you are creating something that needs to work over lots of different types of lenses and different lens groups, so you don’t get a dedicated system for that particular lens.

All lenses move in different ways, and you get different types of shake depending on what kind of lens you’re using, so dedicating the IS system to the particular lens is, for us, the optimum way of doing it – but that’s not to say that we aren’t looking at in-body IS.

That said, a rumor surfaced suggesting Canon might feature IBIS in future EOS R cameras. We think this is possible but not likely. If Canon wanted to bring IBIS to their full frame mirrorless camera they would have done it with from the start. This is not to say that Canon will never feature IBIS, but we think it won’t happen anytime soon.

Speak your mind in the comment section.

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Sigma 18-250mm

Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM at a glance:

  • Wide-Angle to Telephoto Zoom Macro Lens
  • For Canon APS-C Cameras Only
  • Optical Stabilization (OS)
  • Hyper-Sonic Motor (HSM)
  • Thermally Stable Composite Material
  • Minimum Focusing Distance of 13.7″
  • 4 Special Low Dispersion (SLD) Elements
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  • Super Multi-Layer Lens Coating
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Yongnuo YN 35mm f/1.4 Lens (Canon Mount) In Stock And Ready To Ship At Amazon US

Yongnuo YN 35mm

Amazon US has the  Yongnuo YN 35mm f/1.4 lens for Canon mount in stock and ready to ship at $399.99.

Product highlights:

  • 35mm focal length provides wider angle of view for various photographic subjects such as landscape, portrait, street snap.You can also get close to the subject to do a close-up shooting with closest focusing distance of approx.0.35m and large aperture of F1.4 flexibly.
  • Bokeh can be obtained easily to highlight the effect of the subject,in low-light conditions,you can also use low sensitivity and higher shutter speed for shooting. Equipped with 2 pieces of aspherical lenses, which can effectively compensate a variety of aberration.
  • The whole series of this product adopt glass optical lens and multilayer coating technology to effectively increase light transmittance and control backlight ghost image and glare. Adopts 2 pieces of abnormal dispersion lenses,which not only effectively represses dispersion lens problem ,but also improves secondary spectrum.
  • Equipped with USB port. You can download the latest firmware from the official YONGNUO website and update the lens. Live view focusing (Lv). makes it easier to focus when shooting from special angles, or focus precisely from the broadened view on the display screen.
  • Adopts 7pcs of aperture blades, which helps to take picture of circular defocused spots as well as 14-star effect if you stop down the aperture. Supports auto focus and manual focus,you can select the focus mode according to your own shooting needs.

Canon EOS R vs Nikon Z7 vs Sony A7 III Mirrorless Camera Comparison

Canon EOS R

The Slanted Lens compares the Canon EOS R with the Nikon Z7 with the Sony a7 III.

Dynamic range, tonality, sharpness and detail, high ISO, auto focus, and video in 4K and 1080p modes, they’re all put under scrutiny. There is one camera that apparently fails on a lot of categories. Guess which?

Canon To Get A Stake In GoPro’s Future?

Canon Rumors Full Frame Mirrorless Camera

We have been told that Canon is interested in GoPro’s business and might make a move to step into or get in some way a hold on GoPro.

For Canon it might be especially interesting to have access to GoPro’s intellectual assets. This means

  • expertise in app development
  • online features
  • know how about video compression
  • know how about digital video stabilisation

The suggestion comes from a new source. However, it makes sense. Despite a patent we found years ago, Canon never entered the action camera market.

What do you think? Speak your mind in the comment section.