Japanese site Hi Lows Note spotted two new Canon patent applications.
Patent application 2018-36364 describes a 18-185mm F/3.6-6.5 lens for compact cameras with an APS-C sensor, i.e. most likely a PowerShot compact camera (image on top). The lens appears to have image stabilisation.
- Zoom ratio: 9.96
- Focal length: 18.56 39.37 184.95
- F no.: 3.61 5.11 6.49
- Half image angle: 36.35 19.13 4.22
- Image height: 13.66 13.66 13.66
- Lens length: 110.65 121.29 164.53
- Back focus: 8.65 10.60 12.43
The same patent literature also describes a 18-135mm F/3.6-6.5 lens for APS-C DSLRs (image at bottom). This lens too appears to have image stabilisation.
- Zoom ratio: 7.40
- Focal length: 17.98 28.29 133.11
- F no.: 3.60 4.15 6.49
- Half image angle: 37.2 25.78 5.86
- Image heigth: 13.66 13.66 13.66
- Lens length: 99.01 100.39 147.68
- Back focus: 24.78 28.43 62.75
A patent application doesn’t mean the described technology will go into production soon. Some Canon patent applications which in our opinion might go into production:
- Patent application describing how to improve burst rate by compressing raw files
- Patent application describing a new way to review photos from a sequential shot
- Patent application that describes technology to improve wireless communication while reducing power consumption
- Patent application to spot and reduce moire artefacts in image data
- Patent application for weather sealed lens adapter