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Canon Patent for 100x Zoom Compact Camera (24-2400mm equivalent)

2014_174524_fig07

Will this patent (spotted by Egami) ever hit the market? If it does it will probably yield a new Powershot camera with a wobbling 100x zoom. The patent refers to a 1/2.3″ sensor and an equivalent focal length of 24-2400mm.

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-174524
    • Published 2014.9.22
    • Filing date 2013.3.13
  • Example 4
    • Zoom ratio 98.52
    • The focal length f = 3.07 53.41 302.40mm
    • Fno. 1.85 8.14 9.00
    • Half angle ω = 36.2 2.40 0.50 °
    • Overall length of the lens 110.05mm
    • BF 12.67 27.40 5.19mm
    • 4-group zoom of positive and negative, positive
    • Inner zoom (the second group, the third group)
    • Rear focus (fourth group)
    • Anti-vibration (third group)

Do you think Canon will produce a Powershot with a 100x zoom anytime soon?

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