A new Canon patent application. Canon patent 2024023099 (Japan, published 2/21/2024) discusses optical formulas for…
A new Canon Patent application describing a built-in tilting viewfinder which should also tale less space for implementation.
Canon patent application 2023104712 (Japan, published 7/28/2023) describes methods and technology for a tiltable viewfinder for an EOS R series camera body. From the patent literature:
[Title of the invention] Viewfinder unit, imaging device
Canon Inc. An object of the present invention is to suppress an increase in the size of an electronic device while securing a large rotation angle of a finder portion.
Description of the Related Art
Conventionally, a viewfinder unit provided in an electronic device such as an imaging device is known. For example, in an electronic device having a viewfinder unit such as an electronic viewfinder, the viewfinder unit is arranged on the upper part of the back side of the electronic device body. The finder section of the finder unit can be slid out from the main body of the electronic device, and the finder section can be tilted and rotated upward from the pulled out state, thereby increasing the degree of freedom in shooting posture.
However, in Patent Document 1, since the distance between the contact position of the pair of leaf springs with respect to the base plate and the rotation axis of the holder is long, the contact position moves so as to draw a large arc locus during rotation. . If the finder section rotates excessively, the leaf spring section will come off the fixed plate, so there is a restriction on the rotation angle of the finder section. On the other hand, if an attempt is made to design the rotation angle to be large, it is necessary to enlarge the fixing plate, which leads to an increase in the size of the imaging apparatus main body.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
It is an object of the present invention to suppress an increase in the size of an electronic device while ensuring a large rotation angle of a viewfinder.
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- A smaller IBIS unit.
- A cooling adapter for the RF mount (R5 overheating?)
- A bunch of macro lenses for the RF mount.
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- A battery grip that works with differently siszed cameras
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- RF 17-70mm lens for EOS R system
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- Patent Application: IBIS and Lens IS Working Together
- Patent application for high speed mirror movement and control
- Patent application for an RF 14-28mm f/2 lens
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- Patent application describing the optical formula for a RF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS lens for EOS R systems
- 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
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- Patent application to spot and reduce moire artefacts in image data
- Patent application for weather sealed lens adapter
- Patent application for AI powered predictive camera control system
- Patent application for 18-55mm kit lens with LCD display
- Patent application to reduce noise in image files