Curious Canon patent for a flexible and expandable LCD screen for DSLR and mirrorless cameras. The LCD screen is expanded by rotating a movable grid. According to patent drawings, the technology appears to apply both for DSLRs and compact/mirrorless cameras. The machine translated patent literature seems to suggest that you may have a larger monitor just when you need it.
- Patent Publication No. 2015-154223
- Published 2015.8.24
- Filing date 2014.2.14
- Canon patents
- Rotatable operation unit
- The first state is a rear LCD expands and contracts, the operating face of the operating unit faces behind
- The second state, the rear LCD is extended, the operation surface of the operation portion faces to the right