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Canon patent for LCD viewfinder through magnifying glass

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Canon patent for a LCD viewfinder that’s turned on by putting a magnifying glass on the rear display. Sort of EVF on the cheap.The display area on the LCD display is reduced to work with the magnifying glass (that acts as viewfinder). If you look at the images above you can see what I mean. The viewfinder is flipped on the LCD display. If we will ever see this go into production it will likely be featured on entry level cameras.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-171116
    • Published 2015.9.28
    • Filing date 2014.3.11
  • Canon patents
    • Touch panel display
    • The touch panel display viewfinder if touched, changing the display area
    • Finder to return to the original full-screen display If you had to leave
    • Or finger touches, finder to identify whether touches
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