A new Thursday, a new Canon patent. Not surprising yet another one for the RF…
Here is anew Canon patent application. Not for an RF mount lens for once but for computational photography.
Canon patent application 2021-96460 (Japan) discusses methods and algorithms to reduce the blur of a photographed subject. The technology automatically detects the subject and corrects blur. From the patent literature (machine translated):
To provide an image blur correction device capable of obtaining an image blur correction effect desired by a user. Since the amount of shake (direction and magnitude of shake) is generally different between “camera shake” and “subject shake”, it is not possible to completely correct both. Therefore, for example, [the patent] discloses a technique for correcting “subject shake” when a subject’s face is detected and correcting “camera shake” when a subject’s face is not detected.
The algorithm can differentiate between a moving subject and a not firmly hold camera, and correct the blur depending by the situation. The amount of correction can be set by the user. More form the Canon patent application:
It is considered that which of “camera shake” and “subject shake” should be corrected depends on the intention of the user (target of interest) in the shooting scene. For example, when the user pays attention to the background, it is desirable that the “camera shake”, which is the shake of the entire screen, is corrected. On the other hand, when the user is paying attention to the main subject, it is desirable that the “subject shake” is corrected. Therefore, it is necessary to appropriately control the shake correction target according to the user’s intention that changes with the shooting scene.
Interesting patent application. Expect this technology on your future Canon camera.
More Canon patents are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:
- A bunch of prime lenses for the RF mount
- An improved Electronic Viewfinder
- Patent application for RF 50mm F1.4 and an RF 35mm f/1.4 lenses
- A zoom lens that might be for an EOS R with APS-C sensor
- A smaller IBIS unit.
- A cooling adapter for the RF mount (R5 overheating?)
- A bunch of macro lenses for the RF mount.
- A 8mm f/4 circular fisheye lens for the Canon EOS R system
- A battery grip that works with differently siszed cameras
- A 100-400mm f/5.5-7.1 lens for APS-C cameras. EOS M or DSLR?
- RF 17-70mm lens for EOS R system
- IBIS coming to the EOS M and PowerShot lineup?
- Patent Application: mirrorless camera with large display and virtual control wheel
- 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
- Patent application for an RF 50mm f/1.8 lens
- Patent application for a smart lens cap
- Patent application for celestial auto-focus
- Patent application describing a Pop-Up Flash With LED
- 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
- 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
- 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