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Canon patent for hybrid optical viewfinder

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Canon patent for a new generation of hybrid optical viewfinder. The patent does not refer to an electronic viewfinder. If I got it right this is an LCD panel that overlays all sort of information on the image itself (i.e. the image transmitted through the mirror to your eyes), so you can look at your composition and in the same time check all the relevant settings.

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-35525
    • Published 2016.3.17
    • Filing date 2014.8.4
  • Canon patent
    • During the pentagonal prism and the eyepiece optical system, providing two optical surface inclined
    • Since the light from the objective optical system is transmitted through the two optical surfaces, the photographer can observe the object
    • Since the light from the display optical system reflects the second optical surface and the first optical surface, the photographer can observe the display information
    • Display panel, display the shooting information at the time of the mirror-down, to display a live view image at the time of the mirror-up
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