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Canon patent for electrically bending image sensor

Indefatigable Canon Labs produced a new, innovative patent, an image sensor that bends when electricity is applied. Such a sensor would allow for optics with larger apertures, and also reduces light falloff at the…

Canon patent for camera with exchangeable mount

As usual: I hope I got it right, machine translated patents are not easy to interpret. Any help appreciated. Canon patent for a camera with exchangeable mount. Patent publication number…

Canon patent for lubricating body cap

The Canon patent describes a body cap that keeps the lens mount of a DSLR lubricated. To be honest I can't grab the utility of this, except that it could…

Canon Patent for 11-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Lens

Egami (translated) spotted a patent filed by Canon for an 11-24mm f/3.5-4.5 lens. Machine translated patent description: Patent publication number Release date Filing date Example 3 Zoom ratio 2.07 Focal…

Canon Patent To Improve Hybrid Auto-Focus Speed

Hopefully this leads to quicker hybrid AF. Canon filed a patent that aims at improving the speed of hybrid (phase and contrast detection) AF systems, particularly when tracking subjects. The…

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