Canon Patent: IBIS Might Come To The Canon EOS M and PowerShot Lineup Too

Canon Patent

We have no doubts that Canon will feature IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation) on future cameras, given the remarkable collection of patent applications dealing with it and the fact that a Canon exec told the world about. And it’s very likely that the first Canon camera to feature it will be mirrorless.

Never the less, Canon patent application 2019-219650 (Japan) discusses how to feature IBIS on what seem to clearly be cameras in the Canon EOS M and Canon PowerShot lineup. So, IBIS coming to the m ore entry level oriented Canon cameras? Maybe not soon, but maybe sometime.

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More Canon patent applications are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:

Source: Canon News

Canon Patent: Canon RF 135mm f/1.4L USM Lens (EOS R System)

Canon Patent

And yet another Canon patent application for yet another RF lens.

Canon patent application discusses the optical formula for an RF 135mm f/1.4L USM for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system.

  • Focal length: 131.00mm
  • F-Number: 1.41
  • Half angle of view: 9.38°
  • Image height: 21.64mm
  • Total lens length:  182.28mm
  • BF: 13.87mm

We think this Canon patent application has a good chance to hit the market. In other words: we might see such a lens sooner or later.

More Canon patent applications are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:

Source: Canon News

Canon Patent: RF 24-100mm f/2.8 & RF 24-85mm f/2.8 Lenses For The EOS R System

Canon Patent

Here is very interesting Canon patent application (2020-8773A, Japan) for two zoom lenses for the EOS R full frame mirrorless camera system. Might be a patent application that hits the market sooner or later.

The lenses described in the patent application appear to be for the RF lens mount, i.e. for the Canon EOS. Optical formulas for an RF 24-100mm f/2.8 and an RF 24-85mm f/2.8 lens are discussed in the patent application.

Embodiment 1: 24-85mm f/2.8

  • Focal length: 24.70 50.00 85.00 mm
  • F number; 2.90 2.90 2.90
  • Half angle of view: 41.22 23.40 14.28
  • Image height: 21.64 21.64 21.64 mm
  • Lens length; 153.30 173.51 198.31 mm
  • Back focus: 12.00 26.12 43.44 mm

Embodiment 2: 24-100mm f/2.8

  • Focal length: 24.70 50.00 101.85 mm
  • F number: 2.91 2.91 2.91
  • Half angle of view: 41.22 23.40 11.99
  • Image height: 21.64 21.64 21.64 mm
  • Lens length: 158.52 176.33 218.42 mm
  • Back focus: 10.00 26.38 43.15 mm

More Canon patent applications are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:

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US Patents: Canon World’s Only Company To Be Ranked Among Top 5 For 34 Years

Canon Patent Application

Well, still there is some people loudly claiming Canon doesn’t innovate. We feature a lot of Canon patent applications, and they are all listed here.

this Canon patent application

Canon’s press release:

It’s Official: Canon Places 3rd in IFI CLAIMS 2019 U.S. Patent Rankings

The Only Company in the World to be Ranked in Top Five for 34 Years

MELVILLE, NY, January 15, 2020 – Aligning with its mission of empowering innovations, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that its parent company, Canon Inc., was granted 3,548 patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office and maintained its third place ranking for patents granted in 2019 according to IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, a leading producer of global patent databases. With this year’s ranking, Canon has become the only company in the world to have ranked in the top five for number of patents granted for 34 consecutive years. Additionally, Canon has once again ranked first in patents among Japanese companies for the 15th consecutive year.

These patents continue to demonstrate Canon’s contribution to science and technology which are used to develop fundamental technologies designed to drive innovation and support customer and business needs.

“As technology continues to evolve, we too will continue exploring new areas and future innovation opportunities,” said Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, Canon U.S.A. Inc. “Canon is proud to be in the top three patent holders as it reflects our dedication and commitment to delivering innovative ideas and solutions to meet market and customer demands.”

For more information on Canon and its products, please visit www.usa.canon.com.

Canon Patent: Mirrorless Cam With Very Large Display And Virtual Control Wheel

Canon Patent Application

Here is a Canon patent application (2020-005214, Japan) dealing with a mirrorless camera having a pretty large display on the back.

According to the patent literature, the large display on the back should replace the control wheel you usually find on the back of a Canon camera. As you can see in the image above, a virtual control wheel is displayed (should also have haptic feedback). Moreover, it seems more than one virtual control wheel can be displayed on the display and that there is sort of visual feedback in the electronic viewfinder.

This is pretty cool in our opinion, and definitely might get into production.

More patent applications by Canon are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:

Source: Canon News

Canon Patent Application For RF 24-300mm f/4-5.6 Lens

Canon Patent Application

Canon is working on consumer oriented lenses for the EOS R system, and this Canon patent application seems to confirm the commitment. An upcoming RF lens just leaked through a certification authority.

Canon patent application P2019-219679A (Japan) discusses the optical formula for an RF 24-300mm f/4-5.6 lens. We think it is an RF mount lens since the patent literature refers to a full frame mirrorless camera.

  • Zoom ratio: 11.77
  • Focal length: 24.72 90.83 290.86 mm
  • F number: 4.12 5.00 5.88
  • Half angle of view: 41.19 13.40 4.25
  • Image height: 21.64 21.64 21.64 mm
  • Lens length: 165.57 210.57 255.57 mm

More Canon patent applications are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:

[via Hi Lows Note]