Canon Prepares For Increased Homeworking, Releases The Canon Posture Fit Camera

Canon Posture Fit

The global pandemic led to more people working from home. It seems that Canon is taking this in account by releasing a new concept camera called the Posture Fit.

The Canon Posture Fit, Canon’s latest concept camera, recognizes when you sit down at the desk the Posture Fit is placed. From there it will periodically check how you are seating. After an hour it advises to stand up and to take a break.

The video below tells the story of Canon’s concept cameras and which ideas and concepts led to them. If you want to just see the presentation of the Posture Fit jump to minute 24:20.

Says Canon about their concept cameras:

Our relationship with cameras is radically transforming. Canon designers work hard to experience the mindset of customers, and with a strong commitment to understanding, have come up with many innovative new designs. This video seminar tells the story of how designers in charge of the IVY REC, PowerShot ZOOM and Posture Fit Device developed the design of these products by understanding users’ passion through opinion gathering at trade expos and other activities.

More coverage of Canon concept cameras is listed here.

The Canon Posture Fit

This Canon Patent Describes Canon’s Prototype 100-400mm Miniature Concept Camera

Canon Patent

Back in February Canon showcased various concept cameras at CP+ 2019.

One of these cameras, the IVY REC, can now be funded on Indiegogo. Another of those concept cameras is a miniature camera with a 100-400mm telephoto soon (image on top).

Canon patent application 2019-0208134 describes optical formulas and technology of the 100-400mm concept camera. Interesting fact: the lens itself appears to be removable. This could mean Canon will make more focal lengths to fit on this diminutive camera.

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

Canon Using Indiegogo To Crowdfund The IVY REC “flippable, go anywhere” Camera

Ivy Rec

Canon using a crowdfunding platform is new to me.

Back in February Canon introduced five concept cameras doing CP+. Among those is the IVY REC, an ultra compact point&shot camera described as “flippable, go anywhere camera”.

The IVY REC is very small, more or less the size of an USB stick. It has a 13MP CMOS sensor and records 1080/60p video. It’s rugged, waterproof and will survive when hitting concrete from 2 meters. Its unique construction eliminates the viewfinder and uses the frame of the body as rangefinder. The exterior part of the body can be changed to one’s taste. Wireless connectivity via the CanonMini Cam App is also on board.

For the time being there are o information on the price or when the IVY REC will be available. The Indiegogo landing page is pretty empty at the time of writing. However, it’s stated that early birds will get 30% off the retail price.