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:

Source: Canon News

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.