Canon patent for focus peaking algorithm

focus peaking

Canon patent for a new focus peaking algorithm. If you wonder what focus peaking is, have a look here.

So far Canon featured focus peaking only on the EOS M5 and EOS M3. Hopefully this patent means Canon will feature focus peaking on more cameras in the future.

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-158106
    • Published 2016.9.1
    • Filing date 2015.2.24
  • Canon patent
    • To get the distance information of the object
    • To generate a waveform image showing the degree of focusing of the object based on the high-frequency component
    • To vary the color of the waveform

For those who love “patentish language”:

[Claim(s)] [Claim 1] An imaging part,
A display part which displays an image imaged by the aforementioned imaging part,
An information acquisition section which obtains distance information of an object included in the aforementioned image,
It is an imaging device provided with a waveform drawing generation part which generates waveform images which extract a high frequency component of the aforementioned image, and in which a focus degree of an object is shown based on a high frequency component,
The aforementioned waveform drawing generation part generates waveform images of an imaging range corresponding to an object included in a predetermined range scale using the aforementioned distance information,
An imaging device, wherein the aforementioned display part displays the aforementioned waveform images with the aforementioned image.
[Claim 2] The imaging device according to claim 1 having a set part to which a user is made to set the aforementioned predetermined range scale.
[Claim 3] The imaging device according to claim 1 or 2, wherein the aforementioned waveform drawing generation part changes a wave-like color in the aforementioned waveform images according to distance of an object.
[Claim 4] It has a tracking means to track the aforementioned object,
An imaging device of a description in any 1 item of Claim 1 characterized by the aforementioned waveform drawing generation part generating waveform images of an imaging range corresponding to an object of the aforementioned tracking object even when an object of a tracking object is no longer included in the aforementioned predetermined range scale to 3.
[Claim 5] The aforementioned waveform drawing generation part is adjustable in transmittance of the aforementioned waveform images,
An imaging device of a description in any 1 item of Claim 1, wherein the aforementioned display part displays the aforementioned waveform images on the aforementioned image in piles to 4.
[Claim 6] It is a control method of an imaging device which displays a focus degree of an object with an image under imaging,
Distance information of an object included in the aforementioned image is obtained,
Using the aforementioned distance information, a high frequency component of a region corresponding to an object included among the aforementioned images in a predetermined range scale is extracted, and waveform images in which a focus degree of an object is shown based on a high frequency component are generated,
A control method of an imaging device displaying the aforementioned waveform images with the aforementioned image.

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Canon EOS M3 with EVF-DC1 electronic viewfinder deal – $464 (reg. $664, or $399 for open box)

At a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Touchscreen Tilting LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video at 24/25/30 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • Hybrid CMOS AF System with 49 AF Points
  • ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600
  • Hot Shoe and Built-In Flash
  • 3.5mm Stereo Mic Input
  • Full Manual Control

Great deal by authorised Canon retailer B&H Photo. Get the Canon EOS M3 with Canon EVF-DC1 electronic viewfinder for just $464. Compare at $664. How it works: 1) add the EOS M3 to the cart, 2) add the EVF-DC1 to the cart, 3) proceed to check-out and the total will be $464.25.

Another M3 deal: Adorama has the Canon EOS M3 as “open box”, on sale at $399.

EOS M3

Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBay and Adorama

Our Canon EOS M3 review: a powerhouse with shortcomings

EOS M3

The Canon EOS M3 is the company’s third mirrorless camera. And it is Canon’s first serious mirrorless camera, with many features and functions that will appeal to the enthusiasts. So, how does the EOS M3 perform and is it right for you?

It seems Canon listened to their customers while developing the EOS M3. Unlike the original EOS M, the M3 gained additional controls, a large grip, and has a 3-inch touchscreen that tilts up (180 degrees) and down (45 degrees). The EOS M3 features a new 24MP APS-C sensor, 49-points Hybrid CMOS III AF system, DIGIC 6 processor, Full 1080p HD video at 24/25/30 fps, ISO 100-12800 (expandable to 25600), a two-level axis, WiFi and NFC connectivity, 4.2 fps, a built-in flash, 14 bit RAW, and a flash hot-shoe that can be used to mount an EVF. The EOS M3 is a powerhouse with shortcomings. Bear with me for the review after the break. I also start We Shoot EOS M, a forum dedicated to all EOS M shooters, and available to other Canon shooters too.

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Canon EOS M3 coming to the USA

Eos M3

I am so happy I was wrong on this! The EOS M3 will be available for sale in the USA in early October 2015 for an estimated retail price of $679.99.

EOS M3 kits can already be pre-ordered:

  • Canon EOS M3 Body – Black – $679: Adorama or B&H Photo
  • Canon EOS M3 w/ EF-M 18-55mm IS STM Lens – Black – $799: Adorama or B&H Photo
  • Canon EOS M3 w/ EF-M 18-55mm IS STM Lens – White – $799: Adorama or B&H Photo
  • Canon EOS M3 w/ EF-M 18-55mm & EF-M 55-200mm Lenses – Black – $1,040: Adorama or B&H Photo

All EF-M lenses will soon be available in the USA, a silver version of the EF-M 22mm is introduced:

EF-M 22mm

All new products are listed here.

Canon U.S.A. Welcomes The Newest Member Of The EOS Family – The EOS M3 Digital Camera

The Power and Versatility of an EOS Camera in a New Light

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 27, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the EOS M3, a compact and stylish interchangeable lens digital camera created for enthusiast photographers who demand premium performance. Fusing Canon’s outstanding image quality and DSLR-levels of control in a small and lightweight camera body, the EOS M3 camera offers the ability to capture important moments in outstanding detail.

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Canon eventually getting serious with the EOS M system? [CW2]

EOS M3

A new rumor surfaced, again suggesting Canon will get serious about the EOS M system… next year.

It’s not the first time that rumors suggest a break-through EOS M camera. in 2014 we were told that Canon would take the EOS M system seriously in 2015. Though the EOS M3 appears to be a good attempt (waiting for mine to be delivered), it’s still not convincing anyone Canon is taking it seriously. It’s true that you can virtually use any EF or EF-S lens with the adapter, but having only four native lenses isn’t a sign of great commitment to the cause.

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Is the Canon EOS M3 coming to the USA? [CW2]

EOS M3

We (thanks) and others got word that Canon may introduce the EOS M3 to the US market.

I do not think this will happen. It happens rarely that big companies change their global marketing strategies after the introduction of a product. Still, the reasons for not selling the M3 on the US market are hidden to me. This has probably have to do with the fact that mirrorless system sales are struggling in the States, and with the huge marketing flop the EOS M was. Btw, the first EOS M was available in the USA.

If you live in the USA you can still get the EOS M3 without having to rely on dubious eBay sellers. DigitalRev sells the EOS M3 and ships internationally.

Canon EOS M3 price check for your country: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

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