Canon Patent: Wide-angle Fixed Lens For 1″ Imaging Sensor (PowerShot?)

Canon Patent

A new Canon patent for a wide-angle single focus lens for a camera with an 1 inch imaging sensor. A new PowerShot camera?

Canon patent application 2023-140823 (Japan, published 10/5/2023) discusses optical formulas for a 28mm-35mm equivalent wide angle lens for a camera with an 1 inch imaging sensor.

From the patent literature:

Optical system and imaging device having the same

The present invention provides an optical system that is compact and has high optical performance, and an imaging device that includes the same.


In recent years, with the miniaturization and increase in the number of pixels of image pickup devices, optical systems used in image pickup devices are required to be small and have high optical performance.

Problems to be Solved by the Invention

The optical system described in Patent Document 1 uses a telephoto type power arrangement to reduce the overall length, and uses a plurality of aspheric lenses to reduce distortion and image plane. Curvature is being corrected. However, in the optical system described in Patent Document 1, the Petzval sum of the entire system is large and the incident angle of the off-axis light beam is also large, so when trying to apply it to an imaging device with a large imaging element, it is difficult to correct field curvature or reduce the amount of peripheral light. Decrease is an issue.

Example 1

  • Focal length: 13.82
  • F value: 2.88
  • Half angle of view: 29.72
  • Image height: 7.89
  • Total length: 16.32
  • Back focus: 4.83

Example 2

  • Focal length: 17.20
  • F value: 2.06
  • Half angle of view: 24.65
  • Image height: 7.89
  • Total length: 21.52
  • Back focus: 5.22

Example 3

  • Focal length: 12.64
  • F value: 2.91
  • Half angle of view: 31.97
  • Image height: 7.89
  • Total length: 15.87
  • Back focus: 4.19

Example 4

  • Focal length: 10.39
  • F value: 2.55
  • Half angle of view: 37.20
  • Image height: 7.89
  • Total length: 15.65
  • Back focus: 4.54

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Here Is The Canon PowerShot V10 (officially announced)

Powershot V10

We knew it would get announced, and now it is. The Canon PowerShot V10.

At a glance:

  • For Vlogging and Live Streaming
  • 20.9MP 1″ CMOS Sensor
  • UHD 4K up to 29.97 fps
  • Full HD up to 59.94 fps
  • 19mm Equivalent Wide-Angle Lens
  • Web Camera Compatible with UVC Support
  • 460,000-Dot 2″ Touchscreen LCD
  • Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Vertical Capture Capable
  • Built-In 30° Stand

Preorder are live at B&H Photo and Adorama (starting at $429).

Canon press release:

Realize New Video Communication With the Canon Powershot V10 Vlog Camera and the Introduction of the Powershot V Camera Series

MELVILLE, NY, May 11, 2023 – If you’ve picked up your smartphone in the last few minutes, chances are you’ve viewed a video via a social media platform. From the YPulse 2023 Social Media Behavior Report, 59% of Gen Y/Z say they create their own social media content for a broader audience than just their friends and family. As video content continues to absorb our attention for work and leisure, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new PowerShot V10 Vlog Camera, the first product in the Company’s new consumer video production, live streaming and vlogging line, the PowerShot V (V= Video Communication) camera series.

The PowerShot V10 Vlog Camera has in mind the on-the-go content creator who wants to level-up their creative content and step-up from using a smart phone. Packed with key features, including an intuitive control user interface on the touch panel and frame AF mode for product reviews, the PowerShot V10 Vlog Camera can be the priority piece of imaging equipment used for almost all things video.

Additional features include:

  • Compact and lightweight design, 211g/ 63 x 90 x 34 mm
  • 4K UHD 30P, Full-HD 60p
  • 19mm wide lens which is ideal for selfie taking
  • Smartphone-like handling and style with vertical grip, easy for one-handed operation
  • 1” CMOS sensor lens helps to enable low-noise video quality in dark areas
  • Webcam capability (UVC/UAC), horizontal only
  • Live Streaming via Camera Connect app
  • Auto upload of content via
  • Face-tracking AF designed to automatically detect and autofocus on a person’s face
  • Image stabilization
  • Two high-quality stereo microphones and a third microphone for background noise reduction

There is no shortage of usage cases for the PowerShot V10 Vlog Camera. Traveling? The camera is super compact and includes a built-in stand, a port for a tripod and a microphone. Live streaming for gaming? You can easily connect the vlogging camera to a Wi-Fi® router and output video directly to YouTube or Facebook platforms via the Camera Connect app1. Haven’t experienced a traditional DSLR or mirrorless camera before? The PowerShot V10 Vlog Camera is intuitive like a smartphone – making the transition from smartphone to the camera fairly seamless.

With the introduction of the new Canon PowerShot V Series of cameras, the Company continues to reinforce its commitment to the ever-changing needs and wants of customers. If you’d like to be part of the conversation, join the Canon Community to ask questions, share knowledge and connect with others.

Pricing and Availability

The PowerShot V10 Vlog Camera is anticipated to be available in June for an estimated retail price of $429.99. For more information, please visit

This Is The Canon PowerShot V10 (leaked images and specs)

Powershot V10

Two days ahead of the announcement, here is a set of leaked images of the upcoming Canon PowerShot V10. Announcement expected for May, 11, 2023.

  • Black/Silver color option
  • To be released in late June 2023
  • 1 type 13.1 megapixel image sensor (for video)
  • Wide-angle lens equivalent to 19mm in 35mm format
  • 4K 30p/FHD 60/30p
  • Large aperture stereo microphone
  • selfie tilt monitor
  • 63.4×90.0×34.4mm
  • 211g
  • Built-in freestanding stand

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Canon Reveals The Shape Of The Upcoming PowerShot V10

PowerShot V10.

A few days before the announcement Canon releases a new teaser for what we think will be the Canon PowerShot V10.

The new teaser is on top. The announcement is expected for May, 11, 2023. Not much can be seen in the teaser image. But let’s have a look on a brighter images of the teaser, below.

A shape is now visible, but still doesn’t reveal much. It’s looks like a relatively large lens mounted on a box shaped camera body. Does it look like a GoPro? No idea. It’s touted as a camera for vloggers, so maybe not.

Any ideas?

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