The latest patents from Pentax, Ricoh, Olympus and Canon

Pentax Ricoh on-sensor PDAF phase detection focus system patent Pentax Ricoh on-sensor PDAF phase detection focus system patent 2
Pentax Ricoh PDAF sensor shift patent
→ Pentax/Ricoh filed a patent for on-sensor PDAF (phase detection focusing system) implemented using sensor shift via the shake reduction system.

Olympus water splash mode patentOlympus water splash mode patent 2

→ Olympus patented a new "water splash" mode where the camera will be triggered by splashed water.

Pentax 80-160mm f:4.5 medium format lens 645

→ Pentax/Ricoh field a patent for a 80-160mm f/4.5 medium format lens for the Pentax 645 system (50-100mm equivalent).
Canon 4.62-205mm f:4.0-9.0 lens patent
→ Canon filed a patent for a 45x zoom lens (4.62-205mm f/4.0-9.0) designed for 1/2.3" sized sensor.

Canon 180mm f:3.5 Macro DO lens patent
→ Another Canon patent shows a 180mm f/3.5 Macro DO lens.

Canon multi-layer sensor with antireflection film patent

→ Canon also filed a patent for a multi-layer sensor with antireflection film.

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