The latest patents from Sony, Ricoh, Panasonic, Canon, Fuji and Olympus

Sony 20mm f: 2.8 APS-C mirrorless lens patent Sony 28mm f: 2.8 APS-C mirrorless lens patent
Sony patented a 20mm f/2.8 and 28mm f/2.8 pancake lenses for APS-C mirrorless cameras.

Ricoh 7mm f:2.6 lens patent
Ricoh filed a patent for 7mm f/2.6 lens (4/3" sized sensor).

Panasonic 12 mm f:1.2 OIS lens patent
Panasonic filed a patent for several different Micro Four Thirds lenses: 12mm f/2.0, 12mm f/1.4 OIS, 12mm f/1.2 OIS, and 12mm f/2.8.

Canon 55-250mm f:4-5.6 IS STM lens patent
Canon has a new patent for 55-250mm f/4-5.6 and 55-300mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lenses.

Fujifilm hybrid AF pixel dimming element patent
Fujifilm filed a patent for a hybrid AF with pixel dimming element.

Olympus two-layer RGB-IR sensor patent
Olympus patented a two-layer RGB-IR sensor.

Canon accurate phase detection AF method during continuous shooting patent
A new Canon patent describes a faster and more accurate phase detection AF method during continuous shooting.

LiveView Olympus HDR patent
Olympus filed a patent for previewing HDR images in live view.

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