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Canon curved, self-bending sensor patent (plus curved sensor advantages and benefits)

Canon has another curved and self-bending sensor patent filed in Japan (see also this post) – the sensor can basically bend and turn into a curved sensor once triggered by an electrical signal. Curved sensors have several advantages and benefits including requiring smaller/faster/simpler lenses and overall better corner to corner IQ (curved sensors provide correction of field […]

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The latest Canon patents: 600mm f/4 and 400mm f/2.8 lenses, curved sensor and more

Here are the latest patents filed in Japan over the past few weeks: → Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO IS USM lens patent → Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM lens patent with two extenders (1.4x & 1.7x) built-in inside     → Canon has a 0.82x optical viewfinder patent and another patent for displaying additional information in […]

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Sony 2/3″ curved sensor coupled with a 20mm f/1.2 lens specifications

The Chinese website cnbeta.com published the specifications of a 2/3″ curved Sony sensor coupled with a 20mm f/1.2 lens. This specific setup is designed for a cell phone camera. Sony is also rumored to announce a RX1 replacement that will feature a full frame curved sensor. There is a good chance that Nikkei’s report on the new Sony […]

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The latest patents from Fuji, Sony and Canon

Fujifilm filed a patent for a 28mm f/1.4 lens (35mm equivalent). Another curved sensor patent from Sony was filed in Japan.

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Nikkei published a photo taken with Sony’s upcoming curved sensor

The above picture is captured with Sony’s new curved sensor. The Japanese website Nikkei published also some additional information on the long rumored curved sensor from Sony:

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This is Sony’s new curved sensor

IEEE published a picture of Sony’s first curved sensor. The upcoming Sony RX2 full frame camera is rumored to have a curved sensor and a 35mm f/1.8 lens. Sony has filed several different patents in the past for curved sensors and lenses. Here is a quick description of the benefits from a curved sensor from IEEE:

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Sony patents full frame mirrorless lenses designed for curved sensor

Sony filed a patent application in Japan (2013-61476) for a full frame 35mm f/1.8 mirrorless lens designed for curved sensors. The patent contains also calculations for 35mm f/2.8, 35mm f/2.2 and 30mm f/2.0 lenses, all designed for a curved sensor. Sony, Nikon, Konica Minolta and others have also filed various patents for curved sensors in the past. The purpose of a […]

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