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Sony medium format camera rumors

There are some old rumors that have been going around again about an upcoming Sony medium format camera. Here is the recap I recently received from a new source:

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The French startup Curve One announced the first commercial curved CMOS sensor

The French startup Curve One announced their first commercial curved CMOS sensor (initially reported back in February 2019):

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Curve One to bring curved sensors to market

The French company Curve One is planning to bring curved sensors to market:

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Sony medium format camera talk

In a recent interview with Photolari, Sony representatives made an interesting comment about a potential Sony medium format camera: Sony claims if they decided to launch a medium format camera they could do it, but that now is not the right time. The launch of a medium format camera would require Sony to build a […]

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Sony has a patent for an astronomical camera with a curved medium format sensor

Sony and several other companies (including Nikon) have already filed multiple patents for curved sensors or for lenses designed for curved sensors. Back in June Sony filed a patent (2017-102189 ) for an astronomical camera with a curved medium format sensor. The first fully functional prototype of a 20MP full frame curved sensor by CEA-LETI was recently awarded […]

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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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The latest patents (Olympus full frame mirrorless lens and more)

Olympus filed another patent for a full frame mirrorless lens – 28mm f/1.4. Olympus has already filed other full frame mirrorless lenses in the past (28mm f/2, 35mm f/1.4). Fuji has a new patent for a Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8 OIS lens.

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