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Some iPhone 7 camera rumors (dual lens camera, curved sensor)

Here are few rumors on what kind of camera tech we can expect in the iPhone 7 Plus (Apple usually introduces camera improvements in their “Plus” versions):

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The latest patents from Sigma, Sony, Canon, Apple and Ricoh

→ Sigma filed a patent for a 400mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM lens. → Another Sigma patent: 24-105mm f/2.8-4 DG OS HSM Art lens.    → Sony patented a tiltable attachment for lens style cameras. → Another curved sensor patent from Sony. → Sony patented a curved surface (multi-layer sensor) that corrects the angle in which light falls […]

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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. 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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New lenses, curved image sensor patents from Sigma, Canon and Sony

Sigma filed patent 2012-181508 in Japan for 30mm f/2.8, 30mm f/2.5, 45mm f/2.8, 24mm f/2.8, 50mm f/2.8, 55mm f/2.8 mirrorless lenses. Canon filed patent 2012-159723 for a 14mm f/2.8 lens. The design contains 14 elements in 10 groups.

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