Canon has patented a handheld digital camera that brings together a structure reminiscent of the DJI Osmo (now named the OM) with its RF lenses and a rotating hinge. The flipping lens hinge is described as making it considerably a lot easier to switch amongst forward-dealing with and selfie views.
In accordance to the patent, the design was established to make the lens “rotatable.” It is composed of a key body, movable part, lens device, hinge unit, and a show.
Canon states that the solution satisfies the demand for the need to have for imaging gadgets that can capture video information in numerous scenarios and angles. As you can see in the illustration under, an attached RF lens can swivel up and down as nicely as flip totally backward to confront the photographer.
“The picture pickup apparatus helps make it achievable to invert the display according to the orientation of the lens unit though rotating it with respect to the key entire body,” the patent reads, translated from Japanese to English.
Manually panning and tilting a digital camera of this style is not especially tough, but the patent reveals the two as choices that would very likely be motorized. Also, the inversion of the lens absolutely backward is clearly a main marketing stage of the structure.
There also does not seem to be to be any gimbal help pointed out in the structure which, if applied, would be a initially from Canon. The gimbals that DJI initially designed for its drones has demonstrated to be just one of the company’s most productive implementations of its know-how. With out a gimbal, Canon would be relying entirely on sensor and optical stabilization which, while some businesses have completed a fantastic work earning this fairly usable, is considerably less equipped to adapt to various shooting cases than a motorized gimbal.
Canon has submitted 5 separate patents that offer with this layout, which is an unusually higher variety as Canon Information attests. Even if this style and design doesn’t make it to a concluded consumer merchandise, Canon is at the very least really serious ample about it to safeguard the notion.
(by using Canon News)