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Canon Patents Retractable Barrier That Protects its Mirrorless Sensors

1 month ago   |   By Peta Pixel

Canon has filed a patent for a new shutter-like barrier mechanism that appears designed to protect the shutter and image sensor of its mirrorless cameras when a lens is removed, ensuring that no dust or debris can enter and cause damage.
As spotted by DigiCame Info , the patent - with an application number 2019-234718 - was filed by Canon in Japan. Translated, the patent suggests that the sensor may be equipped with a barrier mechanism that closes at the opening of the mount to protect itself.
The proposed mechanism in the patent implies that the retractable barrier would be passive and...
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Canon Patents ‘Clip-On' Smartphone Camera with Magnetic Lenses

Canon Patents ‘Clip-On' Smartphone Camera with Magnetic Lenses

1 month ago   |   By Peta Pixel

Canon has filed a patent for a new “image pickup-up device and adjustment mechanism” that appears to be a high-powered clip-on-style telephoto camera accessory for smartphones. It has a modular lens design that can allows multiple compact lenses to be swapped, and the lenses appear to be held together magnetically meaning there may even be the opportunity to mix, match, and add different combinations of lenses for varying effects including super-wide-angle lenses and macro.
The design for the patent were initially discovered by Canon News back in October of 2020, but the official...
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