Nikon patents update

Japanese patent application 2010-117664 shows us few more drawings of the Nikon EVIL camera:

and the new Nikon EVIL mount again:

See previous Nikon EVIL camera drawings from older patent applications here, here and here.

Patent applications 20100194962 is for a camera display that will show different screens based on the angle the user is looking at the screen:

“A digital camera according to a first aspect of the present invention includes: an image processing unit that creates first display image data and second display image data; a display device that displays a first screen image and a second screen image so as to allow a user to observe the first screen image when viewed along a first direction with respect to a display face and so as to allow the user to observe the second screen image when viewed along a second direction that differs from the first direction.”

Patent Application 20100189428 is for an additional two half mirrors in a  DSLR camera. Multiple drawings are showing the two half mirrors (element 104, 492). Drawings of the actual physical device are also part of this patent:

“A known mirror unit for a single lens reflex camera includes a main mirror, which is a half mirror, and a sub-mirror that reflects the light passed by the main mirror downward to a distance measuring sensor, and these mirrors are lowered into the optical path or raised above the optical pat.

To achieve accurate distance measurement, it is desirable that measurement be started after vibration of the lowered sub-mirror has stopped. However, in this mirror unit, the vibration of the sub-mirror does not stop until the vibration of the lowered main frame has stopped. In other words, initiation of distance measurement is delayed because of the vibration of the main frame.”

Patent Application 20100195996 is for vibration proof lens for compact cameras.

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