The latest Nikon patents

Photogrpahybay found this US patent application 20110205636 from Nikon for a 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens (27-270mm equivalent) which is probably the super zoom that will be announced with the new mirrorless camera:

Patent 2011-085674 filed by Nikon in Japan is for GPS enabled battery grip (there were some rumors several months ago that the D700 replacement may have such GPS enabled grip):

Problem to be solved: To provide a device with a built-in positioning function capable of receiving a positioning signal from a positioning satellite with good sensitivity and having high accuracy of positioning.

Patent 2011-081076 filed in Japan is for another GPS implementation in a DSLR:

Problem to be solved: To provide a device with a built-in positioning function which is free from lowering of positioning accuracy by a positioning sensor, even when accessory is attached to the device.

Patet 2011-076005 filed in Japan is for a flash with bounce capability:

Problem to be solved: To provide an imaging apparatus capable of changing an illuminating light radiation direction, and including a light emitting part which is easily housed

Patent 2011-164314 (Japan) is for a an adjustable EVF:

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