New patent: the Nikon Coolpix P900 camera replacement could have a 100x zoom lens

Nikon 100x zoom lens patent  Nikon-Coolpix-P900-camera
Nikon Japan has a new patent for a compact super zoom camera with a 100x optical zoom lens (4.4-440mm f/2.8-8.3 or 24-2400mm equivalent) designed for a 1/2.3″ sensor. The current Nikon Coolpix P900 model ($499.98) has a 83x optical zoom (24-2000mm). Here are the details of the patent application:

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-65912
  • Published: April 28, 2016
  • Filing date: September 24th, 2014
  • Zoom ratio: 97x
  • f 4.430 43.630 429.712
  • Fno 2.70160 5.08497 8.28574
  • ω 43.39124 5.27441 0.53600
  • Bf 0.400 0.400 0.400
  • Bf (air length equivalent) 10.972 1.642 1.623
  • TL 130.7843 173.5863 217.4697
  • TL (air length equivalent) 131.0263 173.8283 217.7117

Via Egami

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