Category Archives: Nikon Patents

Nikon two-layers sensor patent

Nikon has a new patent filed in Japan for a two-layers sensor with phase detection AF in one layer and contrast based AF in the other layer:

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More new Nikon lens patents designed for 1″ sensor

  Nikon has two more patents designed for a camera with 1″ sensor: 1-10mm f/2.8-4 VR (28-280mm equivalent) 9-110mm f/2.8-5.6 VR (24-300mm equivalent) After Nikon confirmed on several occasions that their Nikon 1 mirrorless line is not dead (reported first  by dpreview), it is safe to assume that a new Nikon 1 J6 mirrorless camera with 4k video […]

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This lens patent could be for the Nikon Coolpix P900 camera replacement

Nikon has a new patent for a 4.3-357mm f/2-6.5 VR lens designed for cameras equipped with 1/2.3″ sensor (24-2000mm equivalent). There is a good chance that this lens could be used in the replacement of the popular Nikon Coolpix P900 camera ($529). For comparison, the P900 has a 4.3-357mm f/2.8-6.5 lens – the zoom will basically remain […]

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Nikon has a new patent for a 75x zoom lens designed for 1″ sensor

Nikon has a new patent for a 7.4-600mm f/2.8-6.3 lens designed for cameras with 1″ sensor (20-1620mm f/2.8-6.3 equivalent) – this is a 81x zoom to be exact (described as 75x zoom in the patent). Maybe this will be for a new super-zoom DL camera similar to the Coolpix P900, but with 1″ sensor. Here are […]

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Nikon 300mm f/2.8 FL VR lens patent

I have been reporting for months now that Nikon will slowly update many of their current tele photo lenses with a fluorite (FL) element (see the difference between Nikon’s fluorite lens and fluorine coating). You can see the initial list of upgrade candidates that date back to 2014. There has been several patents in the past for […]

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Tamron patents a 115mm f/1.4 VC lens

Tamron filed a patent in Japan for a 115mm f/1.4 VC full frame DSLR lens. Here are the details:

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