Category Archives: Nikon Patents

New Nikon multi-pixel PDAF sensor patent

A new Nikon patent P2017-135422A was recently published in Japan for a multi-pixel PDAF sensor. The patent as originally filed in 2012 and my understanding is that it was just recently approved. (source)

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New Nikon patents: 24-68mm f/2.8-4 full frame mirrorless lens and a multifunctional hot shoe

Two new Nikon patents were filed in Japan: P2017-129668A – 24-68mm f/2.8-4 full frame mirrorless lens P2017-130973A – multifunctional hot shoe (with additional connectors to accommodate an EVF?) Here are a few more graphics from the multifunctional hot shoe patent:

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The latest Nikon lens patents (incl. 35mm f/2 full frame lens designed for a curved sensor)

It is time for another recap of the latest Nikon lens patents I have been collecting over the past few months: The first patent (P2017-125904A) that was published today is the most interesting – it’s for a 35mm f/2 full frame lens designed for a curved sensor. Please note that the patent does not provide sufficient […]

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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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