Category Archives: Nikon Patents

Let’s start talking about the upcoming Nikon mirrorless camera

Let’s start talking about the upcoming Nikon mirrorless camera I have been reporting about the new Nikon mirrorless camera for over a year now, but I still don’t have any reliable technical details. Several different scenarios are possible: Nikon will bring back the Nikon 1 with a new and better adapter. Maybe they can squeeze […]

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Catching up on the latest Nikon patents (more mirrorless hints)

I have not reported on the latest Nikon patents in a while, here is a quick recap (a reminder: as some have found out recently, previous patents are not a guarantee for future products):

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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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