Nikon Patent for 10-145mm f/4-5.6 Lens

Egami spotted a new patent filed by Nikon in Japan. The new patent describes a 10-145mm f/4-5.6 lens designed for 1″ sensor cameras.

The lens has a very long focal range of 27-390mm in full frame terms. This patent could refer a new 1 Nikkor mirrorless lens or for a rumored digital compact camera with 1″ sensor.

Two compact cameras are mentioned in rumors before. These are Nikon Coolpix P700 and Nikon Coolpix P8000 cameras.

See the patent details below. (translated by machine)

 Nikon Patent for 10-145mm f/4-5.6 Lens


  • Patent 2014-89293
  • Zoom ratio: 14.13
  • Focal length: 10.30-145.50mm
  • Aperture: 4.08-5.71
  • Half angle of view: 39.62-3.01°
  • Image height: 8mm
  • Lens length: 112.60-162.60mm
  • Lens design: 5 lens group elements

via Egami