Canon Patent for Camera System with Translucent Mirror and EVF

Canon filed a new patent in Japan. The new patent describes a camera system with translucent mirror and electronic viewfinder (EVF).

The camera in the patent application has a built-in electronic viewfinder and a Sony-like translucent mirror instead of an optical viewfinder and reflex mirror.

Means Canon patent reverses a fixed semitransparent mirror, to just divert light to a phase AF unit and an EVF. See the patent details below.

Canon patents a camera with electronic viewfinder and translucent mirror


  • Patent Publication No. 2015-97352
    • Published 2015.5.21
    • Filing date 2013.11.15
  • Canon patents
    • Half mirror and the optical path division by
    • One of the light beam received by the image pickup device
    • The other light flux I receive in AF sensor
    • FPS of the AF sensor, faster than the image pickup device
    • Pixel area of ​​the AF sensor is larger than the image pickup device
    • From the AF sensor and the image sensor to obtain an image to be displayed on the EVF or back display

What’s coming next from Canon’s labs?

via Egami