Canon Patent for 10-120mm f/1.8 Lens for 1″ Sensor Camera

Canon filed a new patent in Japan. The new patent describes the 10-120mm f/1.8 lens which looks like to be a new lens for 1-inch type sensor Canon cameras.

Currently the Canon XC10 digital camcorder which combines advanced 4K video recording with capable still shooting uses a 12-megapixel 1″ CMOS sensor and a fixed F2.8-5.6 image stabilized lens equivalent to 27.3-273mm for videos and 24.1-241mm for stills.

So at the moment we can only say this might be a lens for the replacement model for the XC10 or a high-end PowerShot compact camera.


Canon 10-120mm f/1.8 Lens Patent

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-75523
    • Published 2015.4.20
    • Filing date 2013.10.7
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 11.54
    • Focal length 10.21 56.31 117.88
    • F-number 1.87 1.79 1.78
    • Half angle (in degrees) 38.07 8.09 3.88
    • Image height 8.00
    • Overall length of the lens 555.0
    • BF 16.56
  • Canon patents
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    • Inner focus (part of the first group)
    • Inner zoom

via Egami