Canon PowerShot G3X II Coming With Super Wide Angle Lens?

Canon has a new patent describes a 9-240mm f/2.8-5.6 lens designed for the possible replacement of the Powershot G3 X camera.

The Canon Powershot G3 X is the company’s first superzoom compact model and features a 1.0-type back-illuminated 20.2 MP CMOS sensor and bright f/2.8-5.6, 25x Optical Power Zoom Lens (equivalent to 24-600mm).

The 9-240mm f/2.8-5.6 lens in the patent application designed to be used on 1-inch type based sensor camera. This also indicates that Canon is working on a lens with similar focal-length of current G3X model.

If the patent becomes in mass production than a possible Canon PowerShot G3X II digital compact camera model might be on the horizon. Below are the patent details translated by Google.

Canon PowerShot G3X II Coming With Super Wide Angle Lens?


Description, self-interpretation of the patent literature

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-31419
    • Published 2016.3.7
    • Filing date 2014.7.28
  • Example
    • Zoom ratio 25.58
    • Wide-angle intermediate telephoto
    • Focal length 9.35 31.90 239.12
    • F-number 2.88 4.93 5.76
    • Half angle of view (degrees) 35.66 13.89 1.89
    • The image height 6.71 7.89 7.89
    • Overall length of the lens 94.81 119.61 197.21
    • BF 2.97 19.89 29.86

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