Egami, the Japanese photography website has discovered a new Canon patent for an Electronic Viewfinder. While Google translated material is hardly perfect, it seems if the eyepiece is displayed on the LCD screen, it works like a normal viewfinder. When the eyepiece is off the screen, it reverts back to a full screen LCD. No mention about the resolution of the viewfinder and it may be sold as an accessory option to a lower priced camera model.
Patent Publication No. 2015-171116 (Google Translated)
- Published 2015.9.28
- Filing date 2014.3.11
- Touch panel display
- The touch panel display viewfinder if touched, changing the display area
- Finder to return to the original full-screen display If you had to leave
- Or finger touches, finder to identify whether touches