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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Canon Patent - 3D Lens Style Camera For Smartphone

Sony DSC QX100 attachable lens style camera

Egami discovered a new Canon patent for an add on camera to smartphones. Sony announced the attachable lens-style camera, DSC-QX100 last year. The new Canon camera can apparently shoot 3D images.

Frankly, I think this is really much ado about nothing. The camera on the newer top-of-the-line smartphones like the Apple iPhone 6 or Samsung S6 and S7 are just fine. If a person wants to take more serious photos, then bring along a DSLR. How many people will lug around a small camera to attach to a smartphone when they want to 'take better photos'? It is so cumbersome. See my post on Smartphones vs DSLR cameras.

Patent Publication No. 2016-10133

  • Published 2016.1.18
  • Filing date 2014.6.26

Canon patent

  • The first device having a camera function (101 smartphone of)
  • The second device having a camera function (102 lens-style camera)
  • The second unit (102 lens-style camera) is provided with a retractable mechanism
  • Equipped with a marker that represents the collapsed position
  • The first device (101 Smartphone of) is to shoot so as to include a marker
  • Depending on the tip position of the collapsed, to get the mounting position to the first device of the second unit (102 lens-style camera) (101 smartphone of)

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