The Japanese photography blog, Egami, has discovered a new Canon patent for a flexible and expandable LCD screen for digital cameras. The LCD screen is expanded by rotating the grip side of the camera.
The technology may apply to both DSLRs and compact/mirrorless cameras. It appears the camera can provide a 'larger' LCD screen if the user desires, judging from the translated material.
Patent Publication No. 2015-154223
- Published 2015.8.24
- Filing date 2014.2.14
- Rotatable operation unit
- The first state is a rear LCD expands and contracts, the operating face of the operating unit faces behind
- The second state, the rear LCD is extended, the operation surface of the operation portion faces to the right