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Friday, October 27, 2017

Canon Patents Rear Screen Concept For DSLR Camera

I am back from my Wildlife Photography tour of the Pantanal, Brazil. It was quite a successful trip and the equipment functioned perfectly. I brought the EOS-1D X Mark II, EOS-1D Mark IV, EF 200-400mm f/4L IS with 1.4x extender and the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II lens.

Below are a few pics from my trip. You can follow my travels on Facebook  and Twitter , see my equipment bag and works on

Jaguar drinking from the river bank in the Pantanal

Toco Toucan in flight over the Pantanal

Capybara mom feeding pups on river bank

Tequila Sunrise in the Pantanal

An interesting patent has emerged from Canon Japan. It involves a new rear screen design. Many of us are used to the high resolution OLED screens found on high end smartphones.

It is logical that high end DSLR cameras eventually may go that way as well. The new patent also cover some kind of pivoting mechanism for the LCD screen. Apparently some of the buttons found on the rear panel of today's DSLRs may be built into the screen instead.

If so, and depending on which button may disappear, I may not be a fan of that. Canon is a conservative company and I suspect they will not introduce something that 'radical' on their top of the line models, like the EOS-1. Instead, it may come as a 'special' model in the EOS-5 line. Notice how Canon always introduce their latest processors in the lower end PowerShot cameras first before putting them on the high end models.

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