Patent: Canon 100x Compact Optical Zoom.

Patent: Canon 100x Compact Optical Zoom.

Canon has lodged a new patent for a 100X compact optical zoom. The patent shows a 3.5–350mm f/3.3–7.1 lens which is designed to be paired with a compact 1/2.3 inch sensor. Here are the patent details as translated by Google:

  • Patent Publication No. 2016–35538
  • Published 2016.3.17
  • Filing date 2014.8.4
  • Example
  • Zoom ratio 99.76
  • Wide-angle intermediate telephoto
  • Focal length 3.50 34.95 349.15
  • F-number 3.30 5.90 7.33
  • Half angle of 40.45 6.33 0.64
  • The image height 2.98 3.88 3.88
  • The total lens length 105.21 146.41 170.23
  • BF 10.71 17.37 3.44


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