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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Canon Patent for APS-C Sensors


From Canon Rumors:

A patent for APS-C?
Canon has filed a patent to reduce the noise and aliasing in small pixels.

This sort of patent could benefit higher megapixel APS-C cameras, like the EOS 7D Mark II.


Not knowing too much about patents, could this mean that a new 7D is years or months away or could this come to market relatively soon?

Geoff



Jan 21, 2013 at 05:14 PM
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7D2 probably coming soonish.

Any patent like that is likely to be used in a 7D3, if at all. It is not uncommon for companies to patent the territory around their products as a way of limiting competitors' options.



Jan 21, 2013 at 05:18 PM
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They also may be filing a preemptive patent to limit advancements (or at least receive royalty payments) from competitors.




Jan 21, 2013 at 05:20 PM
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gcuff wrote:
From Canon Rumors:

A patent for APS-C?
Canon has filed a patent to reduce the noise and aliasing in small pixels.

This sort of patent could benefit higher megapixel APS-C cameras, like the EOS 7D Mark II.

Not knowing too much about patents, could this mean that a new 7D is years or months away or could this come to market relatively soon?

Geoff


Actually, if you follow the link at CR and read the patent (or rather attempt to read the gibberish that is the Google translation), you'll see that it is a software/firmware patent purporting to do a better job of controlling color noise and aliasing during color "thinning";i.e., this specifically relates to video chrominance subsampling. The CR post is much ado about nothing. Just one of the gazillion random patents Canon files each year. Sure, it may lead to better video one day in some camera, but I wouldn't get excited.



Jan 21, 2013 at 05:51 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Canon Patent for APS-C Sensors


cputeq wrote:
They also may be filing a preemptive patent to limit advancements (or at least receive royalty payments) from competitors.




Canon = Patent Trolls? It seems everyone's in on it. But seriously...



Jan 22, 2013 at 02:01 PM





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