Nikon’s recent patent filing may signify lighter, better, cameras in the near future.
Japanese blog “An Image on a Sensor” broke the story of a recently discovered Nikon patent filing for a new wide angle lens. What’s exciting about it, however, isn’t the lens itself—but rather the sensor it’s being designed for. According to the patent document, Nikon is working on an f/2.0 wide-angle lens to be used on a camera body with a full-frame, curved sensor.
The filing didn’t contain any information about the camera itself and so we don’t know if this design is for an SLR or a Mirrorless camera, but given the fact that curved sensors allow for higher resolution images in smaller spaces and require fewer lens elements to correct for image aberrations, it wouldn’t be surprising to see this new sensor on Nikon’s forthcoming full-frame mirrorless camera.
It wouldn’t be surprising to see this sensor on Nikon’s forthcoming full-frame mirrorless camera.
From:: No Film School