Canon, one of the first companies to come to mind when it comes to camera, has patented a camera similar to DJI Osmo for its new product.
Canon patents new camera with interchangeable lenses
According to the news in Canonnews, Canon, who wants to produce a camera in the style of DJI Osmo camera, which is very popular among vLog shooters, has obtained a patent for a camera with interchangeable lenses.
Looking at the patent, it is seen that the device, which looks like a classic gimbal, can easily turn the camera, sensor and lens housing and switch to the selfie direction. The biggest feature that distinguishes this design from its counterparts is that the device can be used with existing Canon lenses.
There are some disadvantages in the design. For example, when the camera and lens are in selfie position, the flash position (the component indicated by P in the diagram below) is at an angle that cannot be used. Also, since most external microphones are connected to the camera via the hot shoe, this input is a big handicap for the user. There is no mention of gimbal support in Canon’s documentation. This means that this stabilization will be adjusted on the body or via the lens for camera stabilization. The fact that the company has applied for 5 different patents on this design shows that it has serious thoughts on this idea.