Nikon Files Patent Applications for Two Compact System Camera Zoom Lenses

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by Amin Sabet, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Nikon has filed a patent application for 10-30mm f/3.3-5.6 (28-84mm equivalent) and 7-13mm f/3.5-5.6 (20-36mm equivalent) interchangeable lenses:

    nikon-10-30mm-f3.3-5.6-lens-patent. nikon-7-13mm-F3.5-5.6-lens-patent.

    I've had a hard time buying rumors that Nikon will introduce a 2.x crop CSC, but that rumor is slowly building traction.

    Source: Nikon Rumors
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  2. deirdre

    deirdre SC Top Veteran

    Sep 26, 2010
    This looks like almost a 3x crop, actually.
  3. jonoslack

    jonoslack SC Veteran

    May 6, 2011
    Hi There
    That's fascinating 2.6 crop? Does that make the sensor something like 1" (bigger than the old Olympus E10) - half way between the XZ1 and 4/3
    around 13mm x 10mm whereas 4/3 is 17x13, and the Xz1 is around 8 x 6
    Scroll down to table of sensor sizes
    So - this could have both decent image quality and be pretty small.

    I'd say this was a really sensible move on their part, and very interesting indeed

    all the best
  4. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    The rumors have put the crop at somewhere between 2.6x and 2.8x crop, which would indeed be somewhere between current small sensor cameras (>4x crop) and MFT (slightly less than 2x crop). Will be very interesting to see what kinds of lenses they can mate to such a system. Perhaps some auto-extending collapsible pancakes? A truly pocketable CSC seems possible.