Canon and Toshiba patented a special curved sensor design

Years ago Sony patented a Full Frame curved sensor design for a fixed lens camera. They yet have to unveil such a product but in the meantime Toshiba and Canon patented such designs too:

The Toshiba patent looks like this:


The Canon patent proposes two variations. A fully curved sensor and a sensor flat in the center and curved on the edge:


A fully curved sensor would require the launch of a completely new system camera as the lenses would have to be redesigned. While the Canon sensor design with flat center and curved edges might work with current lens designs too.

New rumors roundup (GH5, A7rm3, M10 and new EOS-M lenses)


Let me catch up with some of the rumros floating on the web:

  1. The Panasonic GH5 will cost 2 900 € for the body plus the new Panasonic Leica 12-60 Lens
  2. The new Sony A7r mark III is likely to have a bigger body with dual (XQD?) card slot and super fast processor
  3. The Leica M10 will be announced within weeks
  4. CanonWatch reports Canon might launch a fast 35mm and 50mm lens for the EOS-M system