Curved camera sensors can mean light lenses and sharp images and a new patent suggests that Nikon is trying to bring technology into a pro level model. Patent, entered in Japan is a 35mm lens description, but this lens is designed to work on a full-frame curved sensor.
This sensor-equipped cushion material is provided with a resin sheet comprising a photoelastic resin; a cushion material stacked on the resin sheet optical sensors provided with light-emission units and light-reception units which are disposed facing each other with the resin sheet there between; and a processing unit which detects stress applied to the resin sheet on the basis of optical signals detected by the optical sensors.
The patent says that the 35mm F / 2.0 lenses is designed to focus on an image on a curved sensor whether the lens is designed for DSLR, mirroless or fixed lens camera. However, fans of the patent believe that whether Nikon’s upcoming mirror is a curved sensor in the camera, it is not clear how far the technology is to become a physical consumer product.
Reasons for Curved sensor haven’t become real thing outside of research laboratories!
• Focusing the image onto a curved surface instead of a flat one would require entirely new lenses.
• Curved sensors are also harder to manufacturer, because they tend to break during manufacturing, though recent Microsoft research has designed a new process for safely shaping the sensors.
Many companies are researching winding sensors for years. Curved with the edges of the sensor, the idea is that there are not many optical components needed in the lens, so that they are smaller. The type of sensor is also called the intensity of edge from the edge, as well as enhanced low light performance and no vignetting. Sony shared the first image with a curved sensor in 2014, and since many patents have arrived, the type of sensor has not yet been given a genuine consumer camera.
Since Nikon’s patent involves research on many other patents and curved sensors, the new sensor style is getting closer to reality, or at least three years ago when Sony took the first winding sensor images. Since different designs require a completely new lens, Nikon’s patent for a full-frame lens reveals that if the technology comes into existence, the new design will not be for smartphones only. Like all patents, the existence of patents does not guarantee any actual product, but it provides a glimpse into the company’s research and development.