Patent: Pop up viewfinder to allow for larger rear LCD displays

Canon Rumors Guy

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Northlight has uncovered a patent showing a pop-up viewfinder for PowerShot cameras, which also includes an eye-detection sensor.
It appears that this development will allow for a larger LCD on the rear of the camera.
While this looks like it would be for PowerShot cameras, perhaps a future very small form factor RF mount camera could use this sort of viewfinder as well.
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okaro

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Oct 10, 2015
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I got the idea that the invention is that the viewfinder pops out automatically. I wonder how they prevent false popping like if the camera is on the neck.
 

keithcooper

EOS 7D MK II
I got the idea that the invention is that the viewfinder pops out automatically. I wonder how they prevent false popping like if the camera is on the neck.
Looking at the patent application...
The main idea is that the eye detect sensor is moved into the pop-up EVF bit, so that it isn't in part of the main camera body/screen and thus impinging on the available area for the screen.
 
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hachu21

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Feb 11, 2014
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Well, this patent seems already in use with the G5X mkII.
Except for the pop up flash, I see no differences.