Nikon has announced the next-gen Nikon D5 DSLR is under development (to serve as a new flagship replacement for the Nikon D4s), along with a new SB-5000 Speedlight that will serve as the flagship speedlight. [Read more…]
The 10mm f/2.8 patent was filed back in March, while the 10-100mm f/4-5.6 VR lens patent was filed in late April. These are probably a couple of the more popular 1-Series lenses, so a replacement at some point makes sense.
As always, don’t take a patent filing as evidence of an impending announcement. It’s just something to keep on your radar.
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Of all the odd patents I’ve seen from camera companies, this one is near the top of the list.
A recent patent application from Nikon (USPTO No. 14/407,791) reveals that the company has developed a smart water bottle that communicates via NFC with a smart watch (like the Apple Watch) to both measure the fluid intake from the body and can communicate with a health app to determine if the person needs to take in more fluid. [Read more…]
A couple of recently filed lens patents from Nikon include a new 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens and a 70-200mm f/4 VR lens. [Read more…]
A recently published US patent application (14/603,466) reveals the latest cell phone patent attempt from Nikon, who has been filing related patents for years. [Read more…]