Take A Sneak Peek At Nikon's EVIL Patent

Not to be outdone by the other camera manufacturers, Nikon has been working on an EVIL camera (Canon is already evil, so they haven’t come out with one yet), and we’re finally getting a peek at it. Admittedly, the peek is line drawing and technical specs from a patent application, but it is a peek none the less. Nikon Rumors found the patent applications while looking at Japan’s online patent office, so make sure you allow for some possible translation errors. Check out the details after the jump.

  • Patent Publication No.2010-161569
  • published 2010/07/22
    filled 2009/01/07

  • Problems
  • At the time of lens desorption, useless thing invades the camera inside.

  • Conventional technology and problems
  • It make a protective cover.
    A lens end may come in contact with the protective cover.

  • A patent of Nikon
  • A Imaging Box
    Sealing up space
    It is formed by protective cover and OLPF, image sensor.
    Rubber and resin are used for a connection of protective cover and imaging box.
    Rubber and the resin are form of ring.
    It possesses a sensor detecting lens desorption.
    At the time of lens desorption, protective cover is pushed inside.

  • The embodiment of the patent
  • EVF
    It does not have a mechanical shutter(only use an electronic shutter).