As the road between smartphones and cameras continues to blur, maybe it isn’t stunning that Canon is outwardly designed smartphone-focused tech. A brand new rumor tales that Canon has designed a smartphone lens add-on, which can apparently be able to totally different focal lengths and can doubtless be held collectively magnetically, in line with the leaked design photographs.
Whereas lenses for iPhone and Android phones have been round for some time, Canon’s design seems a lot, a lot bigger than nearly all of the merchandise at present accessible. Whereas most merchandise will slot over the cellphone’s digital camera, it isn’t instantly clear whether or not this design from Canon would do the identical.
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As reported by Canon Information, the 2 instance photographs that present the brand new design really interacting with a cellphone present it clamping the handset in direction of its center, somewhat than being positioned over the digital camera itself. It may very well be that this instance picture is only meant to point out how the clamping mechanism works, however the dimension of the add-on additionally seems like it might be fairly unwieldy if it was positioned over the cellphone’s digital camera.
Nonetheless, there additionally would not appear to be any sort of wire to attach it to the cellphone both. It appears doubtless that this lens add-on would possibly join wirelessly to the cellphone and be managed by an app – though that is pure hypothesis.
Whereas there isn’t any additional particulars on what sort of focal lengths we may anticipate from this potential new product, if customers are capable of swap out their lenses then we may very well be seeing a variety of focal lengths from this product.
There isn’t any assure that this fascinating new product design from Canon will ever come to market (Canon does loads of product growth and we do not all the time see the fruits of its labor). Nonetheless, now we have seen some quirky merchandise from Canon just lately, together with the Canon PowerShot Zoom, so maybe we’ll hear extra about this design sooner or later…