Canon designs vibrating shutter button – is haptic feedback overdue in cameras?

Canon buttons on camera
(Image credit: Future)

In a newly unearthed patent, Canon has designed a camera shutter button with haptic feedback – a simple mechanism that vibrates the shutter button when pressed. 

Haptic feedback has been a mainstay of other technology devices for decades, with many different takes on the feature, from Apple's Force Touch iPhone screens to the Rumble Pak for Nintendo 64 games console controllers way back in the Nineties. For one reason or another, though, cameras have been largely neglected. Until now.

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Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.