Could Canon's new sensor design make the tilt-shift lens obsolete?

Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L - one of the best tilt-shift lenses
(Image credit: Future)

Tilt-shift lenses are a bit of a niche product, but for many professional photographers, absolutely indispensable. So is it possible that Canon is designing a whole camera with the capabilities to produce tilt images? Well, according to some recently discovered patents, it just might be!

These patents (unearthed by CanonRumors) show a non-descript camera box with a tilting mechanism designed around the sensor. Unfortunately, there is no additional information on what size sensor is featured in the patent drawing, or what camera this might eventually be intended for. 

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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.