Double vision: Canon registers patent for stereoscopic lens for mirrorless cameras

(Image credit: Canon)

Canon has submitted a Patent Application for a stereoscopic camera lens, which appears as if it could be designed for use with a mirrorless camera. Looking at the basic design, as discovered by Canon News, it seems likely that the optic would be specifically for use with full frame mirrorless camera models, which rather than being a functional choice may be more of a practical one. 

The unit would make use of two optical systems side-by-side, which would mean a larger sensor size than APS-C would be required to enable full coverage of the combined angle of view. 

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