Is Canon going to make a phone? This new patent is all about camera phone tech...

Canon Patent illustration for new phone camera system
(Image credit: Canon)

Canon has submitted a patent application for a smartphone camera system that will enable users to use multiple smartphone camera lenses at once. 

This seems like a pretty out-of-character patent submission from Canon as, until now, it has never ventured into the world of smartphone cameras. Rumors started circling early in the year when it was reported that Canon was keeping watch on the smartphone market, and phone camera developments.

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 

Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.