In line with a brand new patent utility, Canon has patented a brand new liquid-cooled digicam physique design for future high-performance cameras. The design reveals a system of enclosed tubes that may use magnetic fields to wick away warmth from the digicam picture processor.
Patent utility US 2022/02664767 A1 describes an inside tube array that may depend on a sequence of via magnets, which is able to maintain the liquid circulating across the system, with out the necessity for inside cooling followers or cumbersome warmth sinks which add weight, girth, and extra importantly fan noise to the equation.
The applying was observed by Northlight Photos, which retains an eye fixed on patents and digicam rumors.
The magnets create a pumping motion, which circulates the lively cooling fluid over the heating unit, which seemingly picks up warmth from the picture processor, transferring it via the system to a cooling unit to dissipate it.
The path of the fluid additionally modifications, relying on the gravity path and orientation of the digicam.
Although the design might be for any of Canon’s future digicam fashions, together with cinema cameras, the drawings within the patent present what appears to be like to be a design nearer to their mirrorless fashions.
Not too long ago, Canon’s Chairman and CEO Fujio Mitarai, indicated that the corporate was sunsetting its DSLR traces in favor of specializing in mirrorless designs.
Canon’s deal with cooling down its cameras represents an undiscovered nation of kinds, within the realm of digicam design, and has solely develop into an element with the arrival of upper decision and high-speed video which causes the picture sensor to generate quite a lot of warmth because it processes and writes every nonetheless to the video file.
This might point out that Canon is transferring in the direction of creating even greater decision cameras past the present 8K cutting-edge to be able to compete with bigger digicam designs just like the Blackmagic URSA Mini Professional 12K or creating extra highly effective consumer-grade mirrorless platforms just like the EOS R5, which captures cinematic grade 8K video in a compact type.
Naturally, the extra compact the digicam, the extra warmth turns into a problem, and as such, Canon’s liquid-cooled design makes quite a lot of sense.
The one query is that if we’ll ever see it.
[source: Canon Rumors]