Fujifilm Cooled IBIS Patent Found – Likely For Fujifilm X-H2 or X-H2S

An interesting Fujifilm patent was found today on IP Force by digicame-info and it is likely for the Fujifilm X-H2 or a future professional video camera. Panasonic and Sony have editions of their cameras designed for high-end video and the X-H2 will likely continue the trend with a Fujifilm X-H2 and Fujifilm X-H2S like others, but I would prefer for Fujifilm to launch a more video-centric line of cameras like Sony’s FX series.

It will be interesting to see how the Fujifilm X-H2 performs on launch since the Fujifilm X-H1 flopped due to the X-T line having some superior features. I am sure the X-H2 will be substantial in size like the X-H1, but shooting cameras like the Fujifilm X-T and X-E alongside the GFX really makes me hope that Fujifilm’s APS-C flagship line doesn’t get too bulky.

  • Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Publication number: P2022055674
    Application number: P 2020163229
    Publication date: 2022-04-08 Title
    of invention: Imaging device and imaging method
  • One embodiment according to the technique of the present disclosure provides an image pickup apparatus and an image pickup method provided with an image stabilization mechanism.
  • In recent years, an image pickup device may be used to shoot a high-quality moving image for a long time. The image pickup device is preferably used in an appropriate temperature range. Shooting high-quality moving images consumes a lot of power, and heat generated from the image pickup device itself exceeds the appropriate temperature range. In high-quality video shooting for a long time, the image pickup device activates a protection function such as forcibly terminating the shooting when the temperature exceeds an appropriate temperature range for the protection of the device itself and the safety of the photographer. Therefore, it may not be possible to secure a sufficient shooting time when shooting a high-quality moving image.
  • Further, in the case of repeated shooting, if there is no time interval in which the temperature of the image pickup device, which has risen during the previous use, falls to an appropriate range, it is not possible to secure a sufficient shooting time. Further, in an image pickup device with a camera shake correction function, since the heat-generating image pickup element is always floating at the time of shooting, it is structurally difficult to dissipate the heat generated from the image pickup element.
  • In view of the situation described above, in the present embodiment, the image pickup device and the image pickup device capable of rapidly cooling the image pickup device and securing the shooting time in an appropriate temperature range after the shooting is completed or the camera shake correction function is used. We propose an imaging method.
  • The image pickup unit 100 includes three heat pipes 180A to 180C. The heat pipes 180A to 180C are heat transporters that transport heat. The ends of the heat pipes 180A to 180C are installed on the sheet metal 108C of the cooling device 108. Further, the other end of the heat pipes 180A to 180C is installed in the heat sink 110. As a result, the heat generated by the cooling device 108 is transported by the heat pipes 180A to 180C, and can be cooled by the forced cooling mechanism 46 at the transportation destination.
  • The heat generated from the cooling device 108 can be transported by using the heat pipes 180A to 180C, and the cooling can be performed by the forced cooling mechanism 46 at the transportation destination. As a result, it is not always necessary to equip the sheet metal 108C of the cooling device 108 with the forced cooling device, and the space inside the image pickup device main body 2 of the image pickup device 20 can be effectively used.

via IP Force, digicame-info

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