Patent Deal Could Bring Canon Camera Tech to Future Lumia Phones

By Gerald Lynch on at

Microsoft has just inked a deal with Canon cameras that will see the imaging company cross-license its patents with computing firm. This could potentially see Microsoft employing Canon optics and image processing technology (such as the Digic engine) in its future Lumia device. With the 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 still the cameraphone to beat, perhaps it will take Canon's know-how to push the PureView system forward. [Photography Blog]