Canon is arguably one of the best camera manufacturers out there, but it’s not a brand you’d normally associate with drones. That might change soon, if a new patent application filed by the company is any indication.
Canon has applied for a patent for a drone-mountable camera that can pan and tilt to track subjects automatically. The March 15 application, unearthed by Digital Camera Info, focuses on a camera system that can move around freely with minimal change in the orientation of the drone. The patent goes on to explain that it aims to make aerial photography and videography accessible to even those operators who may not have much experience with drones.
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Fans were quick to point out that the main camera unit seen in the patent application bears a striking resemblance to the AI-powered PowerShot PICK product, which the company showcased at CES 2022. PowerShot PICK combines…