Canon’s latest patent is for a gigantic touchscreen which will flip up on the arm on the backside of a 1DX-like camera. The patent illustrations show a 1D X-style camera with a screen that spans nearly the entire backside of the camera. And instead of flipping out to the side, it uses an “arm” to flip well above the top of the camera. The patent also covers a new way pivot mechanism for the LCD.
There’s also mode dial appearing from behind the screen when you move it. This would definitely be a big leap in a new direction for rear camera screens
Once tilted, the screen can be rotated to face both forward and backward.
Other illustrations in the patent show a similar large screen design for 5D-style DSLR bodies:
“I think a lot of us have always assumed eventually the entire back of a camera would be an LCD/OLED,” Canon Rumors writes. “A lot of us have called on Canon to put vari-angle LCD’s on professional cameras such as the EOS-1D X series, EOS 5D series and the EOS 7D series, and we’re still waiting.”