This is something we’ve sort of seen before and Canon actually showed off a prototype for it back in 2015. But now a new patent has been granted to Canon, according to Canon Watch, for a new wireless charging system. With the catchy title “Power transmission apparatus for wirelessly supplying power to power reception apparatus”, Patent US10375639 describes a method of wirelessly charging cameras from a base station.
Wireless charging seems to be the big thing with portable devices right now. There are various phones and tablets out there that support it, and as the technology evolves, companies are looking to see what other items can utilise it. Canon seems to think that cameras are one such possible device. At least if this new patent application being reported by Canon Watch is anything to go by.
Wireless charging certainly has its advantages, but it has some disadvantages, too. I just don’t know if it’s really going to be all that practical except in the most consumer level of devices that only see occasional use.