folded optics


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folded optics

Any optical system containing reflecting components for the purpose of reducing the physical length of the system or for the purpose of changing the path of the optical axis.
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Electronics company Panasonic announced on Monday the LUMIX DMC-3D1, a digital camera that employs two lens units with folded optics design that can capture 3D and 2D photos and videos.
The Panasonic LUMIX TS3 features a 28mm wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO- ELMAR lens, complete with a folded optics design.
The new models span the entry-level A series, the ultra-compact G series with folded optics (non-protruding lens), and the mid-priced E series.
Unlike the Konica Minolta DiMAGE A and DiMAGE Z series, the new DiMAGE X1 boasts a newly developed type of Anti-Shake system that complements its folded optics and allows for additional miniaturization.
79 inches thick, boasts a compact body, even during zooming thanks to the sophisticated folded optics which eliminate the standard protruding zoom lens and keep the DiMAGE Xg's design ultra-slim.