NikonRumors have published some interesting Nikon patents having to do with a curved image sensor and various Digital Interchangeable Lens designs, including two with a fixed semi-transparent mirror to reflect part of the light thru the lens onto an AF sensor while letting most of it go on to expose the image sensor. In one design configuration the image sensor is at the back and the AF sensor at the bottom of the mirror; in the second design configuration, the positions of the two are reversed.
Read the article at: NikonRumors.
Hey since there is still a mirror, can we now go back to calling these cameras “DSLRs”? Sorry for the cheap [but you know it’s all in jest, right] jab at those who object to the term “DSLR” to be applied to DIL cameras ;).