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Title:
FOCUS DETECTOR
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2010039200
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:

To stably focus on a subject being a photographing target, especially, a human face.

An AF processing part 22 determines a focus detection area including a characteristic part of the subject detected from image data by a characteristic part detection section 18, selects and sets a focus detection corresponding area out of a plurality of focus detection areas including the determined characteristic part, and performs focus detection based on the image data of the focus detection corresponding area, and selects a focal position from a plurality of obtained focal positions, thereby setting an appropriate focusing area for a characteristic position regardless of the size of the characteristic part.


Inventors:
TAKINOIRI SATOSHI
Application Number:
JP2008000202095
Publication Date:
February 18, 2010
Filing Date:
August 05, 2008
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Assignee:
OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP
International Classes:
G02B7/28; G02B7/36; G03B13/36; H04N5/232; H04N101/00
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
鈴江 武彦
蔵田 昌俊
河野 哲
中村 誠
福原 淑弘
峰 隆司
白根 俊郎
村松 貞男
野河 信久
幸長 保次郎
河野 直樹
砂川 克
風間 鉄也
勝村 紘
河井 将次
佐藤 立志
岡田 貴志
堀内 美保子
竹内 将訓
市原 卓三
山下 元



 
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