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Title:
IMAGING APPARATUS AND IMAGING METHOD
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2012044299
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:

To provide an imaging apparatus having an automatic exposure adjusting function, and particularly the imaging apparatus and an imaging method that can perform proper exposure on a main subject even when tracking processing of a photometric area for the main subject is delayed due to movement of a subject.

An imaging apparatus has imaging means for imaging a subject to obtain image data, exposure condition setting means for setting an exposure condition when imaging is performed by the imaging means, main subject selecting means for selecting a main subject contained in the image data, main area setting means for setting a main area containing the selected main subject, and tracking means for tracking movement of the main subject. When the tracking means tracks the movement of the main subject, the exposure condition setting means sets a part of the main area as a photometric area, and sets the exposure condition on the basis of the brightness of the set photometric area.


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Inventors:
YAMADA MANABU
Application Number:
JP2010000181629
Publication Date:
March 01, 2012
Filing Date:
August 16, 2010
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Assignee:
RICOH CO LTD
International Classes:
H04N5/235; G03B7/091; G03B15/00; H04N5/232
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
石橋 佳之夫



 
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