Patent Number: 6,166,765

Title: Electronic imaging apparatus selecting an operating mode responsive to the condition of a lens barrier assembly

Abstract: In an electronic still camera has a lens barrier, a mode switching instruction for switching a photography mode, in which an image signal representing an object image fetched by a photographic lens unit is output as a video signal by an image signal processing unit, and a reproduction mode, in which a reproduced signal processing unit is operated to supply the video signal to an LCD monitor, is issued on the basis of an output of a barrier switch to be turned on or off responsive to an opening or closing movement made by the lens barrier. Thus, a user-friendly electronic imaging apparatus enabling ready selection of the photography mode or reproduction mode can be provided.

Inventors: Toyofuku; Toshiyuki (Hachioji, JP)

Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.

International Classification: H04N 5/232 (20060101); H04N 5/225 (20060101); H04N 005/225 (); H04N 005/222 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017