Patent Number: 6,167,203

Title: Camera with the function of changing the transmittance of liquid-crystal display section to let user know photograph enable mode

Abstract: A camera comprises a liquid-crystal display device and a liquid-crystal control section. The liquid-crystal display device has a liquid crystal whose transmittance is variable. The liquid-crystal control section, in the photograph enable mode, brings the liquid crystal of the liquid-crystal display device into the light-transmitting state and, in the photograph disable mode, brings the liquid crystal of the liquid-crystal display device into a half light-transmitting state or the no-light-transmitting state.

Inventors: Ishimaru; Toshiaki (Hino, JP), Yamada; Hiroshi (Hachioji, JP)

Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G03B 17/20 (20060101); G03B 017/20 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017