Patent Number: 6,167,205

Title: Data-imprinting camera

Abstract: A data-imprinting camera includes a winding mechanism for manually winding a film loaded in a camera body, a data imprinting device for imprinting patterns of data onto the film, the data imprinting device having a plurality of light emitting elements arranged such that light dots formed on the film are aligned in the direction perpendicular to the winding direction of the film, and a controlling device for controlling the emissions of the light emitting elements in synchronism with the winding of the film by the winding mechanism, the controlling device including a function to detect condition of the data imprinting and a function to repeat the data imprinting in one picture frame of the film when the detected result is faulty.

Inventors: Kawano; Kiyoshi (Saitama-ken, JP), Ohsawa; Yutaka (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G03B 17/24 (20060101); G03B 017/24 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2013