Patent Number: 6,305,852

Title: Camera having barrier member capable of smoothly moving

Abstract: A camera body has a photographing lens. A barrier member is mounted on the camera body to be movable between a position at which the photographing lens is exposed and a position at which the photographing lens is covered. At least two pairs of support portions are placed in pairs at opposing positions on the two sides of the photographing lens and contribute to support the barrier member. At least four rail portions separately engage with at least the two pairs of support portions on the two sides of the photographing lens.

Inventors: Suzuki; Tatsuya (Tokyo, JP), Shiono; Junji (Yokohama, JP), Katagiri; Moriya (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G03B 17/04 (20060101); G03B 005/02 (); G03B 017/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018