Patent Number: 6,310,649

Title: Image pickup apparatus in which storage control is separately carried outfor each focus detection area group

Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes: a plurality of line sensor groups, eachline sensor group including a plurality of line sensors, each line sensorincluding a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements; and a circuitfor performing storage control associated with said photoelectricconversion elements, said storage control being performed separately foreach line sensor group using a storage control level that is adjustedseparately for each line sensor group, thereby performing AGC controlassociated with the photoelectric conversion elements.

Inventors: Hagiwara; Shinichi (Yokohama, JP)

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Expiration Date: 10/32013