Patent Number: 7,042,503

Title: Image sensing apparatus, method and program for distance measurement

Abstract: An image sensing apparatus of this invention includes a signal generator adapted to generate a signal upon reception of input light, a transfer unit adapted to transfer the signal generated by the signal generator, a temperature measuring unit adapted to measure a temperature, an amplification unit adapted to amplify the signal transferred from the transfer unit, and a control unit adapted to control the gain of the amplification unit at a first temperature to be lower that the gain of the amplification unit at a second temperature measuring unit, the second temperature being lower than the first temperature.

Inventors: Suzuki; Satoshi (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: H04N 5/235 (20060101); G03B 3/00 (20060101); G03B 3/10 (20060101); H03F 3/04 (20060101); H04N 9/64 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/09/02018