Patent Number: 7,042,504

Title: Digital camera having a feature for warning a user of insufficient memory

Abstract: According to this invention, an electronic photographing device includes: a recording medium for recording image information corresponding to each frame photographed by panorama photographing; a predicted number of panorama-photographed frames setting device for setting information corresponding to the predicted number of photographed frames to be photographed by panoramic photographing; a number of available frames setting device for setting the number of frames which can be photographed on the basis of a capacity of the recording medium; a comparison device for comparing the number of available frames set by the number of available frames setting device with the predicted number of photographed set by the predicted number of panorama-photographed frames setting device; and a warning device for warning the user that a spare recording medium is required as a result of comparison by the comparison device if the number of available frames set by the number of available frames setting device is smaller than the predicted number of photographed frames set by the predicted number of panorama-photographed frames setting device.

Inventors: Toyofuku; Toshiyuki (Hachioji, JP), Yamasaki; Masafumi (Hachioji, JP), Dotsubo; Nobuhide (Daito, JP), Haruki; Toshinobu (Kyotanabe, JP), Hayashi; Hideto (Daito, JP)

Assignee: Olympus Corporation

International Classification: H04N 5/76 (20060101); H04N 7/00 (20060101); H04N 5/222 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/09/02018