Patent Number: 7,272,304

Title: Image sensing device and control method thereof

Abstract: An image sensing device allows to shoot an image using correct object distance information and light emitting amount when the main light emitting amount upon shooting an object image is calculated by making the pre-light emission after the auto-focusing process. When a predetermined button independent of a release button is operated, a focusing process is executed first. Then, photometry is made while inactivating a strobe, and an exposure value is determined based on an object distance. Then, pre-light emission is made, light reflected by the object in the pre-light emission is measured, and the photometry result under the available light is subtracted from that in the pre-light emission, so as to obtain a brightness value of object reflected light of only the pre-light emission.

Inventors: Fukui; Hajime (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G03B 15/05 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-09-18 0:00:00