Patent Number: 7,710,458

Title: Image pick-up apparatus with a shake reducing function

Abstract: When a hand shake reducing mode has been set for shooting a subject, an exposure is controlled in accordance with a program diagram (solid line) B for the shake reducing mode, which is different from a program diagram (broken line) A for a normal mode. In a state where a shutter speed is set to less than " 1/80", two-pixel addition and/or four-pixel addition is executed on an imaging signal to amplify subject luminance, raising ISO sensitivity. A shutter speed set to fall in a high speed range reduces deterioration in image quality due to hand shake and/or subject movement during a shooting operation.

Inventors: Yuyama; Masami (Ome, JP), Matsunaga; Tsuyoshi (Sayama, JP), Kato; Yoshiyuki (Higashiyamato, JP), Tsukagoshi; Takeshi (Tachikawa, JP), Onozawa; Masaru (Akishima, JP), Sakamoto; Shohei (Fussa, JP)

Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

International Classification: H04N 5/228 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018