Patent Number: 7,819,592

Title: Lens changeable digital camera

Abstract: A lens changeable digital camera has an imaging section, including an image sensor for capturing a subject image via the photographing lens, a display section capable of displaying image information and/or character information, a shielding section capable of being moved into and out of an imaging light path of the image sensor, a detection section for detecting an operation to remove the photographing lens, and a control section for, after the shielding section has been moved out of the imaging light path, causing execution of an exposure operation for a specified period in the imaging section, and causing display of a moving image on the display section based on image data acquired by the exposure operation. When it is detected by the detection section that an operation to remove the photographing lens has been carried out, the control section control the shielding section to cause the shielding section to be moved into the imaging light path, and causes display of character or symbol data instead of the moving image display on the display section.

Inventors: Matsuzawa; Yoshinori (Hachioji, JP), Sakurai; Kazuki (Hachioji, JP)

Assignee: Olympus Imaging Corp.

International Classification: G03B 17/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00