Patent Number: 7,821,562

Title: Portable terminal equipped with camera and adapted for self-imaging

Abstract: The present invention relates to a portable terminal provided with a camera to take a picture of a subject comprised of a lens, and an image pickup device. The invention is aimed to provide a portable terminal in which a mirror image or information about photographing status is displayed on a first display which can be seen from the object side when an object is photographed using the portable terminal, and the image is displayed on a second display which can be seen from the to-be-taken subject so that a person to be photographed can easily check his/her image or photographing status. To this end, the first display is provided on the surface on which the lens is provided and the second display is provided on a side different from the side on which the lens is provided. Provision is made of a display unit that displays the image, photographed by directing the lens to the subject, on the first and the second displays.

Inventors: Kitada; Yasuyuki (Kawasaki, JP), Aoyama; Susumu (Kawasaki, JP), Ishida; Makoto (Kawasaki, JP), Watanabe; Yoshikazu (Kawasaki, JP)

Assignee: Walker; Aaron C.

International Classification: H04N 5/222 (20060101)

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