Patent Number: 8,576,302

Title: Imaging apparatus comprising color image pickup device and monochrome image pickup device

Abstract: There is provided an imaging apparatus including an optical elements that disperses an incoming light from a subject into a first light composed of wavelength components in a visible light region only, and a second light which does not contain the first light and which is composed of wavelength components in other than visible light region only, a color image pickup device that receives the first light irradiated from the optical element, and a monochrome image pickup device that receives the second light irradiated from the optical element.

Inventors: Yoshikawa; Koichi (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: H04N 9/68 (20060101); H04N 9/09 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017