Patent Number: 8,576,305

Title: Image pickup apparatus and method of correcting captured image data

Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes a solid-state image pickup device including a plurality of pixels arranged in a two-dimensional array, a circuit necessary for the pixel structure being shared between the pixels of a predetermined number having the same arrangement pattern; correction value generating means for generating a correction value for the pixel data read out from the pixel position of each pixel having the same arrangement pattern, the correction value being used for correcting the nonuniformity in pixel characteristics caused by a difference in position between the pixels in the arrangement pattern; and correcting means for correcting each pixel data read out from the solid-state image pickup device on the basis of the correction value for the corresponding pixel data, generated by the correction value generating means.

Inventors: Kinoshita; Masaya (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: H04N 5/217 (20110101); H04N 9/64 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017