Patent Number: 8,792,023

Title: Heat dissipating system for an image pickup apparatus

Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes an image pickup element; a heat dissipating member including a heat dissipating portion and thermally connected to the image pickup element; a housing that retains the image pickup element and the heat dissipating member such that the image pickup element and the heat dissipating member are movable, the housing having an opening at which the heat dissipating portion is exposed irrespective of the position of the image pickup element and the heat dissipating member in a movable range; a fan that generates an airflow; and a duct that forms an air flow channel that directs the airflow generated by the fan toward the opening.

Inventors: Makara; Hironobu (Yokosuka, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: H04N 9/64 (20060101); H04N 5/262 (20060101); H04N 5/225 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018