Patent Number: 8,792,036

Title: Image sensor and image capture apparatus

Abstract: An image sensor comprises a pixel array formed by arraying pixels in a column direction and a row direction; a column common readout unit provided for each pixel column in the pixel array; at least three readout channels which sequentially read signals from the column common readout units, respectively; and a readout channel selection unit which selects readout channels so that the signal is output from each of the column common readout units to a corresponding one of the at least three readout channels, wherein the readout channel selection unit selects readout channels, to which the signals are output from the column common readout units, in a predetermined pattern that varies in each individual row of the pixel array.

Inventors: Uchida; Mineo (Yokohama, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: H04N 5/217 (20110101); H04N 3/14 (20060101); H04N 5/335 (20110101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018