Patent Number: 8,817,157

Title: Imaging control device and imaging control method having intelligent auto mode features

Abstract: A imaging control device includes a scene recognition section which recognizes scenes showing a subject by analyzing obtained image data, a display section which displays the obtained image data, an imaging mode selection section which prepares a plurality of imaging modes where a parameter which adjusts image characteristics according to each scene is set in advance and which automatically selects an imaging mode corresponding to the recognized scene from a plurality of imaging modes, a first operation section which generates a first operation signal which locks the imaging mode at a current imaging mode during the operation of automatically selecting the imaging mode, and a second operation section which generates a second operation signal which adjusts a portion of the parameter in a state where the imaging mode is locked, where an adjustment range using the second operation section is within a range limited by the locked imaging mode.

Inventors: Iwase; Ayako (Kanagawa, JP), Takaoka; Ryo (Tokyo, JP), Hatanaka; Fumikazu (Nara, JP), Tsuchiya; Chiho (Tokyo, JP), Furue; Nobuki (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: H04N 5/222 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018