Patent Number: 8,817,166

Title: Imaging device and imaging apparatus

Abstract: An imaging device includes: a microlens that focuses subject light; a light receiving element that receives the subject light focused by the microlens to thereby generate a signal for making focus determination through phase-difference detection; and a light blocking portion that is disposed between the microlens and the light receiving element so as to block part of the subject light focused by the microlens, wherein the distance between the light blocking portion and the microlens in an optical axis direction of the microlens is set so as to decrease as an image height increases.

Inventors: Shimoda; Kazuhito (Kyoto, JP), Fujii; Shinichi (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: H04N 5/235 (20060101); H04N 5/225 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018