Patent Number: 8,823,778

Title: Imaging device and imaging method

Abstract: An imaging device, comprising: a single imaging optical system; an imaging unit; a diaphragm unit; a diaphragm control unit; an imaging control unit; a parallax information calculation unit configured to calculate parallax information based on the pair of viewpoint images outputted from the imaging unit at the first point or points of time; a plane image generation unit configured to generate a plane image based on the pair of viewpoint images outputted from the imaging unit at the second point of time; and a blurring processing unit configured to determine target pixels in the plane image which are to be subjected to blurring processing, based on the parallax information calculated by the parallax information calculation unit, and to perform blurring processing on the determined target pixels in the plane image.

Inventors: Endo; Hiroshi (Saitama, JP)

Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation

International Classification: H04N 13/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018