Patent Number: 9,432,656

Title: Image capturing device including lens array and processing

Abstract: Disclosed herein is an image pickup apparatus, including: an image pickup lens; a lens array disposed on an image formation plane of the image pickup lens; an image pickup device adapted to receive a light ray passing through the image pickup lens and the lens array to acquire picked up image data; and an image processing section adapted to carry out an image process for the picked up image data; the image processing section including a viewpoint image production section adapted to produce a plurality of viewpoint images based on the picked up image data, and an image synthesis processing section adapted to synthesize two or more viewpoint images from among the viewpoint images.

Inventors: Tajiri; Shinichiro (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: H04N 5/225 (20060101); H04N 13/00 (20060101); H04N 13/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-08-30 0:00:00