System/method for controlling parameters in hand-held digital camera with selectable parameter scripts, and with command for retrieving camera capabilities and associated permissible parameter values

  • US 6,134,606 A
  • Filed: 07/25/1997
  • Issued: 10/17/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/25/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A system for controlling parameters in a hand held electronic device, comprising:

  • a series of parameters storage locations coupled to said electronic device for containing value sets corresponding to said parameters, wherein said parameters include an exposure mode specification, focus mode specification, strobe mode specification, zoom position specification, shutter speed specification, and focus distance specification;

    a set of parameter commands for controlling said value sets within said series of parameter storage locations, wherein said set of parameter commands includes a GetCapabilities command which retrieves information, capabilities and permissible values for selected parameters that are supported in said device;

    a plurality of parameter scripts that are selectively chosen by a system user and executed by said device to initiate and control said set of parameter commands; and

    a parameter manager coupled to said electronic device for executing said set of parameter commands to control said value sets corresponding to said parameters.

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