Digital cameras using multiple sensors with multiple lenses

CAFC
  • US 6,611,289 B1
  • Filed: 01/15/1999
  • Issued: 08/26/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/15/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An improved digital camera comprising:

  • a first and a second image sensor closely positioned with respect to a common plane, said second image sensor sensitive to a full region of visible color spectrum;

    two lenses, each being mounted in front of one of said two image sensors;

    said first image sensor producing a first image and said second image sensor producing a second image;

    an analog-to-digital converting circuitry coupled to said first and said second image sensor and digitizing said first and said second intensity images to produce correspondingly a first digital image and a second digital image;

    an image memory, coupled to said analog-to-digital converting circuitry, for storing said first digital image and said second digital image; and

    a digital image processor, coupled to said image memory and receiving said first digital image and said second digital image, producing a resultant digital image from said first digital image enhanced with said second digital image.

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