Imaging apparatus for performing selective processing of image data

  • US 6,674,464 B1
  • Filed: 07/15/1999
  • Issued: 01/06/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/17/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An imaging apparatus comprising:

  • an imaging section for generating image data based on image light from an object;

    a memory for storing the image data;

    a plurality of signal processing sections for performing different predetermined signal processing on the image data;

    a display for displaying an image corresponding to said image data;

    a storage section that uses a recording medium for recording the image data thereon; and

    a controller for performing control in a first and second operation modes, wherein in the first operation mode, (1) decimating the image data generated by the imaging section, (2) processing decimated image data in real-time signal processing sections, (3) storing the decimated and processed image data in the memory, (4) reading-out and displaying the image data stored in the memory, and (5) the real-time signal processing sections being included in the plurality of signal processing sections and performing real-time signal processing; and

    in the second mode, (a) storing the image data generated by the imaging section in the memory, (b) reading-out the image data stored in the memory, (c) providing read-out image data to the signal processing sections for signal processing, and (d) storing processed image data in the recording medium, (e) the image data stored in the memory being not decimated.

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