Method and apparatus for capture of sensory data in association with image data

  • US 7,209,167 B2
  • Filed: 01/15/2003
  • Issued: 04/24/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/15/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of operating a digital camera, comprising:

  • placing the camera into a wait state in response to powering-up the camera;

    detecting manipulation of the camera prior to image-capture;

    wherein the detecting manipulation is performed while the camera is in the wait state and comprises sensing focus adjustments by the camera and sensing activation of a viewfinder display of the digital camera;

    generating sensory data from a sensor signal responsive to detecting manipulation of the camera;

    storing the sensory data in temporary storage;

    generating still image data in response to a control signal to capture a still image, and storing the still image data in non-volatile storage;

    selecting a subset of the sensory data from the temporary storage; and

    storing the subset of the sensory data in non-volatile storage in association with the still image data.

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