Imaging apparatus with higher and lower resolution converters and a compression unit to compress decreased resolution image data

  • US 7,349,012 B2
  • Filed: 08/26/2003
  • Issued: 03/25/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/17/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. Imaging apparatus having an imaging unit for generating image data in response to image light received from an object and an output unit for outputting image data to a display, the imaging apparatus comprising:

  • a first resolution converter for decreasing a resolution of image data generated by the imaging unit,a second resolution converter for increasing a resolution of image data that is to be outputted to the display via the output unit, anda compression unit for compressing image data with a resolution that is decreased by the first resolution converter.

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