Image pickup apparatus and image pickup method

  • US 7,417,679 B2
  • Filed: 09/21/2004
  • Issued: 08/26/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/01/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An image pickup apparatus comprising:

  • a display section;

    an imaging condition storage section for storing an imaging condition for each of a plurality of imaging modes;

    a setting value storage section for storing setting values for each of said plurality of imaging modes;

    a detection section for detecting a selected imaging mode from among said plurality of imaging modes;

    a display control section for performing image processing on a working image that has been previously taken, said image processing being performed on the basis of setting values corresponding to said selected imaging mode detected by said detection section from among setting values stored in said setting value storage section, and for displaying a reference image obtained as a result of said image processing onto said display section, wherein the reference image constitutes a simulated image that would result had the working image been taken in the selected imaging mode;

    an operating section for accepting an operation input; and

    a setting section for setting, among imaging conditions stored in said imaging condition storage section, those imaging conditions of an imaging mode corresponding to said reference image selected by an operation input from said operating section.

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