High resolution thin multi-aperture imaging systems

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  • US 9,538,152 B2
  • Filed: 11/23/2013
  • Issued: 01/03/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/28/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A multi-aperture imaging system comprising:

  • a) a first camera that provides a first image, the first camera having a first field of view (FOV1) and a first sensor with a first plurality of sensor pixels covered at least in part with a standard color filter array (CFA);

    b) a second camera that provides a second image, the second camera having a second field of view (FOV2) such that FOV2<

    FOV1 and a second sensor with a second plurality of sensor pixels, the second plurality of sensor pixels being either Clear or covered with a standard CFA, the second image having an overlap area with the first image; and

    c) a processor configured to provide an output image from a point of view of the first camera based on a zoom factor (ZF) input that defines a respective field of view (FOVZF), the first image being a primary image and the second image being a non-primary image, wherein if FOV2<

    FOVZF<

    FOV1 then the point of view of the output image is that of the first camera, the processor further configured to register the overlap area of the second image as non-primary image to the first image as primary image to obtain the output image.

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