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1. (WO2009119370) IMAGING DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2009/119370    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2009/055052
Publication Date: Oct 1, 2009 International Filing Date: Mar 16, 2009
IPC: H04N 5/232
G02B 5/30
G03B 11/00
G03B 15/00
Applicants: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
コニカミノルタオプト株式会社
FUKUTA, Yasunari
福田 泰成
FUKUSHIMA, Akira
福嶋 省
MATSUSAKA, Keiji
松坂 慶二
TERAMOTO, Miyuki
寺本 みゆき
Inventors: FUKUTA, Yasunari
福田 泰成
FUKUSHIMA, Akira
福嶋 省
MATSUSAKA, Keiji
松坂 慶二
TERAMOTO, Miyuki
寺本 みゆき
Title: IMAGING DEVICE
Abstract:
A mode control section operates an image generation unit in a normal mode or a polarization component removal mode on the basis of a mode signal from a mode signal generation unit to cause the image generation unit to form a normal image or a polarization component removed image. As a result, when an image is taken in a situation in which stray light having a polarization component occurs in an imaging device, that is, when the possibility that the stray light occurs is high, the imaging device automatically switches to the polarization component removal mode and the polarization component removed image which is obtained by reducing or eliminating the occurrence of the stray light having the polarization component is formed. Meanwhile, when the possibility that the stray light occurs is low, the imaging device automatically switches to the normal mode and a normal image which is more normal than the polarization component removed image is formed. Thus, the imaging device capable of automatically performing switching between removal and non-removal of stray light depending on the situation can be provided.