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1. (WO2013145487) IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE-CAPTURING ELEMENT, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/145487    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2012/083615
Publication Date: Fri Oct 04 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Thu Dec 27 00:59:59 CET 2012
IPC: H04N 9/07
Applicants: SONY CORPORATION
ソニー株式会社
Inventors: KAIZU, Shun
海津 俊
Title: IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE-CAPTURING ELEMENT, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM
Abstract:
Provided are a device and a method for receiving an RGBW image and generating an RGB image having small amounts of color noise and false color. The device has: an image sensor having an RGBW array; and an image processing unit for receiving a sensor image consisting of RGBW pixel signals output from the image sensor and for executing image processing. The image sensor has a periodic array of unit constituents each consisting of the pixels of respective RGBW and has an array in which the constituent ratios of the pixels of respective RGB in each of the unit constituents are set to be identical to each other. The image processing unit executes at least either array conversion processing for converting the pixel array of the sensor image consisting of the RGBW pixel signals to generate an RGB array image or signal processing for generating the image signals of respective RGB, in which all pixel values of RGB are set at the respective pixel positions of the sensor image.