US Patent No. 9,143,671

PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR PHOTOGRAPHING MOVING OBJECT WITH THE SAME


Patent No. 9,143,671
Issue Date September 22, 2015
Title Photographing Apparatus, And Method For Photographing Moving Object With The Same
Inventorship Osamu Nonaka, Kanagawa (JP)
Assignee Olympus Corporation, Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,143,671

1. A photographing apparatus comprising:
an image pickup section picking up an image of an object to acquire image data;
a part judgment section judging a particular part of the object in the image shown based on the image data;
a change-in-part judgment section judging change over time of the part of the object judged by the part judgment section;
and

a control section changing a photographing condition in accordance with a result of the judgment by the change-in-part judgment
section, wherein

the part judgment section judges a first part of the object in the image and a second part presumed from the first part; and
the change-in-part judgment section judges change over time of the second part, by detecting that the object moves from a
first behavior to a second behavior, and by predicting that the object will transit from the second behavior to a third behavior.