Electron camera

Application Number: 00120830
Application Date: 2000.08.02
Publication Number: 1283037
Publication Date: 2001.02.07
Priority Information: 1999/8/3 JP 219964/99
International: G03B17/00;H04N5/225
Applicant(s) Name: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
Inventor(s) Name: Katu Junya
Patent Agency Code: 11216
Patent Agent: liu jiyang
Abstract An electronic camera includes a mode change switch to select a camera mode. When the camera mode is selected by this switch, a real-time motion image of a subject is displayed on the monitor. If an operator operates the shutter button, a still image of the subject upon the operation is recorded in a compressed state to a recording medium. A black image is displayed on the monitor during a time period of from pressing the shutter button to a completion of recording the still image. If the shutter button remains pressed after completing the recording, a same still image as an still image recorded is displayed on the monitor. The still image is kept displayed over a time if the shutter button is being kept pressed.