Multipoint ranging apparatus

Application Number: 00108783
Application Date: 2000.06.02
Publication Number: 1276539
Publication Date: 2000.12.13
Priority Information: 1999/6/3 JP 156553/1999
International: G03B13/36
Applicant(s) Name: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.
Inventor(s) Name: Nonaka Nagashi
Patent Agency Code: 11038
Patent Agent: yu jing
Abstract A multi-point distance measuring apparatus has a plurality of distance measuring points for performing a multi-point distance measurement. Sensor arrays detect an image pattern at each distance measuring point in the picture. A control circuit determines a distance measuring mode for each distance measuring point, based upon the output signal of the sensor arrays.