JP2004304517A - Portable equipment with camera - Google Patents

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JP2004304517A
JP2004304517A JP2003095009A JP2003095009A JP2004304517A JP 2004304517 A JP2004304517 A JP 2004304517A JP 2003095009 A JP2003095009 A JP 2003095009A JP 2003095009 A JP2003095009 A JP 2003095009A JP 2004304517 A JP2004304517 A JP 2004304517A
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Masashi Inoue
Masaki Omi
将志 井上
雅紀 近江
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Mitsubishi Electric Corp
三菱電機株式会社
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A camera-equipped mobile device capable of taking a picture in a dark place without requiring special equipment for lighting is provided.
When a preview image is dark and illumination is required, an illumination ON command is input from a key input unit and an output image is reduced from a control unit to a camera control unit via a key input control unit. And the camera control unit 13 performs a reduction process on the camera image. (Steps S3 and S4)
Next, the reduced camera image is input to the video processing unit 14, and the reduced camera image is displayed at the center of the display screen of the liquid crystal display unit 3 via the video processing unit 14. Is painted white to display white. (Steps S5 and S6)
When the user presses the shutter button 4 in this state, shooting is performed using the backlight of the liquid crystal display unit 3 as illumination assistance.
[Selection diagram] FIG.

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[0001]
TECHNICAL FIELD OF THE INVENTION
The present invention relates to a mobile device with a camera having a liquid crystal display unit.
[0002]
[Prior art]
Recently, in addition to a function of displaying a camera image taken by the camera on a liquid crystal display unit, such as a camera-equipped mobile phone, a camera in a dark place, as shown in Patent Document 1, 2. Description of the Related Art A camera-equipped mobile device equipped with a strobe device or the like in a main body for taking a picture has appeared.
[0003]
[Patent Document 1]
JP 2001-320622 A (paragraphs [0012] to [0015] and FIG. 1)
[0004]
[Problems to be solved by the invention]
In such a mobile device with a camera, it was necessary to equip the main body with a strobe device and a light in order to perform shooting in a dark place, and thus there were problems in various aspects such as miniaturization, thinning, and cost. there were.
An object of the present invention is to provide a camera-equipped mobile device capable of taking a picture in a dark place without requiring special equipment for lighting in view of the above problems.
[0005]
[Means for Solving the Problems]
The present invention provides a portable device with a camera, comprising: a camera; and a display unit provided on the same surface as a housing surface on which the camera is provided, and displaying a camera image captured by the camera on the display unit. The camera image is reduced at the center of the display screen of the display unit in response to an ON command, and the periphery of the camera image on the display unit is displayed in white.
[0006]
BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION
Embodiment 1 FIG.
Embodiment 1 of the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS.
FIG. 1 is a front view of a camera-equipped mobile device according to the first embodiment. A camera 2 including a photographic lens and an image captured by the camera 2 are provided on the upper half of the front surface of a housing 1 of the camera-equipped mobile device. A liquid crystal display unit 3 with a backlight for displaying an image and a communication information and the like, and a shutter button 4 are provided. 5, a power switch 6, and a group of buttons 7 for executing various functions. Further, in addition to a transmitting / receiving antenna 8 for performing wireless communication, a speaker 9 forming a transmitter and a microphone 10 forming a receiver are provided.
FIG. 2 is a block diagram of the mobile device with a camera according to the first embodiment. The transmission / reception unit 11 that controls radio waves received from the transmission / reception antenna 8 and various types of communication control by receiving signals from the transmission / reception unit 11. And the like, a camera control unit 13 that performs various controls and processes including a reduction process on a camera image taken by the camera 2, and an image signal from the camera control unit 13 is displayed on the liquid crystal display unit 3. An image processing unit 14 that performs processing so that the camera image can be reduced and displayed at the center of the display screen of the liquid crystal display unit 3 and the periphery of the camera image of the liquid crystal display unit 3 is displayed in white.
Further, a key input control unit 15 that processes a signal from the key input unit 5 and outputs it to the control unit 12 as an illumination ON command, and a ROM 16 and a RAM 17 for executing various controls.
[0007]
Next, the operation of the camera-equipped mobile device according to the first embodiment will be described with reference to FIGS.
For example, when camera shooting is performed using the liquid crystal display unit 3 mounted on the same surface as the camera 2 as a self-portrait screen, the camera control unit 13 is switched to the camera mode and the screen of the liquid crystal display unit 3 is displayed. Perform a preview. (Steps S1 and S2)
If the preview image is dark and illumination is required, an illumination ON command is input from the key input unit 5, and a command is issued from the control unit 12 via the key input control unit 15 to the camera control unit 13 to reduce the output image. And the camera control unit 13 performs a reduction process on the camera image. (Steps S3 and S4)
Next, the reduced camera image is input to the video processing unit 14, and the reduced camera image is displayed at the center of the display screen of the liquid crystal display unit 3 via the video processing unit 14. Is painted white to display white. (Steps S5 and S6)
When the user presses the shutter button 4 in this state, shooting is performed using the backlight of the liquid crystal display unit 3 as illumination assistance.
At this time, the photographed images are photographed in the same size regardless of ON / OFF of the backlight.
4A and 4B show display examples on the liquid crystal display unit 3 of the first embodiment. FIG. 4A shows a state when the illumination is turned off, and FIG. 4B shows a state when the illumination is turned on. In the reduced screen of, a brightness of about 1 lux can be obtained as central illuminance at a distance of 50 cm.
[0008]
As described above, in the conventional mobile device with a camera, only the camera image is displayed on the entire screen of the liquid crystal display unit, and when photographing in a dark place, illumination such as a flash or a light is necessary. In the first mode, the camera image is reduced to create a space around the camera image, and the vacant space is filled with white having a high light transmittance and displayed on the liquid crystal display unit. This can be used as an aid, and is particularly effective when taking a self-portrait in a dark place.
In this embodiment, the case where a liquid crystal display unit with a backlight is used as the display unit is shown. However, the present invention is not limited to this, and a liquid crystal display unit with a front light may be used. May be used.
[0009]
【The invention's effect】
As described above, the present invention provides a camera-equipped mobile phone that includes a camera and a display unit provided on the same surface as a housing surface on which the camera is provided, and displays a camera image captured by the camera on the display unit. In the device, the camera image is reduced and displayed in the center of the display screen of the display unit in response to a lighting ON command, and the periphery of the camera image of the display unit is displayed in white. The display unit can be used as a lighting aid when photographing the camera, and there is no need to provide special equipment for lighting in the portable device main body. As a result, miniaturization, thinning, and cost reduction can be achieved.
[Brief description of the drawings]
FIG. 1 is a plan view showing a first embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 2 is a block diagram of the first embodiment.
FIG. 3 is a flowchart for explaining the operation of the first embodiment.
FIG. 4 is a display example of an image according to the first embodiment.
[Explanation of symbols]
1 housing, 2 camera, 3 liquid crystal display, 4 shutter button,
5 key input section, 6 power switch, 7 button group, 8 transmitting / receiving antenna,
9 speaker, 10 microphone, 11 transmitting and receiving unit, 12 control unit,
13 camera control unit, 14 video processing unit, 15 key input control unit,
16 ROM, 17 RAM

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  1. A portable device with a camera, comprising: a camera, and a display unit provided on the same surface as a housing surface on which the camera is provided, and displaying a camera image taken by the camera on the display unit. A portable device with a camera, characterized in that the camera image is reduced at the center of the display screen of the display unit, and the periphery of the camera image on the display unit is displayed in white.
  2. A key input unit for issuing an illumination ON command, a camera control unit for performing a reduction process of the camera image in accordance with the illumination ON command, and an image signal subjected to the reduction process being input, and a central portion of a display screen of the display unit. The camera-equipped mobile device according to claim 1, further comprising: a video processing unit that displays the reduced camera image and displays the periphery of the camera image in white.
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