JP2009244369A - Imaging device and imaging method - Google Patents

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JP2009244369A
JP2009244369A JP2008088251A JP2008088251A JP2009244369A JP 2009244369 A JP2009244369 A JP 2009244369A JP 2008088251 A JP2008088251 A JP 2008088251A JP 2008088251 A JP2008088251 A JP 2008088251A JP 2009244369 A JP2009244369 A JP 2009244369A
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An imaging apparatus is provided that includes a first imaging lens system in which at least one of them can rotate around a rotation axis, and a second imaging lens system having a wider angle of view than the first imaging lens system.
A first imaging lens system, at least one of which is rotatable about a rotation axis, a second imaging lens system having a wider angle of view than the first imaging lens system, and a first imaging lens system A first imaging unit that converts a video image of a subject incident through the first imaging data into first image data, and a second imaging unit that converts a video image of the subject incident through the second imaging lens system into second image data. Two imaging units, a display unit that displays the first image data and the second image data, and an imaging range of the first image data is displayed in a display frame on the second image data displayed on the display unit. A display frame control unit; and a drive unit that rotates a rotatable imaging lens system.
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  The present invention relates to an image pickup apparatus and an image pickup method including a first image pickup lens system in which at least one of them can rotate around a rotation axis and a second image pickup lens system having a wider angle of view than the first image pickup lens system. .
  2. Description of the Related Art Conventionally, as a method for simultaneously photographing different directions with a single imaging device or simultaneously recording a wide-angle image and a zoom image, there is a method for imaging with a twin-lens imaging device.
  As this binocular imaging device, for example, a remote operation system that includes a wide-angle camera unit and a telephoto camera unit and controls a part of the wide-angle field of view so as to enable telephotographing is known (for example, Patent Document 1). reference). In addition, there is known a camera including two camera units capable of photographing different directions and photographing different directions at the same time with a single imaging device (see, for example, Patent Document 2).
JP 2006-238326 A JP 2007-243273 A
  However, since the twin-lens imaging device described in Patent Document 1 is a remote operation system, it cannot be taken freely by carrying it at a sports day or traveling for handy use, for example. In addition, the twin-lens imaging device described in Patent Document 2 only captures images in different directions at the same time. Therefore, in the two-lens imaging devices described in Patent Document 1 and Patent Document 2, it is difficult for the user to capture a specific subject while simultaneously capturing a wide-angle image and a zoom image. .
  The present invention solves the above-described conventional problems, and an imaging apparatus and an imaging method that facilitate an operation for a user to capture a specific subject when the user is capturing a wide-angle image and a zoom image at the same time. The purpose is to provide.
  That is, an imaging apparatus according to the present invention includes a first imaging lens system in which at least one of them can rotate around a rotation axis and a second imaging lens system having a wider angle of view than the first imaging lens system. A first imaging unit that converts a subject image incident through the first imaging lens system into first image data; and a subject image incident through the second imaging lens system. A second imaging unit that converts the second image data; a display unit that displays the first image data and the second image data; and the second image data displayed on the display unit. A display frame control unit that displays the imaging range of the first image data with a display frame, and a drive unit that rotates the rotatable imaging lens system.
  In addition, an imaging method according to the present invention includes a first imaging lens system in which at least one of them can rotate around a rotation axis and a second imaging lens system having a wider angle of view than the first imaging lens system. A conversion step of converting the image of the subject incident through the first image data and the second image data, and a display for displaying the imaging range of the first image data in the second image data in a display frame Process.
  According to the present invention, since the imaging range of the first image data is displayed in the second image data in the display frame, the user captures a specific subject while simultaneously shooting a wide-angle image and a zoom image. Can be easily performed.
Hereinafter, specific embodiments to which the present invention is applied will be described with reference to the drawings. In the present embodiment, the upper, lower, left, and right are defined with reference to FIG. Needless to say, the present invention is not limited to the following examples, and can be arbitrarily changed without departing from the gist of the present invention.
[First Embodiment]
  As shown in FIG. 1 and FIG. 2, the imaging device 1 is provided on the upper part of the camera body 2, is provided with a telephoto camera unit 6 having a telephoto lens 4, and is provided on the front surface of the camera body 2. And a wide-angle camera unit 5 having a wide-angle lens 3 with a wide angle of view.
  The telephoto camera unit 6 includes, for example, a motor unit and a gear unit, and constitutes a structure that can rotate around the rotation axis by a combination thereof. As shown in FIG. 2, the telephoto camera unit 6 has a structure that can rotate about 270 degrees from the rotation axis 9 to the back side when viewed from above when the state shown in FIG. 1 is used as a reference. That is, the telephoto camera unit 6 has a structure that can rotate in the pan direction. Therefore, the imaging device 1 can perform photographing at a different angle from the wide-angle camera unit 5 at the same time as photographing with the wide-angle camera unit 5 by rotating the telephoto camera unit 6. In addition, the imaging apparatus 1 includes a strobe light emitting unit 8 at a substantially central portion of the front surface of the camera body 2, and a shooting button 7 for starting a shooting process at the upper left portion of the camera body 2.
  The imaging apparatus 1 has a configuration in which the telephoto camera unit 6 can be rotated. However, the wide-angle camera unit 5 may be configured to rotate, or the wide-angle camera unit 5 and the telephoto camera unit 6 may be configured to rotate together. In addition, the imaging apparatus 1 has the rotation axis 9 in the short direction of the telephoto camera unit 6, but may be configured to have the rotation axis 9 in the longitudinal direction of the telephoto camera unit 6, for example. That is, the telephoto camera unit 6 may be configured to rotate not only in the pan direction but also in the tilt direction, for example. The imaging device 1 may include a lens cover unit, a battery, a battery lid, a remote control light receiving unit, a tripod mount, an external output terminal, an AC adapter input terminal, and the like (not shown). A description of the existing configuration is omitted.
  In addition, as shown in FIG. 3, the imaging apparatus 1 displays images taken by the telephoto lens operation unit 10, the wide-angle camera selection SW 11, the telephoto camera selection SW 12, and the wide-angle camera unit 5 on the back side of the camera body 2. A wide-angle camera monitor display unit 13 and a telephoto camera monitor display unit 14 that displays images taken by the telephoto camera unit 6.
  The telephoto lens operation unit 10 controls the zoom operation and pan operation of the telephoto lens 4.
  The wide-angle camera selection SW 11 and the telephoto camera selection SW 12 constitute switching means for switching operations by the wide-angle camera unit 5 and the telephoto camera unit 6, for example, the wide-angle camera monitor display unit 13 and the telephoto camera based on a user's switch press. The display on the monitor display unit 14 is switched.
  The wide-angle camera monitor display unit 13 and the telephoto camera monitor display unit 14 are composed of, for example, a single display panel, and divide and display the subject image captured by the wide-angle camera unit 5 and the telephoto camera unit 6. Thereby, the imaging device 1 enables the user to easily recognize an image taken by the wide-angle lens 3 and the telephoto lens 4. For example, the wide-angle camera monitor display unit 13 and the telephoto camera monitor display unit 14 can have a configuration in which touch panels are overlaid. The wide-angle camera monitor display unit 13 and the telephoto camera monitor display unit 14 may display only a wide-angle image or a zoom image.
  Further, the wide-angle camera monitor display unit 13 displays the photographing range of the telephoto camera unit 6 in the image photographed by the wide-angle camera unit 5 by the display frame 18. That is, the display frame 18 indicates which part of the wide-angle camera unit 5 is photographed by the telephoto camera unit 6 in the wide-angle camera monitor display unit 13. In this manner, the wide-angle camera monitor display unit 13 displays the display frame 18 so that the user can easily recognize the subject that has been magnified by the telephoto camera unit 6. The position and size of the display frame 18 are calculated based on, for example, the pan angle and zoom magnification of the telephoto lens 4.
  When a predetermined subject displayed on the wide-angle camera monitor display unit 13 is designated, the imaging apparatus 1 rotates the telephoto camera unit 6 in the direction of the designated subject as described in detail later. Thereby, in the imaging device 1, for example, when the wide-angle lens 3 and the telephoto lens 4 face the same angle as shown in FIG. A user can easily perform an operation of photographing a subject. That is, the imaging apparatus 1 can facilitate the user's operation when changing the subject to be photographed by the telephoto lens 4 when the user is photographing a plurality of subjects by the wide angle lens 3, for example.
  A telephoto camera monitor display unit 15 and a telephoto camera recording display unit 16 indicate the operating states of the wide-angle camera unit 5 and the telephoto camera unit 6. For example, in FIG. 3, the telephoto camera monitor display unit 15 and the telephoto camera recording display unit 16 indicate that recording is being performed by the wide-angle camera unit 5 and the telephoto camera unit 6.
  In the imaging apparatus 1, by automatically changing the telephoto degree of the telephoto lens 4, for example, the whole image when the subject displayed on the wide-angle camera monitor display unit 13 is a person or an enlarged image of the face can be displayed. it can. The imaging device 1 may be provided with a screw hole for fixing a tripod and used in combination with the remote control device. As a result, in the imaging apparatus 1, the wide-angle camera unit 5 can capture a wide-angle image without blurring, and the user can easily perform an operation of capturing a zoom image with the telephoto camera unit 6.
  Next, the internal configuration of the imaging apparatus 1 will be described with reference to FIG. The imaging apparatus 1 includes a telephoto camera including an imaging optical system 22a, an imaging element 23a, and an analog signal processing unit 24a. The wide-angle camera unit 5 and the imaging optical system 22b, an imaging element 23b, and an analog signal processing unit 24b. Part 6. The imaging apparatus 1 also includes a digital signal processing unit 25, a system controller 26, lens driving drivers 27a and 27b for driving lenses of the imaging optical system, a timing generator 28, a strobe light emitting unit 29, and an imaging optical system. A drive system 30 for driving 22b, a memory 31, a display unit 32, and an operation unit 33 are provided.
  The imaging optical systems 22a and 22b are composed of, for example, an imaging lens and a diaphragm, and adjust the amount of light incident on the imaging elements 23a and 23b.
  The image sensors 23a and 23b are configured by an image sensor such as a CCD (Charge Coupled Device) or a CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor), and an optical signal supplied from the image pickup optical systems 22a and 22b is an analog signal that is an electrical signal. Convert to The image sensors 23a and 23b supply the converted analog signals to the analog signal processing units 24a and 24b.
  The analog signal processing units 24a and 24b are configured as ICs (Integrated Circuits), for example, and convert the analog signals supplied from the imaging elements 23a and 23b into digital signals by A / D conversion. Furthermore, the analog signal processing units 24a and 24b perform gain control of the analog signals supplied from the image sensors 23a and 23b by AGC (Automatic Gain Control). The analog signal processing units 24 a and 24 b supply the converted digital signal to the digital signal processing unit 25.
  The digital signal processing unit 25 is configured as an IC, for example. The digital signal processing unit 25 performs image processing based on the digital signals supplied from the analog signal processing units 24a and 24b, and generates image data. For example, the digital signal processing unit 25 converts the digital signal into a luminance signal Y and red and blue color difference signals Cb and Cr. The digital signal processing unit 25 outputs the generated image data to the system controller 26, the memory 31, and the display unit 32.
  The system controller 26 is configured by a so-called microcomputer such as a CPU, a ROM, and a RAM, and is a part that performs overall control of each part of the imaging apparatus 1. Further, the system controller 26 includes a calculation unit 35 and a display frame control unit 34. As shown by arrows in FIG. 4, the system controller 26 includes analog signal processing units 24a and 24b, a digital signal processing unit 25, lens driving drivers 27a and 27b, a timing generator 28, a strobe light emitting unit 29, A control signal is supplied to the drive system 30.
  The lens driving drivers 27a and 27b are composed of, for example, ICs, and drive the lenses of the imaging optical systems 22a and 22b separately based on the lens driving control signals supplied from the system controller 26, respectively.
  The timing generator 28 supplies various timing signals such as a clock signal to the image sensors 23a and 23b based on a timing control signal supplied from the system controller 26, for example, and drives the image sensors 23a and 23b.
  The strobe light emitting unit 29 includes, for example, a xenon discharge tube, an automatic dimming element, and the like, causes the strobe tube to emit light based on a control signal supplied from the system controller 26, and irradiates the subject with light. The strobe light emitting unit 29 may be composed of a video light or LED (Light Emitting Diode).
  The drive system 30 drives the image pickup optical system 22b, and includes, for example, a control motor for panning that moves the shooting direction. For example, when a predetermined subject is directly designated by the user through the operation unit 33, the drive system 30 is directed to the imaging optical system 22b, that is, the telephoto camera unit 6 in the direction of the subject designated based on the angle calculated by the calculation unit 35. Rotate.
  The memory 31 is composed of, for example, a semiconductor memory or an HDD (Hard Disk Drive). The memory 31 stores, for example, the image data supplied from the digital signal processing unit 25 and supplies the read image data to the digital signal processing unit 25.
  The display unit 32 includes, for example, the wide-angle camera monitor display unit 13 and the telephoto camera monitor display unit 14 described above, and displays the image data supplied from the digital signal processing unit 25.
  The operation unit 33 is connected to the system controller 26 and supplies operation signals such as setting operations and selection operations by the user to the system controller 26. The operation unit 33 includes, for example, the above-described telephoto lens operation unit 10, wide-angle camera selection SW11, telephoto camera selection SW12, and the like. In the operation unit 33, a predetermined subject is directly designated by the user from the wide-angle image displayed on the wide-angle camera monitor display unit 13.
  For example, the operation unit 33 may be configured with a touch panel and superimposed on the display unit 32. In this case, the touch panel enables the user to specify a predetermined subject from the image data displayed on the wide-angle camera monitor display unit 13. Thereby, in the imaging device 1, the user can easily execute an operation for rotating the telephoto camera unit 6 described later. That is, in the imaging apparatus 1, it is possible for the user to instantaneously specify a subject that the user wants to shoot with the telephoto camera unit 6 and shoot with the telephoto camera unit 6. In the operation unit 33, selection of the wide-angle camera unit 5 or the telephoto camera unit 6, which will be described in detail later, is switched, and the zoom operation and pan operation of the telephoto lens 4 are executed.
  The display frame control unit 34 causes the display unit 32 to display the imaging range of the image captured by the telephoto camera unit 6 as the display frame 18 on the image captured by the wide-angle camera unit 5. In other words, the display frame control unit 34 indicates which part of the wide-angle camera unit 5 the telephoto camera unit 6 is photographing using the display frame 18. Thereby, the imaging device 1 can make a user easily recognize the subject that is magnified by the telephoto camera unit 6. Therefore, in the imaging apparatus 1, for example, when a wide-angle image and a zoom image are simultaneously shot, the user can easily perform an operation when shooting a specific subject by rotating the telephoto lens 4 in a predetermined direction. Is possible.
  The display frame control unit 34 may display a virtual display frame indicating the designated image position when an image taken by the wide-angle camera unit 5 is designated. For example, in the imaging apparatus 1, a case where the user designates a predetermined subject using the operation unit 33 and rotationally drives the telephoto camera unit 6 will be described. For example, as shown in FIG. 5A, the display frame control unit 34 displays a virtual display frame 36 at a position specified by the user in the wide-angle camera monitor display unit 13 at the same time that a predetermined subject is specified by the user. Thereby, in the imaging device 1, it becomes possible to confirm the subject designated by the user instantly. The display frame control unit 34 may turn on / off the display of the display frame 18 according to the setting, for example.
  The calculation unit 35 calculates the rotation angle of the telephoto camera unit 6. For example, as shown in FIG. 5B, the calculating unit 35 has an angle of view of the wide-angle lens 3 of 2θ and an angle of view of the telephoto lens 4 of α in the imaging device 1, and the telephoto camera unit 6 rotates from a to b by an angle β. If so, the rotation angle β is calculated.
  Next, a case where images with different angles are simultaneously photographed by the wide-angle lens 3 and the telephoto lens 4 will be described.
  As shown in FIG. 6, the imaging device 1 rotates the telephoto lens 4 to photograph a subject that is different from the wide-angle lens 3. For example, the imaging device 1 can automatically shoot and shoot a subject with the telephoto lens 4 by combining rotation control of the telephoto lens 4 by the drive system 30 with an image recognition technique. For example, the imaging apparatus 1 recognizes the subject by detecting the face, eyes, nose, mouth, and the like of the subject using a face recognition unit (not shown) and identifying their feature points and patterns. As a specific face detection method, for example, a known method such as edge detection or shape pattern detection can be used. Thereby, the imaging device 1 can simultaneously capture images of a large number of persons and specific persons. Therefore, in the imaging device 1, it becomes possible to improve the operability of the user at the same time, for example, capturing a realistic image such as a child running at an athletic meet and a parent supporting the child. Note that the above-described face recognition unit may recognize the subject with, for example, the color of the subject's clothes in addition to the subject's face or the like in order to improve the subject recognition accuracy.
  The imaging device 1 is fixed on a tripod and photographs a child running with the wide-angle camera unit 5, and at the same time, the telephoto camera unit 6 automatically tracks and photographs the parent who supports the child. May be. As a result, the imaging apparatus 1 can capture an image without blurring, and can facilitate the operation of capturing a zoom image by the user with the telephoto camera unit 6.
  In FIG. 7, the imaging device 1 is in a state in which the telephoto lens camera unit is rotated to the back side. In this case, the imaging apparatus 1 can photograph the photographer with the telephoto lens 4 and simultaneously photograph the subject with the wide-angle lens 3. In other words, the imaging apparatus 1 can simultaneously perform imaging at two angles with different photographers and subjects.
  In the example illustrated in FIG. 8, when the telephoto camera unit 6 is not in use in the imaging apparatus 1, an image captured in advance by the telephoto camera monitor display unit 14 is displayed. For example, the imaging apparatus 1 displays an image reproduced from an external memory (not shown) on the telephoto camera monitor display unit 14 and records an image captured by the wide-angle lens 3 in the memory 31. The reproduction display unit 17 indicates that a reproduction image is displayed on the telephoto camera monitor display unit 14.
  Further, the wide-angle camera monitor display unit 13 and the telephoto camera monitor display unit 14 may perform slow motion playback, chasing playback, or display a captured still image. Further, the wide-angle camera monitor display unit 13 and the telephoto camera monitor display unit 14 display still images and moving images, slow motion and moving images, reproduction images and captured images, images captured by the wide-angle lens 3 and images captured by the telephoto lens 4, and the like. You may make it display simultaneously. As described above, the imaging apparatus 1 can simultaneously display the captured image and the reproduced image.
  As shown in FIG. 9, the imaging apparatus 1 switches the wide-angle camera unit 5 to the panorama shooting mode by the wide-angle camera selection SW 11, for example, and displays a panoramic image on the wide-angle camera monitor display unit 13 and the telephoto camera monitor display unit 14. You may make it make it. That is, the imaging apparatus 1 can display an image on the display unit 37 without dividing the area into the wide-angle camera monitor display unit 13 and the telephoto camera monitor display unit 14.
As shown in FIG. 10, in the imaging apparatus 1, the telephoto lens 4 is offset to the right side of the rotation axis, that is, the telephoto lens 4 is arranged on the right side of the rotation axis so that the angle of the telephoto camera unit 6 becomes wide. It is preferable. As a result, the imaging device 1 can shoot a subject with the telephoto camera unit 6 over an angle of about 270 degrees clockwise as viewed from the upper side of the imaging device 1, so that more angles can be taken. it can.
[Second Embodiment]
  Next, a second embodiment of the imaging device 1 will be described. In addition, about the same part as the structure mentioned above, the same code | symbol is attached | subjected and demonstrated.
As shown in FIGS. 11A and 11B, the imaging apparatus 1 is provided with a telephoto lens strobe light emitting unit 20, and the embodiment described above in that no components are arranged around the periphery of the telephoto lens 4. And different. As a result, the imaging apparatus 1 can take a 360-degree image by rotating the telephoto lens 4.
[Third Embodiment]
  As a third embodiment, the imaging device 1 may be configured such that the telephoto camera unit 6 is vertically long in the vertical direction of the camera body 2 as shown in FIGS. 12A and 12B. In this example, the wide-angle camera monitor display unit 13 and the telephoto camera monitor display unit 14 are divided in the vertical direction. As another modification, the imaging apparatus 1 may use the wide-angle lens 3 or the telephoto lens 4 as the wide-angle lens 3 or the telephoto lens 4.
  Next, the operation of the imaging apparatus 1 will be described with reference to the flowchart shown in FIG. First, in step S1, the imaging device 1 is activated when, for example, a power switch is turned on by the user.
  In step S2, the system controller 26 sets the shooting directions of the wide-angle camera unit 5 (camera A) and the telephoto camera unit 6 (camera B) based on a user operation. This setting may be performed before step S1.
  In step S3, the system controller 26 sets parameters. For example, the system controller 26 sets a mode for selecting both the wide-angle camera unit 5 and the telephoto camera unit 6, a mode for selecting one, and a mode for selecting a memory based on the setting by the user. In the mode in which both the wide-angle camera unit 5 and the telephoto camera unit 6 are selected, the system controller 26 proceeds to step S4. In the mode in which one is selected, the system controller 26 proceeds to step S7 to select a memory. In this case, the process proceeds to step S9.
  When the user selects both the wide-angle camera unit 5 and the telephoto camera unit 6 (step S4), the system controller 26 supplies a control signal to the digital signal processing unit 23, whereby the wide-angle camera unit 5 and the telephoto camera unit 6 are selected. The image photographed in step S5 is displayed on the display unit 32 (step S5). For example, the system controller 26 causes the wide-angle camera monitor display unit 13 to display an image captured by the wide-angle camera unit 5 and causes the telephoto camera monitor display unit 14 to display an image captured by the telephoto camera unit 6.
  In step S <b> 6, the system controller 26 records the images captured by the wide-angle camera unit 5 and the telephoto camera unit 6 in the memory 31 by supplying a control signal to the digital signal processing unit 23.
  When the user selects either the wide-angle camera unit 5 or the telephoto camera unit 6 in step S3 (step S7), the system controller 26 causes the display unit 32 to display an image captured by the selected camera. (Step S10).
  When the user selects a memory mode in step S3 (step S9), the system controller 26 reads the selected image from the memory 31 and displays the image read from the memory 31 on the display unit 32 (step S9). S12).
  In step S11, in the operation unit 33, the image read from the memory 31 is operated by the user.
  In step S12, the camera stops based on the user's operation.
  Next, the operation of the imaging apparatus 1 when both the wide-angle camera unit 5 and the telephoto camera unit 6 are selected in step S3 in FIG. 13 described above will be described with reference to the flowchart of FIG.
  In step S <b> 20, the system controller 26 determines whether there is an instruction to move the display frame 18. Specifically, for example, if the system controller 26 determines that there is an instruction to move the display frame 18, the system controller 26 proceeds to step S21. If it is determined that there is no instruction to move the display frame 18, the process of step S20 is performed. repeat.
  In step S <b> 21, the calculation unit 35 calculates the rotation angle of the telephoto camera unit 6 corresponding to the designated position of the display frame 18.
  In step S <b> 22, the drive system 30 rotates the telephoto camera unit 6 based on the rotation angle calculated by the calculation unit 35. And the imaging device 1 complete | finishes a series of processes.
  As described above, when a predetermined subject is designated, the imaging device 1 rotates the telephoto camera unit 6 in the direction of the designated subject based on the angle calculated by the calculation unit 35. That is, when a second subject different from the first subject displayed in the display frame 18 in the wide-angle camera monitor display unit 13 is designated on the touch panel by the user, the imaging device 1 displays the display frame on the designated subject. The virtual display frame 36 is displayed by the control unit 35. Then, the imaging apparatus 1 rotates the telephoto camera unit 6 by the drive system 30 in the direction in which the second subject displayed in the virtual display frame 36 exists. Therefore, the imaging device 1 allows the user to easily perform an operation of shooting a specific subject with the telephoto lens 4 when simultaneously shooting a wide-angle image and a zoom image. That is, the imaging apparatus 1 can facilitate the user's operation when the subject to be photographed by the telephoto lens 4 is changed while photographing a plurality of subjects by the wide angle lens 3.
  The imaging device 1 can also be used as a single camera, for example, a telephoto camera or a wide-angle camera. Moreover, the imaging apparatus 1 can also be applied to a security camera by including an external monitor output and an external power input unit (not shown). For example, when the imaging apparatus 1 is applied as a security camera, the telephoto camera unit 6 detects the movement of the subject and tracks the moving subject, thereby improving the security.
It is the perspective view which looked at the imaging device concerning a 1st embodiment from the front side. It is the perspective view which looked at the state which rotated the telephoto lens of the imaging device which concerns on 1st Embodiment from the front side. It is the perspective view which looked at the imaging device concerning a 1st embodiment from the back side. It is a block diagram which shows an example of an internal structure of an imaging device. (A) is a schematic diagram for demonstrating the method of calculating a rotation angle, (B) is a schematic diagram for demonstrating the display position of the display frame according to the rotation angle of a telephoto camera part. It is the perspective view which looked at the state which rotated the telephoto lens of the imaging device which concerns on 1st Embodiment from the back side. It is a perspective view which shows the state which rotated the telephoto lens of the imaging device which concerns on 1st Embodiment to the back side. It is a figure which shows the state which displayed the reproduced image and the recorded image on the display part. It is a figure which shows the state which displayed the panoramic image on the display part. It is the perspective view which looked at the state which rotated the telephoto lens of the imaging device which concerns on 1st Embodiment to the right side seeing from the photographer from the front side. (A) The perspective view seen from the front side of the imaging device which concerns on 2nd Embodiment, (B) The perspective view seen from the back side. (A) The perspective view seen from the front side of the imaging device which concerns on 3rd Embodiment, (B) The perspective view seen from the back side. It is a flowchart for demonstrating operation | movement of an imaging device. It is a flowchart for demonstrating operation | movement of an imaging device.
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  DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 Image pick-up device, 2 Camera body, 3 Wide-angle lens, 4 Telephoto lens, 5 Wide-angle camera part, 6 Telephoto camera part, 7 Shooting button, 8 Strobe light emission part, 9 Rotating axis, 10 Telephoto lens operation part, 11 Wide-angle camera selection SW , 12 Telephoto camera selection SW, 13 Wide-angle camera monitor display unit, 14 Telephoto camera monitor display unit, 18 Display frame, 22 Imaging optical system, 23 Imaging device, 24 Analog signal processing unit, 25 Digital signal processing unit, 26 System controller, 27 Lens drive driver, 28 Timing generator, 29 Strobe light emitting unit, 30 Drive system, 31 Memory, 32 Display unit, 33 Operation unit, 34 Display frame control unit, 35 Calculation unit, 36 Virtual display frame

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  1. A first imaging lens system in which at least one of them is rotatable about a rotation axis, and a second imaging lens system having a wider angle of view than the first imaging lens system;
    A first imaging unit that converts an image of a subject incident through the first imaging lens system into first image data;
    A second imaging unit that converts an image of a subject incident through the second imaging lens system into second image data;
    A display unit for displaying the first image data and the second image data;
    A display frame control unit that displays an imaging range of the first image data in a display frame on the second image data displayed on the display unit;
    An imaging apparatus comprising: a drive unit that rotates the rotatable imaging lens system.
  2. A designation unit for designating a predetermined subject from the second image data displayed on the display unit;
    The first imaging lens system is rotatable around a rotation axis,
    The imaging device according to claim 1, wherein the driving unit rotates the first imaging lens system in a direction of the designated subject when a predetermined subject is designated by the designation unit from the second image data. .
  3.   The imaging apparatus according to claim 2, wherein the designation unit is a touch panel.
  4.   The imaging apparatus according to claim 2, wherein the display frame control unit displays the designated subject in a display frame when a predetermined subject is designated by the designation unit from the second image data.
  5.   The imaging apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the display unit divides a region for displaying the first image data and the second image data.
  6. An image of a subject incident through a first imaging lens system in which at least one of them is rotatable about a rotation axis and a second imaging lens system having a wider angle of view than the first imaging lens system. A conversion step of converting the first image data and the second image data;
    A display step of displaying an imaging range of the first image data in a display frame on the second image data.
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