US 11,054,667 B2
Image pickup apparatus
Shinji Yamasaki, Utsunomiya (JP)
Assigned to CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Tokyo (JP)
Filed by CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Oct. 2, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/149,699.
Claims priority of application No. JP2017-195995 (JP), filed on Oct. 6, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2019/0107731 A1, Apr. 11, 2019
Int. Cl. G02B 27/64 (2006.01); G02B 7/04 (2021.01); G02B 15/16 (2006.01); G03B 17/18 (2021.01); G03B 5/00 (2021.01); G02B 15/173 (2006.01); G02B 15/14 (2006.01)
CPC G02B 27/646 (2013.01) [G02B 7/04 (2013.01); G02B 15/1425 (2019.08); G02B 15/145129 (2019.08); G02B 15/16 (2013.01); G02B 15/173 (2013.01); G03B 5/00 (2013.01); G03B 17/18 (2013.01); G03B 2205/0007 (2013.01); G03B 2205/0015 (2013.01)] 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An image pickup apparatus comprising:
an optical system that forms an image of an object;
an image pickup element that receives light of the image formed by the optical system;
a driving unit that drives at least one of an optical element included in the optical system and the image pickup element in a direction including a component of a direction perpendicular to an optical axis of the optical system;
a detecting unit that outputs a detection signal including information regarding a light amount of the object; and
a processor that performs first determination that the driving unit is set to be in a non-driving state or performs second determination that the driving unit is set to be in a driving state repeatedly during continuous imaging based on the detection signal, wherein
when the first determination is performed, the processor outputs a signal for maintaining the driving unit in the non-driving state or switching the driving unit from the driving state to the non-driving state,
when the second determination is performed, the processor outputs a signal for maintaining the driving unit in the driving state or switching the driving unit from the non-driving state to the driving state, and
when the light amount of the object is equal to or smaller than a predetermined value, the processor performs the second determination.