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A method and system for automatically focusing an image within a still camera is disclosed. The method and system comprises providing initial focus and exposure values of the image, calculating an exposure setting for the image, and determining a plurality of focus zones for the image. The method and system includes moving the lens through the plurality of focus zones of the image to obtain exposure and focus information about the image. Through a method and system in accordance with the present invention, a digital still camera can produce a three-dimensional like data set of a scene.

Title
Method and system for providing automatic focus control for a still digital camera
Application Number
8/538074
Publication Number
5745175
Application Date
October 2, 1995
Publication Date
April 28, 1998
Inventor
Eric C Anderson
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Sawyer & Associates
Assignee
Flashpoint Technologies
CA, US
IPC
H04N 5/232
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