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An improved digital camera that produces digital images of high qualities without using expensive image sensors and optics is disclosed. The disclosed digital cameras use multiple image sensors with multiple lenses. One of the multiple image sensors is made to be responsive to all intensity information in visible color spectrum and a (gray intensity) image resulting from the sensor is used to compensate lost information in images from other image sensors responsive to certain colors. A final color image is obtained by a digital image processing circuitry that performs pixel registration process with reference to the gray intensity image so that a true color image with true resolution is obtained therefrom.

Title
Digital cameras using multiple sensors with multiple lenses
Application Number
9/232769
Publication Number
6611289 (B1)
Application Date
January 15, 1999
Publication Date
August 26, 2003
Inventor
Zhongxuan Zhang
44453 Cavisson Ct., Fremont
CA, US
Yanbin Yu
1965 Una Ct., Fremont
CA, US
Agent
Joe Zheng
US
IPC
H04N 9/093
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