Is there a difference between camera’s lens angle and field of view?

0 minutes, 59 seconds Read

While the terms “camera lens angle” and “field of view” are often used interchangeably, they technically refer to two different aspects of a camera’s view. The lens angle typically refers to the angle of view that the camera’s lens can capture, measured in degrees. The wider the lens angle, the more of the scene the camera can capture in a single frame. On the other hand, the field of view (FOV) refers to the area that is visible in the camera’s frame, which can be influenced not only by the lens angle but also by factors such as the camera’s sensor size and aspect ratio.

In practice, the terms lens angle and field of view are often used interchangeably, and both are important considerations when selecting a camera for a specific use case. A wider lens angle can be useful for capturing more of the scene in a single frame, while a narrower lens angle can be more appropriate for zooming in on specific details. Similarly, a larger field of view can provide more context for the scene being captured, while a narrower field of view can help to reduce visual clutter and focus attention on specific subjects.

This entry was posted in . It was first published in May 2023 ()and last updated on May 3rd, 2023 (12 months ago).

More questions answered!

Our FAQ knowledge base currently contains 458 answers to questions asked by our customers.

Similar Posts

× Close

Data Storage Estimator:

× Close

Megapixel & Resolutions Calculator:

× Close

Lens Angle Preview: