What is the field of view of an action camera and how does it affect the footage?

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The field of view (FOV) of an action camera refers to the area that is visible through the camera lens. It is typically measured in degrees and determines how much of the surrounding environment can be captured in a single shot. Most action cameras offer a wide-angle field of view, with some models even offering 170-degree or wider coverage. The wider the field of view, the more expansive the footage will be, allowing for a more immersive viewing experience.

However, a wider field of view can also result in some distortion at the edges of the frame, making objects appear curved or stretched. Some action cameras also offer the ability to adjust the field of view to a narrower angle, which can be useful in certain situations where a more focused shot is required.

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This entry was posted in . It was first published in April 2023 ()and last updated on April 9th, 2023 (1 year ago).

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