Is it possible to get a camera with 120 degree field of view and 150 meters of range?

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Re: camera

How do you mean "range"?

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By range I mean the distance up to which the camera can see objects.

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Re: range

That depends on the size of the object.
- If it's the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the Empire State Building in New York it won't be a problem.
- If it's a mosquito it's doubtful.

Depends on the number of pixels of the camera. If the distance to the object is 150 m and the viewing angle 120 degrees, the width of the picture is 500 m. With 500,000 pixels horizontally, each pixel will correspond to an object 1 mm big. That's not enough to reliably catch a mosquito.
500,000 pixels horizontally, and 300,000 vertically equals 150,000,000,000 pixels. That's 150,000 Mpixel. That's somewhat more than the 12 in your smartphone.

Better ask the military about the spy camera's in their spy satellites if you need such a resolution.

Post was last edited on February 26, 2018 4:38 AM PST

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camera with a 120 degree field

A camera with a 120 degree field of view and a 720p image (1MP sensor) will show about the same level of detail as a camera with a 140 degree field of view and 1080p image (2MP sensor).

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Post was last edited on April 6, 2018 12:48 AM PDT

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