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Sony Cybershot DSC-W350 fisheye preview on video mode

by nickolas360 / December 24, 2010 8:16 AM PST

I own a Sony Cybershot DSC-W350 camera. Whenever I'm in picture mode, the preview on the screen looks fine. But when I switch to video mode, the preview is fisheye (bulges at the center). Why is this? Is there any way to fix it?

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Fish eye
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / December 24, 2010 12:14 PM PST

I assume you have the video mode set to High Definition (1280x720).

If the camera LCD gives a fish eye appearance, it makes me wonder how it looks on a flat screen television.
It could be that Sony is playing some optical games to get the picture to fit on the LCD.
Check the appearance on the TV, is it OK?

Wide angle lenses can show some amount of barrel distortion, which gives a bulging appearance.
You could take some still pictures with the camera set for 16:9 aspect ratio and see how they look on the LCD and your computer monitor.

To get rid of barrel distortion, all you need to do is use a little zoom.


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by galbi10566 / December 24, 2010 2:42 PM PST

Sorry to be off-topic, but how do you like your Cybershot DSC-W350? I'm thinking about investing in one.

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DSC W350
by dotingranny / February 5, 2011 4:28 AM PST
In reply to: 2char

Picked one up cheap a couple of weeks ago, cracking little camera. Wouldn't want it as the only camera I own but a must have for quick candids when I'm not lugging the DSLR around and spot on for quick videos to post to friends or utube etc. Panorama sweep a novelty still but some interesting pics when I'm not looking for wall size blow up capability. Buy it you won't be disappointed.

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wide angle
by chickenorfish / January 1, 2011 6:08 PM PST

sony applies correction in picture mode, but not video mode. the fisheye is due to the wide angle lens

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