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What's the relation between sensors measured in inches and milimeters? [duplicate]

I'm a big fan of point and shoot cameras, but I'm having some issues talking with friends that have DSLR. My current camera is a Sony RX-100, that's marketed as having a ...
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Calculating the sensor size or pixel pitch of the Logitech BRIO 4K Webcam? [duplicate]

I have a Logitech BRIO webcam and want to try and calculate some of its physical dimensions like the sensor size or the physical size of each pixel. Unable to find any info on the official site, I ...
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What does sensor size 1/5.8" mean? [duplicate]

In this review of phone cameras I came across one data point that intrigued me: They appear to write the sensor size as a fraction, in this example 1/5.8". What ...
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How to calculate the FOV in degrees from focal length or distance?

How does one to calculate the field of view (or angle of view) in degrees from the following details: sensor size (for example, 1") distance to target (for example, 7 feet) focal length (for example,...
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How do I choose a point and shoot camera under $400?

I need a P&S camera for my family. They would probably use it for family functions,trips etc. I want a camera with flash for taking good night photos with a decent quality. They are not ...
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What are the connectors like on a "standard light stand"?

I am trying to buy some equipment for placing a camera and some lighting over my desktop. And having no physical shops in range and no friends or places to go and ask, all my "research" is via the ...
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focal length and sensor width of a phone

I am trying some 3D scene reconstruction in blender using my phone camera but in order for the program to do its math it needs to know the sensor width and focal length of my camera in millimeters but ...
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How to estimate pixels per degree for an image from a camera phone using EXIF data?

This is my first time to look at metadata and I'm confused by the focal length stated in this file that a friend e-mailed to me. It was taken with a cell phone. I'm trying to roughly estimate the ...
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What is 'sensor height?'

The accepted answer to the question, How do I calculate the distance of an object in a photo?, refers to sensor height. What is sensor height and how do find/calculate it in this context? I'm using a ...
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Will the Sony FDR-AX100 really be better in low light than the Sony FDR-AX33, even though the latter has a faster lens?

I see that Sony FDR-AX100's lens has opens at f/2.8 while Sony FDR-AX33's lens opens at f/1.8 I am often doing photos (Canon 6D) or videos in places where a f/1.8 lens would be a great advantage over ...
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How to calculate Sensor Pixel Pitch?

I need to compute the “Sensor Pixel Pitch (in mm/px)” for some calculation. I have the following data available from the manufacturer: ...
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Lens for 1/2" sensors, installed on a 1/3" sensor

I want to install a lens built for sensors 1/x" (with 1 <= x <= 3), on a sensor 1/3". I need to have an horizontal field of view of "a cm", when my working distance is "b cm". What is the ...
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How to find sensor width of a phone camera when you only have focal length?

I have a MotoG6 phone and I need to find out the exact sensor width (trying out photogrammetry, it's pretty cool but Meshroom requires a sensor width, and it'd work a lot better if I didn't have to ...
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Pixel diameter of a given field of view calculation equisolid (equal-area) fisheye lens

I have a 180° equisolid (equal-area) fisheye lens with a focal length of 8 mm. I want to crop images to a circle defined by an angular field of view from the zenith angle of the lens (i.e. the middle ...
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What would be the optimal distance of the object from the lense given the camera spec

I am not a photography expert hence i would like for some advice. The camera im using is a small camera that will be taking pictures of an object at a fixed point, my problem is identifying where this ...
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