This Camera FoV Calculator uses the Lens EFL, Distortion, and an Image Sensor.

Camera Field of View Calculator

A Camera Field of View Calculator. This Picture Shows a Lens Field of View and the Calculator Details.
A Camera Field of View Calculator. This Picture Shows a Lens Field of View and the Calculator Details.

This calculator provides the camera's field of view based on an image sensor and a lens. The field of view of a camera is dependent upon the focal length of the lens, the image sensor size, the lens distortion, and the lens image circle. We also have a wide angle lens FoV calculator which provides the field of view for our lenses on your camera's sensor.

Camera Field of View Equations

There are 4 inputs for the field of view of a camera.

1.) The effective focal length of the lens (EFL)
The EFL of a lens is a first order optical parameter. It should not be confused with the Back Focal Length (BFL) or the Flange Focal Distance (FFD) which are mechanical parameters.

2.) The image sensor active area
The image sensor active area is calculated by using the pixel size and the total number pixels in the resulting image/video. If the output image or video is cropped, the field of view will change.

3.) The relative illumination of a lens
The relative illumination is the reduction of light transmitted through a lens, as a function of position in image space. The camera industry loosely uses the term “Image Circle” as the position in image space where relative illumination is ~50%. 

4.) The distortion of a lens
Lens distortion is an aberration that occurs in optical design. Distortion is common in wide angle and fisheye lenses, but can occur in normal field of view lenses. Distortion increases the Field of View of a lens by compressing the angular resolution.

The Calculator:

 Use other free Camera Calculators by clicking below

Lens Focal Length Calculator. EFL Calculator.
Camera Angle of View Calculator. Camera AoV Calculator.
Camera Depth of Field Calculator. DoF Calculator.

What's Your Application? Our Board Lenses Cover the Spectrum.

Wide-Angle 3.6mm M12 Lens

CIL336-F1.9-M12A650

Wide-Angle 3.6mm M12 Lens

188°@6.6mm IP67 M12 Fisheye

CIL222-F2.0-M12A650

188°@6.6mm IP67 M12 Fisheye

185°@7.8mm Fisheye M12 Lens

CIL227-F2.5-M12ANIR

185°@7.8mm Fisheye M12 Lens

Does it Require an IP65+ Lens?

We offer IP65+ variants of many lenses. These are suitable for applications  exposed to the environment, without a window.

Mobile Robotics?

Find a low F# or low distortion lens to optimize your computer vision framerate.

Low Distortion 2.2mm M12 Lens

CIL023-F2.2-M12A650

Low Distortion 2.2mm M12 Lens

Wide-Angle 3.5mm M12 Lens

CIL335-F1.8-M12A660

Wide-Angle 3.5mm M12 Lens

Mid-Range 7.6mm M12 Lens

CIL080-F1.8-M12IR

Mid-Range 7.6mm M12 Lens

200°@5.7mm IP67 Fisheye M12 Lens

CIL217-F2.7-M12ANIR

200°@5.7mm IP67 Fisheye M12 Lens

Telephoto 35mm M12 Lens

CIL350-F2.4-M12A650

Telephoto 35mm M12 Lens

Telephoto 26mm M12 Lens

CIL260-F2.0-M12NIR

Telephoto 26mm M12 Lens

Surveillance?

Our low F#, high resolution lenses are suitable for 180° dome cameras, low light, and active IR illuminated scenes.

Consumer / AR+VR?

Our high resolution fisheye lenses will let you design 360° cameras and and stereographic lenses are equivalent to "GoPro" lenses.

226°@3.9mm Fisheye M12 Lens

CIL212-F2.2-M12A660

226°@3.9mm Fisheye M12 Lens

Low Distortion 2.6mm M12 Lens

CIL028-F2.3-M12A650

Low Distortion 2.6mm M12 Lens

GoPro 3.0mm M12 Lens

CIL331-F2.5-M12A660

GoPro 3.0mm M12 Lens

Low Distortion 1.8mm M12 Lens

CIL018-F2.8-M12A650

Low Distortion 1.8mm M12 Lens

Low Distortion 2.6mm M12 Lens

CIL028-F2.3-M12A650

Low Distortion 2.6mm M12 Lens

No Distortion 3.9mm M12 Lens

CIL039-F2.8-M12IR

No Distortion 3.9mm M12 Lens

Video Conferencing?

Our wide-angle, low distortion, high resolution M12 lenses result in optimal object deformation without post-processing.

Aerial Robotics?

Our light-weight, miniature lenses are ideal for collision avoidance, long-distance viewing, and end-customer viewing.

Small 2.1mm M12 Lens

CIL821-F2.4-M12B650

Small 2.1mm M12 Lens

Large Format 3.5mm M12 Lens

CIL334-F2.2-M12A660

Large Format 3.5mm M12 Lens

Wide-Angle 3.5mm M12 Lens

CIL335-F1.8-M12A660

Wide-Angle 3.5mm M12 Lens

Surveillance?

Our low F#, high resolution lenses are suitable for 180° dome cameras, low light, and active IR illuminated scenes.

Video Conferencing?

Our wide-angle, low distortion, high resolution M12 lenses result in optimal object deformation without post-processing.