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

The Calculator:

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.

 Use other free Camera Calculators

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

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

Low Distortion 7.2mm M12 Lens

CIL872-F2.8-M12A650

Low Distortion 7.2mm M12 Lens

Wide-Angle 3.5mm M12 Lens

CIL335-F1.8-M12A660

Wide-Angle 3.5mm M12 Lens

Low Distortion 7.8mm M12 Lens

CIL078-F2.0-M12A650

Low Distortion 7.8mm M12 Lens

Mobile Robotics?

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

Factory Machine Vision?

Our cost-effective compact C-Mount lenses are designed for up to 1.1"~1.2" format global shutter sensors.

GoPro 3.0mm M12 Lens

CIL331-F2.5-M12B650

GoPro 3.0mm M12 Lens

Mid-Range 7.6mm M12 Lens

CIL080-F1.8-M12IR

Mid-Range 7.6mm M12 Lens

Low Distortion 4.5mm Lens

CIL045-F3.5-M12A650

Low Distortion 4.5mm Lens

Intelligent Everywhere?

Our low distortion lenses with multiple F# can be used to optimize your depth of field.

Surveillance?

Our fisheye and IR Corrected lenses are suitable for doorbell cameras and active IR illuminated scenes.

Wide-Angle 3.2mm CS Mount Lens

CIL032-F2.0-CSA650

Wide-Angle 3.2mm CS Mount Lens

Large Format 5.1mm M12 Lens

CIL050-F2.0-M12ANIR

Large Format 5.1mm M12 Lens

190°@9.1mm Fisheye M12 Lens

CIL231-F1.9-M12ANIR

190°@9.1mm Fisheye M12 Lens

Wide-Angle 2.8mm M12 Lens

CIL329-F2.0-M12A650

Wide-Angle 2.8mm M12 Lens

Wide-Angle 3.6mm Lens

CIL336-F1.9-M12A650

Wide-Angle 3.6mm Lens

200°@6.3mm Fisheye M12 Lens

CIL219-F2.5-M12IR

200°@6.3mm Fisheye M12 Lens

Does it Require Getting Dirty?

Our IP67 and IP69K lenses are suitable for applications exposed to the environment.

Aerial Robotics?

Our tiny lenses are ideal for collision avoidance and object recognition.

Low Distortion 2.7mm M12 Lens

CIL027-F2.8-M12A650

Low Distortion 2.7mm M12 Lens

200°@6.3mm Fisheye M12 Lens

CIL219-F2.5-M12IR

200°@6.3mm Fisheye M12 Lens

Low Distortion 7.2mm M12 Lens

CIL872-F2.8-M12A650

Low Distortion 7.2mm M12 Lens