Wide-Angle Lens

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Wide-Angle Lens

A camera lens allowing one to take an image with a broader spectrum. That is, one may see more on either side of the focal point of the image. However, a wide angle lens may compress depth, potentially resulting in a blurred image. It is used in both photography and film.
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Wide-angle cameras that only view some of the lane markers at a short distance do not always detect the lane correctly, and have yet to meet the expected level of performance for warnings.
The team uses data from Qatar's wide-angle cameras in the US state of New Mexico to locate the planets from the dip on light from the parent star as its orbit took it between the star and Earth.
It will be possible to achieve pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, and blind-spot warning features with just two wide-angle cameras, one in the front, and one in back, with the help of sophisticated image processing.
To find the new world, Qatar's wide-angle cameras (located in New Mexico) took images of the sky every clear night beginning in early 2010.
Working in collaboration with astronomers in Britain and the United States, and using data collected by Qatar's wide-angle cameras in the US state of New Mexico, the team were able to identify the planet from the dip in light from the parent star as its orbit took it between the star and Earth.
Second, Panasonic has developed several new wide-angle lenses for the new FX, FS, and LZ models, greatly expanding the LUMIX line-up of wide-angle cameras.
The unit can attach to external cameras, including document cameras, scan converters and wide-angle cameras.
Grandeye currently develops, makes and markets smart 360-degree megapixel cameras; that is, wide-angle cameras with in-camera intelligence that dewarps and analyzes images, including live PTZ inside the camera itself.
REDOWL features an array of optics and acoustic detection systems including a laser pointer and illuminator, acoustic localizer and classifier, thermal imager, GPS positioning, an infrared and daylight camera and two wide-angle cameras.
The system combines the feeds of four wide-angle cameras, and assists in all types of parking and blind sp pressure ot monitoring.
The wide-angle cameras replicate a standard PAR-38 floodlight, and will have a signal range of up to one-half mile.