Wide Angle Digital Camera

A wide angle lens is a lens that has a larger viewing image and a smaller focal point than a normal lens. To put it another way, a wide angle lens can take a bigger picture at a shorter distance. They are very useful for people who need to take pictures of large structures without stepping so far away as to eliminate the small details in the picture. They are mostly used in professional photography, usually to capture a product or for artistic reasons. Wide angle digital cameras contain this type of lens, and work in the same way as any other digital camera, except for the picture differences.

Wide angle digital cameras have found themselves a very large range of consumers, mostly because they are great at showing an entire item from a close distance. Wide angle lenses have always had this purpose, and because of that, they’ve had a popular place in advertising. For example, consider showing the rooms in an apartment. It is impossible to capture an entire room by standing inside it, but even when moving into the doorway, many cameras won’t capture a whole room from that distance. And stepping behind the doorway makes the room appear smaller. With a wide angle lens, you can take the picture from the doorway, capture more of the room, and subsequently make the room look both better and larger.

The great thing about wide angle digital cameras is that they don’t cost much more than digital cameras that are made with a normal lens. For somebody who makes money from the pictures they’ll take, whether directly or indirectly, the starting price of about $100 USD for a wide angle digital camera is almost laughably inexpensive. While the most low end digital cameras start at about $60, most people taking who are looking specifically for a wide angle lens won’t be in the market for that type of phone.

One unique characteristic of wide angle lenses is that they slightly distort the perception of the image. That’s not so much a flaw as it is just a feature of the lens. Because of the way wide angle lenses are built, they make the parts of the image closest to the camera appear bigger than they are. Although this can cause some problems in normal picture taking, this is actually a plus for people trying to highlight a particular object. When normal digital cameras are placed closer to the object, that object just looks closer to the camera. When wide angle cameras are placed closer to an object, they dominate the overall image, and appear starkly contrasted from the background.

Wide angle digital cameras are also frequently used by artistic photographers as well, for exactly the same reason as advertisers. The distortion placed upon objects makes this type of lens ideal for emphasizing the natural beauty of a particular object. In particular, they are very good at emphasizing one small object against a big backdrop, like a boat in the sea. For beginning photographers, it might be better to get one good camera that has the ability to swap lenses, and then pick up different lenses as you go along.

There are two ways to get a wide angle digital camera. The first is to buy one directly. The second is to buy a digital camera that has the capability to swap lenses. These cameras are usually in the medium price range, starting at about $200 USD, and a whole set of lenses can cost thousands of dollars, depending on how high-quality they are. Obviously, those lenses are made for professional photographers, but for the average user, a wide angle digital camera that costs in the $200-$300 range will be plenty.

This Wide Angle Digital Camera Review is Written/Updated on Aug 9th, 2010 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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