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Backpacker
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Re: h8fw1.50 .... 4K W and 2.7K W, no EIS...same FOV (field of view)?


@jay-ell thank you......seems that what I thought is wrong, maybe because of this image.

 

gpsensor.JPG

 

your analogy with photo printing makes sense in this case.

 

so...I always thought this image is how the camera crops and read the sensor...

instead seems that camera will read always the sensor surface (minus a small area) but will do this at 4K, 2.7K, 1440 or 1080 resolution.

and the above image is the result of "printing" different resolutions on a 4K screen.

 

coming from me, a GoPro addicted for years is a big minus... Smiley Sad

 

GoPro8 (and 7, 6, 5 as well) FOV advertised is indeed not resolution-dependent...

 

https://community.gopro.com/t5/en/HERO8-Black-Digital-Lenses-formerly-known-as-FOV/ta-p/398868


 

have a good one!

robert

 

 

 

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Hiker
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Re: h8fw1.50 .... 4K W and 2.7K W, no EIS...same FOV (field of view)?

Yep, those diagrams are done by marketing - and who trusts marketing to get things right 😉

If used in the context of "this is how many pixels the resolutions have compared to each other" it sort of makes sense.
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Backpacker
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Re: h8fw1.50 .... 4K W and 2.7K W, no EIS...same FOV (field of view)?


@jay-ell wrote:
Yep, those diagrams are done by marketing - and who trusts marketing to get things right 😉

If used in the context of "this is how many pixels the resolutions have compared to each other" it sort of makes sense.

agree