I am using the following pi camera(6 numbers) for my 360 degree camera project. It is a 160 degree camera. My question is what will be the vertical angle? can that also be 160? I have to design a spherical mounting point and for that i need the complete angle (conical portion of a sphere) each camera covers. Can someone help?

Here is the link for the camera. http://www.sainstore.de/camera-module-board-5mp-160-wide-angle-fish-eye-lenses-for-raspberry-pi.html/

  • Keep in mind that the new Sony 8MP camera was just announced. Commented May 13, 2016 at 12:40
  • Stitching images from fisheye lenses sounds challenging
    – stark
    Commented May 16, 2016 at 11:31
  • Yes.It is.But i have to do it as a part of my project
    – Rahul Raj
    Commented May 23, 2016 at 9:37

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High school trigonometry. The viewing angle is usually given as the angle along the diagonal. From that and the aspect ratio you can figure out the horizontal and vertical angles.

  • Oh. Thats a new info for me. Now I will try to figure it out. Thanks a lot
    – Rahul Raj
    Commented May 14, 2016 at 9:57

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