Videographers and photographers who want to create powerful, striking photos and films often turn to a wide angle sports camera for capturing the moment. There are a variety of reasons why this particular type of camera is increasingly popular among both professional and amateur videographers and photographers.
Camera lenses are described in terms of focal length. Wide angle sports cameras generally include a shorter focal length because this allows the lens to capture a wider view. This might bring to mind the typical focal lengths on cameras used for panoramic photography. A wide angle lens may have a focal length of 17 mm or 20 mm, although lenses from 35 mm and less are considered wide angle.
The wide angle lens on a sports camera allows for a more immersive experience. The length of the lens determines the field of view. With a focal length of 17 mm or 20 mm, the viewer gets a field of view of 140 degrees, or in some cases 170 degrees.
Something else to consider when it comes to wide angle sports cameras for creating videos is the video size you want to produce. While HD may be suitable for many applications, the highly detailed 4K format is often necessary for professional-level projects.
Wide angle lenses can produce unique videos of sporting events or outdoor adventures because of their ability to capture more of the surroundings of an environment. In terms of photography, wide angle lenses allow the photographer to capture a new perspective on a common scene. A football field seen from a wide angle lens has a completely different look than one shot with a 200 mm lens.
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