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    Question Relationship between recording resolutions and field of view?

    Hi all, I was struggling to find a sub-forum which this was relevant to, so I had to place this here. I have a question regarding how resolutions and field of views relate. I have noticed a trend (with my Samsung phone and GoPro White Edition video camera) that an increased resolution results in a narrower field of view. However when I looked on various sciencey websites they had equations and whatnot that stated that, given image sensors with their set amount of pixels, a wider field of view is proportional to a higher resolution. What gives? What is the actual relationship between these two things?

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    The field of view is determined by the lens, the physical sensor size and the distance between lens and sensor. The resolution doesn't really play a primary role.

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