What is field of view?

  • (noun): The area that is visible (as through an optical instrument).
    Synonyms: field

Field Of View

The field of view (also field of vision, abbreviated FOV) is the extent of the observable world that is seen at any given moment.

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Some articles on field of view:

Field Of View - Video Games
... The field of view in video games refers to the part you see of a game world, which is dependent on the scaling method used ...
Eyepiece Properties - Field of View
... The field of view, often abbreviated FOV, describes the area of a target (measured as an angle from the location of viewing) that can be seen when looking through an eyepiece ... The field of view seen through an eyepiece varies, depending on the magnification achieved when connected to a particular telescope or microscope, and also on properties of the eyepiece itself ... Eyepieces are differentiated by their field stop, which is the narrowest aperture that light entering the eyepiece must pass through to reach the field lens of the eyepiece ...
Human Eye - Field of View
... The approximate field of view of an individual human eye is 95° away from the nose, 75° downward, 60° toward the nose, and 60° upward, allowing humans to have an almost 180-degree forward-facing horizontal ...

Famous quotes containing the words field of, view and/or field:

    The field of doom bears death as its harvest.
    Aeschylus (525–456 B.C.)

    Children’s view of the world and their capacity to understand keep expanding as they mature, and they need to ask the same questions over and over, fitting the information into their new level of understanding.
    Joanna Cole (20th century)

    You cannot go into any field or wood, but it will seem as if every stone had been turned, and the bark on every tree ripped up. But, after all, it is much easier to discover than to see when the cover is off. It has been well said that “the attitude of inspection is prone.” Wisdom does not inspect, but behold.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)