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Old Jan 22, 2013, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by turboparker View Post

Thanks for the info! I was actually referring to a 1:1 image, so that distance & speed appear to be scaled correctly in the video, rather than zoomed-out like things appear in wide-angle lenses. I'd like to fly FPV through the goggles & have things appear life-size - so that if I were flying at 50 MPH, it would look like 50 MPH in the goggles. .... I gather that it is at least impractical, if not impossible for this application.

I think it is doable. The reason that the 50 mm focal length was considered to be the "normal" lens for 35 mm photography was that it produced what most people judged to be the most life-like perspective. If you can find a digital camera with something like a 50 degree FOV it should do what you want. I can't recommend any specific cameras but I think there are small "point and shoot" style cameras by Canon, Casio, etc. with video capability and video output that could be down-linked. A good place to look is
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