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Our online glossary is here to help you make sense of the terminology used in the cell phone industry. It covers mobile technologies, such as 3G and 4G, and even includes a bit of information on smartphone operating systems and the companies that make the cell phones and other mobile technology devices we all use.

What is "wide angle"?

Wide angle, when speaking of cameras, refers to a low magnification lens that is able to direct a wide view of a scene to the camera's image sensor. What focal length lenses pass for wide angle depends on the size of the sensor used in the camera. Typically a lens with a 35mm or shorter focal length will be considered wide angle on a 35mm film camera.

See Also: focal length

Referred to by: depth of field, focal length, optical zoom

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