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Focal length of Nest Cam (battery)

TouchOfGray
Community Member

At what distance are objects/subjects in focus? 

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Ashepherdson
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

The nest cam battery has a 130° diagonal wide-angle view with auto focus, from my experience everything seems to be in view and focus quite well, nothing seems out of focus. 

TouchOfGray
Community Member

All camera lenses have limitations on what they can simultaneously focus. Typically, it is a range like feet to y feet.  Objects within that space will have more detail and sharpness. Objects before and beyond that distance will be less legible. A car’s license tag, for example, might be ambiguous (Is that the number 8 or the letter B?).

While wide angle lenses have a larger focal distance, ultra-wide angle lenses like this camera has, introduce distortion that destroys focus on the peripheral. 

Brad
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there,

 

Sorry for my late response. Thank you for all of your patience while waiting for a reply. I just wanted to make sure that your issue is addressed. I can definitely understand how frustrating your situation must be. I would love to help you find a solution to this issue. 

  • Do you still need help with this issue?

  • What troubleshooting steps have you done thus far? 

Please let me know if you need further assistance. 

Best Regards,

Brad.

TouchOfGray
Community Member

I would like to know the focal length of the camera so I can determine how far away to install one so that faces or license plates are legible. I am not installing a camera in the typical locations.