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A Generic Camera Model and Calibration Method for Conventional, Wide-Angle, and Fish-Eye Lenses
August 2006 (vol. 28 no. 8)
pp. 1335-1340
Fish-eye lenses are convenient in such applications where a very wide angle of view is needed, but their use for measurement purposes has been limited by the lack of an accurate, generic, and easy-to-use calibration procedure. We hence propose a generic camera model, which is suitable for fish-eye lens cameras as well as for conventional and wide-angle lens cameras, and a calibration method for estimating the parameters of the model. The achieved level of calibration accuracy is comparable to the previously reported state-of-the-art.

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Index Terms:
Camera model, camera calibration, lens distortion, fish-eye lens, wide-angle lens.
Citation:
Juho Kannala, Sami S. Brandt, "A Generic Camera Model and Calibration Method for Conventional, Wide-Angle, and Fish-Eye Lenses," IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 28, no. 8, pp. 1335-1340, Aug. 2006, doi:10.1109/TPAMI.2006.153
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