: being, having, or produced by a wide-angle photographic lens that has a highly curved protruding front, that covers an angle of about 180 degrees, and that gives a circular image

Examples of fish-eye in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His exaggerated, fish-eye lens suggests pornographic Monty Python drawings (or Tim Burton for pervs). Armond White, National Review, 23 Feb. 2024 The ultra-wide camera does a good job of fixing fish-eye distortion for inanimate objects, but people on the edge of the frame sometimes show stretching. PCMAG, 6 Feb. 2024 Robbie Ryan’s cinematography captures all this with an attention to color and light that’s magical, along with Lanthimos’ customary penchant for the intermittent skewed view of a fish-eye lens. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Sep. 2023 The first mobile-phone cameras lacked the resolution and quality of stand-alone digital cameras, often taking distorted, fish-eye photographs. IEEE Spectrum, 30 June 2020 Visitors could peer into the room through fish-eye lenses in its exterior walls. Stephanie Sporn, Vogue, 18 Aug. 2023 Twist in the fish-eye hook from the top to secure the paint sticks together. Rachelle Doorley, Parents, 16 Aug. 2023 The security cameras have a 160-degree viewing angle, with auto image correction to help minimize the fish-eye effect. Amber Joglar, Popular Mechanics, 11 July 2023 Its primary vision of the world comes from a 360-degree fish-eye hemispheric lens on the top deck, then there are six more directional cameras. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 23 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fish-eye was in 1943

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“Fish-eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fish-eye. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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