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Re: Arlo Ultra camera not showing 180 degree view

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I had great expectations of my new Arlo Ultra cameras. One is mounted at my front door, flush with the wall, and with the 180 degree setting should be able to see both ends of the walkway in front. However I only get a 155 degree view. When I try the different view settings I do get 3 different angles of view. They all get less of a viewing angle than the setting indicates. Also you have to be nearly on top of the camera before it starts recording.

It is as if the lens from the Arlo Pro 3 has been fitted by mistake.

I have opened a ticket with support, but not gotten any resolution yet.

Model: VMC5040 | Arlo Ultra Wire-Free Camera
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The angle is measured diagonally, not side-to-side/top-to-bottom. That would end up with a circular image, not rectangular.

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Measuring diagonally still does not get a 180 degree view. 180 degrees is a "fish eye" view, which is round and show the image of a whole half sphere.

The way Ultra is marketed that is what to expect. Software in  the camera and app will make the image viewable, according to the adds I have seen.

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No, there are circular and rectilinear fisheyes. The difference is that the former is a full 180 degree circle with a black border around it while the latter just barely fills the image rectangle from corner to corner. I have a fisheye zoom which does both for my DSLRs.

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The Arlo Ultra cameras are marketed as having a full 180 degree view. The actual appx. 155 degree is not satisfactory, when your requirement is 180. Nowhere do they mention that the horizontal field of view is less than 180 and in fact only about 155 degrees. I might as well have bought the Arlo Pro 3 at a lower cost.

Model: VMC5040 | Arlo Ultra Wire-Free Camera
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