4 Super Wide Angle Cameras Compared

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Northern Virginia Homes - FRANKLY REAL ESTATE Inc

PURPOSE: Compare the same scene with 4 different WIDE ANGLE lenses

IGNORE THE COLOR. That can all be tweaked in Picasa (free) or Photoshop 

I used to have the latest and greatest on all the cameras, and which were the widest. I have tons of cameras and I found myself with 4 of my wide cameras so I thought I would do a post on the comparison. Please post the latest and greatest new cameras, for I am behind the times.


Samsung 27mm TL210, I love this camera because it has a front facing video LCD. Do not buy the other similar models because the video doesn't show up on the LCD. ANyhow, this is what 27mm looks like 


Samsung 24mm NV24 (only buy this from $150-$220) I love this because the video has PAUSE. No editting. You can shoot an entire condo in one take and then upload it.


Kodak v507, V705 23mm lens


Canon DSLR Rebel XSi 10-22mm lens ($800 lens) Canon EFS  (same as 16 or 17mm wide) (this Sigma lens might be good enough for $425)



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David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

good greif I had to look at these twice to realize they are the exact smae and the difference in camera made an unbelievable difference in the color of the image?


Mar 13, 2012 12:28 PM #1
Stanley Stepak
Howard Hanna - Avon Lake, OH - Avon Lake, OH
Realtor - Avon Lake, Avon, Bay Village, Westlake,

The Canon looks to be the impressive camera for capturing light from what I can see

Mar 13, 2012 12:35 PM #2
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

I'm in the market now and others have been suggesting Cannon so I think thats the one I'll go with.

Mar 13, 2012 12:46 PM #3
FRANK LL0SA Esq.- Northern Virginia Broker .:. FranklyRealty.com
Northern Virginia Homes - FRANKLY REAL ESTATE Inc - Arlington, VA

Sorry my post wasn't clear. The point wasn't the color. The point was how WIDE ANGLE the different options are.


The color can be tweaked in Picasa, I was just too lazy to do that here.

Mar 13, 2012 01:20 PM #4
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

Frank- for our use, I could not say that there is an overwhelming difference. I assume that Canon is not a full-frame camera that you used.

Mar 13, 2012 01:38 PM #5
Mark Passerby
HDhat.com - Lansing, MI
HDhat.com - 517-896-4376

Hi Frank,
Our iHat4 super wide iPhone lens case allows the iphone to shoot 14.75mm photos and 14mm undistorted edge to edge clear video

This example is the person filmings first time using the iHat4 for a home tour using the iPhone 4S http://youtu.be/IKvdn5NMj1M 

I will have New iPad lens available by next week and sample vids from it as well. 

We also just added dual mics for the iPhone for amazing dual audio here is a sample audio/video of that rig with both lavaliers and shotgun mics on iPhone 4 and iPad 2 http://youtu.be/jA442HGmBaA

Our Sony WX9 custom lens and/or full kit will allow the WX9 to shoot at 17.5mm for a fraction of the cost of a DSLR and has some real high settings for those that want extreme video quality and it shoots 16.2 meg stills plus fantastic auto HDR and 2D and 3D panos.

Mark Passerby, HDHat.com


Mar 13, 2012 01:45 PM #6
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

I have the Sony cybershot that was featured in Realtor mag several years ago - small and very easy to use and the wide angle is GREAT

Mar 13, 2012 09:19 PM #7
Lee Jinks
Jinks Realty - McAllen, TX

Capturing wide shots is one thing.  Creating great photos is something altogether different and isn't completely dependant on the camera used.  Getting the color right in camera is important because if the time one would spend correcting all the images taken of a property.

I suggest we think less about the camera and more about composition and good photos.

Mar 14, 2012 11:47 PM #8
Paul Viau
Nova Scotia Real Estate Blog - Halifax, NS
Nova Scotia Real Estate Blog + Photo Services

I'll stick to my 10-22mm canon lens coupled with my 40D .  Awesome shots - Awesome view plane.

A little expensive but worth it!

Mar 15, 2012 11:43 AM #9
Paul Gapski
Berkshire Hathaway / Prudential Ca Realty - El Cajon, CA
619-504-8999,#1 Resource SD Relo

thank you very much for the informative and interesting post. I get so much out of the active rain network.

Mar 22, 2012 01:11 PM #10
Alex Shekhtman
A&A Design Build Remodeling, Inc. - Chevy Chase, DC
Design Build Remodeling, Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase

Great post, thank you Frank!

Mar 24, 2012 06:43 PM #11
Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA


The last one is the best.

But I will check on the iphone/ipad lens, too.

Thanks for sharing.

Apr 05, 2012 12:25 PM #12
Erick Blackwelder
Cell: 703-677-1120 - Woodbridge, VA
Text or call Erick now at 703-677-1120.

I'd like to have a 15-17mm Nikor lense for my Nikon D-50 digital camera.  

Nikon used to put the motor for the auto-focus in the body of the camera, and all Nikor lenses would work with any camera.

Three or four years ago, Nikon began selling their "Digital" linses that fit their newer cameras.  The motor for the auto-focus is in the lense.

I can find 15mm NEW Nikor lenses for the new cameras all day long, but I cannot locate an older type lense.

Any sources you might suggest?


Jul 27, 2012 07:05 AM #13
Lee Jinks
Jinks Realty - McAllen, TX

Erick - That 14-24mm Nikon lens is about as good as it gets for real estate photography.  What about that one?  However, you are using a D50 which is a DX (crop sensor) camera.  I use the 10-24mm Nikon on my D5000 and love it.  

And there's always the AF Nikkor 14mm f/2.8D ED

Jul 27, 2012 12:05 PM #14
Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist

FRANK LL0SA Esq.- Northern Virginia Broker .:. FranklyRealty.com, Great comparison of cameras and your note about lens mm is appreciated especailly where you adjusted for cropped sensor on the Canon DSLR.  

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