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A photogrammetric evaluation of an APS camera

ACRS 2000


Poster Session 1


A Photogrammetric Evaluation Of An Aps Camera

Tian-Yuan Shih and Chien-Bin Kung

Department of Civil Engineering

National Chiao-Tung University

1001 Ta-Hsueh Road, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan

E-mail:[email protected]

Resolution, Calibration


APS (Advanced Photographic System) is a new camera format recently introduced to the market. The APS formatted camera’s photogrammetric potential is tested in this study with practical experiments. The photographic resolution is first evaluated with the USAF optical test pattern-resolving power chart. Then a test field is used for the evaluation of the metric properties. After the photographic development, the photographs are scanned and the image coordinates are then measured in a digital environment. In comparison to Wild P32 metric camera, significantly larger distortions were found with the tested Kodak Advantix 2100 Auto camera.

1. Introduction

The Advanced Photographic System (APS) is a new commercial photographic system developed by the alliance of Cannon, Kodak, Fuji, Minolta, and Nikon. The objective of APS development is to provide a more reliable commercial photographic system with better quality. Although APS is not expected to replace the commonly used 135 format camera completely, it is hoped that the APS format camera will eventually share a significant portion of the market.

The effective exposure area of traditional 135 format film is 24mm