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Good camera recommendation questions deal with what cameras are appropriate for a specific task or meet special requirements. This tag should not be used for shopping questions. Asking for comparisons between two cameras should be avoided unless motivated by clear situational detail.

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Is there a digital camera that is able to save people bounding boxes?

I am looking for digital cameras that are able to recognize faces(automatically or by user input) and save those as tags in XMP using either Microsoft Photo 1.2 Schema or Metadata Working Group - ...
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Compact vs Mirrorless - why pick one over another?

What would be a reason for one to pick the compact (whatever it'd be P&S or something more advanced) over mirrorless compact system camera ? Right now market is quite confusing — we have huge ...
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Stationary, short range stills camera that is computer controlled

I have a specific project where I need to control a bank of cameras from a computer. I don't know much about cameras beyond my iPhone autofocus so I will describe this as best I can, corrections ...
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What pros and cons of 6D vs 60D vs 650D? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the major differences between these camera series by Canon? What should I look for when shopping for a DSLR? Are there disadvantages to a prosumer camera for a ...
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Does the Canon 7D have noise reduction, and does it matter?

I have been doing shooting with a Rebel XSi for about 5 years now as a hobby, and want to step it up a bit. I am looking at getting a 7D, but I was advised to get the T4i instead. The main arguments ...
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Getting the right DSLR from the very beginning [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there disadvantages to a prosumer camera for a beginner, aside from cost? I would like to get a DSLR. As a beginner, I'm tempted by Canon T4i, Canon D7 and Nikon ...
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Should I buy a Fujifilm XE-1 (or Fuji X-Pro) or a full frame for professional portrait shooting? [closed]

Right now I am trying to get wiser in my choice for what camera I should buy to start working as a professional photographer. I'm considering a full frame or APS-C like Fujifilm XE-1 or an old medium ...
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Which compact camera to shoot stars, moon and hopefully planets and sun?

I need a new camera! My Canon IXUS is now very old. What I want to be able to do is take photos of the night sky (stars, moon, planets) and the sun. Well, ideally! I have been looking at a bridge ...
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Best easy-to-carry-around Canon (or ANY OTHER) camera plus lenses for bird /wildlife/landscape photography (hobby)?

Apologies for the long post..Just want to give as much info as possible. I am looking for a suitable camera & lens. Open to suggestions! Initial plan was to buy a Canon 600d. This is a hobby ...
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Looking for a true 360 degree camera

I'm looking for a true 360 degree camera, so that's both vertical and horizontal 360 degrees. I've seen some clip-ons for the iPhone, but am really not wanting to by an iPhone 4S for this. What I ...
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What is a super-zoom lens for Sony NEX or Samsung NX?

I'm considering to buy a camera such as one in the Sony NEX or Samsung NX series. Do you know which of the 2 series has a lens that is equivalent to the Sony DSC HX200V's 30x optical zoom (Focal ...
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What are the important criteria in selecting a DSLR camera for conference photography?

We are looking to upgrade an old (ancient? 2006 Nikon D80) camera that is used for taking pictures at a conference (mostly for website). It is not mission critical photography, so value for money is ...
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How to protect photographs on camera from being viewed/copied?

I need to photograph some sensitive items, I want to see the picture on camera to check it was a good photo and then secure it somehow so it cannot be viewed again in the camera or other means unless ...
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Best Camera in a range of 13-16k INR [closed]

I would like to buy a new camera. Maximum I hope to use is around 15-16k INR ($240 - $300 USD). Can anyone suggest me some good options in that range. :) It will be a great help. I wish to give it as ...
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What specifics does a street style/detailed photography camera + lens need to have?

I have about 1000£ to spend on a new camera and lens. I will be doing Street style photography and portraits. What does a camera for this use case to have? What lens / how many mm is best for ...
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What is a good cheap camera for new photographer who wants to take pictures of people at gigs, shows etc. Also street art, views?

I'm 18 years old and want to start taking pictures of my day-to-day life. I am aspiring to become a photographer for people and events, etc. I am keen to buy my first camera which is cheap, easy to ...
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Would these lenses fit my future Nikon D7000?

I am in the progress of choosing my new equipment. First of all I have picked the Nikon D7000, it seems like a very nice camera, and it is not that expensive. I could go Full-Frame but seeing the ...
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What type of cameras are best for low-maintenance time-lapse videos?

There are a ton of videos on YouTube where people have high-speed time-lapse videos of themselves driving e.g. from like NYC to LA. I am not sure, what they are using? Because the camera stays on ...
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Open standards in digital photography

I'm interested which digital camera models and brands are most open standard friendly. I'm more an open source fan than a photographer, so I can be picky about openness and tolerant with performance ...
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Is there any wifi-enabled shockproof (i.e rugged) digital camera?

Suppose I need to take photos everyday and upload them to a PC wirelessly. I don't want to use an extra eyefi sd card for that. Is there a camera which will do this?
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What is the best camera and lens to buy as a gift? [closed]

My husband owns a media business and I want to buy him a great camera as a gift. I was thinking of buying him the 5D Mk III, but it does not come with lenses. Is that a good camera to buy him and what ...
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What kind of camera do I need to capture deep space images?

By deep space image, I mean below kind. In the background it is space dust, I think. Is it dependent on camera or location? If on camera, what kind of cameras are capable to capture this kind of ...
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Which is more likely to yield better overall low-light performance, Canon 1DS2 or 1DIII?

1DSII is full-frame, meaning I can at least theoretically get a little more performance via slower shutter speeds without shake (using 1/f general rule of thumb). But the ISO limit is 3200 (H). Also I ...
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Which compact camera should I choose for better low light capability

I have short listed Nikon CoolPix S9100 and Sony DSC-HX7V. I am really confused out of these two which one should I buy. I am not a professional photographer who understands the terminologies of ...
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What camera and lens do I need to get started doing sports photography?

I want to find a camera and lens that will for work for sports photography, specifically soccer and basketball. I would like to be able zoom in across the field for some good action shots. I am ...
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How important is optical zoom in snapshot cameras?

I want to buy a new snapshot camera. Because i want a new one with geo-tagging, I haven't such a great choice. So the following three cameras are my favorites: ...
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What camera should I buy for a Photography College student?

My younger sister is going to college to study photography, and I want to surprise her with a camera this holidays. I'm no camera expert (but I've been doing my research). Should I go lower-entry ...
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What features really matter in a point and shoot camera?

I am planning to buy my first new digital camera. Now I am too confused for more than 20 days about how I can choose a camera. I want to use the camera for domestic purpose. The Canon IXUS 220 HS ...
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Is 35× zoom the only meaningful difference between the Canon Powershot SX 40HS and Olympus Pen E-PM1?

PowerShot SX 40HS Vs. Olympus Pen E-PM1 I asked a question for a camera suggestion for my needs and out of the answers I liked the above two cameras. Olympus has an advantage on Canon when it ...
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Should I upgrade my camera or lens to shoot pro hockey games?

I've gotten the opportunity to shoot pro hockey games. My current gear doesn't cut it: Nikon D70 Nikon 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5 Kit lens Nikon 70-300mm F/4-5.6 D Nikon 50mm 1.8D Monopod From where i'm ...
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What should a beginner look at in comparing two point & shoot cameras?

My interest in photography grew over the last few days, and I finally decided get into this thing. My goal is to become a Nature/Wildlife & Fashion photographer some day. Since I am total ...
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What is the best camera to buy for a child to help them learn about photography?

I have a seven year old daughter who is keen on getting a camera for Christmas. She is able to look after possessions (is very safe with her violin from school) although this is a recent development. ...
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What kind of camera should a serious enthusiast buy after ditching a point and shoot?

I'm trying to decide what kind of camera to purchase. At first I had it in my head that I needed a dSLR and I've asked a couple questions before on this forum to help me figure out which ones I like. ...
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Is buying a camera and trying things yourself the best way to learn?

I love photos and every thing related to them. I want to begin in this field as a hobby, then become a professional in time. Some people have advised me that the best way to learn photography is to ...
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Which DSLR other than Sony A55 has best video capabilities with autofocus?

I've bought an Sony A55 camera for home use. Recording video is very important for me. Fortunately this camera is very good in video recording. It records 1080 HD and more important than that it does ...
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Is there a camera that operates silently, suitable for use at a wedding?

I would like some advice or suggestions for a camera to use at a wedding. I normally use a Pentax K-5 (which is quiet enough) and a Pentax K-r (which is noisy) but I have a wedding to shoot with a ...
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What features would you focus on in a point and shoot camera for sports photography?

I know that "point and shoot" does not belong in the same sentence as "sports photography". But if you only have $200-300 in your pocket and a need to photograph indoors martial arts competition, e.g. ...
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Which DSLR camera can I go for? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I look for when shopping for my first DSLR? I am new to advanced photography. I am looking to buy a DSLR, Nikon D5100 is my main interest, previously I was ...
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How do I chose a good camera for texture hunting?

Texture hunting is the photography of walls, surfaces, artefacts, etc, typically outdoors, with the intention of using the photos in a computer game. The photo could be of a brick or concrete wall, a ...
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What is a good stationary setup for taking pictures of small paper goods?

I'd like to set up a stationary indoor photography station for quickly taking pictures of small paper goods such as: Boxes (small) Paper Large pictures Books (covers) Mugs Plates I would like to ...
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How can I finalize my choice between Canon PowerShot SX30 and Nikon P500?

I'm going to a purchase fixed-lens camera with large zoom. Currently, the main candidates are Canon's PowerShot SX30 IS and Nikon's Coolpix P500. For both of them, I've read several good reviews. How ...
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Are there any cameras which require a PIN before deleting photos?

This would protect you from mischievous kids (or malicious brats, as the case may be).
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How can I tell which compact super-zoom camera is better for me? [closed]

I am planning to buy a compact super zoom camera and am not able to decide between Sony DSC HX9V and Nikon Coolpix S9100. Both have comparable specs and I am not proficient enough to tell which one is ...
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Does a Point and Shoot camera with great Auto mode exist?

I'm canon 7D shooter and I feel completely uncertain when buying a camera for my dad. Tech specs are not a good indicator of how user friendly a camera is. Does a point and shoot camera exist that ...
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What should I look for in a second-hand DSLR with a nice long zoom lens?

I am considering buying a cheap second-hand DSLR with a nice long zoom lens (at least up to 200mm) for photographing nature in particular. I have a lovely Panasonic LX5 which takes great macro ...
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Camera for B&W?

Is there a camera out there (dSLR-class) that offer's a one-touch (or nearly) ability to view a shot in black and white? Also, what about LiveView functionality with realtime black and white?
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compact camera for my son?

The guy is 9 yr old, and appears to enjoy taking photos. I don't think I'll give him access to my camera system and lenses. :) But I'm thinking to find him a neat little compact camera. Requirements: ...
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Olympus XZ-1 or Lumix LX5?

I wonder which one of the two cameras should I get. Here is one comparison. I've seen good photos on flickr using both cameras, so I'm not sure. People say that the Lumix's aperture is slower than the ...
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Is a Canon Rebel T3 an appropriate entry-level DSLR?

I'm starting photography and am wondering if the Canon Rebel T3 is a good choice. My only real constraints are that I want to able to take "burst shots" (such as of sports events) and low light ...
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What is the best camera for concert photography? [closed]

I am interested in camera recommendations with a fast shutter and which are able to focus well in low light. The camera will be used for indoor concert photography where no flash is allowed.