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Also called "Point and Shoot" cameras, they mostly have automatic controls with a builtin flash

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What are the best methods you have found for attaching filters to unthreaded lens tubes?

This one is for the resident mad scientists. I think the MagFilter is a pretty neat concept. Being more interested in other filters, though, I'd like to hear about methods other people have used to ...
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Can I take macro photo with a mirrorless camera as easily as with a compact camera (even without a macro lens)?

I wish to change my Canon G15 camera for an M2 or M3 (when available) mirrorless one. With G15 it is rather easy to shoot macro photos — this is included in the features of the camera and lens. Will ...
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Should I buy a compact, SLR, or DSLR camera? [closed]

I am a StackOverflow user and new to this forum. So, I'm sorry if I'm asking unrelated, ultra amateur question :) OK, my only camera at the moment is my iPhone4's! And I don't think seriously of the ...
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External power for compact camera?

I would like to experiment with time lapses using compact cameras (like Coolpix S6300), as I don't want to put an extreme number of clicks on my DSLR for the moment. Are there any solutions for ...
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Are there still two classes of Canon IXUS/Powershot/IXY/ELPH around?

When I last time bought a Canon Digital IXUS compact camera, there were basically two series available: "Ultra-compact" Digital IXUS 65 ... 70 ... 75 ... 85 IS ... (Europe) Powershot ...
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Canon PowerShot SX160 prevent lens opening due to accidental power on?

Just bought my daughter a SX160 as her first real camera and I neglected to check if there was a way to prevent the lens from opening on an accidental power on. My old PS A710 had a slide button for ...
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Giving compact digital camera a Brain

I read this article Give your DSLR a brain by connecting an android phone and was amazed by how a DSLR camera can become a much smarter device after connecting with an Android phone (with the help of ...
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How to capture snow flake?

Can someone explain how to capture a snow flake as a subject? I would like to know the settings and info for both DSLRs and camera phones like the Lumia 1020. (I would prefer Lumia settings; there are ...
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Single remote trigger for fifty cameras

I want to assemble several cameras, triggered by a single remote. Is this possible? The trigger doesn't have to be wireless, because the cameras will be very near to each other. The cameras need to be ...
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How can I avoid the “Low Light!” warning with Samsung S1050 compact camera in Night mode?

I am wanting to take photos in dark conditions using the Night scene mode. For example, a carved Halloween pumpkin in the dark with a candle in it. However, I get the "Low Light!" warning message ...
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Lumia 1020 Auto settings information?

What is the value of auto in lumia 1020 compact phone. I mean the value of iso, we can manually vary from 100 to 4000. and shutter speed from 1/16000 to 4s. brightness value -3 to +3. Every control ...
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Using “Auto & Red eye reduction” flash setting when no eyes are present in the photo?

I have a Samsung S1050 compact camera. On the Auto shooting option, these are three options for the flash: Auto & Red eye reduction Auto flash Flash off The camera defaults to "Auto & Red ...
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What to look for in a compact camera to take picture of black dog?

I like to take snapshots of my black dog during hikes and have grown annoyed at my camera. The changing light conditions and his movements force me to use the automatic sport mode, which often ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of compact cameras vs phone cameras?

I'm an amateur photographer and am very curious about what the benefits of spending money for a compact camera as compared to my iPhone5s/Samsung phone cameras are. I've did some preliminary research ...
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Does the position of the flash in compact cameras make a real difference in reducing red eye?

I am interested whether the position of the flash at the three examples of point and shoot cameras below would avoid or at least decrease the red eye effect. Or do you feel that all flashes are still ...
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How to test the autofocus system before asking for support?

For outdoor usage I got an Olympus TG-2 compact camera. Various tests claimed autofocus: 'quick and mostly accurate' - at least I could not find any that described problems. Now, I know that I cannot ...
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How could some old film cameras without electronics set exposure?

I once had a film compact camera, but I was too young to understand anything else than "click". I'm much more familiar with digital photography, and setting exposure has always been a possibility in ...
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How do i choose a camera for macro photography without considering special lens?

For macro photography, how do I choose between a compact camera or a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera (without considering a lens)? What indicator(s) should I look for when making the choice?
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How to install an action camera bullet hd jet gt on a magicwork helmet?

I have an action camera Bullet hd jet gt and a helmet What's the best way to install an action camera on a such a curved surface? Default binding with 3M come off and it seems that simple default ...
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Why is zoom avoided in large sensor compacts?

Why don't large sensor compacts (for low light shooting in moderate distances) with, let's say, 10x zoom exist? I'm primarily thinking about models such as Sony RX100 or Canon G1X that come in a ...
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Would any high-end, large sensor compact (eg RX100 II) be a better investment than a small interchangable camera (eg Lumix GM1)? [duplicate]

I want to buy a new "compact" (in terms of size) camera to replace my ageing Canon S90. I have a Canon 6D which I use for travel and dedicated "photo walks", but I also use my S90 quite often when ...
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Tricking compact's camera autofocus

I'm trying to get some bokeh using a compact (almost premium) camera, a Nikon Coolpix p300 (although the question is general). Since the camera hasn't got a manual focus option, I'm trying to use the ...
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How to calculate Hugin lens data

I shot a bunch of pictures in order to create a panorama on my computer using Hugin. My camera is a Sony PowerShot DSC T-100. When loading images in Hugin, it asks me to provide some "Lens data" ...
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Compact camera for every-day-carry

I'm looking for a every-day-carry kind of camera, that would easily fit into the pocket of my tactical pants. Right now I'm using the camera on my phone (iPhone 4), but - honestly - it lacks just 3 ...
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Will a tough camera still be waterproof if I take it apart?

I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT10 "tough" camera. I got it as a backup camera and to use for underwater and in bad weather, etc. Plus it's easier to carry around all the time than the dslr. On ...
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Compact 35mm film camera with decent 50mm-ish lens

I am looking for a non-wide angle compact 35mm film camera, preferably with aperture priority and exposure bias. The Fuji Klasse S seems like a good option but is still quite expensive, even second ...
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what would the most effective metrics to compare the quality of photos taken from a smartphone/iPhone and a digital still camera?

Essentially, are there any criteria/metrics that would allow the viewer to tell whether a digital photo has been taken using a smartphone or iPhone compared to that of a DSC? Or is it a case that ...
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What is the resolution of a good compact camera in lines resolved?

After doing some internet research myself to answer this question, I finally wind up asking here. Compact cameras have similar "megapixels" than decent dSLRs, but way lower sensor sizes and certainly ...
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Is it possible to combine compact camera portability with professional SLR quality?

I am not an expert in photography, so please don't be too harsh on me if I am making absurd statements. My question is: Is it really possible to combine compact camera portability with professional ...
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How can you take long exposure shots with the Sony HX 20V?

Is that possible? If so, appreciate if you can explain how it is done.
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Is there any reasons a slim compact camera can't have a fast lens?

While there are compact cameras with fast lenses (like Lumix DMC-LX7, F1.4) they seem to be rather thick. The lumix is quite thick, at 46mm, largely due to the lens protrusion. Is it possible to make ...
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Should I use a GoPro as a small camera for taking pictures in and outside? [duplicate]

I just want to buy a small camera for taking some indoor and outdoor pictures.
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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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High-end compact camera with swivel screen and running on AA batteries

I'm looking for a new compact camera that: has a swivel screen is small enough to be mountable on a small tripod and, runs on AA batteries. good flexibility Requirement (3) stems from the fact ...
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Wedding cameras - disposable or ebay compacts + film

For a wedding I was thinking of trying to get some better quality disposable cameras. The highest ISO disposables seem to be 800 colour or 400 B&W (I would like to get a mix of colour and ...
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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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What does the face detection feature actually do?

As "Face detection" really a catchy word in Compact camera market, What do face detection perform in a digital camera? what more does this feature do in addition to auto focus system?And why there is ...
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Why are high-end compacts still shipping without GPS?

All the major high-end[*] compact point-and-shoots have been refreshed recently: Panasonic DMC-LX7 / Leica D-Lux 6 Sony DSC-RX100 Olympus XZ-2 Nikon P7700 Canon G15 None of them have GPS built in. ...
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Super zoom vs. moderate zoom in compacts

My supposition is that at the same price (in the 150-250$ price range) a lens with 10x or more zoom has worst image quality than a 4-5x. Is it correct? Is usually quality of superzoom acceptable or ...
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Is small sensor always a bad thing?

I own a DSLR. I want to buy some not-too-expensive compact, and there are a lot of compacts in the range 100-250$ with 1/2.3" sensors. Can such a sensor/camera set give a quality somewhat comparable ...
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How can I take natural looking photos of my kids, etc. with a compact camera indoors?

I have a Panasonic lumix fz47 and when taking photos inside, unless I have a lot of window light, the photos are always a slightly funny colour or a bit grainy. When I use the flash it is way too ...
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What are the current top of the line compact Cameras? [closed]

I got knocked back by security from entering a concert the other day with my DSLR. They said any camera with changable lenses was a no go. I think I'd probably get a similar reaction if I'd gone in ...
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How To Fix Badly Functioning Shutter Release-Button?

I have a compact Pentax OptionM10 which I bought in 2006 and sometimes shutter-release button works only when pressing it on edge and under specific angle, but mostly as I apply little pressure which ...
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Why color and saturation is less on compact than on DSLR?

So basically I compare Nikon d5100 and Canon Powershoot and image contrast is mach lower on second camera. Is it because of compact sensor quality, or it is theoretically impossible to have great ...
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Are there compact cameras with large sensors?

Is there any compact camera (for example about the size of the Olympus xz-1) having ASP-C (or similar size) sensor? If not, is there any technical reason? Because I think it would be a really nice ...
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What's the difference between the Canon PowerShot S100 and the PowerShot SX260 HS?

I rather like the Canon PowerShot S100, it has received great reviews. But I now see that the PowerShot SX260 HS has been launched at a similar price and wondered what the difference is. The onsite ...
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How can I clean the sensor on a Panasonic LX5 compact camera?

I've noticed there appear to be some specs of dirt on the sensor of my panasonic LX5 and was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to clean the sensor on this camera? I found this link which has ...
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Does image quality on compact cameras degrade when zooming in?

I have a Panasonic Lumix LX5 which I find generally produces good photos. However I have noticed on numerous occasions that the image quality when at the limit of the optical zoom (not using the ...
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Will a dSLR and compact camera produce the same bokeh output at f/2.0?

Will a Nikon D80 + 50mm f/1.8D and a Lumix LX5 set both at an aperture of f/2.0 (50mm @ f/2.0 for D80 and 24mm @ f/2.0 for LX5) have the same bokeh ouput? I plan to get the LX5 as a second camera, and ...
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What should I look for in a ultra compact camera?

I found it is time to step it up from my 2MP Nikon Coolpix I bought in 2002. In my situation size does matter — I am very active and would like to have this camera with me when I can. I know very ...