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shooting with a computer connected to the camera for control and/or instant transfer of images

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Which digital cameras can be controlled with a computer? [closed]

I want to develop software that can connect to a digital camera that is attached to my computer. The software will then control the camera so that it can. for example, take a picture or record a ...
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Recommendations to tether a Nikon DSLR to a Windows PC?

When I shoot portraits indoors, I'd like the option to tether my Nikon D90 to a Windows computer with the USB cable, both to view the results and help adjust the lighting, but also to be making an ...
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Is there a way to replicate Nikon D3100 live view on my laptop screen?

I own a Nikon D3100 and I need a way to see the live view of my camera on my laptop screen. There must definitely be a way (I am not just aware of it). I have searched all around the web sites... I ...
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How can I capture images from two cameras simultaneously, directly to my Mac?

I am looking to use this feature for two purposes: scanning books (one camera pointed at each of a pair of pages), and for stereo 3D photography. I would like to be able to preview and capture photos ...
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Is there third-party software for Canon tethered live-view shooting?

I can use Canon EOS Utility to shoot tethered so that the live-view preview is displayed on the computer screen. However, I would like to know if there is any third-party software (non-Canon) that ...
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Is it possible to do remote capture on a Canon DSLR?

Is it possible to do remote capture on a Canon EOS DSLR? I have an infra-red remote, but when I connect the camera to the PC via USB I only get the option to download pictures from it. I'm a pretty ...
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How can I tether a camera programmatically? [duplicate]

How can I tether a camera to my computer and issue it commands? What is the cheapest camera I could buy that would allow me this functionality? Is it possible to use java and/or a batch file to do so? ...
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Are there any tetherable compact cameras?

As I find the bulk of my DSLR too much of an inconvenience for most of my photography, I'm considering replacing it with a high-end compact (maybe a Lumix LX5). However, I'm getting intrigued by the ...
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Is it possible to shoot tethered using an iPad?

I would love to use my iPad as a tethering device for instant review. ... But I can't see how to set it up. I have a nasty suspicion that it's not possible. Please tell me that I'm wrong! ...
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How to take photos with PC controlling?

I want to connect a camera to PC and take photos. What cameras have this option? Most cameras, when connected to PC, seem to disable capturing when showing card storage? Is there any software that ...
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Solutions to Multiple 70D Connected to a single computer?

My situation is I have 3-6 70D Canon Cameras on the floor depending on the event and would like to utilise the WIFI connection on these cameras but I have tried to work out a way to have Multiple ...
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How can I control a DSLR camera programmatically?

Is it possible to get the code (in any programming language) to give control over the features of a DSLR e.g shutter speed and exposure? Canon and Nikon cameras come with a pre-included software that ...
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Tethering to Control Zoom on Nikon DSLR

Most Nikon DSLR have a tethered capture option, however I haven't come across any of them that controls the zoom of the DSLR. I guess the zoom is controlled manually by rotating the ring on the lens. ...
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Is it possible to shoot tethered with a preview on the screen?

I had to shoot self-portraits today, and it didn't go well. I first tried shooting tethered, but it was so hard to get composition & focus right, that I just did it with a mirror. Which of course ...
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Windows-based tethered workflow and automation solution?

I'm setting up a product photography area for a client, where they have a camera (probably a Canon DSLR) tethered to a Windows laptop. The ideal workflow would be one where the client could shoot, ...