Questions tagged [bridge-camera]

Bridge cameras are the middle ground between basic compact cameras and more capable and bulky SLRs. In the middle ground, there is a built-in lens with a large optical zoom range, but still with a small image sensor. Bridge cameras offer more control over settings, and can also allow for capturing images in RAW format, both which are usually absent from compact cameras.

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Nikon P1000 wireless upload to PC

How can I transfer photos wirelessly from the P1000 to my PC? Thank you,
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Will my finepix s8600 be enough for the milky way

I'm planning on buying a DSLR soon but impatience got me I decided to take my moms 4 year old bridge camera and give a shot, I took pictures in a mildly light polluted area, and it seemed to have ...
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Nikon Coolpix 1000 - how to decide if it's a 'smarter' option than a good long lens?

I hope I can make this answerable & not purely opinion-based... Amongst the things I try to shoot, birds, squirrels & other small nervous wildlife crop up relatively frequently. I'm very ...
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Minimum sensor size to get a separation between the subject and the background [duplicate]

What is the minimum sensor size need to get a separation between the subject and the background (bokeh) ? Print size A5 Not using a DSLR . Assuming max aperture is f/2.8 at wide end.
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Focal length : 7.8 mm-46.8 mm (Equivalent to 35 mm-210 mm on a 35 mm camera) [duplicate]

Bridge Camera : Fujifilm S7000 Could anyone help me to understand the below, Focal length : 7.8 mm-46.8 mm (Equivalent to 35 mm-210 mm on a 35 mm camera) I'm referring to DSLR based articles to ...
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Blurred photos of a moving subject under low light conditions

I’m using a bridge camera Fujifilm s7000. I’ve found it difficult to take photos indoors in low light conditions. The exposure looks right but blurred. I’m trying to take photos of our baby, as you ...
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What attributes of a bridge camera are most important for astrophotography?

I am planning to take a bridge camera, which apart from the usual personal events usage would be used for astrophotography. I have seen the models and most of them have decent zoom to start off with. ...
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Nikon B700 bridge camera vs Canon 1300D DSLR for beginner? [duplicate]

I have been doing photography with my mobile camera. I want to step up to the next level. I am confused between Nikon B700 (bridge camera) which has really good features and 60x zoom and Canon 1300d (...
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Help choosing between a Panasonic DMC-FZ200 or Canon EOS 500D?

I'm looking to upgrade my equipment, on a tight budget so shopping in the second hand market. The camera will be used mostly for holiday photos but I'm also looking to give astrophotography a try. I'm ...
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How do I get sharp focus of insects and animals with a camera that doesn't have manual focus control?

I have a Canon Powershot SX410 IS. I like this camera, but sometimes it doesn't focus on the object that I want to shoot. This situation occurs when a small object (such as an insect) is close to the ...
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Is there any way to take stable Long exposure photos without using Tripod?

I have Sony DSC-H200 optical 26x zoom bridge camera. I wanted to take Long-exposure shots like Night life, Traffic lights, star trails etc., but I don't have any necessary tripod(I couldn't afford one)...
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Will I miss anything if I replace my aging DSLR with a bridge camera?

This is my first question in /photography. I'm a very amateur photographer, doing things wrong and by eye with lots of trial-and-error all the time. I currently own a reflex Nikon D70 my uncle gave ...
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Unsharp photo with Kodak PixPro AZ521, mainly when zoomed

As you can see, the photo is very blurred. I tried playing with the manual settings, but I didn't get too promising results. What do you think the problem can be? My settings: ISO100, no zoom, ...
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How do I get bird-in-flight shots with a bridge camera?

Hi everyone I'm a newbie, I have a Panasonic FZ72 Bridge Camera and I love to take shots of birds in flight, the problem is the sports mode is too slow and I have no idea what manual settings to use ...
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Zoom conversion help? Superzoom vs Nikon 55-300 DX lens

I am going on a road trip over this summer and I'd like something that can handle being zoomed in a lot. I have a very capable Nikon D5200, and a 55-300mm telephoto lens that goes with it. However, ...
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Why does my bridge camera underexpose in Tv mode at 1/1000s?

I'm an amateur so please feel free to be basic with any responses!! I have been trying to figure out how to use the different functions on my Canon Powershot SX60 HS with little luck! I am trying to ...
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Is a superzoom bridge camera good for landscape and travel photography? [closed]

Does somebody know if the Canon Powershot SX60HS, a superzoom bridge camera, is a good camera (for travel)? Needs: We like making landscape pictures (stars, moon, river, mountains...) so the colors ...
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Focus Effect for Canon Powershot SX520 [duplicate]

How can I achieve a focus effect for Canon Powershot SX520? Something like this:
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How do I take good portraits with a bridge camera and superzoom?

I'm an absolute beginner with regards to photography. I did some research on portrait photography today. From what I learned, a long-telephoto lens (70mm-135mm or more focal length (35mm equivalent)...
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What camera features do I look for if I want to shoot miniatures? [closed]

I want to buy a camera for taking pictures of small models. I have been looking at the Fujifilm Finepix HS25 EXR and Canon Powershot SX510 HS, however I don't know which one will be better for my ...
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Grainy/low quality pictures - how to stop?

I recently got a Fuji S8200 (bridge) camera and I just can't seem to take a decent photo with it at all, and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Here are some examples: http://mariasdesk.co.uk/...
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Can a bridge camera produce similar photos to a DSLR for sports?

So, being what you would call an "amateur" or "hobbyist" photographer, I don't have the money to be spending on a DSLR and lenses. However, I am now taking photos for my local rugby team's website, ...
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What are the disadvantages of super-zoom cameras compared to binoculars?

Maybe it is clear from my question that I don't know much about lenses, both on binoculars and super-zoom cameras, for example I don't know how can I compare the light that enters a binocular with a ...
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What sort of damage in a camera can cause these photos?

I've a Sony DSC-F828. Every time I use the camera, I get the following problem after several shots. I get either: A striped image which is overexposed even if I use a very short exposure time (ref. ...
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What is meant by a “Bridge” Camera? [duplicate]

What is meant by the term "bridge camera"? Recently I bought a Nikon Coolpix L820. It's mentioned as being a bridge camera. And is this camera is a good option for a beginner?
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Is Fujifilm HS25EXR a DSLR? Or is it considered to be a compact camera? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What makes a camera an “SLR”? I am purchasing Fujifilm HS25EXR camera. On some websites it is listed as a DSLR, but on some it is not. Can someone help me understand if it is ...
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Is it normal for the Fujifilm HS25 to have high resistance to zoom?

I bought the 35mm "dslr emulator" on a trial basis. Attracted to hand-zoom lens as motorized zoom is the "weak link" (in terms of camera mean time between failure) on motorized non-dslrs (where entire ...
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What exercises can I do with a fully automatic compact camera to help me learn?

I own a Nikon Coolpix L120 camera. It's fully automatic. I am really interested in photography. Can anyone suggest me some exercises or experiments to do with this camera so that I can make a good use ...
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Bridge Camera with wide angle lens for estate agent

I own a small estate agency and I am looking to buy a bridge camera or a low spec DSLR up to £300. The widest (35mm equiv) lens I can find on a bridge camera is 22.5mm (from Nikon L810 which gets ...
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What's difference between DSLR and bridge camera lenses?

A typical zoom/telephoto lens can cost a lot but a Canon PowerShot SX40 model has a zoom lens of 24-840mm ! And the camera as a whole still costs less than a single lens. I know that they differ a ...
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What are the differences between a bridge camera and a DSLR?

What are the differences between a bridge camera and a DSLR?
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How do I choose a bridge camera?

I've decided that I need a bridge camera. I wanted one with interchangeable lenses but discovered that those don't exist. I can't afford a really good camera; my budget is around 250 Euros. I love ...
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Is there any bridge camera with an interchangeable lens?

In another question, I read that to begin with a budget of 250 Euro max, I could get a bridge camera. But are there any with the possibly to change the lens?
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How do I choose a bridge camera for an aspiring photographer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I choose a bridge camera? I have to buy a new camera for my brother. He's not such as a expert to buy a reflex, I mean... not yet. So I'd like to buy a bridge camera, ...