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Questions tagged [camera-recommendation]

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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What kind of lens can make a dog look wider and bigger?

I have seen people make videos and pictures where their dog looks a lot wider and bigger in the video/pic than in person. What kind of camera lens are they using?
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Buy X-T20 or wait for X-T3? [closed]

I am going to San Francisco on Friday, and I am planning to buy a camera to be able to photograph a 2-week road trip I will do around the West Coast of the US. I have bought about $1000 worth of x-...
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Fujifilm X-T20 vs Pentax K-3 II. Am I missing any significant differences?

After many years of shooting pics with my phone, I have finally decided to step up my game and buy a decent camera. After a lot of research, and considering my budget and my ability to take pictures, ...
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What camera would be best to take pictures like the ones I've listed and what software might I need? [closed]

http://bts.ibighit.com/img/photo/f_ver/4_f_jk.jpg http://bts.ibighit.com/wings/img/mainphoto/8.jpg Can you tell me what camera would get me to take photos like these?
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Advice for a mirrorless camera [duplicate]

My DSLR camera (with its lenses) got stolen and I want to buy a digital camera: more precisely, a mirrorless camera. I would like to make: street photography above all head shots, full body shots, ...
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Two cameras are equivalent but the second one is going out of market soon: is there any risk in buying a camera which is going out of market soon?

The Canon EOS 4000D and the Canon EOS 1300D seem to me to have the same specs and mount the same lenses, but the second one is cheaper. Is there any risk in buying a camera which is going to go out of ...
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What do I need to know before buying used reflex cam? [duplicate]

I want buy used reflex cam from private person. How I need to check the cam for possible troubles before buy ? Thanks
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I WANT TO GET INTO FILM [duplicate]

i’m trying to get into film/photography i think just photography right now and then move over to film. anyways i need a camera obviously but i have no idea where to even start. so could someone please ...
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Cheapest Compact/P&S sat shoots RAW [closed]

What is currently the cheapest Compact or Point & Shoot, that I can buy first-hand, that shoots RAW files?
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Budget DSLR for a beginner [closed]

I own a Fujifilm s7000 bridge camera. Now I would like to buy a budget DSLR to follow The Digital Photography Book, Part 5: Photo Recipes. Most of the recipes use 70–200mm f/ 2.8 lens. I'm thinking ...
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Better camera over the smartphone [duplicate]

I am not a professional photographer, but I travel a lot, and I want to be able to take better photos on the way. Currently Im using my smartphone - Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. I want to buy a camera for ...
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How big Mega Pixel Cameras are available in market? [closed]

I heard have only used 23 mega pixel camera only. I want to know how big Mega pixel cameras are available.
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What camera is best for abstract photography? [closed]

What features do I need to look at in a dslr for my abstract photos? What will give me good color capture?
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Nikon or Canon? [duplicate]

I have a budget under $600 and don't know whether to buy a Canon or Nikon. I want a camera that is really good in day light as well as in low light.
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Which cameras would win in a duel? [closed]

Real question: Looking for a consumer camera that can go from off to snapped a photo very very fast. (Camera dual question: cameras are in off position. which would be the fastest, turning it on and ...
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How important is the manufacturer's warranty on a 700-series Canon camera?

Looking for a good body to get started with. I'm offered a new 750D body or an almost new (7000 clicks) 760d body for the same price (545 EUR). Of course, the 760D has some minor pros. I think the ...
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What makes a good film camera?

I have recently become interested in film photography. For now I have borrowed a Canon EOS 500n from a friend, but I am thinking about purchasing a camera for myself soon. In digital photography I ...
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Consolidating two camera systems - will EOS 5D, 5DS, 7D or 80D be a better fit for our purpose?

My significant other has a Canon EOS 600D, I have a Sony NEX 7. We would like to consolidate, i.e. purchase one (better and more up to date) camera we share. We've had a discussion about which system ...
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How can I find a compact camera where I can change the lens?

I would like to purchase a compact camera. But usually they are limited in optical zooming. So, I would like, if possible, to add/replace lens hardware with a different lens with better optical ...
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Amateur photographer unsure what camera to buy; would also like the ability to take high quality videos [duplicate]

I am an amateur photographer and filmmaker, it is now time to buy my own camera. I have had my eye on the Canon 760D but I was wondering if there were more models I could consider without spending so ...
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What type of camera body would work with a Promaster AF lens (Pentax)?

Specifically, one almost like this. Mine is 28-80mm, for a Pentax SLR. I have wanted to upgrade my SLR camera for many years, but never quite got the money. I'd like to get a DSLR, but I am not sure ...
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Camera for free [closed]

I am 21 years old, and I am in love with capturing pictures, it is my dream to do this all the time (mostly nature and children). I don't have camera, I do it with my phone all the time :( And also I ...
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Best camera for me [closed]

I need to buy a camera. I have never used a DSLR before but I am a fast learner. I don't know which one I should get since there are too many options out there. I thought it would be best if I had the ...
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Point-and-shoot with 50x zoom or DSLR with small zoom? [duplicate]

I am beginner in photography and want to buy a small and cheap camera for learning purposes. I am in a dilemma: should I purchase a point and shoot camera with high zoom (50X) or should I purchase a ...
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Cameras that can connect to screen

Before I purchase a camera, what specs should I be looking for if I want to make sure it can be easily connected to a TV or computer screen for real-time copy of the camera LCD display? I have seen ...
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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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Scripting exposure controls on a consumer-grade camera

I am looking for a camera that can run a simple script of mine that will "animate" camera settings such as ISO, aperture, and focus during a longer exposure. An application photo for this includes a ...
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Should I upgrade from my Fuji X100T to an X-T2? [closed]

I bought a Fuji X100T as it is compact, yet powerful enough for me. I'm just an amateur; and I don't have the luxury to carry around a (big) camera most of the time during the day. The Fuji X100T is a ...
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Which compact camera supports time lapse photography natively?

I'm fascinated from time lapse photography. I've started using my DSLR but after a while, I start thinking that I don't want to "kill" my shutter. So I would like to buy a good compact camera, with ...
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Is CCD vs CMOS sensor the deciding factor between two budget compact cameras? [duplicate]

I'm buying a compact digital camera for travel usage by a person not very good with computers. The purpose is to shoot pictures better than with a phone and nothing else, meaning that it should be ...
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Is a superzoom fixed-lens camera or a DSLR better to get started with for wildlife/nature photography?

I am a beginner photographer and have been told I have a knack for it. I am looking to buy a new camera and hope to be able to sell the images. The point and shoot camera would probably be the Canon ...
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What camera should I buy and what do I need to look for? [duplicate]

I want to start photography as an hobby. So to start I need a camera. I now a reflex would be the best, but I have no idea what to look for: pixels or ISO. What would the most adapted lens for ...
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All-sky imaging camera recommendations

I am looking for a camera (with a fisheye lens) to capture low temporal resolution (0.1 Hz), reasonably high pixel resolution (1 mega pixel) video. It will be installed in a weather proofed housing ...
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What would be a good digital alternative to a Canon AE-1 from 1977?

I would like to purchase my first DSLR camera with similar features and experience to my AE-1 Canon film camera. In particular, I would like a depth of field indicator that shows the depth of field in ...
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What should I look for when shopping for my first mirrorless camera?

I'm looking to buy a new camera. I've looked at What do I need to consider to choose between dSLR, mirrorless, or a compact as my first "serious" camera? and decided that mirrorless is right ...
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What can I, as a software developer, do with “Wi-Fi builtin” mode on cameras?

I'm looking into purchasing a camera. The online specs usually include a field named "Wi-Fi builtin", but rather than expanding on the details, it gives a binary Yes/No answer. What sort of features ...
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Which camera should I buy? DLSR or SLR [duplicate]

I'm planning to buy a camera for myself, where I came across the term DSLR and SLR. I'm a novice in photography thus, not knowing the actual meaning of both the term. Would like to know more about ...
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Advise to buy compact camera with fast auto-focus [closed]

Hi I'm looking for a camera for around or under 400$. I composed a list of priorities for me and hope that you could help me decide on what to buy: 1. Priority: It should be a compact camera - about ...
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Why are Canon DSLRs relatively more expensive than Nikon DSLRs? [duplicate]

When I snapsort compare the Nikon D5500 and the Canon 760D, the Nikon is far better spec-wise, but the 760D is more expensive. Are there any specs that are unknown to me that are better in the Canon ...
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Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8 prime vs. 50mm f/1.2 lens for bokeh/dreamy effect?

I'm looking into camera lenses and have seen two referenced as what certain bloggers use to take a certain kind of light-filled "perfectly overexposed" strong-bokeh picture that I am partial to, like ...
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Canon 5D Mark III or 6D & 70D combo? [closed]

I am a non-newbie photographer but wanna-be professional photographer. Going through my options for cameras, I found that a Canon 6D & 70D combo could serve my purposes, but a Canon 5D Mark III ...
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Most affordable new digital cameras with tiltable lens and/or sensor frames? [closed]

I need a serious camera for several art photo projects. I'd love to be able to make old view-camera lens-plane and film-plane adjustments. Ideally, I'd also like a few new features (e.g., maximally ...
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What camera specifications best complement a smartphone? [closed]

I have a Galaxy S5 right now, but I was looking into buying a better camera that matched the features my camera does not have. Specs: Primary 16 MP, f/2.2, 31mm, phase detection autofocus, LED ...
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How to choose a camera for photogrammetry?

I'm interested in pretty serious non-aerial photogrammetry of interior and exterior architecture, but I've exhausted my available tools, and need to look into buying something suited to the purpose. ...
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What type of lens equipment would work well for portraits of makeup clients? Is a standard 18-55mm enough?

I am a professional makeup artist who is looking for good equipment that fits my needs as artist. I want to use this camera to be able to collect high quality images to add to my website portfolio. I ...
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What are good starter outdoor cameras? [duplicate]

My husband writes for an outdoor magazine and we go backpacking/canoeing/kayaking/etc a lot for his stories. I would love to learn real photography (and maybe one day take pictures to go along with ...
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What do I need to consider to choose between dSLR, mirrorless, or a compact as my first “serious” camera?

I am thinking of buying a camera to learn photography. Most of the time I'll be shooting portraits and landscapes. But I am not sure where I should start. Most of my friends tell me that I should get ...
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What cameras can be used for custom street view? I mean lots of overlapping spherical panoramas which cover long distances [duplicate]

Google Street View is good idea. But I don't know any way to make similar thing myself. Is there any? What equipment would I need to make 1000 km of my own street view at once?
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Are the differences between a Canon Rebel t5 and 70D significant?

I am gearing up for my first dSLR purchase. Until now I've only used P&S or cell phone cameras. I take fairly decent photos but my skill lies in editing them. I am confused with my first purchase ...
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Upgrading to a better quality camera before a wildlife-focused vacation [duplicate]

I'm sure this has been asked many times before, but anything would be helpful. I'm looking to upgrade from a standard point-and-shoot to a higher quality camera before a safari vacation. I was ...