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 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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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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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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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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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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Camera for high volume automated shooting of product pictures

For an automated photo studio I'm going to need a camera with a image quality that is comparable to better compact cameras, especially regarding color accuracy. Setting a custom white balance will be ...
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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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How would I set up the ability to capture stills remotely from multiple angles/locations in a tiny house?

I will be moving into a tiny house next summer. As part of the experience, I would like to try to document daily life as candidly as possible. The plan is to install a number of small cameras in a ...
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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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Why is Canon 60D considered 'better' than Canon 700D?

So Canon 60D is considered a semi-pro machine, but it's like 3 years old, while the 700D is a year old and can pack the same punch it seems from the specs. Does the 60D have anything that the 700D ...
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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 ...
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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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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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What is the most appropriate camera for hobby photography? [closed]

I like to travel and take snaps a lot, I usually use my mobile camera for this, but it is not worthy at all. Can someone suggest to me a good and affordable digital camera between the range of $100 - ...
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Canon DSLR camera for web and graphic design photos [duplicate]

I am a web designer and wanting to get into photography, so the photos I take will be mainly for websites, and sometimes for graphic design work. Can someone please give me some suggestions on which ...
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How can I find a compact camera with an ultra-wide lens?

I'm looking to buy a compact camera, and having a very wide angle is important to me. I know that review sites often list the real focal length of the lens, but what I'm looking for is something that ...
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Should I worry about a camera I am interested in “winning” on Snapsort?

I might soon buy a new camera and I am hesitating between the Canon T5i and the Nikon D5300 on snapsort the D5300 is winning but I am wondering if it is that much better... I am wondering about ...
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I need a camera with specific needs. And I hate cameras [closed]

As much as I love technology, I'm not really into cameras. So I've been looking for a camera to record a YouTube show with, for two hours now; I give up, I can't take it anymore. Here are the desired ...
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Confused between 2 “pro” point & shoot cameras [closed]

I want to buy a pro point and shoot camera, but I can't decide between the Nikon Coolpix p340($285) and the Sony rx100($385). I love night photography and also nature scenery photography during the ...
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HOW TO SHOOT LARGE CARPETS [duplicate]

WE are planning to shoot LARGE SIZE CARPETS ( 5m /10 m ) with High Quality Resolution for professional Usage , ( LARGE PRINTING , MUSEUM CONSERVATION..ect ) Please can you advise the best camera , ...
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Device to make continuous high-resolution photos?

I have a problem — I want to make a photo of a surface with high-resolution (>20 Megapixels) every second. If I will use a DSLR camera a shutter will die very quickly. If I will use a videoflow — ...
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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.
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Which camera should I buy: 7d or 70d? [closed]

I had a Nikon D3100 camera. I want to upgrade it. Can anyone help me choose between a Canon 7d or 70d? I want it for outdoor, wedding and studio photography.
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WiFi programmable camera [closed]

Looking for ways to make work the following setup: camera on a tripod, not reachable by cables, but within WiFi range POSIX-compliant computer in order to perform the following: producing ...
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Looking for a camera below $1000 [closed]

I want to buy a new camera and lens. I am not a professional photographer but I love photography, so I want buy a new camera. Currently I have a Canon EOS 1000D. It is a basic camera, that is why I ...
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Camera selection for model airplane

I have a model airplane that I can put a camera facing straight down to take pictures of terrain. I used a $70 Cannon Powershot with CHDK and some (most) of the images were blurry. I need a camera ...
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How do I find a point-and-shoot camera specifically for bokeh / a very shallow depth of field?

I will be getting a point-and-shoot camera for taking portraits and only portraits. Specifically portraits with a shallow depth of field. Groups portraits sometimes. It's just too much work to add ...
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What is a good camera for a beginner looking to learn it all from a technical standpoint? [closed]

I am a graduate student in image processing and computer vision, and I'd like to get into photography. I want to purchase a camera that isn't a black box, where I can experiment and learn about how ...
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How would a mobile phone with external zoom lens compare vs DSLR?

I am new to photography and my knowledge is limited to just this - have sufficient light, press button to take photo, quality of images in digital zoom is not as good as that of optical zoom and ...
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I'm getting started in photography and taking a photography class — what camera should I buy?

For a long time, I wanted to start as hobbyist photographer, thus soon I will be taking a photography class in my city where I will be able to learn the basics of photography. At this point my ...
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Specs to look for in my first camera [duplicate]

I would like to start a Photography course soon but I don't have a camera and I don't know what specs to look for when buying one. This will be my first camera and I really don't know a lot about ...
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Is the Nokia Lumia 1020 a suitable replacement for my aging Canon G3?

For it's price point and pixel count, the Canon PowerShot G3 (2002) produced pretty good images. Now that mine is 12 years old, it doesn't hold a charge anymore and getting a new battery seems like ...
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What cellphone is the best for photographs? [closed]

What cellphone is the best for photographs? With a very good camera, a very high definition and that can zoom in very good and far while keeping it's high definition. I know about the Nokia Lumia with ...
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Which camera is best in the beginning of photography? [duplicate]

I am going to start learning photography, can you please suggest which type of camera or phone camera i should buy on beginning of photography?
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What non-toy camera would be good for a child?

Looking for a camera for my six year old. We have one of the V-Tech child cameras, which he loves, but the pictures it takes are amazingly awful. Basically I am looking for a rugged point-and-shoot.
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My first camera [closed]

I am new to photography and even cameras for that matter. I like to travel, especially to exotic places in Asia and South America, where often one doesn't have the luxury of artificial lighting. I am ...
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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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Good Camera for High-Quality General Photography? [closed]

I want to purchase a camera that I can use in a number of settings (out in nature, indoors, etc.) to take photographs of a high quality. I care about clarity and a good representation of color. I also ...
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What's a good and cheap digital camera for capturing moving objects? [closed]

I'm an amateur photographer. I own a Sony DSCT200, and i'm looking for something better. I need a camera that can clearly capture moving objects, which mine fails to do even with most trivial things, ...
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Thoughts on buying a used Canon 5D MK II? [duplicate]

Im a college student and I have been doing my best to teach myself everything about Photography and Videography. I currently have a Canon EOS RebelT2i and have had it for a while now. I feel pretty ...
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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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SLR cameras for a beginners?

I'm a student that has a photography experience of 5 years on my DSLR Canon XSi and t4i. I can really see the difference every time I see my pictures 5 years ago. I want to learn more about ...
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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 ...