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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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 features would you focus on in a point and shoot camera for sports photography?

I know that "point and shoot" does not belong in the same sentence as "sports photography". But if you only have $200-300 in your pocket and a need to photograph indoors martial arts competition, e.g. ...
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Is a Canon Rebel T3 an appropriate entry-level DSLR?

I'm starting photography and am wondering if the Canon Rebel T3 is a good choice. My only real constraints are that I want to able to take "burst shots" (such as of sports events) and low light ...
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How can I find a camera with remote viewfinder and shutter (via phone or tablet)?

Looking for an camera with the following features: compact (smaller is better) with image stabilization has remote viewfinder via wifi (enough 10-12m) - so, have some application for phones or ...
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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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What is a good stationary setup for taking pictures of small paper goods?

I'd like to set up a stationary indoor photography station for quickly taking pictures of small paper goods such as: Boxes (small) Paper Large pictures Books (covers) Mugs Plates I would like to ...
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Beginner photography - Low end DSLR vs mid/high end Point and Shoot/P&S?

I am an beginner enthusiast and I don't want to become professional ever. However, I want to be able to shoot good quality photos that can be used for personal purposes or sold off to say people, ...
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Which compact camera should I choose for better low light capability

I have short listed Nikon CoolPix S9100 and Sony DSC-HX7V. I am really confused out of these two which one should I buy. I am not a professional photographer who understands the terminologies of ...
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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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What type of cameras are best for low-maintenance time-lapse videos?

There are a ton of videos on YouTube where people have high-speed time-lapse videos of themselves driving e.g. from like NYC to LA. I am not sure, what they are using? Because the camera stays on ...
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How to protect photographs on camera from being viewed/copied?

I need to photograph some sensitive items, I want to see the picture on camera to check it was a good photo and then secure it somehow so it cannot be viewed again in the camera or other means unless ...
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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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Photography: the technical side [duplicate]

I love photography. To be honest, I've never seriously taken even one photo, but I love it. Looking at other people's work on sites like 500px and other discussions on this site, it really makes me ...
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What camera and lens do I need to get started doing sports photography?

I want to find a camera and lens that will for work for sports photography, specifically soccer and basketball. I would like to be able zoom in across the field for some good action shots. I am ...
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What camera features do I need to take a clear picture of NEOWISE?

My current digital camera is a Nikon Coolpix L110. Several years ago, I took pictures of a lunar eclipse. The pictures weren't what I wanted. The moon was a featureless white disk with and there was a ...
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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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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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Is it worth paying more for D7100 when compared to D7000? [closed]

I am about to buy my first DSLR. I thought it would be a Nikon d5100, but after physical contact and comparison with the D7000, I have changed my mind. However, I am in a dilemma as to which one to ...
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Does a Point and Shoot camera with great Auto mode exist?

I'm canon 7D shooter and I feel completely uncertain when buying a camera for my dad. Tech specs are not a good indicator of how user friendly a camera is. Does a point and shoot camera exist that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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5D Mark III or 6D [closed]

I'm thinking about getting a new dslr these days. I'm (still) a hobby photographer with high ambitions. Most of the time I take my camera (50D) on my travels all over the world and use it mainly for ...
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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 ...
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Which DSLR camera can I go for? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I look for when shopping for my first DSLR? I am new to advanced photography. I am looking to buy a DSLR, Nikon D5100 is my main interest, previously I was ...
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Open standards in digital photography

I'm interested which digital camera models and brands are most open standard friendly. I'm more an open source fan than a photographer, so I can be picky about openness and tolerant with performance ...
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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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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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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 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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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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How can I finalize my choice between Canon PowerShot SX30 and Nikon P500?

I'm going to a purchase fixed-lens camera with large zoom. Currently, the main candidates are Canon's PowerShot SX30 IS and Nikon's Coolpix P500. For both of them, I've read several good reviews. How ...
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What compact interchangeable lens cameras have manual video?

I'm looking to buy a single camera to use both as a personal snapshot camera and as a video camera to document my artistic work (mainly kinetic sculptures and light installations). The micro four ...
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Would these lenses fit my future Nikon D7000?

I am in the progress of choosing my new equipment. First of all I have picked the Nikon D7000, it seems like a very nice camera, and it is not that expensive. I could go Full-Frame but seeing the ...
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Are there any options for a very cheap, small, and reasonably fast camera? [closed]

I'm a happy DSLR owner, but I'm looking in the opposite direction here: I want a really small (smaller than the regular P&S) and cheap (ideally below $50) digital camera. Given those two ...
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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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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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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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What is a super-zoom lens for Sony NEX or Samsung NX?

I'm considering to buy a camera such as one in the Sony NEX or Samsung NX series. Do you know which of the 2 series has a lens that is equivalent to the Sony DSC HX200V's 30x optical zoom (Focal ...
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What are the pros/cons of a Canon SX30IS compared to Fuji HS 10 / HS 20?

I have narrowed my search for a long zoom camera down to two cameras... The Canon SX30IS The Fuji HS 10, or the soon to be released HS 20 The Canon has a longer zoom (35 vs 30), articulating screen,...
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Need help - Want to automate daily photo shoot of Maui Sunset

I have a new oceanfront home in Maui...want to set up a camera to shoot 2-5 shots each day at sunset and up to 30 minutes after sunset....then place them in the cloud. Need advice on how to ...
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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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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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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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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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Choosing between a Canon 600D(Rebel T3i) and a Nikon D90 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Canon t2i or new Nikon d90? I am planning to buy my first DSLR camera. I am however not sure which one to choose from Nikon 90 or Canon 600D(Rebel T3i ). I particularly like ...
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Getting the right DSLR from the very beginning [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there disadvantages to a prosumer camera for a beginner, aside from cost? I would like to get a DSLR. As a beginner, I'm tempted by Canon T4i, Canon D7 and Nikon D7000. ...