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Why are mirrorless cameras much slower than DSLRs?

This is a follow-up to a previous question that I made regarding a specific camera (K-01). I've been comparing cycle times (or shot to shot times in single shot mode) of mirrorless cameras with ...
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Are paler raw images normal for a newer sensor with higher dynamic range?

I started photography with the Canon EOS M (the very first in the M series). Recently I bought the Canon EOS M6 and of course now I try to compare the two image quality wise. To my surprise, although ...
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Mirrorless camera vs. mid-range DSLR — how to decide?

I am in the market for a new mid-range camera for still images (not video). I am currently a Canon T2i user. I originally posted the question as: Olympus EM-1 vs. Nikon D7100. But that got me ...
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Color film comparison: How does Fujifilm Superia compare to Kodak Portra?

I am a newbie to color analog photography. So far I have only use B&W films. Specifically, I prefer Ilford Delta 400, Kodak Tri-X and Ilford 3200. My camera is Pentax ME Super. I am on the big ...
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What are the advantages of a low-cost compact camera vs. a high-end smartphone for photography?

I know that there are some expensive ($300 and up) compact camera that can take nice photos. My question is about compact cameras in the $150-200 range vs. high-end Android phones (Galaxy s7, Huawei ...
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Lightroom: Reject a photo in compare view?

While comparing two photos in Lightroom 5, is there an easy way to reject one or the other? When I hit the X key both are marked as rejected. It is time consuming to make do the comparison using the ...
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Why my DSLR is not as sharp as my smart phone?

I recently bought a Nikon D5500 camera with two lenses: 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR and 50mm f/1.8G. When I compare the results with my advance smart phone (Samsung Galaxy Note 5), the sharpness is not ...
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What difference is there between the 50mm in a zoom lens, a 50mm prime lens, and a 50mm macro?

I would like to know the differences between: 50mm prime lens 50mm in a zoom lens 50mm macro lens
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Is there a site that compares different lenses with the same image?

Is there any site where I can compare the same image taken with different lenses? I know on dpreview they have something like that for cameras, but is there anywhere I can find the same kind of ...
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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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Is there a comparison resource supplying RAW photos for download?

I'd like to compare some digital cameras for purchase. All of the online reviews I can find offer JPEG samples (which means the RAW data has been filtered and modified according to the settings on ...
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How does one evaluate the sharpness of a fisheye lens throughout its field of view?

While I have been analyzing sharpness and other optical properties of rectilinear lenses for a while, I have received a fisheye lens covering 180° and am having trouble producing an adequate test. ...
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Do negatives degrade resolution over time?

I have a bunch of old negatives (~30 years old) that I recently sent out to a processing shop for scanning to digital. I was told that the scan resolution was slightly in excess of 3000dpi. I don't ...
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Is there a camera comparison site similar to GsmArena for phones? [duplicate]

GsmArena has a fantastical tool for searching and comparing mobile phones. Is there a similar online tool for cameras?
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High end smartphone camera vs. high end compact camera for beginner?

My friend has a natural knack for taking photos and I would like to encourage this skill by buying her a better camera along with a photography book. Currently, she uses a cheap smartphone camera ...
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how to perform image quality comparison at different resolutions?

My objective is to compare two photos of the same object at different resolutions and be able to tell how much more detail does the larger image contain than the smaller one. The point of this is to ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of compact cameras vs phone cameras?

I'm an amateur photographer and am very curious about what the benefits of spending money for a compact camera as compared to my iPhone5s/Samsung phone cameras are. I've did some preliminary research ...
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How significant is the difference between Canon 5D and Canon 5D Mark II when using the same lens at open aperture?

Recently I've asked about the difference between two lenses on open apertures: Why do two lenses with the same F-number give different amount of light? We realized that DSLRs gain the real ISO ...
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How do photos of the same subject compare between the Nikon D700 and D70?

I currently have a Nikon D70 that I purchased back when it was the "bees knees" and it has served me well for a long time. I get some great shots from it, but I really struggle in low-light ...
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Comparison of DOF between a 30mm f/1.4 and a 35mm f/2 lens

I would like to buy a wide-aperture lens for an APS-C DSLR (Canon EOS 500D, crop factor 1.6x) with equivalent standard focal length. However, I was unable to decide between Sigma 30mm f/1.4 and Canon ...
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What is different between “M” and “A” with exposure compensation modes? [duplicate]

Are there any different in using camera in manual mode vs aperture mode plus exposure compensation? This the same according to dynamic range or maybe something other difference?
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Is there a tool to compare image EXIF data across folders, so I can eliminate duplicates?

Is there a tool that can take two folders of images files and give comparison (duplicates info) based on images' EXIF data, instead of comparing file size or file dates (which tend to be unreliable ...
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How do I make sample photos for cameras/lenses? [duplicate]

If I want to compare different cameras or lenses, what properties should the photos that I use have? And what should I do in order to get the most information? I can think of the following, but ...
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What determines a cameras max FPS for still images?

For example: the Canon M5 can shoot stills at a maximum rate of 7 frames per second, and the M50 can reach 10 frames per second. EOS 1DX Mark II advertises max 14~16 FPS bursts. What stipulates this ...
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What online tools exist to compare image noise between different sensor sizes?

I am currently thinking about upgrading my Canon SX720 with 1/2.3-inch sensor to a compact camera such as Canon G9X Mark II with 1-inch sensor. Before doing that I want to look at some samples images ...
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Full frame or not? [duplicate]

I am struggling to decide between the 5D and the 70D as an upgrade to a 600D. I am an amateur photographer achieving pleasing results with my 600 and I have 5 good lenses. The kit (18-135) is an EF-S ...
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Canon 7D MkII versus SL3 [duplicate]

After the news about the release of the new entry-level SL3, I got to wondering in which cases would someone go for the twice the price 7DmkII? As far as I can tell, the 7D can burst faster (10 x 5 ...
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Is Sigma 150-600mm f 5-6.3 contemporary “F4-5.6” on Crop Sensor?

I bought Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 Contemporary DG OS HSM Lens for my Crop Sensor Canon 1300D. What I've noticed is that it gives me max aperture of f5.6 at 600MM instead of f6.3 and f4.5 at 150mm on my ...
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Canon 1D mark III vs modern cameras. Should I get a new one? [duplicate]

I have a friend that's starting to study photography at university and needs a camera. Because she doesn't have a lot of money to buy a new camera and all the equipment, I offered to let her use my ...
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Crop Factor in real world, Sigma 150-600mm C on Canon 1300D [duplicate]

After I bought Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 Contemporary DG OS HSM Lens I ran some tests. This test was to see the difference in focal length compared to a crop sensor lens vs this full frame lens on a same ...
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DSLR macro vs iPhone 5s with Olloclip macro lens

I captured these photos using an iPhone 5s, Camera + with Olloclip macro lens. I wonder, would it give more sharpness/details if these were taken using a DSLR with a macro lens? Assume printing at ...
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“Stack of Primes” vs “Honorary L” – How do these two 35-105mm f/3.5 lenses compare?

In the film era, which lenses people choose depends on which cameras they have (or vice versa). Nowadays, with mirrorless cameras and adapters, people can use nearly any manual lens they want with ...
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Seeing the difference/losing information when comparing different formats

You can hear the resulting loss of sound information when you invert an mp3 in an audio tool and mix and render it together with the wav format. You can now hear the difference between the mp3 and the ...
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Lens image quality difference versus convenience, Zuiko versus Cosina

I am looking at switching to a micro four thirds (MFT) system and one of the big question marks for me is the lens I want to have in the 25mm prime "everyday" category. There are basically three ...
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How can I compare the photo quality of a mirrorless vs DSLR vs compact vs phone camera?

Is there a site that can show me how photos would look with various types of cameras? Ideally, it would be great to see identical example photos with different types of cameras, so I can get a general ...
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What is the difference between colour-negative scan vs digitizing services?

I am an amateur photographer. I have a batch of around 3,900 colour negatives, which are very well stored, in strips inside their original plastic protections. I am a bit confused with the service ...
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How does the Nikkor 85mm compare to the Zeiss or G-Master 85mm on a Sony A7?

Has anyone used both the Nikkor 85mm 1.4 and either the Zeiss Batis or Sony G-Master on a Sony A7? I've been trying to find comparisons of it and the 85mm G-Master or 85mm Batis. Obviously the Nikkor ...
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How do the 35mm Zeiss Loxia vs Sony Zeiss Sonnar compare for IQ for landscapes?

How do the Sony Zeiss Sonnar 35mm f/2.8 and Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 lenses compare on the Sony a7? (I am interested more with image quality than ergonomics, build quality, price, etc.) I am ...
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Difference between Canon 18-55mm IS II and IS STM? [duplicate]

I am a newbie into the photography world and would like to buy a DSLR. I am currently shooting with my phone and usually take photos with auto mode. While choosing for a camera I have narrowed my ...
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What are the pros and cons between the Lomo'Instant and the Fuji instax mini 90 Neo Classic?

I had the Instax mini 50S before and have now sold it as I wanted to upgrade to the Neo Classic, due to multiple exposures, macro inbuilt and ability to turn off flash by using bulb mode (to eliminate ...
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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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How should I arrange a scene to test the relative sharpness of lenses with different focal lengths?

I want to compare sharpness of two lenses, consider 50mm f/1.8G vs 35mm f/1.8G from Nikon on a crop sensor camera by taking some photos (from some small size text on a paper) and review the results. ...
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Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art vs. Voigtlander 21mm f/1.8 Ultron – which one is better for travel?

I'm looking for a travelling lens that isn't too heavy and I have nailed down to choosing between these two. I know the Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art is super sharp and produces excellent images, but I was ...
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Which one is better olympus omd em 10 or Sony alpha 6000 [closed]

Which camera is better? Olympus omd em-10 or Sony alpha 6000. I want to use it while travelling and need better low light performance
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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 (...