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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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Are Canon entry DSLRs getting worse and worse?

I noticed something in Canon's line-up of DSLRs: A few years ago they made the EOS 1300D which had WiFi, Bluetooth, and NFC. When you look at the newer EOS 4000D, they removed all of these features ...
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What photo characteristics work best with facial recognition software?

I have teams that are doing surveys and taking photos of respondents (in and around their homes, often outside) with permission to take and use these photos for facial recognition. We're complying ...
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Does the lighting make the girl in red's skin look blotchy and are her facial features slightly over exaggerated?

The girl in red is a photographer. And she says that photo taken of her below is all wrong. Specifically, she says the her skin looks blotchy or just strange. She also says that certain features of ...
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What is the Godox Alt / Mask feature?

I've read about an "alt/mask" feature on some of Godox's studio lights (AD200, AD600, QT600II). It looks like it's some method for creating a firing sequence among multiple lights. What exactly is ...
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How is a dual camera smartphone “12x zoom” when one is prime and the other has a 2.3x zoom?

In an article about a new (dual camera) smartphone the following is stated: Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom sports a dual rear camera setup, with one 12-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX362 sensor, and f/1.7 ...
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In 2016 are optical viewfinders on Point and Shoot now dead?

My beloved Canon G151 is in a sorry state and I want to replace it with something of a similar size with an optical eye-level viewfinder. In 2011 a question was asked about point and shoot's with ...
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What is this red dot on the T6 camera body?

What is this red dot next to the viewfinder and live view button on the Canon EOS Rebel T6 (1300D)? I have been unable to find a reference to it online or in the basic or full instruction manuals.
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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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Automatic Depth-of-Field in modern cameras?

What modern cameras (DSLR or mirrorless) have automatic depth of field exposure setting functionality? It would be desirable for example to specify a desired DOF based on subject size (or 'depth') ...
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What are the advantages of a carbon-fibre tripod with more leg sections?

I have to replace my old tripod with a new one. To better compare the different models in terms of quality, manufacturer, reliability, I selected two models from the same producer (Manfrotto): ...
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What is Arbitrary Release Time Lag?

The Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DSr both offer a new feature that I have never heard of. Canon refers to it as Arbitrary Release Time Lag. What does the feature do and why might I benefit from it?
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Why does feathering the light gives softer light?

Why does feathering the light gives softer light? You will always hear that bigger light source will give softer light, that makes sense because it has better wrap-ability. But I also hear that ...
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What are the extra features offered by a higher end model camera body?

The role of a lens is pretty clear for a nice sharp image, but how much does the camera body matter? What are the extra features offered by a higher end model? How much difference do they make?
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Better to buy an older high-level camera or newer entry-level camera?

What are the pros and cons of buying an older higher-level camera if the price is about the same as a new entry-level one?
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What is Power Focus on a Canon lens?

A few of the most recent Canon telephoto lenses a feature called "Power Focus" or PF. What is the purpose of the setting and does it benefit photography at all? I have found the following lenses ...
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Why aren't DSLR silent shooting modes enabled by default?

Regarding Canon's silent shooting mode: I have not experienced it personally but people say it is really great for certain situations like weddings, and places where the noise of your camera mirror ...
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Does Canon PowerShot G15 have manual F-number adjustment

As the question says, I have not been able to find out whether Canon PowerShot G15 has a manual F-number adjustment. I went through some reviews and specs but I haven't seen this there. I'm asking ...
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Why does time lapse not work on a Nikon D800?

I've bought a Nikon D800 a month ago. I'm trying to turn on the opportunity for Time lapse photography, but my camera doesn't give me the chance. Is it something to do to unlock this choice?
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What does the face detection feature actually do?

As "Face detection" really a catchy word in Compact camera market, What do face detection perform in a digital camera? what more does this feature do in addition to auto focus system?And why there is ...
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Which cameras have built-in HDR?

When taking landscape photos, I often struggle with dynamic range. I have either a burned out skies or landscapes are too dark. Now I'm reading on Wikipedia that some cameras can take 3 pictures with ...
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Why canon Powershot A4000 IS is priced higher than Powershot SX150 IS though its inferior?

See the comparison hereMostly in every aspect Powershot SX150 is superior to A4000, why is A4000 priced higher than SX150?Comparing the features its should be priced way lower than SX150 but its ...
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Are compact camera forced to be missing something?

A quote from dcresource.com comparing compact cameras: This comparison felt kind of like an auto race where all the cars were missing a wheel That is, one camera takes good pictures but no other ...
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What is USM, and what are its pros and cons?

My Canon lenses have the designation USM on them, which I assume is for the same reason that they say "Ultrasonic". What does this mean, and why or why do I not want it?
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What are the key features of the Canon Speedlite 320EX?

I would like to find out the new key features of Canon Speedite 320EX and how to use them and to improve my flash photography. I have stated down three key areas but please feel free to add more and ...
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How to compare two DSLR bodies?

All DSLRs generally have: A manual setting for ISO, shutter speed, aperture Manual focus Raw format support Macro focus Custom white balance settings So, what are the factors which distinguish one ...
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Will DSLR models support built-in geotagging in the next year? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What options do I have for GPS/Geotagging with a digital SLR? I have a Panasonic DMC-TZ10 and what I really love about the cam is the build-in geo tagging. Now I'm planning ...
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Why does a higher-end camera body like the Nikon D700 cost so much?

What are the features that make a DSLR costlier? For example, I am wondering why the Nikon D700 costs $2000?
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Are there any 35mm cameras that I could control with a computer?

I saw some work at an art show last night that reminded me that I'm interested in trying out Redscale at some point. And so I was browsing around online for redscale stuff today, and came across a ...
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What should I look for when shopping for my first DSLR?

I am thinking of buying a digital SLR camera. What things should I be looking for?