Questions tagged [point-and-shoot]

A term for a compact camera that is designed for use without needing to alter various settings, hence it's as simple as pointing and shooting.

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Is there any Superzoom Point&Shoot camera available which offers more telephoto zoom than Nikon Coolpix P1000?

I am planning to buy a Superzoom point and shoot camera and my goal is to get maximum telephoto zoom. I have ended up in Nikon Coolpix P1000. I went through this article : The 20 Best Superzoom ...
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Does a larger sensor make up for lack of IS and a smaller max aperture?

I am trying to learn the strengths and weaknesses between two Point and Shoot cameras (Ricoh GR II vs Sony DSC-RX100 III). As I understand it, the real difference between these two is the sensor size ...
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Should I use +1 EV compensation when shooting with Ektar 100 on a cloudy day?

I'm using Ektar 100 for the first time and the weather report is not looking good. I think my day trip will be cloudy and will try to use an old Pentax Zoom 280p with Ektar. I will take city/ street ...
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What lens do I need on a P&S camera for photographing faces?

I'm just someone who enjoys photography, but I'm not a photographer. I don't know a lot, so please try and keep things simple. I've been using a Fujifilm Finepix S9200, a bridge camera with a 24-...
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What are the odds of breaking a camera by opening it?

Mode selector of my DSC W610 started to change the modes for no reason and I want to "correct" it but I am afraid of breaking the camera. I have heard opening cameras will literally fill the sensor ...
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Why does point and shoot cameras STILL exist? [closed]

This came to my mind after seeing a nikon cool pix. These days the consumer base is dominated by millennials with their lousy iPhones. This means no consumer will buy point and shoot cameras ...
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How can I operate a modern camera when I must do so left-handed?

I need a small camera with optical zoom and full HD video capability for lefthand users. I saw some old samsung hmx camcorder, but there aren't new available. I think to use also a action cam, but are ...
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iPhone vs DSLR for point and shoot

Photography is only a hobby for me. I prefer to focus on the composition, lighting, finding a unique point of view, etc, rather than fiddling with manual settings, lenses and post-editing. Moreover, I ...
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Yashica T4/Superia X-Tra 400 vs Contax T2/Portra 400

I recently sold a Yashica T4 and purchased a Contax T2. I just finished a roll of Portra 400 and the results weren't what I had expected. Something about the photos (especially the colors) seem really ...
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Why does my film camera not use entire roll of film?

I have a point and shoot olympus mju zoom 105. It had been working perfectly fine with the first few rolls of film but recently whenever I have put a new lot of film in it automatically rewinds the ...
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Does anyone know what kind of camera Gunner Stahl is using here?

It’s hard to tell, but im wondering what kind of point and shoot Gunner Stahl is using here. It is taken from this Youtube video
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Is the Canon G3X sensor larger than the sensor in Canon's G16?

I'm confused by the differences in the literature. In short, does the Canon G3X have a larger sensor than the G16?
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Preventing (Powershot) lens error

How can I prevent a Canon Powershot lens error? I've had them three times with three different cameras. Twice after dropping, but last time not even that. Note that last time was with a different ...
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DSLR Lenses Closest to a Point and Shoot

I’ve so far worked with Point and Shoot cameras. I primarily used them to capture family moments and vacations. Nothing particularly artistic Recently, I was involved with a wedding where I was ...
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What lens can I use on my Samsung wb1100f 35mm camera?

I have a 35x optical zoom 16.4 megapixel Samsung WB1100F smart camera. What lenses can I use with this?
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How can I fix what seems to be a stuck Ricoh FF-3AF shutter release?

At least, that's what it seems to be. Whenever you want to advance the film on this model, you have to load the film, close the door and press the shutter release button once. After that, it should ...
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Anyone with a Ricoh YF-20 please? [closed]

My cousin gave me a Ricoh YF-20 for my birthday and if anyone owns the same camera, can you help me to figure out this baby?
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What were long, flat point and shoot film cameras called?

How do you call that kind of cameras like below? I am trying to find what was my first camera (brand/model) but my memory is weak. All I can remember is that it had the same shape than the one on the ...
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Milky way Photograph with Point and shoot?

Well the title keeps hardly anything for you to imagine. I'll be going to the Mountains in a few months and love to click when I feel like. So, was wondering, is it possible to capture the Night sky (...
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Difference between LG-1 and FD-1 ring light accessories for Olympus TG-4

I'm considering the Olympus TG-4 camera, because it could have a good combination of macro and ruggedness. One of its macro features is that it has got native accessories for ring illumination. ...
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How to determine the resale value of used lenses and camera bodies?

Lens is 4 years old but is well maintained, has no scratches, and looks new. Canon point and shoot camera which I wish to sell has been discontinued and is 5 years old but is well maintained, has ...
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Slow WiFi Direct connection between Samsung WB250F camera and smartphone

My Samsung WB250F camera can wirelessly transfer photos to a smartphone or a tablet via WiFi Direct. But, though I'm not sure if it's just natural, the transferring seems way too slow to me. It also ...
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Is the viewfinder absolutely essential in the Point and shoot segment [closed]

This may sound like a very amateurish question but how important is it to have viewfinder in the point and shoot segment..I saw a Sony alpha a5000 mirrorless camera which looks really good specs wise ...
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Macro on a point and shoot

Just wondering are there any point and shoots that can take 1:1 true macro ? Is their performance anywhere comparable to dslrs ? Pls give me some examples.
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How to get maximum shutter speed in NIKON L820?

I have a NIKON L820 camera which is a Point and shoot. It does not have a manual mode. But in its specification it is mentioned that it has a max shutter speed of 1/4000. I want to use atleast 1/1500. ...
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Can dirt on a camera's lens cause graininess, without causing large-scale blurring of the picture as a whole?

I have a simple point-and-shoot camera that takes satisfactory pictures when the picture is filling the computer screen. The pictures are shot with auto ISO and full daylight. But when I look at the ...
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Build of SLR lens vs point-and-shoot lens [duplicate]

There are point-and-shoot cameras that offer large range of angle of view. For example, Nikon P900 with 24mm-2000mm. How such lenses exist only in point-and-shoot and too at a very low price? Why ...
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Fast-focusing point and shoot camera?

I mainly take pictures of my grandkids playing, some scenery and birds. I am looking for an autofocus type camera that has a good zoom, one that will shoot quickly in low light situations. I miss a ...
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Non-DSLR Beginner Camera choices

I've been wanting to get into photography as a hobby for a while (I've been restricted to getting creative with screenshots in video games in the meantime), but the main thing that's been keeping me ...
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How can I best utilize a point-and-shoot for concert photography?

I'd like to shoot live concert photos with my camera. Are there ideal settings that I should be looking for with a small-sensor point-and-shoot that enable me to have a better chance to get good ...
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How can I use a polarizing filter with my Canon Powershot G15?

I am about to be in Utah for about 3 months for work, and rather than lugging my full DSLR kit I am only going to take my Canon G15. However with the landscapes and skies I expect to see, I know that ...
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Even exposure for portrait photos [duplicate]

I'm using a Canon Powershot sx510hs which is an advanced point and shoot camera with 30x optical zoom. It has only one focus point at the center. Whenever I am trying to take portraits, having sky as ...
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Fish-eye effect utility [duplicate]

In which situations should I use fish-eye effect? I own a Canon Power sx510hs which is an advanced point and shoot camera. It has fish eye effect which distorts an image spherically. Other than having ...
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How can I shoot a time-lapse using a Samsung point and shoot camera?

I have a samsung wb50f point and shoot digital camera. It has wifi remote triggering, but it takes only one image at a time. I want to shoot a time-lapse, which takes photos automatically at a set ...
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How can I best take low-light action shots with a Canon PowerShot SX520 HS?

I have a Canon PowerShot SX520 HS. I'd like to photograph a dance performance that will take place on a stage with stage lighting and/or spotlights. This will be a low-light action photography ...
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Benefit of having a point and shoot on the hot shoe of a DSLR

I have seen several instances of pro photographers who carry around a heavy-duty DSLR with a simple P&S mounted on the hot shoe of the DSLR. Any ideas why they are doing this? My first thought ...
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external power source for canon s120 or software solution

I am an owner of an amateur point and shoot camera (a Canon S120) that has a 'Star' mode (time-lapse with a minimum interval between shots of 60s). It's a nice thing and I enjoy using it, but I have a ...
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How can I best use a (high end) point and shoot camera to take great photos in bars and clubs?

I own a DSLR, but consider myself a total amateur in the technical terms of being a photographer. Although I do believe I have quite creative composition skills. I have recently purchased a Canon G7 X,...
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How can I get non-blurry photos of a wriggly baby with a point-and-shoot camera?

I've got a baby and a Canon Powershot A1000 IS, which consistently takes blurry photos of the baby unless the baby is very still — which doesn't happen. I am looking for some advice on which settings ...
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How do I improve the quality of lowlight back-lit bottle photographs with a point and shoot camera?

I'm a complete novice at photography, but I want to learn to take pictures of "bottle lights". I have included an image which I took with my Samsung ST60, but as you can see, it looks terrible and ...
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Are there still two classes of Canon IXUS/Powershot/IXY/ELPH around?

When I last time bought a Canon Digital IXUS compact camera, there were basically two series available: "Ultra-compact" Digital IXUS 65 ... 70 ... 75 ... 85 IS ... (Europe) Powershot ...
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Canon Powershot SX20IS User error

I was completely surprised once regarding a question from a customer while working in a photographic store. The lady was under the impression that there is a fault with her Canon SX20 bridge camera ...
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Could I have taken this landscape shot better with my P&S, or do I need a better camera?

Edit: Since coming back from Australia, I had my eye on a Sony a5100 for a while, and I bought it in the Amazon lightning deals. I have to say, the Sony takes much better pictures in terms of detail ...
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How to Get a Whiter Background when Taking Photos Against An Off White Wall? [duplicate]

I am trying to take a photo of a banner against an off white wall. Is there a way to get a pure white background and the banner colors not be overexposed? I am using a point a point and shoot camera ...
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What is the purpose of pre-focusing on a Canon AF35m ii?

I am HIGHLY confused as to what this means. The camera says to press the shutter once to prefocus & another time to take the actual shot . Why do i have to move after ive pressed the shutter ...
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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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Why professional photographers use DSLR? [duplicate]

I just wonder that point and shoot cameras are great, but why professional photographers use DSLR.
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How long can Contax T2 work with a brand new CR123 battery?

New to Contax T2, I'm going to Europe for about 20 days and I'm wondering if I should bring extra batteries (CR123) with me. Any suggestions?
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Wide-angle lens 'point and shoot' — Does it exist? [duplicate]

Not very good with photography terminology so please bear with me. I've been looking at replacing my aging point and shoot (a Lumix FX500) and one specific characteristic I am looking for at the new ...
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Lens Adapters For Point and Shoot Cameras?

I have an old Kodak DX7590 and I was wondering if there were any lens adapters that would work with it to turn it into a mediocre DSLR