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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Missing photos on nikon one touch

I have a nikon one touch film camera and I ran a couple of rolls through it and I'm never able to get a full roll of pictures. I ran a total of four, one came out with 22 in it. Second one came with 4....
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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 Cameras ...
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Are any ultra-wide angle digital point and shoot cameras made?

Are any ultra-wide angle digital point and shoot cameras made? By ulta-wide angle I mean anything under 24mm equivalent, although ideally I'd be after something around 12mm. I'd prefer something ...
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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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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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Dust on the sensor vs. in the lens? [duplicate]

I have an old, used Panasonic LX100 (Point and Shoot) that I plan to use as my main all-use video camera. I just started noticing that dust spots are visible in the image on apertures larger than ...
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Did I ruin my film when I opened my Canon Sure-shot telemax film camera?

I have a Canon Sureshot Telemax point-and-shoot camera, with automatic rewind (I think it’s automatic rewind). I’m new to film cameras and accidentally opened the back after I finished the roll, and ...
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Dismissing red frame in close up [Canon EOS M50]

Is there a way to take a shot even though the red frame indicating out of focus appears? When I am trying to take a picture few inches away from something the red frame appears. Someone asked similar ...
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Compact cameras with built in hdr?

I've had a Canon ELPH310 HS compact camera for a number of years and it has fit my needs adequately. I'm noticing that my non top of the line phone is now exceeding my camera in capabilities so I'd ...
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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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How do I prevent washed out photos with an Olympus Mju II on sunny days?

Whenever I use my Olympus Mju II with ISO 200 film on a warm very sunny day, the photos come out washed out. I need help with what proper film to use.
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I accidentally opened the back of an automatic wind unwind point and shoot camera

I'm not sure how many shots i have shot about 10 and i dont rememeber if it unwinds or winds after i closed it back. Will my film roll stay on the unexposed or it will go back to the first frame? My ...
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Smartphone or camera [closed]

I have the following problem: I may buy top smartphone for 1000 eur or smartphone+some camera. Smartphone aside photos is used for whatsapp mainly. So my question is: is it possible to find camera for ...
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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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What should I do about Canon PowerShot "Lens error, restart camera"?

I've had a Canon PowerShot A1100 IS camera for almost a year now. About a week ago, I went on a trip, took pictures the whole trip, everything was ok. When I got home, and tried to turn the camera ...
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How can I take the best pictures at a nightclub with my compact camera?

Tomorrow I am going to a big event and I would like to know how to take the best pictures. It's an indoor event with lots of lasers and lights. I want to take pictures from far away where the entire ...
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Shutter does not fully open (with the flash on)

I've bought a film camera (Konica Z-up 110) and i'm testing it out before committing to putting a film in it. It works fine overall. The only issue is, when the flash is switched on, the shutter will ...
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New roll of film rewound into canister after 4 exposures

I've been playing aroubd with an 1997 Canon Sure Shot Owl and I recently put a new roll of film in. The last roll I put in was fine, but after taking 4 or 5 photos the film rewound into the canister ...
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Point and shoot advancer unwinding film

I’m very new to film cameras and recently purchased my first point and shoot camera. It worked great until someone opened the film compartment unaware of the fact that they were not supposed to do so, ...
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What are the depth-of-field capabilities of point & shoot cameras?

Is it possible to show following by using a point-and-shoot camera? shallow depth of field deep depth of field
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What is the difference between point-and-shoot and SLR cameras?

I have a very good (I assume) point and shoot high end camera with me. Model is Panasonic Fz35. I think it has very nice features and using the camera in manual mode is nice too. However, with all ...
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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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Do digital cameras lose picture quality over time?

For some reasons when I look at my first pictures from my camera (DSLR), they look stunning. I know it could be just psychological. Another friend told me that her camera was really good when she ...
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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 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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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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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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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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What are the differences between an entry-level DSLR and a Canon PowerShot?

A Canon Powershot series camera has shutter priority, aperture priority and complete manual mode that lets the user control the shutter speed and aperture Even though an Entry-level DSLR has more ...
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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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Why am I getting a "Memory Full" error with plenty of space left?

I have an old Casio Exilim EX-Z75 digital point-and-shoot with a 32gb SDHC card. The camera has worked fine with this SD card for a couple years, but I recently started getting a "Memory Full" error ...
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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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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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Can the sun damage a point and shoot camera's sensor even when it is off?

In a point and shoot camera, is the sensor exposed even when the camera is off? ie. If the camera is off, can the sun still damage the sensor?
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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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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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What could have caused this splotch to appear?

amature photographer here. I recently took some photos of the area nearby where I am staying, and one of them caught my attention when going through them afterwards: Notice that gray splotch at the ...
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What are practical advantages of Compact cameras over DSLR? [duplicate]

In the past there was huge difference between amateur and professional cameras, but due to the market demand, companies are producing cheap professional (DSLR) cameras, and more advanced compact ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...