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Why is this smartphone picture better than this dedicated camera picture?

The other day I went hiking through a mountain in west Tokyo to take wilderness pictures for reference for the new videogame I'm working on. For the past few years, I've only relied on my smartphone ...
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CHDK: Timelapse/intervalometer with gradually adjusting exposure or overexposure detection

I'm trying to tweak a CHDK script for my Canon PowerShot G12 to take pictures at a regular interval. The goal is to make smooth time lapse videos. I've previously burned the sensor of a G11 because of ...
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Is there any way to stop down the aperture of a Canon PowerShot SD780 IS?

I have a Canon PowerShot SD780 IS point-and-shoot which I use as my carry-around-everywhere camera when I don't want to drag my SLR about. This tiny little camera works great and takes fabulous ...
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How to open the broken battery slot of my Canon PowerShot SX100 IS?

I have a Canon PowerShot SX100 IS, and the battery slot is the one in the following picture. Unfortunately, someone borrowed it from me, and the broken slot is now broken in a strange way: it is ...
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Why does the Canon G7 allow faster shutter speed settings only at slower apertures?

I have a Canon PowerShot G7 camera. In Manual mode it supports 1/2500s shutter speed at f/8.0, whereas at f/2.5 it supports only upto 1/1600. But, should it not support higher shutter speed at higher ...
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Is a Canon SX 50 a useful camera for a DSLR-Photographer?

I'm usually shooting with a DSLR (Eos 550D). However, I like shooting at high focal lengths, I have the EFs 55-250mm and a Mirror Lens (500mm) which quality is pretty poor. I thought to buy the 100-...
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Can I enable pixel binning on Canon PowerShot G1X?

On my camera, a Canon PowerShot G1X, I can select picture sizes from S to L. Now I wondered, if I select a smaller picture size, that would theoretically lead to more sensor surface per pixel, ...
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Canon Software: Live Internet Connection for WiFi-based Transfer?

Canon Utilities Image Transfer Utility Version 1.2.1.8 allows me to transfer photos to my computer successfully via wifi. But if the computer does not have an Internet connection, it fails to connect ...
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What should I do when I get “Lens Error Restart Camera”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do about Canon PowerShot “Lens error, restart camera”? I have a PowerShot SX20is that started to throw this error out of the blue: Lens Error ...
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How to improve the PowerShot G12 shooting speed?

I have been using a Canon PowerShot G12 for about a year, and find it incredibly slow. In full auto-mode, with good lighting conditions, I feel the G12 regularly takes close to 0.5 s between the time ...
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How do I get sharp focus of insects and animals with a camera that doesn't have manual focus control?

I have a Canon Powershot SX410 IS. I like this camera, but sometimes it doesn't focus on the object that I want to shoot. This situation occurs when a small object (such as an insect) is close to the ...
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Powershot G16: fast bracketing for handheld?

I want to be able to take handheld shots at night. Often these shots involve high-contrast scenes, where a sign or something will be lit much more brightly than the surrounding environment. I want to ...
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Why does the Canon SX60 HS restrict ISO to 100 with exposure times longer than 1.3 seconds?

After trying unsuccessfully to take pictures by night with my Canon SX60 HS, I noticed that I could not set the ISO to more than 100 with long exposure (> 1.3"). This behavior is well explained in ...
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Can I use a Nikon SB-25 on a Canon G9?

How can I use a Nikon SB-25 on a Canon G9? I know that they are not current production, but I have to use what I have.
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Can I get a manual focus lens for my Canon PowerShot camera?

I have recently bought myself a camera, a Canon PowerShot SX530, and I noticed that the focus on this camera is difficult to adjust and clarify. I am looking to buy a low priced manual focus lens, I ...
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What to do when Canon PowerShot A470 shows fully charged batteries as empty?

I'm using a Canon PowerShot A470 for around 3 years. Lately afer switching the camera on, it turns off after a few seconds and a message shows up "replace batteries", even if they new and fully ...
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What can I use an intervalometer for?

With my Canon SX210 IS and the ultra intervalometer script, now I'm able to capture take long time lapses with a series of photos. I have already tried shooting clouds in the sky, when the sun is ...
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Can I safely use my camera with a external power supply?

I have a Canon SX210 IS, which doesn't have the possibility to plug-in a external power source. Because of that, I want to make a connection to the pins where the battery usually is. I'm a little ...
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Canon Powershot TX1 LCD color issue

Recently, my Canon Powershot TX1's LCD flip panel shows a rounded moist like rounded borders at it its four edges, with rainbow like colors. What may be issue ? Does my LCD panel will die soon ? It is ...
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Is there an intervalometer which will work with a Canon PowerShot SX60?

I'm look for an intervalometer that works with a Canon PowerShot SX60. I want to do some timelapse photography. I'm not having much luck locating one. Does anyone know of such a device?
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Is this a good camera: Canon PowerShot SX130IS?

Canon PowerShot SX130IS: Have you used/experienced this camera? What do you have to say about it? Thanks! Intended/planned use: outdoor photography (85% of the time) Macro subjects far away ...
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How to shoot tethered using CHDK incompatible Canon Powershot S410?

I have an old Canon powershot S410 compact camera, which I want to use for a time-lapse project. For the project I will need to build an intervalometer to automatically shot photos (probably Arduino ...
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What to do when my camera says “lens error”?

I have a Canon PowerShot A3100IS digital camera. I was taking pictures but turned it off with the lens still open. I turned it back on, it loaded then made a beeping sound then a black screen came on ...
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Is this the limit of the camera image quality or is the subject out of focus?

I'm using the "macro" mode in the Powershot G9X II. The macro mode is simply a shorter focus range, there is no magnification in place, like in aftermarket macro lenses for DSLR's. I've shot many ...
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How do I activate the built-in flash on the Canon Powershot G5 X?

I have a problem with the onboard flash of my camera. I can't figure out how to activate the flash... Even in automatic mode, the camera is not flashing in dark scenes. I turned off the light in the ...
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Shutter button full-press on Powershot SX700 HS: immediate shot without autofocus

I have read tips about where one can autofocus by a half-shutter pre-press and then shoot fast by a full shutter press. So that I can avoid the autoexposure and autofocus lags. What's the right way ...
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Wide aperture in low-light results in muddy image on Powershot G16?

I have a Powershot G16 that I'd like to use as my standard camera for its light weight. It takes amazing photos in the day, but I'm having some problems with handheld at night. I'm still a photography ...
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What's the difference between the Canon PowerShot S100 and the PowerShot SX260 HS?

I rather like the Canon PowerShot S100, it has received great reviews. But I now see that the PowerShot SX260 HS has been launched at a similar price and wondered what the difference is. The onsite ...
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Does Canon Powershot SX520HS support tethering?

I'd like to experiment with stop motion. It's best to use tethering so avoid having to touch the camera to capture. I know the sx520hs does not support wireless but it does have a mini usb port for ...
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What causes the rainbow colours on part of my LCD screen?

I have a Canon Powershot SX540. When I am taking pictures my LCD screen displays some rainbow colors. Can anyone help fix this?
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What can cause massive overexposure on a Canon PowerShot A470?

I have a Canon PowerShot A470. One day, while taking photos, it has gone from taking perfect pictures to being massively overexposed (almost white) pictures; however, this is not a problem with taking ...
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Why can't I install the software for my G9X on my Windows 8.1 machine?

Just received my lovely silver G9x and it's a thrill to behold. I have configured it to wirelessly send photos to both my phone and to Google Drive. That works like a purring charm. But I have ...
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Why do I get the “Change the battery pack” message on startup with my Canon Powershot ELPH?

I have a Canon ELPH 300 HS, which turns off immediately (or within 10 seconds, it varies) after being turned on. The battery is fully charged and not at fault, as it was subsequently used in an ELPH ...
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Why is my SDHC card not recognized in the camera or PC after being used with a Raspberry Pi?

I have a Sony Class 4 SDHC Card SF-16C4 that I had been using in a Raspberry Pi and re-formatted as MS-DOS (FAT) and exFAT with disk utility on my Mac and tried it with a Cannon Powershot A560 and a ...
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Canon Powershot SD1400 IS stuck in 640x480 mode?

For some reason, every photograph I take on my PowerShot is saved at 640x480 despite the claims that the camera has a 14.1 megapixel resolution. I only have a 1gb SD card inside the camera, and am ...
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Lens Error on a Powershot sx30 IS

I have a Canon Powershot SX30IS and I keep getting a lens error. I was taking pics outside on a clear cold day in wintertime and my camera just displayed that message and shut down. I powered my ...
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Is there a meaningful image quality difference between the Canon Powershot SX410 vs SX510?

Can you show me a picture difference between the Canon Powershot SX410 and the Powershot SX510? Is there a noticeable difference between 12 megapixel and 20 megapixel here? I want to buy one of these ...
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Why does our Canon PowerShot A1400 keep resetting to “L” resolution?

We have three Canon PowerShot A1400 cameras. Resolution on all of them has been set to S. Two of them hold this, but the third one resets itself to L every time we turn the camera off and on again. ...
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What can cause dark photos at high shutter speeds?

I have a Canon PowerShot SX500 IS. However, when I shoot in manual mode at a high shutter speed the images are very dark, almost black. On the other hand, when I use a lower shutter speed later in the ...
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CHDK: No official builds are available for this camera

I tried to find a matching CHDK version for my Canon PowerShot SX540 HS. The tool ACID tells me: No official builds are available for this camera See What could I do to get CHDK working on this ...
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Can you adjust Aperture in [Tv] mode on a PowerShot G7 X?

I do not own a PowerShot G7 X, but my friend does. We want to know if it is possible to adjust the aperture when in [Tv] mode, so that she can try for milky water on a waterfall. Is this possible?
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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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Why is my Canon Digital IXUS/ELPH making distorted photos with purple cast

My ~10 year old Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH S410 (IXUS 430) has been left in a drawer for the past 6 years. I took it out recently to give to my young son as his first camera, but the pictures have ...
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Is Canon PowerShot SX280 really so power consuming?

My old Canon PowerShot is doing good enough pictures by good weather and good conditions, but otherwise the picture quality is disappointing, especially when I compare it to the pictures done by newer ...
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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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How to disable the red eye protection flash with sony powershot DSCWX80 or WX60?

I want to DISABLE the extra flash that occurs when taking pictures of a group of people. Reason is, that people start looking away after they see the first flash, that occurs to remove the red eyes ...
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What is the name of the Canon SX60 HS Wireless Protocol?

I own a Canon SX60 HS and would like to know more about the protocol which is used to connect it to the possible software counterparts: CameraWindow for i.e. Android CameraWindow for i.e. Windows 7 ...
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Is it possible to take a five minute exposure with a Canon Powershot SX 160 IS?

I have a Canon Power Shot SX 160 IS. Is it possible to take a five minute exposure with this type of camera?
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Why does my Canon Powershot SX400 screen stay white after I turn it on?

After I turn on my Canon Powershot SX400 camera, the screen stays white and nothing I do changes that. What could be the problem and solution?
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How to transfer all my photos from my Canon camera to my iPad mini in wi-fi?

I want to transfer all my photos from my Canon camera to my iPad mini in wi-fi. How can I do that ? I have installed the app CameraWindow on my iPad. I found a way to choose and transfer one photo. ...