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Lumix G7: Raw photos only in 1920x1440, no higher res available

On a G7 I bought used the images come with a 4592x3448 resolution for JPEG and 1920x1440 for raw. When I switch the mode to RAW only, the resolution/image size option in the menu is greyed out. Is ...
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How to compare “on the paper” the bigness of the viewfinder?

If I want to have a good, and most of all objective, idea of what a view finder looks like compared to another one, which numbers of a DSLR's characteristics must I pay attention to? For example, ...
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What does “Humidity at Less than 85% (no condensation)” mean in a camera's specifications?

Under the heading "Operating Environment", my camera syas: Less than 85% (no condensation) What does it actually mean? Does it mean that cannot be used in a air-conditioned environment?
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LIDAR burnout; ways to check for damaging infrared lasers before shooting besides looking for posted warnings?

The BBC News article Driverless car laser ruined camera describes a situation where a particularly powerful infrared laser from the LIDAR of a prototype car at the CES show damaged the sensor of a ...
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Are there industry standards or specs for image sensor resistance to damage from intense light?

While the occasional snapshot that includes the sun is generally safe, there are certainly combinations of lens and duration that can damage an image sensor if the sun or other sufficiently bright ...
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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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How to choose a camera for taking passport photos?

For taking passport photos in the United States, what specifications should I look for when choosing a camera? For example, some say phone cameras can't be used for taking passport photos, while some ...
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Is the Micro Four Thirds standard specification public?

I want to get more knowledge of M43 standard, and I assumed that as a standard it should be available with all specifications for the public — or at least for purchase — but couldn't get one. The ...
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Camera calls some ISO settings extended, but the technical specifications do not

I am looking at a late-model Olympus digital camera and my curiosity is piqued by seeing that, although the camera itself specifies that ISOs of 8000 and higher are extended, neither the technical ...
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How can a camera be both 12MP and 1080p, when 1920x1080 is just 2,073,600?

In the specs of a forthcoming smartphone camera (it was this one, just for the record), the camera is described as "12MP, 1080p". But this doesn't make much sense. If the camera is 1080p, i.e. ...
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Cameras that can connect to screen

Before I purchase a camera, what specs should I be looking for if I want to make sure it can be easily connected to a TV or computer screen for real-time copy of the camera LCD display? I have seen ...
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Who publishes standardized camera specs?

Is there any online resource that provides camera specs that adhere to ISO standards? ISO has published many standards for camera specs: Tonal response ISO 14524:2009: Methods for measuring opto-...
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Is there a datasheet for the Canon 24-105mm diaphragm unit?

Does anyone know if a datasheet is available for the Canon 24-105mm diaphragm unit? I'm wondering if there's a way to use an Arduino or suchlike to control the diaphragm via the flex cable, but I can'...
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Can the specs for a digital camera indicate to me the color quality before buying?

Is there an item in a camera's specifications that can indicate the quality of color reproduction in that camera? There are a lot of things you can find out about a camera before buying from reading ...
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Can I deduce the max. shutter speed from other camera specs?

I have the following specs for a Canon Rebel T3 EOS dSLR: 12.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor for high image quality and speed ISO 100-6400 for shooting from bright to dim ...
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How to read lens specs [duplicate]

Can someone help me decipher the specs of a camera lens. Purely for example, I see a lens being advertised as: AF Nikkor 24-50mm 1:3.3-4.5 Wide Angle Zoom What is AF? What exactly does 24-50mm ...
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Considerations when purchasing a prime lens?

What should I be aware of when buying a prime lens (other than that it will fit my camera)? What specs should I pay close attention to?
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Why do lenses have different diameters?

Why do lenses (full frame) have different diameters? Does this difference affect the image circle? Whats the significance behind this? For example Nikon AF-S 70-300 has 80mm diameter and Nikon AF-S ...
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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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Stationary, short range stills camera that is computer controlled

I have a specific project where I need to control a bank of cameras from a computer. I don't know much about cameras beyond my iPhone autofocus so I will describe this as best I can, corrections ...
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What are the technical camera specs for the HTC Wildfire S?

I am trying to do some CGI manipulations on pictures I've taken. In order to fake reality with some 3D object inserted in the picture, I need some information to configure my virtual camera so it can ...
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Entry-level DSLR specs

I want to get into photography so I've been looking at DSLRs. I don't want to spend over $350 or so, so I'll definitely be looking at used cameras. I'm mainly interested in outdoor photography. What ...
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Is there at least one reason why I should buy an entry-level/prosumer APS-C DSLR versus a compact/four-thirds/bridge camera? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do Micro 4/3s cameras compare with DSLR cameras? I'm considering a Nikon D3100 as it is a DSLR and therefore provides flexibility of lenses, exposure and focal ...
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what are the minimum requirements for the camera to be UHS 1 compatible?

The specification fof uhs 1 says that those card are able to transfer data up to 104 MB/s I was wondering if a camera that support it (the D7000 for example) should be able to transfert data at the ...