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A camera that takes real photos without manipulation like old analog cameras

Is there any model of digital cameras in the market in 2021 that takes photo like analog cameras without manipulation and artificial improvements? This seems to be a fairly common belief held by ...
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Image rejected by Shutterstock because the main subject is out of focus and it contains noise

I think your artistic decisions in this image are fine, and it is a worthy effort, but I also think that is exactly why Shutterstock rejected your image: they don't buy art. I would suggest that ...
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Image rejected by Shutterstock because the main subject is out of focus and it contains noise

Doing an edge detection, this is where your image is sharp: If I draw a rectangle around it, it is 475x514 pixels, or 244kpx² out of 4600kpx². That's just 5%! Even for a picture with blurred ...
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Image rejected by Shutterstock because the main subject is out of focus and it contains noise

At least as of a few years ago, there was no "algorithm". The only automated reason for a rejection, when I was there, was submitting an identical image to one already on the system. ...
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How important is a good quality camera for good photography?

As with many things, the end quality depends on the weakest link. Because most cameras are quite good, even cheap ones (even from mobile phones), the weakest link is mostly the person behind the ...
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Unable to get good low light photos with Canon EOS R5

Considering these are high ISO and 100% crops, I'd say these are excellent images! I understand the desire for yet even better, we all have that. Given your shooting examples (which I still think are ...
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Operating camera in Arctic winter

They do not really go haywire, mostly stop working. There is little chance your cameras would remain operational in that weather for more than a few minutes. There are really two things that happen ...
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A camera that takes real photos without manipulation like old analog cameras

All photos undergo manipulation. A documentary type photo is one that closely matches what most people see, but it's not unprocessed. In the analog/film world, different films will give different ...
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Are paler raw images normal for a newer sensor with higher dynamic range?

The idea that you can view raw image files in any way "without applying any editing" is a myth. Anytime you open a raw image file using an application to view it as an image on a monitor, there are ...
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Accidentally opened film camera, film ruined?

That depends on the type of camera. I used to have a Fuji auto-loading camera, that would spool the entire film out of the canister first and then every taken photo back into the relative safety of ...
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A camera that takes real photos without manipulation like old analog cameras

The mere act of making an image is a departure from reality, regardless of the recording medium. My answer to Which raw settings should I stick to or avoid to keep my photo "natural"? is ...
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How important is a good quality camera for good photography?

Gear doesn't matter... until it does. While it is true that better gear won't make you a better photographer, it is equally true that any photographer is limited by the capabilities of the gear being ...
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As a blind person, how can I better understand how wide or narrow a field of view is?

When a field of view is described as 120°, that refers to the total angle. So, 60° to the left of center and 60° to the right. Most camera lenses show a very restricted subset of the field of view ...
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What was the "revolutionary" digital camera with infinite depth of field and focus adjustment in post-processing?

I'm guessing you're referring to the Lytro by Lytro, Inc. It's an example of a light-field or plenoptic camera.
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Do more megapixels mean sharper images?

Higher megapixels do not add to lens sharpness. This has been found by many Canon EOS 90D owners. It has 32.5 megapixel APS-C sensor. Its pixel density is the same as 83.2 megapixel full frame camera....
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Why do my mobile phone images have a ghostly glow?

The effect you are seeing is usually called "halation" or "bloom", and on the face of it, it seems obviously caused by the lens protector. Take it off, and compare. Is it worth ...
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A camera that takes real photos without manipulation like old analog cameras

I will call out an assumption behind the question which other answerers have not touched upon: that what you see is the "real" image. It seems that you want pictures which replicate what you ...
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Any way to prevent a flashlight from blinding a camera?

There's not much you can do to prevent a bright light pointed at your camera from causing lens flare that obscures the scene. But there are some things that can sometimes help. The main thing to do ...
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Accidentally opened film camera, film ruined?

This is common beginner mistake. You are fortunate that you did it in the first few shots of the roll. Only the film that is outside of the canister will have been exposed to daylight ( ruined ) ...
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Do more megapixels mean sharper images?

Not necessarily. Each lens can only produce a certain amount of detail, which means at some point it doesn't make sense anymore to increase pixel count because the given lens is not good enough for it....
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Unable to get good low light photos with Canon EOS R5

An alternative might be to try out one of the new 'AI' type of noise-reduction apps/plugins. OnOne, Luminar, Photoshop & probably others are offering this 'new, improved' type of noise reduction. ...
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Does anyone know what kind of camera Gunner Stahl is using here?

There is higher res image From which you can gather that it is most likely Contax T2 Compact 35mm Camera. You can find it's image here and here.
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How important is a good quality camera for good photography?

Think about it like automobiles. A racing car or a semi-trailer truck would be awful to use on a grocery shopping trip no matter how 'pro' those automobiles are. But, someone who is in the business of ...
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Do more megapixels mean sharper images?

It depends on the lens and the aperture at which it is used. Even a theoretically perfect (diffraction limited) lens can only generate an average of ~16MP at f/11 on a full frame sensor, and it goes ...
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Can I damage my camera by shooting directly at a lightbulb in the ceiling?

The direct view intensity of an indoor electric lamp is generally lower than that of a specular reflection (say, from a car window or chrome hubcap) of the sun when outdoors -- but we don't see loud ...
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Unable to get good low light photos with Canon EOS R5

Are you trying to show off your new camera and humbly brag about your skills at the same time?? Serioursly, Those images look spectacular. I use an APS-C camera and would love to have such low noise ...
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Operating camera in Arctic winter

A few additional observations–recently finished a video job at -32°C/-26°F in Fairbanks, Alaska. The fluid head tripod froze and was useless. The record button became very stiff, hard to use, and ...
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Camera dropped and the lens is now bent to one side and cannot zoom in and out

It's already broken, there's very little you can do to make it better or worse. Time for a new lens. The cost of repair would be significantly higher than a replacement lens. You can get those for $£€ ...
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A camera that takes real photos without manipulation like old analog cameras

You've gotten a number of answers pointing out that what you're asking for isn't really much of a meaningful goal. Despite that, I'm going to point out what I think is more of a direct answer to the ...
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Why do my mobile phone images have a ghostly glow?

It's almost certainly the protector and/or smudges on either the protector or the original surface before the protector was applied. Most smudges are caused by skin oil in fingerprints. The oil on the ...
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