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What is this red dot on the T6 camera body?

What is this red dot next to the viewfinder and live view button on the Canon EOS Rebel T6 (1300D)? A red dot is a common symbol for the record function, and as on other EOS bodies that button serves ...
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What should I look for when shopping for my first mirrorless camera?

A mirrorless is a system camera and you must therefore carefully consider the system. There 2 major differenciators between systems: Sensor-size: This affects image quality and particularly low-light ...
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Are Canon entry DSLRs getting worse and worse?

The direct replacement for the 1300D (the Rebel T6 in the USA) is the 2000D (Rebel T7 in the USA), which is an incremental improvement over the 1300D; the 4000D represents a new model line below, and ...
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In 2016 are optical viewfinders on Point and Shoot now dead?

What you're missing is that most compact cameras will use an electronic viewfinder, rather than an optical one, if they have a viewfinder at all. Apparently a lot of folks don't mind composing and ...
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What should I look for when shopping for my first mirrorless camera?

Usual Basics Just as with dSLRs, you will want to consider the following "main" features of a camera system in addition to any gee-whiz features you find sexy: Sensor size and resolution (affects ...
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In 2016 are optical viewfinders on Point and Shoot now dead?

Are optical viewfinders on point and shoot cameras now dead? Probably, yeah. I notice that in the 2011 answer to the other question you link, Itai suggests that they were then a "dying breed", and ...
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What is the Godox Alt / Mask feature?

The MASK / ALT Feature The MASK or ALT custom function on some of Godox's higher-end strobes defines groups and a firing sequence for those groups for multiple lights. Successive presses of the ...
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Are Canon entry DSLRs getting worse and worse?

While Philip's answer talks about why you cannot compare cameras of different levels with each other without considering their price (in short: the 2000D is the successor to the 1300D, while the 4000D ...
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What should I look for when shopping for my first mirrorless camera?

Check battery life. Sometimes, in order to keep the camera size small, manufacturers use batteries that do not last very long Check if your selected camera can reuse your existing equipment like good ...
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How is a dual camera smartphone "12x zoom" when one is prime and the other has a 2.3x zoom?

ZenFone 3 Zoom sets the new bar for mobile photography, combining two entirely new camera systems. A 12 megapixel ƒ/1.7 aperture, wide-angle lens with ASUS SuperPixel™ Technology is primed to capture ...
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Does the lighting make the girl in red's skin look blotchy and are her facial features slightly over exaggerated?

There are some unusual aspects to the shot. The shadows on the left face make it look like a strong flash from the left side (notice the nose shadow is photo-right of the nose). On the other girl ...
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Are Canon entry DSLRs getting worse and worse?

Are Canon entry DSLRs getting worse and worse? Yes. Yes they are.¹ They're also getting cheaper and cheaper. Consider this: The 1300D, which had more features than the 4000D does, was listed at $...
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What determines a cameras max FPS for still images?

For mirrorless cameras like the Canon M5 and M50, it is the processing power and speed of the camera’s digital processor. The M50 has the newest Digic 8 processor while the M5 uses Digic 7. For a ...
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What should I consider when selecting radio flash triggers for legacy flashes?

If you just want to optically control the SB-600 and SB-800 the way you did with a D7000's pop-up flash, you could purchase an SU-800 and use that on the Z6ii's hotshoe as the commander unit. You don'...
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How do I remove the grid overlay when viewing photos on my Nikon D5600?

The grid should only show up if you go into the retouch menu and select straighten. I'm not finding any other selection to cause that.
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How do I remove the grid overlay when viewing photos on my Nikon D5600?

You can do two things: First check if switching through the view modes when pressing up and down while reviewing a picture already cycles through one mode that shows the picture without additional ...
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How do I remove the grid overlay when viewing photos on my Nikon D5600?

Look for the word "grid" in the section of your camera's reference manual that covers how to view/review images on your camera after shooting them. Almost all digital interchangeable lens cameras have ...
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What photo characteristics work best with facial recognition software?

This will totally depend on what facial recognition software you are using. A few other things to suggest are: Make sure there is no occlusion of the subjects face in an image (such as wearing ...
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Does the lighting make the girl in red's skin look blotchy and are her facial features slightly over exaggerated?

Part of the difference is the hair pulled down tight behind the ears vs. brushed loosely over the ears. Her head is slimmer when the hair is pulled down tight. Strong lighting from the side also tends ...
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What is the Godox Alt / Mask feature?

What is this mask? (I will prepare a couple of diagrams for this) A mask is an image of the silhouette of what you need to be masked to be used later in post to cut the object and make a transparent ...
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How is a dual camera smartphone "12x zoom" when one is prime and the other has a 2.3x zoom?

Imagine if I have two lenses for my interchangeable lens cameras. One is a 10mm lens and the other is a 50-120mm lens. Both cameras have the same size sensor. If I covered an event with each lens on ...
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How is a dual camera smartphone "12x zoom" when one is prime and the other has a 2.3x zoom?

I would expect the total zoom will include the digital zoom so nothing to do with the other camera. Andy
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What should I look for when shopping for my first mirrorless camera?

What should I be looking for when shopping for a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (and what should I not be concerned with)? This is really too broad and should be closed but since the ...
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What should I look for when shopping for my first mirrorless camera?

You'd really have to give us a general idea about what sort of photography you wanna do. I agree about the EVF, but if you were shooting in a studio tethered that might not be a big deal. OTOH if you ...
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