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Things to look for in a camera to match cameraphone image quality

TL;DR - Pretty much everything in your post indicates that you don't really need a new camera, but need to learn how to use the equipment that you have. I haven't used RAW... it still boggles my ...
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Things to look for in a camera to match cameraphone image quality

Almost any camera system will out perform a camera phone when used properly. A camera phone uses a tiny sensor so even MFT cameras have a bigger sensor capturing more light so superior in low light ...
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Why is interval timer shooting unavailable in every mode on my Nikon Z6?

Turns out you have to set the cameras time zone and time.
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Why are built-in intervalometers limited to 999 shots?

It's most likely to do with the additional complexities required surrounding counting 4 digits, and displaying 4 digits on LCD screens. A chip that counts to 999 and stops before 1000 is probably much ...
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How do photographers programatically take photos?

Google for intervalometer and tethering Not every cameras have an internal intervalometer; most higher-end camera have one (check user manuals). For camera with no internal intervalometer, you can ...
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Long exposure closing the view finder and producing blank white photo

If your photo is all white it is over exposed. What are you taking a picture of? The night sky? Or a bright daylight scene? And while i frequently use auto iso , i don't use it for long exposures, ...
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Why does my intervalometer fire only once and then display 99:59:59?

Try a 3 second 2 minute 2 second interval, and it should work. The interval has to be a bit longer than the shutter time. The shutter time has to occur in that interval. A one second interval will ...
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Are there intervalometers capable of powering off my Canon DSLR between shots for a multiple-day timelapse?

This could not be necessary, since my experience with a Rebel XSi is that it goes to sleep automatically and doesn't draw much power in this state, I once awoke it after at least two weeks of sleep ...
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What kind of intervalometer do I need for taking long timelapses on my Nikon D7100?

Most intervalometers limit a specified number of frames to 999 images or less. However, many intervalometers will also allow you to set them to shoot indefinitely until the intervalometer or camera's ...
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Why are built-in intervalometers limited to 999 shots?

Your assumption is incorrect. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 can shoot up to 9999 frames. It's 9999 instead of 999 simply because they chose to dedicate space for another digit. I doubt there is a ...
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Convert shutter release from wired to wireless

The trick would be to find a transmitter that could receive the 2.5mm plug from your wired intervalometer. I'm not sure any such commercial product exists. It would probably be cheaper and easier to ...
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Can you shoot a long-term timelapse by just remembering your settings and going back to the same spot?

However a friend of mine challenged me if it's possible to shoot on the same spot without a fixed camera with just remembering tripod settings and lenses, once a week for over a year and just stitch ...
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interval time on an intervalometer

You might need more than a two-second margin -- on some camera settings, internal noise reduction takes as long as the photo, so it might be 25 or more seconds between shots. Turn off preview, not so ...
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Is there an intervalometer which will work with a Canon PowerShot SX60?

Two ways you might do this: According to PC World, a smart phone or tablet can control the camera. "You can zoom the lens, set the self-timer, control the flash output, and fire the shutter." If you ...
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Is it possible to get an interval precise up to 2 decimal places using a (software) intervalometer?

What you want to do should actually be possible. First of all, you'll want to download the Canon SDK (Software Development Kit) from http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/standard_display/...
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Can i use intervalometer to engage continuous shooting?

Can i use intervalometer to engage continuous shooting (setting continuous with speed ~5fps on camera instead of bulb) for 20 seconds and delay/timer of few minutes ? (with sony a6000) Yes, you can (...
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Are micro-USB intervalometers for Samsung and Sony compatible?

So can I use the cheaper Sony intervalometer on the Samsung camera? No, you cannot. While the Sony multi-terminal connector looks like it's micro-USB, it isn't, really. doc-diy.net's list of shutter ...
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Using Nikon Z6 to shoot star trails

The most obvious workaround is to use an external wired shutter release with a built-in intervalometer. Before cameras started including internal intervalometers, that's the way we had to do it. Third ...
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How to get longer than 8 second exposure on a Nikon coolpix p520?

Sorry, the P520 will only expose for up to 8S at ISO100. For 200 and 400 it's 4 seconds, decreasing to 1/2 second max at HI1 ~ISO64000) This is very disappointing and is teh weakest aspect of an ...
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How to get longer than 8 second exposure on a Nikon coolpix p520?

Taking a look at page 78 of the manual as far as I can tell your camera does not have any option to extend beyond 8 seconds in camera. I also don't see an option for a remote control or shutter ...
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Is it possible to add an intervalometer to a Nikon D3200 with a replacement firmware?

Nope. You may want to follow this location for any 3rd party firmware updates for that feature besides any Nikon updates for that model. But in the meantime, your best bet is an external lightweight ...
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Why does my Nikon camera stop short of the selected number shots when interval shooting?

I found the passage below in the Reference Manual and was wondering if the problem might be that I did not set the interval long enough to allow the camera to record some images to the memory card: “...
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Why does my generic Chinese intervalometer stop short of selected number of frames?

Best guess, the intervalometer is either bad or improperly configured.
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Is it possible to get an interval precise up to 2 decimal places using a (software) intervalometer?

What would be easier to do accurately is to have a system that combines a timing function with a system that gives an index signal at the start of a revolution and then series of pulses indicating ...
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Can the Nikon D7000 take more than 100 30-second exposures?

I've encountered the same issue with my D7000. To get more than 100 I have to intervene just before it hits the 100 mark. When doing star trails I set the mode to Continuous Low and lock the ...
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Is there an intervalometer which will work with a Canon PowerShot SX60?

The Canon Powershot SX60 has a 2.5mm cable release port, like any Canon dRebel does. Any cable intervalometer that works with a Canon dRebel should also work with the SX60.
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Nikon D3300 intervalometer not snapping pictures

I had the exact same problem - I could use the intervalometer to focus, but not to shoot. Turns out it really was just a connection issue. I just blew lightly on the contact point (my camera is a ...
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How can I shoot time lapses with Nikon P900 beside the built-in 10 seconds programs?

What you're looking for is called an intervalometer. Unfortunately, nobody seems to have specifically made one that replaces Nikon's ML-L3 wireless shutter release (the remote that Nikon mentions on ...
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Taking picture every x seconds

You can install on camera PlayMemories application named Time-lapse. Here is link to UK site. Or you can use remote shutter like this. If you tether your camera you can use software like Capture One ...
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What interval between photos is recommended for shooting meteors?

I wish had more time to offer a proper response but I realize that we are currently at the peak and you need some information now. Exposure When I do DSLR astrophotography with a camera lens (no ...
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