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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What interval between photos is recommended for shooting meteors?

Cameras wouldn't offer continuous burst modes if they were harmful to the camera in any significant way. There's no more risk or stress placed upon the sensor in a series of 400 ten-second exposures ...
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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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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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Equivalent of the 500 rule for working out how many frames you can take with a given focal length before resetting/moving a manual mount?

The rotation movement is greater than might be imagined, esp with lenses longer than extreme wide angle. I would offer the calculator on my site at https://www.scantips.com/lights/stars.html that is ...
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How can I take pictures at preset times throughout a day?

The simplest solution would be to set an intervalometer to take a picture every 30 minutes (or whichever period matches all your needed times) and discard the images you don't need.
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Canon wireless control with running intervalometer

qDslrDashboard's "Auto Holy Grail" mode does bulb ramping from iOS over a wi-fi connection with your 77D. The iOS port of it is called ControlMyCamera and is a beta that requires TestFlight ...
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Can I set exposure time to greater than 30 seconds with the Nikon D750's built-in Interval Shooting?

No, the shutter will not go longer than 30 seconds unless you use Bulb shutter mode with an external timer that allows longer than 30 seconds. Then in Bulb mode, the timer can control it. There are ...
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Is there is an intervalometer compatible for Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR?

There are a lot of remote releases available for both the HS25EXR and the HS20EXR. Both cameras are compatible with the Fuji Remote Release RR-80. Although the official RR-80 is hard to find, there ...
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Is there is an intervalometer compatible for Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR?

Yes, the Ex-Pro RR-80 Timer Release 3rd party remote is meant to replace the FujiFilm RR-80 wired cable remote. It has intervalometer and bulb functions. However, if you're looking for long exposure (...
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Nikon D3300 intervalometer not snapping pictures

It sounds like the cable or the intervalometer itself has a bad connection. Less likely is that the problem is at the camera's connector. Cable releases are very simple continuity switches, usually ...
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Which compact camera supports time lapse photography natively?

The CHDK (Canon Hack Development Kit) can be used with any of the supported Canon point and shoots and scripts to enable intervalometer shooting for time-lapse sequences. See: http://lifehacker.com/...
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