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designed for use without needing to alter various settings, hence it's as simple as pointing and shooting.
A photography and imaging company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
a Japanese company which produce cameras, lenses and flashes. They're most widely known for their selection of lenses which are compatible with cameras from other manufacturers.
A technique for creating images that offer a wide view of a scene, where the image width is usually significantly wider than the image's height. Panorama images can be created by cropping or, more co…
Many people collect old lenses as a hobby, or simply have older lenses they're interested in using on modern cameras.
the practice of ensuring equipment stays in full working order by avoiding damage.
Questions about law/legal issues affecting photographers. Question should state the relevant jurisdiction.
the timeless and generic aspects of cameras; even as technology evolves, these things will remain essentially the same.
For questions either about the fundamentals of photography or which will be of particular use to novice photographers. Q&A in this tag should be equally useful 50 years in the future or to a time-trav…
Workflow refers to the actions a photographer takes to produce a finished product. This includes the process from taking a file from the camera, through editing on a computer to printing the file (…
Classic way of conveying images using black, white and shades of gray, thereby emphasizing shapes and shadows.
also relevant to still photography. Questions about video should be asked at the "Video Production" sister site (at video.stackexchange.com).
The means by which a camera automatically determines exposure settings such as shutter speed, aperture, and ISO (sensitivity).
is an activity performed by a device that optically scans images, printed text, handwriting, or an object, and converts it to a digital image. Common examples found in offices are variations of the de…
Tidying up sensors, lenses and other photographic items from dust, fungus, liquids etc.
a Japanese Camera manufacturer.
In-camera or post-processing techniques for altering the look of an image.
a Japanese camera company which produces compact digital cameras, and APS-C and medium-format digital SLRs.
what the photographer looks through to compose, and in many cases to focus, the picture. Most viewfinders are separate, and suffer parallax, while the single-lens reflex camera lets th…
Organization and manipulation of files
refers to to physical size of a camera's sensor.
the ones with focal length shorter than longest edge of imaging surface (36mm on 35mm full frame, about 24mm on APS-C).
The process of making an image appear natural to the eye, either by changing the lighting or by changing the white balance or tint of an image after the fact.
The Mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera (MILC) is a popular class of digital system cameras. Unlike a compact digital camera, a MILC is equipped with an interchangeable lens mount and unlike a digi…
Image Stabilization (or Vibration Reduction) is a technology used to reduce the effects of camera shake. This is done is several different ways, and different companies use different names. Using …
The storage media used by digital cameras. Currently the most common memory card formats are Compact Flash (CF) and Secure Digital (SD)
Stands for "Do it yourself", and refers to the creating or improvising equipment out of materials on hand, as opposed to purchasing a pre-made product.
An important aspect of the photographic vocabulary, produced by focus selection, limitations of depth of field, optical qualities, subject motion, camera motion, or other technical problems.
A mid-range, 16MP cropped-sensor DSLR from Nikon introduced in 2010. Superseded by the 24MP D7100 in 2013.
Questions about photos displayed visually on a physical medium.
Good camera recommendation questions deal with what cameras are appropriate for a specific task or meet special requirements. This tag should not be used for shopping questions. Asking for comparisons…
The approach and skills for the actual capture of a photograph with a camera.
a popular DSLR camera released in 2010 as part of Canon's entry-level "Digital Rebel" series. Also known as the T2i.
A lens that has a single focal length.
'Wireless Flash' refers to the technology/products used to trigger/control one or more flash units using either radio transmissions or bursts of visible light. This can be convenient for a photographe…
The complete range of of lighting from total darkness to maximum saturation that a sensor or film is capable of capturing without extreme measures such as graduated neutral density filters or HDR.