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Best camera for £400 ($620, €560)

What's the best camera I can buy for around £400? [more inside]
posted by alby on Jul 26, 2015 - 11 answers

I've made a huge mistake

I've started shooting photos with film. What are the differences between the kinds of film? [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jul 23, 2015 - 17 answers

What are these artifacts in pictures taken on my phone camera?

My wife and I both are using MotoX (2014) phones that are only a couple of months old, and we both keep finding strange artifacts in our photos. For an example, see this picture: Image with artifacts. (look at the faces) [more inside]
posted by chrisamiller on Jul 21, 2015 - 17 answers

Please help me pick out a new camera!

I'm in the market for my first nice camera, as my iPhone is no longer cutting it. I am thinking to purchase a mirrorless, but the possibilities seem endless! Please guide my decision. [more inside]
posted by masters2010 on Jun 28, 2015 - 12 answers

Taking pictures should be a snap

My camera, which is a Kodak EasyShare C183 and which I've had since Christmas 2011, is malfunctioning. Whenever I turn it on, it turns itself off within a few seconds. It's indicating that it's a battery issue, but it isn't actually a battery issue because I put new ones in when it first started happening and it didn't help. Is there anything I can do to fix it? Alternatively, is there any way I can have it repaired for less than what it would cost to buy a new camera?
posted by orange swan on Jun 22, 2015 - 4 answers

Finding the elusive film developers

I'm looking to get some 35mm film developed without paying $11 plus shipping for each roll. Is this possible in 2015?! [more inside]
posted by cabbagesnkings on Jun 11, 2015 - 5 answers

Recommendation for best DSLR

Hi, I want to buy my first DSLR because apparently they take better quality pictures. But I would like one that meets the following conditions [more inside]
posted by iliketothinknu on Jun 9, 2015 - 23 answers

Help me find the best aftermarket car backup camera / tablet interface

Mrs. Lattiboy just purchased a 2015 Kia Soul. It's the "base" model with a manual transmission and basically no bells and whistles. She is coming from a fully loaded 2013 Prius with every possible electronic option, including navigation and backup cameras. I want to put in an aftermarket system with a decent radio, bluetooth, tablet interface, and backup cameras. She has an Android phone, if that matters. [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on May 27, 2015 - 3 answers

Digital camera advice? ISO simple/intuitive, plus a few other features.

I am semi-tech phobic, so am looking for an *extremely* simple digital camera for still photos. Like, think Fisher Price. On, off, focus, zoom, automatic option, click. Simplicity and an intuitive design are the most important qualities. No long instruction booklet. No tiny window or up and down arrows or similar interface that I have to navigate. More desired features after the jump. [more inside]
posted by ClaudiaCenter on May 25, 2015 - 11 answers

Help me find this vintage camera strap!

Please help me find my husband's dad's 1970s era camera strap online. [more inside]
posted by makonan on May 12, 2015 - 8 answers

Eyefi Mobi Pro card vs. Nikon WU-1a Wireless Adapter

Has anyone compared an Eyefi Mobi Pro SSD card to a Nikon WU-1a Wireless Adapter in terms of useage/ease of compatibility? I have a Chromebook I'm looking to automatically transfer high-res photos to, and am interested in the pros/cons of both products.
posted by Neale on Apr 1, 2015 - 3 answers

Recommendations for door bell cameras/intercoms

My mother and I live in the same house. She is on the main floor and me and my family are on the top two floors. When the doorbell rings we want to know who is there so that the right person can answer the door. How do we make this happen?
posted by any portmanteau in a storm on Mar 31, 2015 - 9 answers

My good side for camerah.

Best <$200 digital camera for a total novice? [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on Mar 20, 2015 - 24 answers

Best option for streaming live audio/video to the Internet?

I need to set up an audio and video stream with a password. What's the Hive's opinion on the best option? [more inside]
posted by dozo on Mar 9, 2015 - 3 answers

Snorkeling in Fiji - DLSR + housing or point-and-shoot?

I'm super excited to have booked a holiday in Fiji in May, however I need to sort out my camera options - do I buy a cheapo body and case for my existing m/43 lenses, or just spend the same money on a compact point and shoot? [more inside]
posted by smoke on Feb 24, 2015 - 13 answers

A good point-and-shoot camera that takes good night/low light photos?

I need an easy to use digital camera that is suitable for a tourist on the go. It needs to be slim, quick, and able to take acceptable (or even good) photos in most lighting conditions. I would like it to fit in my purse or better yet a large pocket. $300 or less is what I'm hoping to spend, but I can be a little flexible if a few bucks is what will make or break me. [more inside]
posted by Angel de Lune on Feb 17, 2015 - 21 answers

Overwhelmed by mirrorless camera options (Fuji X-E2/M-1??)

I'm looking into buying a new camera. I was a casual dslr user (Canon) but now I rarely use it and want to find a lighter camera (but with comparable quality) to bring when I travel. I also like the look of the Fuji X cameras because I do think they look less obtrusive and generally really attactive to me. I am completely overwhelmed by all the choices. [more inside]
posted by Yeou on Jan 29, 2015 - 9 answers

DSLR alternative

My DSLR has been gathering dust lately, and I'd like to get a more compact but reasonably large sensor alternative. My main lens is the Nikon 18-200VR, and my shooting style tends to be a bit telephoto-heavy. Can I learn to love a big-sensor compact with a fixed lens, like the Fuji x100 series, or should I try to find something in the mirrorless DSLR families? If the latter, which one?
posted by Behemoth on Jan 26, 2015 - 13 answers

Why do press photographers leave their film advance click sound on?

Why do press photographers at press conferences leave their film advance click sound on their digital cameras turned on? No one is using film these days but all you hear sometimes is click click click.
posted by clockworkjoe on Jan 8, 2015 - 13 answers

Point-and-shoot camera for sports, kids, nature?

I have an older Lumix point-and-shoot camera, but it often gives me blurred pictures in poor light or during sports events. Will a newer model of Lumix perform better, or is it me? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Jan 7, 2015 - 13 answers

Why Is Everyone Lying Down?

How do I get a Samsung WB350F camera to save portrait oriented images in the correct orientation? [more inside]
posted by joelhunt on Dec 27, 2014 - 4 answers

Best point-and-shoot digital camera for someone with shaky hands?

90+% of the photos I take are blurry because of my hand tremors. Obviously a tripod would help (so I'll get one) but I'd still like to be able to take candid photos in circumstances where I don't have the time/space to set up a tripod. Are there any small, easy-to-use, inexpensive digital cameras with really good image stabilization? Thanks!
posted by Jacqueline on Dec 22, 2014 - 20 answers

User friendly camera that takes great close up photos?

My wife loves taking tight photos of flowers, bees and other stuff of that scale. She's not really trying to do true macro photography and I'm not entirely confident that she'd have the patience to deal with a complicated DSLR. I know that all the new point and shoots out there are capable enough to do closeup work and this question has been covered in previous years but I'm wondering if there are any standouts in the late 2014 camera lineup. [more inside]
posted by bonobothegreat on Dec 13, 2014 - 16 answers

Motion-activated video capture in low light?

What's the best, most reliable way to capture video in a low-light situation for a short period of time (say, up to 2 minutes) that's motion-activated? Cheaper is good. [more inside]
posted by Emperor SnooKloze on Dec 12, 2014 - 4 answers

Calling all aerial videographers

Seeking a flying machine for less than $100 that can lift an iPhone. Does it exist? [more inside]
posted by bigtex on Dec 5, 2014 - 9 answers

I need a new camera. Biggest concern: batteries.

I have need of a new, relatively inexpensive camera that will be good for outdoors use without access to power for an extended period of time. [more inside]
posted by Salieri on Nov 6, 2014 - 16 answers

Camera vs. Bridal Shower. Fight to the death!

Help me clean our Canon EOS Rebel T1i camera after it came home from the wife's sister's bridal shower with more than a few buttons and dials that are sticky or mushy. For what it's worth it does not smell like vodka and seems to work fine otherwise, for now at least. [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Nov 3, 2014 - 3 answers

Photoshop Elements incompatiblility?

Photoshop Elements 8 will not import RAW files from my (new) camera, a Nikon D7100. The error message states that they are the wrong type of file. The same file type is imported without trouble from the unit it replaces (Nikon D40). What is causing this?
posted by Kronos_to_Earth on Oct 22, 2014 - 8 answers

How to distill, organize, and process photos, for a n00b?

Okay, so I just got back from a long vacation, where I took something like 5,000 photos. How do I sort, refine, process, and organize them? [more inside]
posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? on Sep 23, 2014 - 14 answers

Camera for technique-savvy but tech-averse senior

Mother-in-law is an accomplished mixed-media artist. She likes to use a camera to document her work. The camera she's using is about to give out. House is computer-free, network-free and definitely free of cell phones. What's an easily-used camera of 2014 that she might actually use? [more inside]
posted by scruss on Sep 20, 2014 - 9 answers

Looking for the perfect daypack

I'm looking for a daypack that'll carry an SLR camera, an extra lens, a book, and a water bottle. I'd like it to be compact enough that it can't carry much else. I'd like it to offer some mild degree of protection to the camera and the lens. I don't mind if it's a backpack, shoulder bag, or sling. Style-wise, I'd rather it not look like a camera bag. And I'm a male. [more inside]
posted by SpringAquifer on Sep 14, 2014 - 8 answers

Home CCTV options?

I've been toying with the idea of getting some sort of CCTV or IPCCTV to keep track of what's going on around my house. Do you have CCTV? What should I be thinking about? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Aug 28, 2014 - 6 answers

Why can't I remember how to use my camera?

Photography has been a lifelong, though not consistent, interest of mine. I have always had an SLR or DSLR camera for about 30 years. Yet I still can't remember how to operate the damn thing without using automatic settings! What is my problem and can you suggest ways to improve my 'technical memory'? [more inside]
posted by KateViolet on Aug 12, 2014 - 13 answers

How to take better photographs of movement in low light indoors.

I'm having problems with taking photos indoors when there's a lot of movement. Prime example: weddings. Most of the shots turn out blurry. I have a basic digital camera with a setting for low light but it's at a low resolution and too grainy to print. Without using a tripod or flash what's the best way to adjust the manual settings to compensate?
posted by adapt on Aug 10, 2014 - 12 answers

Doggie cam assistance needed!

I would like to set up a doggie cam to keep an eye on my pooch while I'm in the office and I need some suggestions! [more inside]
posted by chatongriffes on Jul 30, 2014 - 6 answers

Can I Interchange Charging Methods with USB Cables?

Can I use my phone's USB charger/wall plug to charge my sports camera? Or, what do I need to know in order to figure it out myself? (Details within.) [more inside]
posted by TinWhistle on Jul 23, 2014 - 4 answers

Dashboard camera advice needed (not to film insane stuff)

We are driving cross-country and I wanted to record the trip. Basically, I want to take a still image every minute we're driving. Later, I want to stitch it into a time lapse video. I want something that has good image quality, can plug into car cigarette lighter, and has enough memory so a daily download of eight hours of images is enough. I see a lot of dash cams on Amazon, but none of them have enough information to tell me whether the still photo idea will work.
posted by soulbarn on Jul 14, 2014 - 12 answers

Canon MkII malfunction

My wife's Canon 5D MkII seems to be bricked, and I'm looking for input on what the issues might be and if it's reparable (or worth it to repair it). [more inside]
posted by hootenatty on Jul 11, 2014 - 8 answers

Help me beat the crap out of my camera

How can I best protect my dSLR camera during a rugged hiking trip, while still keeping it accessible for shooting? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Jun 23, 2014 - 14 answers

Yet another question about digital cameras

I'd like to upgrade my household's photography capabilities with a new camera and I am torn between a low-end DSLR and the new mirrorless micro-4/3rds cameras. I'm torn between the world of possibilities in the DSLR space vs. the more portable aspects of mirrorless cameras. [more inside]
posted by mmascolino on Jun 23, 2014 - 12 answers

Film Camera Maintenance

I start a darkroom class next week, and want to get my cameras up to snuff before then. They haven't been used in decades, and have been sitting in a pile in a bag on a dusty shelf in the meantime. The models are: two Minolta SRT101s (likely from the 1970s), one Mamiya MSX1000 (also likely from the 1970s), and one Franke & Heidecke Braunshweig Compur-Rapid Heidoscop-Anastigmat 1:2.8 (likely from the 1950s, though not sure). [more inside]
posted by rue72 on Jun 21, 2014 - 10 answers

Cheap, simple camera for the photography n00b

Help a newbie photographer choose a decent point-and-shoot for $200 or less. [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on Jun 18, 2014 - 11 answers

Fixing My Photography Workflow So It Will Work For Me

I am in the market for a new Nikon DSLR, but my home laptop/photo workflow situation is sadly out of date and not working for me. Should I consider an iPad for a main photo workflow solution, now that I could get a DSLR with wireless capability? Lots of snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Jun 18, 2014 - 5 answers

Explain to me a point-and-shoot's wide depth of field

Digital point-and-shoots have a very wide depth of field. I've been explained this is because of the tiny sensor size. But film P&S have very wide depth of field too, despite being "full frame." My guess is because of the lens distance to film and small aperture. Is this correct? Say, if I frankenmount a film P&S lens to a DSLR would I get the same wide depth of field of a P&S?
posted by jgwong on Jun 14, 2014 - 13 answers

Photographing indoors, need lens recommendations

I need a recommendation for a camera lens for my Rebel Xsi. I'm photographic quilts indoors (the quilt is hanging flush against a wall) and I can't photograph the whole dang thing with my current lenses (a 50mm 'nifty-fifty' and a EFS 18-55). Is there an affordable lens I could buy that would work better? The distance from wall-to-wall is about 7 feet. The quilt I was trying to photograph was 70x70 inches. Thanks in advance.
posted by pibeandres on Jun 13, 2014 - 13 answers

Building a self destructing USB drive

Today's world demands high security devices, like an aggressively self-destructing USB drive. I would like advice on the possibility of creating such a thing if one wouldn't mind offering wisdom. [more inside]
posted by fieldcannotbeblank on May 22, 2014 - 17 answers

How do I make the date stamp visible in pictures taken with an iPhone?

One year ago, I moved into my current apartment, and found that the dryer vents were clogged with lint, mold spots in the bathroom etc. I took a series of pictures on my move-in day with the camera on my iPhone 4S. Now that I'm leaving, I want to print them for my move-out inspection. However, there is currently no date stamp visible on the photos. How can I make it appear? [more inside]
posted by invisible ink on May 21, 2014 - 6 answers

Quick! Cameras in Atlanta?

I will have a long layover in Atlanta tomorrow between international flights, and would like to buy a camera lens. Specifically, an Sigma 18-200. Where is the best place to do this? Quick and/or easy trip from the airport by MARTA is a must. I hope this is still possible, despite my lack of planning in advance!
posted by whatzit on May 8, 2014 - 11 answers

Looking for a Camera Bag That Can Hold a 10" Tablet

Essentially I'm looking for recommendations for a bag that will hold a DSLR and two lenses as well as a 10" tablet and some other smaller accessories. Extra points if it will also handle a full size keyboard, but I don't expect that to be possible.
posted by nathanrudy on May 3, 2014 - 5 answers

How do I clean my sticky camera?

OK, so I recently spilled beer on my Fujifilm X100S. Doh! Luckily, the camera still functions fine. Unluckily, most of the manual control dials are now sticky and hard to adjust, including the focus ring, aperture ring, battery/card door and optical/digital viewfinder switch. It's kind of a mess. Help! [more inside]
posted by flod on Apr 27, 2014 - 5 answers

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