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ISO pocket-friendly camera

In search of a decent, relatively small camera to use for research and traveling, preferably under 500 bucks. I don't really want a DSLR, because I used to travel with an SLR and a massive lens and I don't want to deal with it now (nor do I really need it.) Is this or this enough camera? Would this be too much camera? Or this? [more inside]
posted by jetlagaddict on Mar 15, 2014 - 12 answers

Where should I sell my camera, in Seattle?

I want to sell my Nikon D40. I live just north of Seattle. What's the best place for me to sell it? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Dec 27, 2013 - 9 answers

Help me find a good older model DSLR

Hi all. I'm thinking of upgrading my camera from a bridge/superzoom to a proper DSLR. My budget is pretty small and it's likely to see some pretty rough use, so I probably don't want to get anything new. I think I have a pretty good idea of my requirements, but navigating the world of obsolete DSLRs is a bit complicated for me so I would appreciate your recommendations. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Dec 26, 2013 - 13 answers

DSLR on a budget: Buy an older high-end or a newer low-end camera?

This blog post has inspired me take better photos of people without spending a fortune. For a given budget (let's say camera body less than $600) should I buy a current low-end DSLR (e.g. the Canon Rebel T5i) or watch eBay for a used higher-end DSLR from a few years ago (e.g. the Nikon D7000)? [more inside]
posted by teem on Dec 16, 2013 - 17 answers

Sony RX100 or Panasonic Lumix LX7?

After being disappointed in yet another set of vacation photos because I didn't want to lug my dSLR around and ended up relying on my phone's mediocre camera, I've decided it's time for a high-end point-and-shoot. I've spent a couple weeks researching and have narrowed it down to two: the Sony RX100 and the Panasonic Lumix LX7. But I'm having a hard time deciding between the two! Do you have experience with either/both that can help me decide? I don't mind spending the extra money on the RX100 if it's worth it, but is it? [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Oct 29, 2013 - 11 answers

Looking for a great travel camera.

Looking for a compacter-than-DSLR camera to take traveling for a couple of months. I really like my Nikon D90 for its low-light and manual capabilities, but I don't think I'll enjoy bringing it around with me the whole time. I really want a camera that can handle low light and takes good video, without being as bulky as an SLR. I think the NEX-6 satisfies these requirements pretty well. Do I want a NEX-6? Or something else? [more inside]
posted by BungaDunga on Feb 28, 2013 - 9 answers

Looking for the fastest cheapie digital camera I can find.

I am looking for an inexpensive point and shoot camera with the lowest shutter lag possible. [more inside]
posted by feathermeat on Sep 20, 2012 - 2 answers

Inversely, will a high end DSLR make me long for a P&S's small size?

For motion itself, will a new canon point and shoot (digic5) have the same movement quality as the 5d mark 3 (their nice digic 5 slr)? I understand that the lens quality will differ (chromatic aberration, etc), but what about seeing how the video handles movement, skew, and motion? [more inside]
posted by history is a weapon on Jul 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me choose a camera!

I'd like to move up from a point-and-shoot camera to a sub-$400 starter DSLR -- but which to choose? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by vorfeed on Jun 27, 2012 - 9 answers

Best quiet digital camera for low-light and candids?

What is the best digital camera (and possibly lenses) for street photography, candids, and low light situations? [more inside]
posted by pbh on Jan 11, 2012 - 17 answers

Why is my camera seeing red?

What is causing this red fringe in long exposures from my D300? [more inside]
posted by knave on Oct 2, 2011 - 4 answers

Best point-and-shoot for a DSLR semi-snob?

Days before I'm supposed to leave for India, the 1.4/50mm lens that I use almost exclusively broke. As someone who's used to having that narrow depth-of-field and a DSLR's semi-manual options, what's the best pocket digital camera for me to pick up right now? [more inside]
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed on Jun 21, 2011 - 25 answers

Photography for Dummies

Any advice for a beginner to film photography? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Oct 18, 2010 - 17 answers

Cheapest place to get 35mm slide film cross-processed in the UK?

Cheapest place to get 35mm slide film cross-processed in the UK?
posted by FuckingAwesome on Oct 14, 2010 - 4 answers

Quick - need a good, simple DSLR for $1500!

Your boss gives you 24 hours and $1500 to buy a simple DSLR camera for use in a clinic so the docs can take digital pictures of skin lesions and other pathologies, for future use in trainings (PowerPoints), websites, handouts etc. What do you do? [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Mar 19, 2010 - 32 answers

Where to buy a cheapish rangefinder camera (film) in Madrid or London

I'm in Madrid this semester, and would like to pick up an old rangefinder camera (film) or similar for around 20 euros. Is digging around antique shops and similar my best bet? Do you know a place? Or are there actually some not-terribly-expensive used camera shops in this big pretty city? Are there secondhand shops/thrift stores at all in this town? Aware of El Rastro, tried once with no luck and will probably try again Sunday. I'll also be in London next weekend and am not opposed to buying it there if you know a place. [more inside]
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew on Feb 11, 2010 - 4 answers

Gear needed and/or methods to use to take a decent headshot/portrait photo

Please help a landscape photographer take a decent headshot. [more inside]
posted by docgonzo on Feb 25, 2009 - 15 answers

Digital Pocket Camera with RAW?

I am looking for a pocket digital camera (point and shoot) that will store the files in RAW. [more inside]
posted by horseblind on Oct 31, 2008 - 12 answers

Do film cameras have any unique benefits?

In terms of output, what are the benefits to using film cameras over digital? [more inside]
posted by invitapriore on Jul 4, 2008 - 22 answers

I'm looking for a hard-headed camera.

I'm looking for a digital camera to take on my two-month bike ride. [more inside]
posted by yomimono on May 22, 2008 - 14 answers

'Prosumer' digital camera recommendations?

Greetings Photo-Hive. It's finally time to retire my DSC-V1, but I've ignored the camera scene since I bought it in 2003. Help me pick a new camera! [more inside]
posted by Kreiger on Jan 10, 2008 - 12 answers

I want a Nikon camera; I love to take a photograph, so hivemind, please help me choose!

What camera should I buy? I want to buy myself a camera for Christmas, but I can't pin down exactly what I should get. [more inside]
posted by odi.et.amo on Dec 4, 2007 - 14 answers

Eye of Snowron

Greetings Hive Mind. I love to ski, and I want to have a video record of said skiing. Has anyone got any recommendations for helmet cameras that I could use next time I'm in the mountains? [more inside]
posted by Kreiger on Apr 19, 2007 - 7 answers

How to get a print of a digital pic that looks great on my monitor, but like a** on paper

How to get a print of a digital pic that looks great on my monitor, but like a** on paper [more inside]
posted by weiler63 on Jan 27, 2007 - 14 answers

camera help please

two photography questions in one: a. Does the Bronica ETRC have a double-exposure button/lever? If so, how do I use it? I know the ETRS does, but I can't seem to find one on my ETRC. b. How can I take long time exposures on my Canon Powershot S70? I bought this because I wanted a lot of manual control, and I know it doesn't have a bulb setting, but is there a way to set really long (i.e., 60 second plus) exposures for tripod/night landscapes?
posted by luriete on Jul 6, 2005 - 5 answers

How can I take clear pictures in a small, dark club?

What are the best camera settings to use when taking pictures at a concert in a small club? Mine always come out really blurry. Canon S45 digital camera, if that helps any (4mp).
posted by adampsyche on Jan 25, 2005 - 37 answers

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