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Annotating pictures... while still in the camera. Is this possible?

Hi everyone, suppose I was at a family reunion BBQ or wedding reception, and I wanted to stroll around and take pictures of groups of people, many of whom I might be meeting after a long absence, or even for the first time. Now, I'm terrible with names, I forget them quickly unless I write them down. Is there a camera out there that will let me do this? I'm dreaming of some P&S camera with a touch screen that'll let me annotate the image (or a copy of the image) with text so I could enter in their names. (like I take a snapshot of Jane; then I immediately enter in 'jane smith' in the camera as some kind of image caption or tag.) Any advice?
posted by thermonuclear.jive.turkey on Mar 7, 2013 - 13 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

Where do I get universal 4x5 ground glass?

I've got this image of a piece of ground glass mounted in a standard 4x5 film holder. I've googled all sorts of things to try and describe what this is, but I cannot find where I can buy this. I've seen tons of pieces of ground glass that are for specific cameras, but that's not what I want. I want a piece of ground glass in (and sold with) a frame that makes it the exact size and thickness for putting into any sort of large format camera. Basically, what that picture shows. What is this and where do I buy it? Thanks!
posted by Brian Puccio on Feb 17, 2013 - 27 answers

How did they do the camera move in this old Cabaret Voiltaire video?

Ever since I saw the video for Cabaret Voltaire's Sensoria a gazillion and nine years ago, I've wondered how they accomplished that freaky, vertiginous camera move. You see it at the beginning of the video, with lots of quick little inserted shots to break it up, but then it turns up again a few times later without any cuts. It seems like the camera is on an overhead track, but you never see a track as the camera is swooping around. Was it on some sort of a crane? The shot's wide enough that it would seem like you would see the crane off on one side or the other. (If you've never heard the song, plan to spend a good part of your work day tomorrow muttering, "Do right... Always work... Go to church.")
posted by Ursula Hitler on Feb 10, 2013 - 11 answers

A question about DSLRs and taking my photography to the next level

Do I have to own a DSLR to be a real photographer? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Feb 3, 2013 - 24 answers

What camera should I take to Patagonia?

My girlfriend and I are leaving for a vacation in Chile in about a week. We'll be spending most of our time hiking and seeing glaciers and penguins in southern Patagonia, with a few days in Santiago at the end. I'd like to bring a compact, versatile, weatherproof camera with great image quality, 15-20x zoom, and good low-light performance -- but compromises must be made. What kind of camera should I take with me? My budget is $300-750. [more inside]
posted by Serf on Jan 29, 2013 - 14 answers

Can you explain to me this shadow-line phenomenon in a photo?

I feel like I understand a thing or two about light, but I can't figure out how/why this particular phenomenon happens. This photo I took shows a shadow line cast by my bank (on the right) that seems to just hang in the air. [more inside]
posted by heyho on Jan 26, 2013 - 16 answers

Getting started with Polaroid

What is the best film for a Polaroid 600 Business Edition? [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Jan 21, 2013 - 9 answers

What is the best camera and lens system for street photography?

I'm looking for the best quality portable camera and lens system for travel and street photography. My budget is between $8 and $10,000 for everything.
posted by Tziv on Jan 13, 2013 - 16 answers

Five days with a DSLR. What to shoot?

I am renting a DSLR camera for five days. If you were doing this, what would you shoot? [more inside]
posted by cribcage on Jan 7, 2013 - 13 answers

2nd Home Surveillance

I have been asked to set up an Internet-based surveillance camera at our weekend house. The catch? A somewhat limited DSL connection. Comments or suggestions for an easily set-up Internet surveillance system greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by flyingrock on Jan 3, 2013 - 10 answers

Someday My Camera Will Be As Good as a Phone Camera

Is there an inexpensive point-and-shoot camera on the market that is comparable in quality to an iPhone camera? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Dec 28, 2012 - 14 answers

14-42 is ... ok, I guess?

I've decided it's time to upgrade from my Canon point and shoot. I'm going to get a Panasonic Lumix G5 DSLM. Now...what lenses should I get? [more inside]
posted by solotoro on Dec 14, 2012 - 11 answers

Looking for a cheap, interesting, funky, camera.

I’m looking for camera suggestions for a Christmas gift. Something interesting, funky, cheap. Not digital. For someone who is interested in photography, but knows nothing about it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 7, 2012 - 16 answers

Looking for a weatherproof camera for a year of time-delayed photos

I want to take a year of photos from my balcony to capture views as the day changes, and to make a time-lapse videos of the view. Is GoPro the best bet for an inexpensive, weather-durable camera for prolonged use in the Southwest high desert? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 3, 2012 - 4 answers

Cheap intervalometer / time lapse camera

Looking for a cheap camera with an intervalometer / time lapse function. [more inside]
posted by echo target on Nov 28, 2012 - 7 answers

Taking photos on the trail. While sweaty. Maybe in the rain.

Smallest, goodest, water-resistantest camera for taking pictures while trail running? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Nov 24, 2012 - 3 answers

What should I look for in a telephoto lens that wouldn't cost more than $250?

What should I look for in a telephoto lens that wouldn't cost more than $250? [more inside]
posted by sacrifix on Nov 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Dashboard cam suggestions?

What type of dashboard camera should I buy for my automobile? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Nov 14, 2012 - 3 answers

Mom, I want to make Lego movies like on Youtube.

My 10 year old want to make stop-motion movies, primarily Lego based. I would like to support this kind of creativity. We have an old laptop running MS Vista that belongs to him. We need a camera, editing software, and I don't know what else. A book with tips and tricks for newbies, maybe? [more inside]
posted by Talia Devane on Nov 11, 2012 - 15 answers

Canon PowerShot G9 started taking glitchy photos. What is wrong with it?

What is wrong with my Canon PowerShot G9? It started taking these messed up pictures. Here is an example: http://imgur.com/rbyAj When I shake the camera I can hear something loose in there. Is it fixable at all, or do I need a new camera? If it is fixable, can I do it myself?
posted by racecar on Nov 10, 2012 - 8 answers

Please help me pick a DSLR

Please help me pick a Canon or Nikon DSLR for close-up photography of small objects. I'd like to spend around $500 - $700 total. I need a body plus 1-2 lenses. [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Nov 4, 2012 - 16 answers

110 Shades of Grey

Is it a good idea to buy a grey-market SLR lens? [more inside]
posted by any portmanteau in a storm on Oct 23, 2012 - 9 answers

Best Camcorder for me?

Best Camcorder for under $300? [more inside]
posted by JamesBlakeAV on Oct 21, 2012 - 3 answers

What is the best electronic device for this task?

Help me find a device (or two devices) that will take pictures, and then easily convert these pictures to PDFs. Alternatively, persuade me to buy an iPad! [more inside]
posted by UniversityNomad on Oct 15, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me outfit my mom's ipad to include photography tools she will like

Getting mom an iPad. She says she wants a camera connector (she has a Canon EOS 40D) and "Photoshop" for it. She uses Photoshop on her iMac. I see Photoshop Express and Photoshop Tools. Should I get both/neither/something else? Are there good ipad-based tutorials for how to use Photoshop or similar tools for the ipad? Any other suggestions? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Oct 8, 2012 - 9 answers

Selling stuff on ebay

Explain Ebay to me like I'm six years old. I need to sell some expensive lenses and a camera. How do I sell something without being taken to the cleaners by scammers? [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy on Oct 3, 2012 - 17 answers

Cool digital camera?

Fun, artistic digital camera for a gift? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2012 - 10 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

the gift of charts and lists is the greatest gift of all?

How to choose a digital (video) camera? Not against photo and video capability as long as the video rocks. [more inside]
posted by prefpara on Sep 17, 2012 - 6 answers

Suspicious about my "new" camera

I bought a Panasonic Lumix FZ150 camera from 42photo.com. It arrived last week. It's supposed to be new, but I think it's previously-owned. [more inside]
posted by Dec One on Sep 16, 2012 - 13 answers

Electronics in St. Petersburg, Russia

I messed up my travel packing, and I now need to buy a charger for a Canon S95 camera battery in St. Petersburg, Russia. Is there any place where I could get one for a reasonable price? I'm staying downtown.
posted by Jakey on Sep 10, 2012 - 4 answers

Which cameras do war photographers use?

What sort of cameras and gear do embedded journalists and war photographers use these days? Which cameras can handle the abuse required? How do they deal with problems like power, memory, and multiple lenses? Any information would be greatly appreciated; thanks, MeFi!
posted by reductiondesign on Sep 7, 2012 - 14 answers

What car dash cam to buy?

What dash cameras should I consider purchasing? There's a bunch of them out there, but I'm having little luck finding info about which are good and which aren't. [more inside]
posted by c0nsumer on Sep 4, 2012 - 9 answers

My older mother needs a very simple but cool camera

Very Simple Camera For Older Person [more inside]
posted by metasav on Aug 28, 2012 - 7 answers

How could one avoid detection by ANPR cameras? Hypothetically, of course.

An article about ANPR cameras in the paper today had a quote from a policeman saying that a particular driving style could prevent detection. I am curious about what he meant by that, any ideas? [more inside]
posted by gregjones on Aug 28, 2012 - 2 answers

Personal shopper please

I want to upgrade my point'n'shoot from a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS6 to something else. Camera people, please help me out. [more inside]
posted by zephyr_words on Aug 22, 2012 - 4 answers

Need recommendations for brands of lens filters

Photographers: Please recommend good, relatively inexpensive clear and polarized lens filters. [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Aug 21, 2012 - 13 answers

Clip Clop, Footage Drop

Audio-visual help, please: I need a camera/monitor setup that allows me to film things, show that footage live on a screen as it's shot, and record that same footage as clips that I can quickly share later. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Aug 9, 2012 - 2 answers

How can I get an item I had to leave in Hong Kong if I'm now in the U.S.A?

How can I get an item back from Hong Kong if I'm in the U.S? [more inside]
posted by Rosengeist on Aug 5, 2012 - 5 answers

tough mp4 video camera

Howdy Mefi peeps, I'm looking for a tough video + camera that is mp4 native. I have a Canon IS1200, a good point and shoot. It outputs in .avi, a high volume format that takes quite awhile to download via USB. I need something more robust for my purposes. [more inside]
posted by diode on Jul 28, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me understand which camera memory card to buy, and also (potentially) where I might buy one in Boston/Cambridge (or online)!

Help me understand which camera memory card to buy, and also (potentially) where I might buy one in Boston/Cambridge (or online)! [more inside]
posted by UniversityNomad on Jul 27, 2012 - 11 answers

"Set it and forget it" bike camera?

Mr Corpse is looking for a camera to mount on his bike, to record his daily commute in case of being hit (again) by a car. Desired features inside. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Jul 21, 2012 - 11 answers

Is this a good surveillance system?

Is this a good deal for a surveillance system? [more inside]
posted by spacediver on Jul 11, 2012 - 5 answers

How to pack for Ireland in August

I am going to Ireland for 8 days in August with my mom, aunt and cousins. I'm looking at the average weather and panicking a little about what to pack/bring/carry. I specifically need a good backpack for a camera, and some decent looking shoes. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by elvissa on Jul 11, 2012 - 8 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 fool my film camera

How can I trick the auto-exposure setting on my film camera? [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Jun 29, 2012 - 15 answers

I want a HD camera that can also do slo-mo filming.

CameraFilter: I am looking to buy a DSLR camera that can not only videotape movie-quality HD, but also film in super slo-mo. [more inside]
posted by Sully on Jun 28, 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

Is there a wide-angle zoom lens equivalent to the 50mm lens?

I need an all-around wide angle or zoom lens that's of good quality. I'm already really happy with my f/1.8 50mm, what's the zoom/wide angle lens equivalent of the 50mm? [more inside]
posted by carmel on Jun 20, 2012 - 12 answers

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