Why are microscope lenses small and camera lenses large? Surely having large lenses on microscopes would let you gather more light from the thing you're trying to examine and give you a clearer picture.
I am attempting to play a video file that has come from a security camera, under Ubuntu. I think it's a codec problem, but I'm not sure of the solution. [more inside]
Name that scam: NYC high-def camera lens edition. [more inside]
Are there any consumer digital cameras that can stitch photos in-camera creating a horizontal AND vertical panorama at the same time resulting in a relatively square image as the result? [more inside]
When the police drill through to insert a surveillance camera, how do they do it stealthily? [more inside]
What's the best iPad app for viewing surveillance cameras? [more inside]
Why are the Phantom slow-mo cameras so expensive? [more inside]
I need to do a lot of quick images of stuff to sell on ebay and other places. I'd like to be able to take a pic and have it immediately available on a PC. I know I can use a memory card reader or USB cable to transfer images. What I would like to have is the image transferred immediately upon shooting to the PC. [more inside]
Lumix GF1, GF2, or GF3? [more inside]
Cameras like the Canon SD780IS but newer? Basically: Tiny and really good quality for its size. HD Video a bonus. I don't mind the lack of zoom. [more inside]
The old sitcom Cheers - what technology changed the camera when Woody arrived? [more inside]
My camera fell into a lake. Yikes! Took it home, let it dry in a bowl of brown rice and now it turns on (Yeah!) but the screen shows the view as a monotone blob of something. Help! [more inside]
What's the best cell phone camera out there today? prefer a zoom lens (I really miss having one). Currently I have an LG "chocolate" and it's not very good (in many ways). I-phone, as we know, has a decent camera but no zoom.
Trying to decide on a DSLR. The deciding factor is low-light performance... but I'm not sure how good is "good enough." Principally, I'm waffling between the Canon 5D and the Canon 5D Mark-II, which seem to vary almost exclusively in their low-light performance. However, since the "Mark I" 5D has a full-frame sensor (and therefore should have much better low-light performance than any smaller sensor out there, based merely on quantum light noise)... is it good enough for flashless inside photography? The price difference is basically 100%, since I can bet a "Mark I" for $1k used. Personal experiences, please?
I've had a Canon 5D Mark II for about 2.5 years, and I've recently noticed some bad dust particle issues that are on the sensor or mirror, not the lens. Can someone recommend a good camera store in New York City that could do a good professional job of cleaning my sensor (and an idea of how much this will cost)? I've looked into cleaning kits, and I think I would rather have a professional do it. Thanks! [more inside]
I'm looking to get a video camera, specifically a quick, durable thing for using with and around a new baby. Super bonus points for being water proof. Details and thoughts inside. [more inside]
Digital cameras that have good image stabilization for HD video recording: Halp? I know what I want, now I need advice for which models to look at. [more inside]
Should I get a new camera? Alternately, how do I improve my P&S skills? I have a Canon Powershot SD630 Elph, and I maybe want a micro 4/3. I'm headed to hike for three months in some places like here, here, and Nepal. [more inside]
Using various relatively cheap adaptors, zoom lenses and lens-reversal rings (the greatest thing that ever happened to Nikon dSLRs!), I had fun taking lots of pictures of really tiny things with my previous cameras. However, now I have a Sony NEX-5k which, for its wonderful optics, great features and excellent resolution doesn't seem to have anything that I can find to do the same type of work. Can anyone recommend a hack or accessory that will let me take more pics like those I used to (or even of smaller things!)?
Help me find the right AV equipment to buy for my cultural events nonprofit! I throw literary events that are awesome and generally undocumented. Tell me what I should buy (cameras, software, mics) to visually convey a sense of their awesomeness. Bonus points on tutorials on making podcasts and workflow process for videos. [more inside]
I'm getting a bit more into photography and I'm thinking about picking up some vintage film cameras (still and possibly movie). There is no shortage of inexpensive cameras available on eBay; however, it isn't clear to me what film formats are still available. [more inside]
What video cameras will download their content to computers using a .mov format? [more inside]
What's the best digital camera to take environmental photos with? We're looking to purchase a new camera and am considering spending between $1000-$1500 total. We take many photos of the wilderness, lakes, mountains, etc... Since we do a lot of backpacking, we would like it to be somewhat compact. Any suggestions would be helpful.
What is the best resource for giving yourself a crash course in using a Digital SLR camera? Food photography tips also appreciated. [more inside]
Hope me find a point-and-shoot digital camera that fits in your pocket, uses SD cards, can operate not only on battery power but with an and AC or DC adapter and most importantly has an automatic time-lapse feature. [more inside]
I think my camera lens is broken. Is my camera lens broken? Image (and more information) within. [more inside]
I think it's officially time for a new Canon SLR body, but I don't want to pay for what I do not need/want. [more inside]
What makes a digital camera shoot quickly? [more inside]
What's the best, most hackable point-and-shoot digital camera? [more inside]
Best current pocket camera? [more inside]
I'm considering upgrading my DSLR to one with video capabilities. What will my experience be like for making home videos (babies doing baby stuff, cats playing, family parties)? [more inside]
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]
Best place to find a cheap used 35mm camera in Minneapolis?
Advice for buying a digital camcorder? [more inside]
I'm looking for a camera (or video camera w/ still-shot capability) that can do a NIFTY thing my Pencam can do, but with better image quality: I can set up my Pencam in a remote location connected to my PC via a cable, for example focused on some birds at a birdfeeder outside the window, and I can preview on my PC monitor what the Pencam sees & then take a pic with a mouseclick when the timing is right. Any chance?
Looking to move up in the camera world. Help? [more inside]
My Nikon D40 died recently. I sent it to Nikon for a repair estimate. I'm looking for any experience anyone has with having Nikon repair a camera -- and weighing that against putting the repair money toward a new camera body. If I want to go with something new, I need help with selection. More details within! [more inside]
Problems shooting video with a bridge/superzoom camera [more inside]
AEB on a Canon T2i. Is there any software to allow more than 3 exposures while using AEB on a T2i? [more inside]
Why does some video quality appear warm and soft while others looks harsh and grainy? [more inside]
My husband is in the market for a new camera. There's one camera store in town that carries the cameras he's considering. The camera store is asking $100 more than Amazon. Should he tell the camera store what Amazon is charging? (I.e., try to haggle?) [more inside]
Automated camera w/infrared for catching scofflaws (boom cars)? [more inside]
In Los Angeles (Redondo) for a few days. Any suggestions for the best place(s) to purchase Lowepro/Pelican camera cases/Lastolite panels etc ?
Camera Noob Filter - I like taking pictures and I find that I like taking them a lot lately. My boyfriend is in a band and I love taking pictures of their shows but I can't get great shots in low - light with my Sony point and shoot. Any suggestions on a camera that isn't the full-blown DSLR but not point and shoot that will give me great low light shots as well daylight shots?
Saw a commercial this morning about 7AM EST - I think it was on the Today show - it was apparently a camera fixed on a guy's face who was skydiving. I saw in on my HD TV - it was a beautiful, crystal clear, professional looking shot. The guy pulled his parachute, and then they showed this camera, and the tag-line was "Be a professional" or something. What was the name of the camera? Did anyone catch this?
I am putting together a proposal for my English class. It proposes that cameras should be required in meat processing plants all along the "dissemble" line, and broadcast "to the public somehow," (probably via web-feed or something) . Is there such a thing, in any law, in any jurisdiction (even outside of the U.S.)? [more inside]
Ok this is may sound like a weird one... Basically I'm building an outdoor enclosure for a panning/tilting webcam that has IR lighting built into it. It was going to be all sides Lexan, to keep things simply and neat looking. I learned, midstream of course, that the Lexan/Plexiglass/glass all reflect IR light like crazy so you just see a beautiful ring of IR lights and not what's outside the box when viewing the stream. I'm told a UV filter might work, embedded in the front of the enclosure. The challenges are: [more inside]
I'm looking for a small, sleek digital camera for my wife, with a few caveats. [more inside]
Can you please recommend your favourite Digital Video Camera? Key features: inexpensive, compatible to quickly upload the data to a mac, internal microphone. A friend is planning to record interviews and possibly some classroom activities, not record a feature film. it doesn't need a whole lot of bells and whistles; bonus points if it's small-ish. thank you!