Outdoor security camera system for a residence. Any potential legal issues to consider? [more inside]
Can I have your recommendations on a digital camera for a 3 year old? [more inside]
What the F is wrong with my camera?I have a Canon PowerShot SD 1200 Digital Elph. As of today, when I try to transfer pictures from the camera to my laptop (Mac) via USB, the camera has a hissy fit -- it makes a bunch of clicking noises, all the lights flash, and it turns itself off. What is going on, and is there anything I can do to fix it?
[PhotographyFilter] So I have a DF-293-NIK flashgun with a plastic hotshoe mount. Sadly, it's cracked off on one side. Can it be repaired or do I have to buy a new flashgun? Photo here.
Looking for a decent HD-capable video camera to replace my brother's old Sony Handicam [more inside]
Recommend me a video camera to use capturing sports action. I'm looking for a USB camera for use outside that can send live capture to a Win7 machine. It should have a wide auto-focus, software to instantly review the feed. I've reviewed previous Mefi posts, and can't decide whether a web cam, stand-alone Hd camcorder, or something like a Flip or helmet cam would be suitable. Right now the Contour or GoPro are considerations, but I'm unsure of the software side. Price is not really important, but I dont' want to spend $500.
I want to get a DSLR. Should I go EVIL? What model would best meet my needs? [more inside]
I need someone to tell me what camera or camcorder to buy. Details inside. [more inside]
Where should I take my Nikon D40 to be cleaned in the Seattle area? There is crap on the inside of the body that has started showing up in pictures as gray marks. [more inside]
Should I replace an 18-55mm lens with a 55-200mm? [more inside]
Dear Chicagoans, I need to sell a nice camera tomorrow somewhere in the area. I'm a minor, so if I need to be 18+ to sell then my question is moot, but either way- if I theoretically wanted to bring in a camera and sell it on the spot, where and how do I do such a thing?
Does anybody have any experience with or recommendations for camera tripods/mounts for individuals in wheelchairs? [more inside]
What's the best affordable (below $200) lens for my Nikon D40 camera? [more inside]
I want a digital SLR. Which one and what accessories? [more inside]
I need to know how to set up a wireless, night-vision enabled, motion detecting camera for the purposes of spying. [more inside]
DSLR Filter- Narrowed my choices down, need an outside opinion on a couple details. [more inside]
How can I get my broken Canon digital camera and my malfunctional Flip video camera repaired? [more inside]
PhotographyFilter: Teach me how to shoot outside at night under stadium lighting. [more inside]
Have you downsized your photography kit? How'd that work out for ya? [more inside]
Back again. In a previous question I asked about Sony 8mm videotapes in the Philadelphia area. Sadly the price for converting Sony HG120 tape, Sony 8mm MP120 tapes and Sony Video8 MP60 tapes is too expensive for the 3 or 4 tapes I have. I'd rather not pay $150 when the tapes might be mostly blank, have crap on them, or otherwise not be worth spending $120 on. Any ideas? Should I try to buy a cheap camera for these? Anybody want to lend their for a few hours? [more inside]
I'm renting a Canon DSLR (60D or T3i) for our vacation in Seattle. Help me choose one single lens to rent with it. [more inside]
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]