I need a new camera bag. I am looking for esoteric brands, beyond Domke or Lowepro. Can the hive point me in many different directions? [more inside]
posted by captainsohler
on Dec 7, 2009 -
Are there any services (preferably in Canada) that will attempt to get data from a damaged SD card? A friend has baby pictures on an SD card, which said baby later found and used as an inappropriate teething aid. [more inside]
posted by scruss
on Nov 29, 2009 -
Wife wants a video camera, I want a still camera that shoots video. Hope us! [more inside]
posted by bDiddy
on Nov 25, 2009 -
Looking for a GSM alarm system for my house. I don't live in the States, so the answer should ideally be non-US specific. I was wondering about the Panasonic BL-C131A, but that needs presumably a decent amount of light and a working internet connection to alert me of break-ins. And without push email, fifteen minutes could pass before I get the alert. It's not really ideal, I don't think... [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 24, 2009 -
Can you recommend a reasonably-priced digital camera for a bright seven-year-old girl? Bonus points if it's available in pink.
posted by timeistight
on Nov 20, 2009 -
What's a good digital camera for someone that wants to do long exposures, macro photography, and has roughly $500 to spend? [more inside]
posted by hjo3
on Nov 17, 2009 -
I just bought a new Canon digital camera, an SX110IS, and have discovered that it doesn't have the stitch assist mode. I may yet return it, but I'm wondering what would I need to do to still do a decent panorama without the assist? Obviously I have to frame the photos for overlap, but the real benefit of stitch assist mode was the exposure control. What should I do, manually, to get good panoramas as a result? [more inside]
posted by intermod
on Nov 16, 2009 -
What the most idiot-proof low-end digital camera? Emphasis on idiot.
posted by Yakuman
on Nov 6, 2009 -
I need a case for my new Olympus E-P1
, but I can't find one that I like! I really love the leather one
I've been seeing in pictures of the camera everywhere, but that case/strap is hard to find and exorbitantly expensive to boot ($85-$200 everywhere I've found it online). [more inside]
posted by katillathehun
on Nov 3, 2009 -
new lens from Sigma (18-250 zoom) comes in a Pentax mount. Pentax puts their DSLR image stabilization in the camera body and not in the lens like Nikon or Canon. Yet the description for all the lenses is the same - image stabilization in the lens. Is this a case of cut&paste product descriptions or would using this lens on a Pentax camera have double image stabilization (both lens & camera body)? [more inside]
posted by GuyZero
on Nov 2, 2009 -
How to repair a weather balloon, in the context of aerial photography? How to do aerial photography at all? [more inside]
posted by Tufa
on Oct 21, 2009 -
Camera question: Just bought a Samsung TL100 12.2 megapixal - slim and cute. Tried to load photos on my computer and did not work. Please help. [more inside]
posted by dmbfan93
on Oct 13, 2009 -
My sister is going on a 3 week adventure in Nepal and is taking a 1 year old Canon Powershot SD1100 IS. She'd like to upload photos a few times while she is away to some sort of photo sharing site (flickr, photocbucket, or even facebook). She is wondering if it is possible to do this without first saving to a computer (she'll be in internet cafes) and if so how? Both she and I (obvs) are new to this digital camera stuff.
posted by Pineapplicious
on Oct 5, 2009 -
I'm looking for a digital camera with the ability to do some sort of "burst" mode for self-timer / self-portrait shots. Does this exist? [more inside]
posted by jameslavelle3
on Sep 30, 2009 -
What is the lowest priced IP camera with optical zoom for use as webcam to display a mountain to the public? [more inside]
posted by fenwaydirtdog
on Sep 16, 2009 -
I have a Samsung TL320 digicam, but no battery charger. Where can I obtain a charger for it, ASAP, near Berkeley, CA?
posted by zevious
on Sep 6, 2009 -
Following my previous question, I've narrowed down my camera options and done a lot of reading, but I'd love some Hivemind input. [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari
on Sep 6, 2009 -
Camera Purchase: After a long while being out of film (studies) school, I've decided I want to make a documentary. Unfortunately I'm not really up on hardware these days. Can someone tell me what I can expect to pay, what features to look for, and what camera to buy? [more inside]
posted by Napierzaza
on Sep 3, 2009 -
Do security camera DVR's record all video channels simultaneously, or do they only record one channel at a time or the multiplex all on one screen?
I ask because I'm looking to set up an ultra cheap multi-cam recording setup in a small theater. [more inside]
posted by tropikal
on Aug 28, 2009 -
Using a webcam (instead of a camera) for recording changes in facial appearance over time - good or bad idea?
posted by anonymous
on Aug 27, 2009 -
Is there an online or mail service that will convert/process Advantix or APS film rolls to digital media?
posted by plexi
on Aug 24, 2009 -
How do I automatically take HD scenery pictures at our old house, transmit them to our new house, and display them on our HD TV? [more inside]
posted by 925
on Aug 8, 2009 -
When is an old camera lens good enough to influence which DSLR body to purchase? [more inside]
posted by yamel
on Aug 6, 2009 -
How can I save JPG images in Photoshop CS so that a digital camera can read them? Cheap crappy software can do this easily, but no matter what file settings I use in Photoshop, I've never been able to get any of my digital cameras to be able to read any JPG that was written by Photoshop - I have to load and re-save them with other piece of software to get them to work. Surely there is a way to make Photoshop save JPG files that cameras can read? [more inside]
posted by -harlequin-
on Aug 5, 2009 -
Can anybody suggest an inexpensive video camera that can be mounted to the ceiling of a Jazz Club, in order to give the patrons in another room, a view of the stage via Television monitor. [more inside]
posted by JamesMCS
on Aug 3, 2009 -
What should I do with an old 450 MHz Sawtooth G4 Mac running OS X 10.2? Assume that it runs well as-is and that I have $100 to spend on accessories. Bonus points to answers involving robots (for which I don't have materials for) and/or digital cameras (for which I do).
posted by infinitewindow
on Jul 27, 2009 -
My beloved digital camera just died, and I'm trying to match features. Any suggestions? I don't want it to fit in my pocket. [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari
on Jul 27, 2009 -
Question for a friend about slideshow programs for Windows PCs. She needs a slideshow display that will show the most recently downloaded picture (IE: newest image in the folder) and is pretty easy to use. Free is better, but not required.
Her specific request in her own words inside. [more inside]
posted by FritoKAL
on Jul 24, 2009 -
Is there such a thing as a left-handed SLR? My fiancee has limited use of her right hand, but she's rapidly outgrowing her little Canon point and shoot. Ideally, I'd like to get her a (relatively) entry level SLR with left-handed controls. Digital or 35-mm is fine, as I'm open to whatever bizarre eastern European models the hivemind can find. Under $750 would be ideal.
posted by Oktober
on Jul 22, 2009 -
Can anyone recommend a good action, landscaping, and travel DSLR in the $~1000 range? I tend to travel around and take pictures of nature, which include landscape as well as fast-moving animals.
(Low light would be nice too, but I won't hold my breath.)
I have read this
, but it's from '07. I'd like updated recommendations.
posted by biochemist
on Jul 20, 2009 -
I'm looking for an affordable, but still good quality camera to use for nighttime shots. My current camera is a Canon SD1000, which has an incredibly good macro mode, and takes decent pictures otherwise, but the nighttime mode leaves much to be desired. [more inside]
posted by linzenoonoo
on Jul 16, 2009 -
I received this Holga camera
as an early birthday present. It uses 120 size film. Searching past questions on AskMefi suggests that it can be slightly hard to find a place to develop this type of film, and that it can be expensive unless you have your own photo scanner. Should I return it and get a 35 mm version? [more inside]
posted by bluefly
on Jul 12, 2009 -
Sub DSLR cameras that allow you to change the filename prefix or tag all photos with an alphanumeric string you can set? [more inside]
posted by machaus
on Jul 3, 2009 -
Can someone recommend a camera flash for a Canon XTi for around $120? I really want the speedlite 430 but its just out of my budget right now and I'm still basically a beginner. Is there anything comparable at that price that still offers a swivel head that can go in all 4 directions (as in, left right up down)? Can I still get good results from something at that price? the guys at the camera store are really trying to upsell me and tell me that anything at my price range will basically suck.
posted by postergeist
on Jun 30, 2009 -
I'd like recommendations of a good ~$200 film SLR for a beginner. I'll be using the kit lens for now.
I can't afford a digital SLR. I know the cost of film/development adds up, but for now I just need something to get off my feet.
I've been doing photography for years, but I never learned beyond point-and-shoot cameras. Something that's compact and fairly new would be great, but not required. I like to take nature and portrait shots.
posted by biochemist
on Jun 29, 2009 -
I have a Canon PowerShot G10 taking great pictures and VGA-resolution videos. I'm now looking for a video camera that will allow me to capture videos in HD. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by remi
on Jun 27, 2009 -