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!
Fuji x100, why should I pay so much for a fixed lens camera? Is this a rangefinder? I don't really know what that is.... [more inside]
Digital compact camera needed, with ability to take shots at defined intervals, when left unattended (for time-lapse). [more inside]
My choices for cameras have been limited by my requirement that it has to have a flexible display, such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50, or the newly released Canon 60D. But maybe I'm thinking the wrong way... Is there a way to plug a portable video screen into my camera, and achieve the same viewing flexibility? [more inside]
Yes, it's true, there are still Luddites out here using 35mm film. The local concern which still develops films charges a queen's ransom to do so. Can anyone recommend a mail-in film developing lab which does good quality work, is reliable and is at least somewhat reasonable as far as price? (Costco in this area has stopped taking film...sigh). (can't think of any snowflakes to add).
Help me find a blog! It was about people on the streets with interesting cameras. It showed closeups of the cameras and sometimes their owners.
Looking for a new camera, but I'm a bit overwhelmed. Is DSLR the way to go? Special snowflake details inside... [more inside]
I have a Minolta SRT-101 camera that I purchased in 1972. It is in beautiful shape. I would like to sell it. Where and for how much?
Math/Optics: How can I derive the focal length of a lens from the magnification percentage of an image? [more inside]
Prosumer/enthusiast considering a micro 4/3s camera. Anyone have any experience with them? [more inside]
Is it possible for the Flip UltraHD Video Camera to be hooked up to a laptop such that the laptop can be used as a monitor while recording? If not, are there any video cameras that can be? [more inside]
How do I flatten a picture of a document to make it more like a scan? [more inside]
I read some time ago about new point and shoot cameras that are great for taking pictures at night. I believe they didn't have the same mirror system that typical cameras have, thereby making non-flash pictures turn out clearer. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? I'm hoping to find a great camera to take out at night to take pictures without annoying people with a flash.
I'm visiting a special collection/archive in a university library. Will a digital camera offer a viable means of capturing data? [more inside]
Please help me choose a digital camera that does what I can't make my itty-bitty Canon ELPH do but is still reasonably portable. [more inside]
What's a good/cheap external microphone for my Kodak Zi8 camera? [more inside]
I've got a good video-capable DSLR camera, and a good external microphone for it. But when I'm at concerts, the audio is blown out. Help? [more inside]
Movin' on up filter: Nikon D3100 or Panasonic DMC-G2? [more inside]
Looking for a point and shoot camera, best I can get under $200. [more inside]
My Sigma camera lens stopped working - what's causing it and what can I do? [more inside]
In this question I asked you to help me become an Inspector Gadget filmmaker. You succeeded. Well, now I want you to help me pimp my camera. (budget around $15,000) [more inside]
Vintage-Polaroid-Troubleshooting-Filter: Yay! I finally bought a vintage Polaroid One Step 600 (looks very similar to this) in The Big City. I bought this film for it. But...no pictures. Help? [more inside]
Smartphone newb seeks new Verizon phone. Likes: high-quality cameras. Dislikes: iPhones, spending money. [more inside]
I'd really like to be able to set up a corner in my basement to use as a little photography studio. Can you give me some advice as to what's needed? [more inside]
How/where can I find or fabricate a replacement plastic lens for this toy twin reflex camera? [more inside]
Tips for starting a photography business? [more inside]
Looking for a good waterproof camera, and confused by conflicting reviews online. [more inside]
Just a quick dumb question I can't find answered anywhere else: I have a videocamera with 37.5mm lens threads. A filter I want to buy online has 37mm threads (and that spec seem more common in general). There's a 37.5mm-to-37mm stepdown ring available elsewhere, but it costs twice as much as the filter. Is that 0.5mm really enough to need the stepping ring?
Yet another "pick a camera for me" question. Details inside. [more inside]
Quick and simple. Will my iPhone still work when I take the camera out? [more inside]
ChristmasIsNextSaturday Filter - Looking for a small camera with a swivel screen. [more inside]
Looking for advice on purchasing a Micro 4/3 camera for the wife. As always, special snowflake details apply. [more inside]
DSLR vs Pro-Sumer camera quandary, live performance variation. I'm looking at upgrading to a better camera (specifically because my Point-n-Shoot does poorly capturing live shows in dark venues), but I'm not sure if I am ready for a DSLR. Details inside. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a camera that I can mount to a wall or ceiling that will follow an instructor automatically? [more inside]
Should I sell my 350d and buy a Powershot G12? [more inside]
I'd like to build a really minimalistic time lapse rig [more inside]
Please recommend a starter camera that takes decent video and can accommodate other lenses. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a little digital video camera that does time-lapse video? [more inside]
To my amazement I just received notice of an Intention To Prosecute by my local UK police authority. What's surprising isn't the speeding ticket but the fact that it is dated and timed to a morning when my car was peacefully sitting on the driveway outside my bedroom window, listening to my snoring. [more inside]
Anyone have any recommendations for a point-and-shoot digital camera? I figure I should pick one up during these Black Friday sales.
Anyone have any recommendations for a point-and-shoot digital camera? I figure I should pick one up during these Black Friday sales. [more inside]
Some of the pictures I took on my last holiday have turned out to have fairly obvious dark smudges. Seems like my trusty point and shoot digital camera has a bad case of dust on the sensor and will need servicing, but is there anything I can do software-wise to salvage the pictures? [more inside]
Looking to buy an upgrade from a standard point and shoot. Should I go higher end point and shoot or micro four thirds? [more inside]
Where can I get a new screen for my Canon Sd1000 digital camera? Is it possible to get one by next monday? [more inside]
A friend has a Canon Powershot S1 IS that powers up, the lens motor seems to work, the display seems to work, but the camera gets no image. It just takes solid black pictures. [more inside]
I broke my underwater camera by not sealing one of the openings properly. Is it worth sending in for repair? [more inside]
Looking for one of the thinnest, smallest digital cameras that uses AA batteries. Thanks!
[DSLR-filter] I'm buying my first DSLR camera! Woohoo, excitement all around (except in my wallet). I've settled on a Nikon D90, but I'm not sure what lens to get with it. Options/details inside. [more inside]
Philadelphia-filter: I need a recommendation for a good quality camera repair shop where I can get an opinion on whether to fix my camera. [more inside]