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I need a camera halfway between a smartphone and a DSLR.

I am looking for a digital camera that is easier to carry around than my DSLR, but a more capable camera than my smartphone. I am looking to spend at most $500. I have a couple ideas, but it's been a long time since I shopped for cameras, and I wanted some more recommendations. [more inside]
posted by Elementary Penguin on Aug 7, 2013 - 22 answers

2 dimensional auto stich in-camera?

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]
posted by Infernarl on Aug 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Cheap digital camera

I need a cheap (sub 200) digital camera. I rarely print things, I take a lot of photos of fireworks, I take a lot of photos of cats, I take a lot of photos of baked goods. [more inside]
posted by jeather on Sep 10, 2010 - 10 answers

Does ice-cream have a "good side?"

Help me take pretty pictures of food. [more inside]
posted by Nattie on Apr 17, 2010 - 19 answers

Best Discreet Subway Camera?

DigitalCameraFilter: I am trying to find a small, discreet point-n-shoot camera that I can use on the subway to take pictures of my fellow-passengers (think Walker Evans - Many Are Called). Trying to find something that is: small (fits in pocket), quiet, sharp, can disable the rear lcd, and has minimal shutter lag. Good high-iso performance also a plus. Zoom not necessary. [more inside]
posted by joshwa on Dec 10, 2009 - 15 answers

Digital camera: repair, upgrade, replace, fix it myself?

Please help me decide whether I should have my digital camera (Casio Exilim EX-Z750) a) professionally repaired, b) upgraded at a discount, c) replaced with a completely different one or d) repaired by myself. [more inside]
posted by funkiwan on Feb 2, 2009 - 7 answers

7.2 mp vs. 8.1 mp Sony Cyber Shot? Where to find the best deal?

7.2 mp vs. 8.1 mp Sony Cyber Shot? Where to find the best deal? [more inside]
posted by caveat empress on Jan 29, 2008 - 10 answers

Better plasma screenshots

Help me take better screenshots on my plasma. I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01, and probably my settings are bad. Screenshots are either too noisy (at high ISO ratings) or blurry (100 ISO). Exposure is often whack. I see great screenshots online, taken on big LCD or plasma. How do they do that? Thanks!
posted by PenguinBukkake on Feb 2, 2007 - 10 answers

Dying CX7300 bogarting the digipix.. ideas?

I've got a Kodak CX7300 that keeps dying on me, which has a bunch of pics I need to pilfer at some point, preferably before it dies off completely. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Jan 15, 2007 - 6 answers

Cripple the new PowerShot to protect DSLR sales???

Disappointingly what it doesn't have is a raw mode, which appears to have been completely dropped by Canon for its compact models - presumably to protect the sales of entry-level digital SLRs.
WTF? Crippling your new products? I can maybe understand (don't agree tho) the reasoning of record companies for DRM, but in a corporation like Canon this is just insane (it's not that people will download exact copies of your cameras from the Internet). To my eyes this looks like a dumb selfdefeating business model, but I'm no MBA. So the question is, why do they do this crap? Does it really "protect" their other lines or is it simply a selfinflicted wound? Don't engineers fight the suits for stuff like this, removing features from a good camera kicking users in the teeth? thanks!
posted by PenguinBukkake on Oct 11, 2006 - 22 answers

What's the best way to clean a camera lens that is recessed into the camera's casing?

What's the best way to clean a camera lens that is recessed into the camera's casing? [more inside]
posted by afx114 on Sep 25, 2006 - 6 answers

Return a digital camera because of a few stuck pixels?

Hot/stuck pixels in a new consumer-grade digital camera? Fact of life, or defect? [more inside]
posted by drew3d on May 26, 2006 - 18 answers

Digtal Camera for low light?

Looking for a Point-and-shoot digital camera that has really good low-light ability. [more inside]
posted by cccorlew on May 9, 2006 - 26 answers

Problems transferring files to USB drives & SD cards.

How do I get my Win98 PC to recognize USB drives & SD cards as additional drives, so I can transfer files to them from my hard drive? [more inside]
posted by raedyn on Feb 11, 2006 - 9 answers

High end digital camera

Looking for a high end digital camera that is mobile, yet takes pictures with a high enough resolution to be blown up to about two feet wide. Ideally the quality would be good enough to hang in a gallery... [more inside]
posted by xammerboy on Jan 16, 2006 - 18 answers

My D70 takes fuzzy pictures!

I have noticed (and other people have commented that they have seen this too) that when I take pictures with my Nikon D70 I tend to get what seems to be a haze or fuzziness on the pictures. They are still crisp but have a diffused light feeling to them. I have tried several lenses as well as removing my uv filter and nothing seems to help. Has anyone ever seen anything like this? It is very frustrating… [more inside]
posted by GrumpyMonkey on Sep 5, 2005 - 28 answers

Managing Digital Photos

As per this question a couple of weeks ago, the insurance company paid up and I'm the owner of a brand new Canon 20D. Unfortunately, the new camera didn't come wiht any database software like my old D60 did. Now I need a new way to keep track of all the photos. (MI)... [more inside]
posted by trbrts on Nov 17, 2004 - 4 answers

Shutter lag on digital cameras - normal?

Digital Cameras, again: So I got me a cute little camera, based on the recommendations here. But there's a serious lag time between when I press the button and the picture is taken, a half-second or so. That's not bad for portraits and landscape shots, but it's not OK for action shots. Is this typical for digital cameras, or should I take this one back and get another?
posted by MrMoonPie on Jul 21, 2004 - 17 answers

What should I look for in a Digital Camera?

What should I look for in a Digital Camera? Is there any indication of what takes better pictures than another? I'm familiar with resolutions and megapixels... I don't know about things like lenses and A/D converters, and what other issues may exist. [more inside]
posted by weston on Jul 7, 2004 - 18 answers

Camera for Mom

I'm helping my mother buy a digital camera for her extended trip to Thailand and have exhausted dpreview.com and the various other review sites. I need real-people recommendations: she wants something with decent resolution (at least 3 mp; I hope for 4 or better); under $300 hopefully; decent battery life (we tried a Nikon Coolpix but the batteries didn't last long enough - the Canon Powershot s50 batteries lasted for 200 shots and lots of flash, but the camera is just out of her price range); compact flash, since I have a number of cards for her, and ease of use. And it has to work with an older iMac with os9. Any ideas?
posted by luriete on May 11, 2004 - 7 answers

Are flash cards "designed" for cameras worth it?

Has anybody ever tried the flash cards that are "designed" for cameras? They claim to have faster write speeds. I can't help thinking the bus would be a bigger bottleneck than the speed of the card, but I keep seeing them and can't tell if it's just marketing hype or if the extra spend is worth it.
posted by willnot on Jan 31, 2004 - 5 answers

Good, inexpensive digital camera

What's the best digital camera in the $200-$300 range? Picture quality is the most important criteria for me, compactness #2. I have a lot of experience with traditional SLR photography and hate to not use my Nikon, but the quality /price ratio for digicams is finally getting reasonable (and the price of film development is getting worse by the day). Any advice would be much appreciated.
posted by _sirmissalot_ on Dec 9, 2003 - 27 answers

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