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Troubleshooting a Canon EOS 20D

My neighbor lent me his Canon EOS 20D to photograph art and other merch for Etsy. I haven't dropped the camera or anything like that, but it's suddenly not turning on. Or if it does turn on, it lets me take a few pictures and then dies. There is a double battery, and both are fully charged. The red light doesn't come on when I turn it on. What can I try to fix it?
posted by mermaidcafe on Nov 26, 2016 - 7 answers

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

The Best Camera is the One You Have

Is the camera in my Samsung Galaxy Nexus good enough for casual day-to-day use? (Do-I-really-need-another-camera-filter) [more inside]
posted by Apropos of Something on Dec 13, 2012 - 8 answers

Cool digital camera?

Fun, artistic digital camera for a gift? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2012 - 10 answers

Help using a digital camera

Help me determine which settings I should use on a digital camera to photograph buildings. [more inside]
posted by mlis on Jul 31, 2012 - 12 answers

I want a fast lens on a compact digital camera!

What are good compact digital cameras for low-light photography? [more inside]
posted by barnacles on Nov 29, 2011 - 9 answers

Any good sub $400 used dslrs for online product shots?

I need a good, used dslr for my online (Etsy) product shots. Hoping to pay $400 or less (including lens). Looking for advance on both camera/lens & where I should be searching to purchase. [more inside]
posted by ogunther on Nov 11, 2011 - 11 answers

new life for a Nikon 990 Coolpix

I'm trying to set up my Nikon 990 Coolpix camera as a dedicated image camera on a PC. I'm not able to download images via USB and wondering how I could get this to work. I need to take a boatload of images and get them into a PC quickly and easily. I have this camera available as a utility camera that can be permanently utilized in this role if I can get it to work on a PC. [more inside]
posted by diode on Nov 9, 2011 - 11 answers

Looking for a great digital camera for less then $200

Help me select a new digital camera based on my requirements. [more inside]
posted by snow_mac on Sep 24, 2011 - 3 answers

Looking for the holy grail of cameras.

I need a new camera. Does a small camera with DSLR capability exist? [more inside]
posted by bristolcat on Oct 15, 2010 - 33 answers

Want to sell my 20D with a lens and some accessories; how much?

I'm trying to figure out a good price for my Canon 20D with the battery grip and the 17-85mm lens. [more inside]
posted by Joseppi on Jul 14, 2010 - 9 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

I know you're not supposed to look at it, but can I take a picture of it?

Would taking a picture of the sun damage a digital camera's CCD? [more inside]
posted by 517 on Mar 24, 2010 - 13 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

What's a good sub-$500 digital camera for general use and macro work?

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 - 22 answers

Camera reviews are taking over my sanity

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 - 21 answers

Wide angle/superzoom cameras

Digital camera recommendations in the wide angle/super-zoom/everything-but-a-DSLR category? [more inside]
posted by xanthippe on Feb 10, 2009 - 21 answers

compact digital camera

Wishlist time--what's a good small, cheap digital camera these days? [more inside]
posted by MrMoonPie on Nov 22, 2008 - 11 answers

Digital Pocket Camera with RAW?

I am looking for a pocket digital camera (point and shoot) that will store the files in RAW. [more inside]
posted by horseblind on Oct 31, 2008 - 12 answers

Digital camera file renaming help

Is there simple software for a digital camera flash card that will offload my pics -and- change the filename to the date they were taken? [more inside]
posted by mr. creosote on Apr 18, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me replace my S3IS with something a little beefier

It's time to upgrade my Canon Powershot s3is. I have a specific budget and feature set, and I am looking for some opinions as to where I should go from here. [more inside]
posted by JonnyRotten on Jan 24, 2008 - 11 answers

Will the PowerShot Meet My New Camera Needs?

I have never owned a digital camera, and am finally ready to get one. I am in love with PowerShots. Except though I'm new and clueless about photography now, I would eventually like to not be and I've heard the lack of zoom in compact cameras will become a problem. So are there any compact cameras out there with sufficient zoom function? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Jan 7, 2008 - 20 answers

did i just destroy my SLR lens?

I just managed to screw up the lens on my Canon D400 and was hoping someone could give me some advice on how much it is likely to cost to fix? Basically, the focus seems to be slightly twisted and appears to come off it's 'thread'. I can turn the lens to focus but the action is stiff and jams rather than pulling the lens back towards the camera. Obviously, I am no expert, but is it likely that the lens can be fixed, or am I looking at throwing down money that I don't have on buying a new one? Thanks in advance!
posted by hairgelburrito on Dec 29, 2007 - 6 answers

I want a Nikon camera; I love to take a photograph, so hivemind, please help me choose!

What camera should I buy? I want to buy myself a camera for Christmas, but I can't pin down exactly what I should get. [more inside]
posted by odi.et.amo on Dec 4, 2007 - 14 answers

Pocket-friendly digicam recommendations?

Recommendations for a good pocket-friendly digital camera? I'm finally ready to replace the Canon Power Shot S200 that was pinched by robbers a few years ago with a similar sized but updated camera. Looking for something approximately the size of a pack of cigarettes or smaller. Budget is in the $250-$300 range. [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on Nov 23, 2007 - 16 answers

Which of these two cameras should I buy?

Which camera should I get: the Panasonic Lumix DMC FX30, or the Canon Powershot SD750 (Ixus 75)? Please help me choose! [more inside]
posted by hot soup girl on Nov 17, 2007 - 17 answers

Help me find another camera with the "Color Accent" Feature!

Help me find other cameras with a "color accent" feature. [more inside]
posted by imjosh on Apr 24, 2007 - 13 answers

Should I be worried about dust with a pinhole dSLR?

I'd like to use my Nikon D80 dSLR as an occasional pinhole camera. Should I be worried about dust getting onto the sensor through the pin hole? [more inside]
posted by nomad73 on Mar 1, 2007 - 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

What is the best sub-compact digital camera du jour

What is the best small digital camera Du Jour? I know this has been asked before, but 6 months can make a big difference for these sort of things. What I'm looking for is a smallish, light digital camera with a big viewfinder, that takes really good pictures. That isn't too much to ask is it? [more inside]
posted by heh3d on Dec 15, 2006 - 21 answers

Digital Pinhole Camera?

Pinhole Camera Filter. [more inside]
posted by Eekacat on Oct 29, 2006 - 7 answers

Digital Camera for Archival Work?

Best digital camera to use in archives? [more inside]
posted by LarryC on Sep 29, 2006 - 20 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

If a digital camera says it can handle USB 2.0, does that mean it won't work in a USB 1.0 port?

If a digital camera says it can handle USB 2.0, does that mean it won't work in a USB 1.0 port? I'm in the market for a digital camera, and have been looking at the Canon PowerShot series, namely the A620, SD450, and SD600. All of these have USB 2.0 listed as the interface. However, my 800mhz G4 Powerbook has USB 1.0. Does this mean those cameras won't play nice with my laptop?
posted by invisible ink on Jul 15, 2006 - 10 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

Close-up shots of snakes on a plane.

Digital camera filter: I am looking to upgrade to a better camera. Should I opt for an "SLR-like" camera, such as the Panasonic FZ-30, or should I shell out for a digital SLR? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Krrrlson on Mar 26, 2006 - 23 answers

Simple digital camera with no LCD or optical zoom.

I'm searching for a very specific type of digital camera. I want a camera without a LCD preview/review screen, along with a few other things... [more inside]
posted by killThisKid on Mar 21, 2006 - 9 answers

SD card failure; impending heart failure

My SD card has died (or has it?) - filled with pictures. Is it possible to get the pictures back, if Windows won't even "see" the card? [more inside]
posted by stevil on Nov 22, 2005 - 12 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

reproducing old documents

I've been asked by my library's genealogy department to make copies of documents that are too delicate and/or unwieldy to place on top of a copy machine or scanner... [more inside]
posted by mcsweetie on Jul 16, 2005 - 12 answers

Un-deleting a picture from a digital camera's memory card: can I?

ACK! I accidentally deleted a picture from my digital camera's memory card! The cam is newish and I'm not quite used to it yet; I mis-pressed a button while reviewing, and now I've lost an important, once-in-a-lifetime shot. Is there a way, ANY way for me to recover the accidentally deleted photo? Please please please tell me it's not impossible. Or at least tell me why it is. *tears hair out*
posted by furious blush on Jul 11, 2005 - 13 answers

How can I take clear pictures in a small, dark club?

What are the best camera settings to use when taking pictures at a concert in a small club? Mine always come out really blurry. Canon S45 digital camera, if that helps any (4mp).
posted by adampsyche on Jan 25, 2005 - 37 answers

Compact digital camera suggestions?

I want a new digital camera. Nothing fancy: 2+ megapixels, 3X optical zoom, in the $200 neighborhood. The most important thing is size; I want something I can easily slip into my pocket. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by MrMoonPie on Jun 30, 2004 - 23 answers

Food photography camera

Looking for a new digital camera for food photography. [more inside]
posted by swank6 on Apr 12, 2004 - 7 answers

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