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I have seen some mobile phone specifications that mention "12MP + 12MP Camera", such as these specs for a Samsung Note 8: 12MP + 12MP Camera 8MP Front Camera 6.3" Display 64 GB Memory 6 GB Ram 2.3 + ...

As your lens's focal length gets longer, fewer photons pass through the lens to hit the mirror/sensor. Why don't you see darkening when you look into the viewfinder and zoom in with a zoom lens, and ...

One of my friends wants me to shoot some picture of him/people at the club where he is a DJ. But I just started out so I don't have so much knowledge on it so I need some help. My gear: Sony α6300 ...

So we all know there are 3 golden parameters in camera: aperture, iso, shutter speed. I could sense those 3 parameters are innate, which means they are directly related to the mechanics of the camera, ...

I am stuck. I am starting to understand and try Flash photography with my Canon 750D. I have ordered a yongnuo 560 iv just yesterday. Now as I am tight on the budget, I have not ordered a trigger ...

It seems like when I take a picture, the end result is not the picture I wanted because it hesitated and took too long. I have a Nikon D3300 and just use the auto focus. What am I doing wrong?

What's the difference among the following Rolleiflex cameras: Rolleiflex 3.5T Rolleiflex 3.5F Rolleiflex 2.8C Rolleiflex Automat What's the right one to choose for beginners of medium format ...

I was reading the manual for my camera and well they have a rectangular kind of area that they show in viewfinder and those little squares as focus point and how to change those focus points. But the ...

In answer to another question, Adam Davis writes: Your camera complicates this by using a rolling shutter above a given speed (usually around 1/200. This means that only a portion of the ...

The scene mode selecting dial on my old compact camera is highly sensitive now, it could easily switch the mode even I don't touch it. Unfortunately there is no spare part left on this model, so I ...

At the current rate by which technology is improving, I believe that mobile photography is not far behind their DSLR counterparts, generally speaking. However, for amateurs like me, it is quite ...

The question, then: If all colors are combinations of red, green and blue, and my monitor's pixels use all three, why is its color space limited to so small a portion of the actual complete color ...

I just got a brand new Nikon D750 body. However, I found that the package has a lot of room to move around so I don't know if there was any damage done to the camera body during the shipping. When I ...

There are several questions here about the definition of depth of field, about focal length, and about subject distance. And of course there's the basic how does aperture affect my photographs. And ...

My SLR is equipped with the mirror lockup function. What does it do, and when would I employ such a feature?

What are good resources (tutorials/books/videos/etc) for a beginning photographer? Keep in mind that this is for a beginning photographer, who has recently moved from a point-and-shoot to an entry-...

What is a remote shutter release? In what kind of photo situation would I use a shutter release?

I usually use the "[auto]focus and recompose" method for taking candid photographs. In situations where there is a high degree of contrast, I would like to use spot metering to correct expose for ...

What does f-stop mean? Is it the same thing when people say "2 stops" for example?

My question, specifically: why is the Fujifilm HS 10 not an SLR?

As far as I have read f-stop is a measure of the aperture. This affects the amount of area in the foreground and background which is in focus. While having a look at the dynamic ranges of cameras I ...

When a camera's shutter is opened, if light reaches the sensor instantaneously (speed of light = 300.000 km/s), why does shutter speed modify picture sharpness/detail? Why do pictures get darker with ...

How does aperture affect my photographs? Why should I care about the aperture with which a photo was taken?

What type of lens should I be looking for to take portrait photos? I would like a lens that portrays a blurred background and also captures a wide background while not making the subject look so ...

I plan to buy the Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G lens for my Nikon D5100. I want to know compatibility, performance and quality of the lens-D5100 combo.

I heard have only used 23 mega pixel camera only. I want to know how big Mega pixel cameras are available.

I tried to take several pictures with a DSLR ( Nikon D3200 - 18 to 55mm zoom lens) with manual focus mode. I changed the manual focus randomly and clicked several pictures one after another. I was ...

I have a point and shoot camera which cost 13k (about $200 US). Wedding photographers have cameras in the 500k range ($8000). What is the fundamental difference between our cameras? Why this huge ...

I'm very new to digital photography, so I still haven't gotten the hang of all this exposure and ISO stuff, etc. I have a Canon EOS T3. My question is how big of a difference does it make using ...

In what situations you can use a high iso value and a short shutter time, or use a low iso value and a long shutter time? What will be the difference between two pictures of exactly the same scene, ...

Can someone tell me what happens if I rotate the film rewind(back cover open knob) when the film is still in the camera? I accidentally moved it.

I need an advice. Because I'm a total amateur camera-lover. So I just tried to load a film on a point shoot camera without having any idea if the camera is working or not. I loaded it smoothly. BUT, ...

Nikon D3000 doesn't have a live view which means that the scene can't be seen on the LCD screen. So, how do you use the manual focus in such cases? Hit and trial, or is there a way out?

When taking a photo on most cameras, if you take a picture of a moving object, the object appears blurry. Why does this happen exactly?

When a camera says that it has, for example, a 10x optical zoom, what exactly is that 10x based on? Is it the angle of view of the human eye, the focal length of the camera, or what?

What do the T and v stand for? Public-domain image from Wikipedia.

I'm currently using an entry-level DSLR with 18-55mm lens and having great trouble trying to creating a blurred background effect in my photos. Now matter what aperture or shutter speed I choose, I'm ...

Forgive this novice question, I am basically a complete newbie to photography. Really, all I've ever used for most my of short life have been point-and-shoots; I've only recently started to pick up ...

I need to compare the color reproduction accuracy of 2 cameras quantitatively, in RGB space or Lab space. In my set-up, I use the same standard lighting source, same lens(same focal length and same ...

How to calculate distance of an object from camera or calculate the size of a object in an image? Given that, I have already generated the camera parameters (intrinsic and extrinsic). I have to ...

Or better, the loss of it? If I take a picture of a uniformly white wall, I don't expect contrast at all and that's ok. But sometimes I take photos of a a scene where there are light areas, dark ...

I'm wondering what are the most compelling reasons to switch to manual mode on my DSLR. I mostly just use aperture priority mode so I have good control over the depth of field combined with an ...

Cameras can show a graph divided by 3 vertical lines. What does this graph describe about the picture, and how can I learn how to read it?

In the past there was huge difference between amateur and professional cameras, but due to the market demand, companies are producing cheap professional (DSLR) cameras, and more advanced compact ...

I have the camera specifications from the manufacturer. The RGB quantum efficiency curve (I think it is also the spectral sensitivity curve) is provided. How can we compare these two cameras's quality ...

Being a novice in photography and reading about preferable settings of my camera I'm a little bit confused about ISO settings. Sometimes I'm advised to set as little ISO as possible to have higher ...

I am pretty clear about that DOF depends on: Focal length Aperture Distance from subject Sensor size and more (as pointed in the comment). But what is the question here is: Is there any formula that ...

I am using an 8Mp camera module to take a picture of an A4 sheet at a low angle, circa 10 degrees, something like this: I tried to do some calculations, but it's the first time that I work with a ...

What is focal-length? Are focal-length and zoom synonymous? How does the focal length of a photo affect it? Are there common uses for different focal lengths, and how can I decide what to use when?

I read somewhere on this site itself that you should spend more on your lenses and less on your camera bodies. Is it a myth or a fact that mostly it is the lenses which make your photographs not the ...

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