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Digital Cameras / Camcorders

A digital camera or digicam is a camera that encodes digital images and videos digitally and stores them for later reproduction. Most cameras sold today are digital, and digital cameras are incorporated into many devices ranging from PDAs and mobile phones (called camera phones) to vehicles. Digital and film cameras share an optical system, typically using a lens with a variable diaphragm to focus light onto an image pickup device.  Digital cameras can display images on a screen immediately after being recorded, and store and delete images from memory. Many digital cameras can also record moving videos with sound. Some digital cameras can crop and stitch pictures and perform other elementary image editing.

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My OS is win 10 pro 64 bit and one of my online sites I visit to make a purchase wants my DL ID, and further they want to activate my web camera so that they could take a picture of myself, my identity.  This site is for bitcoins.  The present small camera is a Logitech HD 720P.  The site says that the picture is not that good enough to compare with the  jpeg license I uploaded.  Thus the need to purchase a better one that would do the job, with the cost bearing in mind. Thank u for your suggestions. Regards
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I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 (but soon to upgrade to Note 8). When I go travelling I always take with me my trusty Nikon D7100 digital SLR with 18-85mm lens. Smartphones can take great photos these days but are still lacking due to their lens.

Conversely, my Nikon camera, although a very good camera, is heavy, cumbersome, and I also need to bring the case and charger.

Further, I can't backup to cloud, edit, or share (email, Whatsapp) my pictures directly from the SLR camera. For this I'd need to bring a laptop with me, whereas with my phone I can do these three things from the phone. Also my phone can GPS-tag the photos, whilst to do this on my Nikon I'd need to buy a separate GPS unit to attach it to the camera, thereby making it even more cumbersome.

Viewing recently taken photos on a smartphone screen is much more pleasurable, not to mention the pinch-to-zoom. Also, my phone these days has more free storage space than my camera has in total.

So, to my question... Is there a way that I can have the best of both worlds? Does there exist some sort of 'cradle', where I can attach my current Nikon lenses, and a shoulder strap, and then just slot in the phone to turn it into a fully functional DSLR camera?

As for connection between the phone and the 'thing', I initially thought WiFi, but I think that this would cause a Osh with the viewfinder, so probably USB-C would be best. Plus, with a cable you could potentially or a battery inside the thing which could be used to charge …
The place I park in office is about 200-300m from where I seat:
I can't see the car as blocked by walls.

My car is parked along the street which can get vandalised (scratched, etc):
I wanted to be able to view my car from my office PC/laptop (or at least from
my iphone) remotely : the street is a straight one & if I sit in the car, I could see
if someone is approaching (even >100m away).

Anyone has any solution to this?  I don't want a recorded video as it's too late
& the vandal would have taken place.  I wanted a camera/device which will make
it like I'm viewing from within the car (but I'm viewing from my office seat).

Feel free to show me any eBay/Amazon links of the items you recommend.
Not something more than US$300 ideally.

I have an iPhone 4 and an iPhone 6: perhaps one of them can be mounted in
the car (with a low-cost 4G data plan of US$20/month for 20GB data)?  If it's
something that don't need any data plan, will be better but I'm Ok to get one
I have two Photo Library files and need to purge them. That's because i have all the pictures I want on disk as a JPG or other format. These are duplicates.

When I plug in my phone or camera. it imports to the library. I export the ones I want. So they are duplicate!

How do I purge these files?

I worry about simply deleting them, unless this is the correct step.


45 GB
and I need it to highlight duplicates and make it easy to purge duplicates.

I have 48GB clogging my disk with pictures and think I have many duplicates.  Know many images exist in both the Photo Gallery AND on my disk. And often there are multiple copies in both places.

What kind of automation is there I can use to save disk space and not spend time going through each picture. I really do not have the time, but I want:

1) grouping by person to be an option, and will train the system later, when I have time
2) remove from disk when safely stored in this program

Can I use Photo Gallery on the Mac for this?

Shall I consider the Google program, the name of which I forget?


  I am new into digital photos and cameras.

  I need to take pictures of car dealers inventory and be able to use those pictures for social media and selling the cars.    So basically it should be with good quality and low size.

 Please recommend me cheap/good camera for this use and a software for basic photos enhancements/editing.

  It is a used car dealers.


   Joe Echavarria
I have a bunch of JPG's and need to reduce their file sizes significantly. What tool can do this for me?

I also have PNG files which I need to convert into small JPG files. Is there a tool for each?

Word (Mac) 2017:

I find the PDF I create is huge and suspect not all images are JPG.

How can I convert them the easiest? One problem, Word has lots of images tools but the filename and file type seem to have been lost on import.

I am starting to send lots of faxes as part of my marketing plan. I work from home and send for free with my all-in-one, with downsides:

- While the send it taking place, my landline is busy and I can not make calls. They are free to send but costing me a fortune in opportunity lost.
- I must create a cover page using Word, print it, then throw it away. (wastes effort. time and laser toner)

Is there a way for me to get my PC to send faxes over the Internet? Would this require a distinct piece of hardware?

Are there outside services that offer free end services? (I figured I ask, but do not know why they would be free)

I could get a dedicated fax line to keep fax and phone distinct, which would help. The monthly fee for a new line is not free, but at least has a fixed value, not based on the number of faxes I sent.

I'm trying to allow us to be able to view the security cameras from outside of my LAN, the trouble is I can't get Dyn's ddns service to cooperate. I've port forwarded the cameras already but still can't access them. Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance!
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I have a 4 in one...

HP Laser Jet Pro MFP M127fw

I want to use my single land-line as a dual use phone/fax, where the beep of an incoming fax triggers the HP to receive the fax. How do I do this?

Sending faxes is not issue.

With this arrangement, I can fax send/receive for free, which is the goal. But, if I am out of town, I need to redirect the faxes so I can read them, remotely.

In this case, and can not get at my fax machine, I am okay using an outside fax service, where I may pay a large amount of money per page.

How can I configure this? I use Verizon, but am at a loss at how to redirect the fax calls, on demand.

Where are the settings to adjust the Logitech C920 camera settings (color, brightness, etc.)?
A client has a separate construction site in the next state in a trailer. Both locations have broadband service.  They were asking about "video conferencing" between their meeting room for 10 people with 1 or 2 people at this remote site.

This would be once in a while, maybe 2 times a month for an hour at a time. At the main office they do have a 50" TV on the wall.

I looked on line for a documenting a spectrum of options but came up empty. That at least is what I envision is available?

I could see the low end being that they could use a laptop's webcam fed to the TV on the wall. Maybe spin the laptop sitting in the center of the table around to see the person speaking. And at the construction site, they could use a laptop with camera.

And the upper end could have several cameras that can be turned and zoomed, mics around the room and better quality speakers.

Does anyone have advice on options, prices and how to help them decide what they need and want?

Thank you.
We have a user that uses her iPhone to record her short travel routes.  The problem she wants to improve is keeping the iPhone recording while doing other task on the mobile (for example quick tasks like anwering/making calls, searching google, using siri, etc.).

In other words, is there an apps for iPhone for recording videos and that also can stay in the background?  (that is that if the user needs to do another task, the recording doesn't stop including receiving/making calls).
Is the word "pixelated" ?

In the early days of computing, when image resolution was very bad, image were drawn in little squares. And i need the name of that kind of drawing.

Is is pixelated? Or is it another word?

which camera would you advise for a Synology ds414?
It should have night view and will be put outside (under carport, pointing at a street).

Budget is 200 Euro's max.

I used the PhotoShop slice tool to make 40 images from the 8X5 matrix, out of one image. I will use these images, side by side, and display them as puzzle pieces making up the one large image.

PhotoShop create GIF files. Why did it create GIF's?

I have made a few animated GIF's and understand that multiple image can fit into on GIF.

Curious why PhotoShop made this a GIF.

I have the online manual, but can not read the buttons described in it.


For example, page 74 seems to discuss deleting images. But look at the button in the manual. Even with reading glasses I can not identify the button on the phone.

Please explain how to delete all images but with clear simple instructions.

I have a Sony Handycam HDR CX240 camcorder.

This camera will be used to record video outside for a few hours.

A good few people would like to watch this video footage live while it is being recorded.

Facebook Live seems to be a good streaming service for this task.

How would I stream this video footage through Facebook Live through use of my Sony Handycam HDR CX240 camcorder?

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To test my media website, I'd like to use music video mp4's and mp3's. ( as many as possible)
Maybe film students keep them somewhere, to compare? They make tons. K-12 Schoolers?

I can't use No Doubt, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Ed Sheeran, Kevin Federline  and Beastie Boys, New Kids, apparently.

Google only finds converters and streams. Aren't they more trouble than it's worth?

What would you say?

I've been doing a lot of travelling and road tripping with the family and I always find it hard and time consuming to gather all photos from cameras and iphones into one comfortable experience in front of the television. It's usually a mess to import photos from camera, and my wife, me and daughter's iphone...they mess up the dates and mix up photos and videos. Then later on viewing on my television through AppleTV(gen4) is slow and not a good experience.

I'm using Mac and iphone and has a Sony camera and a Sony television and AppleTV (gen4).

I was thinking of a cloud service or piece of software where I can basically dump all photos and videos from all my devices and it will make sure to present it all nicely on my TV so we can all sit comfortable and enjoy our adventures :-)
In the Wi-Fi setting on my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300, there is no option to connect to the Lumix Club to send images.   How do I connect it?
Coding: VB.net 2013 / Windows 7 64-bit
Camera: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 (Full HD 1080p video calling (up to 1920 x 1080 pixels))

I have an app that I want to simply trigger the camera to take a still, high quality photo and store the image with a file name I will provide automatically.   I would also like to display an image on the screen so they know the product being photographed is lined up under the camera.

All the code I find online seems to be a variation of this code:  

While this code does take a picture, the quality is worse than a cheap kids camera.    So for some reason it does not use the full capability of the camera to take a quality picture.  I want to be able to zoom in on the picture to make out the writing.

Is there some way in the code I can force the camera to take a higher quality picture?

If not, is there some low cost VB.net add-in that could be used to acheive this?

Is there a low cost non-webcam digital camera that can be mounted and can connect via UBS and be controlled by vb.net to take HQ photos?

I have attached the picture I took.   In the middle of the picture there is a tan cut out of a magazine article.  When I zoom in on the photo it is all pixelated and you cannot make out any words.

I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 camera.   I want to have it automatically download images to my computer, which is on a domain.   There does not seem any way to change from WORKGROUP to DOMAIN.   How can I set it up to automatically download images to a shared folder on my computer?
What software update developed in the past year were you the most excited about?

I am very excited about 360 degrees cameras. I am not sure if they were developed last year. I "discovered" them recently and that is what matters to me ;) I like them because they are not as heavy as an drone and I think this camera will be great to bring on a hike and record the top of a mountain. The panoramic videos I've done on my hikes are very shaky and I think this type of camera will make justice to the gorgeous landscapes I have and will see. So, this type of camera is on my wish list :D

I linked a 360 degree video for those who haven't seen one. Don't forget to move the video from side to side, & up and down.

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Digital Cameras / Camcorders

A digital camera or digicam is a camera that encodes digital images and videos digitally and stores them for later reproduction. Most cameras sold today are digital, and digital cameras are incorporated into many devices ranging from PDAs and mobile phones (called camera phones) to vehicles. Digital and film cameras share an optical system, typically using a lens with a variable diaphragm to focus light onto an image pickup device.  Digital cameras can display images on a screen immediately after being recorded, and store and delete images from memory. Many digital cameras can also record moving videos with sound. Some digital cameras can crop and stitch pictures and perform other elementary image editing.

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