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Good smartphone optical zoom

What's a good smart phone optical zoom lens? I see many but not sure which one is good. Also would monocular or spotting scope work better? I won't be using it for smartphone. Will be using it in ...
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Fit a camera in peephole without modifying peephole

I have a front door peephole that apt won't let me modify in anyway. Can't add a video doorbell outside because can't modify outside. Need a camera that can detect motion and view the peephole from ...
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Programmatically Controlled gimbal

I am looking for a pretty specific product. A programmatically controlled gimbal for a camera. I want to be able to change the pan/tilt/roll of the camera by sending instructions through a cable, not ...
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What is the most reliable countersurveillance method to find hidden cameras?

Are there any reliable and inexpensive ones you can reccommend please? Was looking into thermal heat imagers as one way since I dont know if the cameras emit RFs. Apologies if this is not the proper ...
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Budget android phone with decent camera?

Looking for a new phone for my wife. Requirements: Budget £250 max Android Not too big for the hand Good camera I personally like the moto brand and she currently has a moto g5, which has a poor ...
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16 channel security camera system

I need a system that can work offline and does not need subscription and that I can see the live feed in Chrome. I also want the cameras to be somewhat vandalproof so they aren't easily damaged by ...
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cameras selection for jetson xavier

What six cameras do you recommend for a university project using a jetson xavier nx? I am getting into self driving from a software point of view and camera selection becomes very difficult for me. I ...
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Which gadget is suitable for just taking a photo of answers of exam with pc?(The laptop-embedded camera is bad for it)

My univ require me to take photos of papers of answers of exam and send it via internet and mail papers via post office to the univ to be cheched whether any correction wasn't done or not. I need the ...
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Webcam with good driver

After loving my older Logitechs with good drivers, my newest (920) insists on using the tremendously bad Logitech Capture program to do things like zoom in and out. That program is simply next to ...
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An opensource alternative to Mavic Mini

I'm looking for a drone that has the following features: Weighs less than 250 grams (to avoid the legal obstacles for use); Can resist wind up to 8 m/s; Can use GPS and barometer to maintain its ...
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USB-C (version 3.1 gen 2?) Camera

I'm aiming to buy a USB Camera ("webcam"). I don't want to buy any USB gadgets that don't use USB-C. There are different types of USB-C, I think? I think I don't want to buy anything older than/...
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USB Camera for filming insects

I want to do a little study where I need to analyze the behaviour of insects like flies, bees and mosquitos. For this, I want to attach at least one USB camera to my computer, in order to do live ...
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Camera and motherboard with Camera Serial Interface

So I came across this great article about getting 660 frames per second from a Raspberry PI and its default camera, and was wondering is there any way to crank the setup up with possibly higher frame ...
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Web camera, heart monitor or tools for online medical appointments?

With the current Covid-19 outbreak, many people and families are doing remote/telehealth medical appointments. I'm thinking, as a precaution, to get the tools needed in case someone in my family gets ...
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Mirrorless Camera / Camcorder fully controlled from PC

I've been reading a lot of recommendations and how-to guides on using Mirrorless/DSLR/Camcorders as a video source with some HDMI capture card, but none seem to indicate (what should be obvious) that ...
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WTB Nikon 5600 - what lenses?

I am looking to get a Nikon 5600 for night sky photography and sports (dog park, martial arts) stills and video. I am settled on the Rokinon 14mm f2.4 for the night (edit: sky/stars) photography but ...
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Need a cam for photos with with flash light for PC

I am writing a program that needs to take (HD) photos from a camera connected to a computer. That camera also needs an integrated flash light. But I don't really know what I need to look for - when I ...
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Recommendation for a mini waterproof USB infrared webcam for Raspberry Pi

Could anyone recommend a mini (approx. 2mm x 2mm) waterproof USB infrared webcam for Raspberry Pi. This will be used for aquatic life monitoring. Any suggestions would be appreciated as well.
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3D portable camera with depth sensing

I know a similar question is there but it was asked 4 years ago and the market has changed significantly. Now I'm looking for a small wireless camera (maybe as small as phones' cameras). I found this ...
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Small Form Factor Thermal Camera

I am Currently Looking for a Thermal Camera which either has an lcd screen which can be be extended away from the camera or simply a high quality thermal camera which can be programed into an lcd. ...
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High accuracy 3-D scanners for outdoor scene reconstruction at long-ranges

We are looking for a 3-D scanner for a project which is mounted at a distribution center where trucks are monitored. The trucks are viewed from the top and the goal is to estimate the 3-D pose of the ...
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Webcam which can upload to (or be accessed from) a private remote server without involving any proprietary cloud servers or a computer?

I'm looking for a webcam which is able to upload directly to a user-specified remote server - or which can be directly accessed remotely - without involving any kind of third party server or service ...
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Robust Industrial Camera sought which is small enough to fit

For our project, we need to buy a robust industrial cabled camera (ethernet or usb) that is waterproof and has good shock resistance (up to ~50 g force), and has M-connectors (for protection). Also, ...
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Camera for Windows Hello on Windows IOT Core for Raspberry Pi

I'm looking for a camera (module) that is suitable for Windows Hello (Microsoft's biometric facial recognition) on Windows IOT Core which runs on a Raspberry Pi. Any suggestions?
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Documentation needed for setting requirements on Android hardware supplier [closed]

I need to put requirements for future Android hardware (tablets, phones) and I wonder if there are any guidelines or documentation of these requirements that makes it easier to follow the needed ...
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180° FOV camera with RAW output for under US$300

I'm looking for a photo camera capable of taking photos of the whole sky from zenith to the horizon. The camera must: have field of view at least 180° provide RAW format photos be controllable from a ...
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A large-display camera without apps

I recently found out my dad struggles with wasting time at work, and wanted a phone without apps. But the issue is, he uses his phone at work to take pictures; so he needs a camera with a large ...
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Bidirectional brushless DC motor with high starting and holding torque on the cheap [closed]

I'm working on a DIY camera gimbal project, and I came across the issue of finding adequate brushless DC motor that: Has enough starting and holding torque to lift and stably hold a 5kg mass when ...
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High luminosity tolerant USB camera

I'm looking for a high luminosity tolerant USB camera. I'm working on a project in which I have to install a small USB camera in a surgical illumination device. The objective is to stream videos of ...
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Battery powered camera and transmitter for outdoor use

I wish to set up a camera 500 meters from my house to send a live stream of a river over the internet. The camera and transmitter will have to be battery or solar powered and be able to transmit the ...
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USB Still Camera (low cost)

I need to take stereo images with good image clarity and close shutter timing. USB web cams are an obvious option but they tend to have low clarity with lots of motion blur and synchronizing shutters ...
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dual cam for stereo

I am looking to test some applications that need stereo inputs. Similiar to this dual camera. https://www.amazon.com/ELP-Megapixel-Camera-Module-Biometric/dp/B00VG32EC2//ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&...
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Portable camera with bluetooth or some other wireless technology support

I want to find a tiny camera or camera module that can stream its videos via Bluetooth or other wireless technology. I want to use that camera as an accessory that can be attached to a body part. The ...
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Compact camera for hiking and city tourists

I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41. You can see images I took online, but to summarize: I want to take / took images of Animals: Super hard at the moment, many of my images are blurry. Landscapes ...
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GPS camera for buildings/landscape/various with best definition $400 can get

I want a camera appropriate for shooting: 50% buildings/landscapes 20% food and small objects the size of an orange 20% groups of people (parties, street scenes) 10% portraits ... under these ...
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Security Camera: 1080p, 4 megapixel, or 4K?

I plan on installing a security camera on my house. I want the security camera to be wide-angle so that it can capture my porch, driveway, and sidewalk all on video. My house is two stories with 9 ...
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Cheap gimbal and action camera for hexacopter

I am looking for a cheap gimbal and action camera For the action camera, I would like it to be capable of... 4K or 1080p recording recording a live output to a fpv transmitter, just like Gopro ...
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Compact camera under $300 manual controls

I'm looking for a compact digital camera with manual controls. Requirements Price1: As low as possible Flash, SD Card Slot Maximum Size2: 6 x 5 x 2 inches Manual Control: Aperture, ISO, Shutter ...
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Simple Camera or webcam to take pictures from a fixed location

I'm looking for a simple camera that has good quality. Requirements are that it can be zoomed in (will be zoomed once only), can be mounted through my own means, so preferably not spherical, and take ...
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World's smallest digital camera under $600 with an optical viewfinder?

Please recommend a small digital camera under $600 with an optical viewfinder. I have yet to be able to find one. By small, I mean approximately no larger than two original iPhones stacked one on ...
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Camera with gsm card and facebook client

I know that a good mobile phone does this, but I would like to have a camera-ish camera with real buttons, and that I do not need to download my pictures to my laptop but I could upload to facebook on ...
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what is the best solution for a single board camera module [closed]

I am looking for a single board computer that can connect to two camera and save images from both camera at the frame rate of around 5-6 fps into a hard disk? What is the best single board computer ...
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Looking for a programable nanny cam

I have a Foscam 1918w, which I created a custom interface for. The process wasn't cool, and it wasn't transparent about how to reprogram the interface. I also had to overhaul the front-end, which was ...
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Best approach to handle 8-12 cameras through one PC? [closed]

For a more complex project I need to process the video input of 8 to 12 cameras at the same time on a single computer but each with a rather low resolution (probably 480p). Those cameras could either ...
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1080P dual in car camera

In car cameras, now I know its been done before but the ones I found on Google are fairly old now, most are not 1080p or if they are its only a single camera setup. What I'm looking to do is have a ...
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MicroSD Card High Speed Adapter?

I was wondering if there is such a thing as a high-speed MicroSD adapter. I ask this because I use a class 3 microSD when I'm recording 1080p video, but since I've been doing this, my camera's on-...
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Budget android phone with proper autofocus(<$200)

I'm looking for a half-decent android phone with an emphasis on camera quality and autofocus. The main reason I want a cheap phone like this is for scanning 2D barcodes(Not QR Codes) with the camera. ...
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Looking for a quality feature phone, with a good camera for use within North America

For reasons I'll not get into I'm seriously considering dropping my smart phone and purchasing a feature phone for use for at least a few years. I'm looking for a simple phone but I'm not completely ...
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Tiny zoomable camera with adjustable angle for distance viewing

I have an eyesight problem and have trouble seeing presentations on the screen when I'm in conferences or in group meetings. I am currently using an application called Eye Glasses on my iPad for this ...
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Portable digital camera with high quality sensor and optics

I am looking for a portable digital camera with the following specific requirements. Requirements Must easily fit in a pants pocket. The smaller the better. Maximum size: 4.5" x 3" x 1.5" (smaller ...
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