A device that stores and records images. The images could be still photos or motion pictures.

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Is my Mac spying on me?

Feel free to call me crazy or paranoid, but sometimes I feel like the camera LED turns on briefly (for approximately 0.1 seconds). Maybe it's just odd reflections, or me confusing the LED for the ...
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How do you erase pictures from the Photo Stream album on an iPhone running iOS 5?

I have recently upgraded to iOS 5 on my iPhone 4 and am loving it. One issue I've run into is that my iPhone adds my recently taken photos to an album named "Photo Stream" whenever I'm on WiFi. The ...
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What are the shutter speed and ISO ranges for the iPhone 4S camera?

Despite some googling, I can't find any information on the hardware limits of the camera in the iPhone 4S. What ISO and shutter speeds are possible from the still camera? I know the exposure is ...
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How do I take a steathy picture with my iSight camera from the command line?

Is there a command line utility that allows me to take a picture from the built in camera? Something like screencapture allows for, well, screen captures. The reasoning for a command line tool is I ...
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How does the iPhone Auto Focus work?

How does the auto focus in the iPhone work? Is there a something mechanical in there to adjust the lens or is it completely software? Google provides this article which suggests some camera phones ...
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Camera app gone (not deactivated in restrictions)

My camera app is missing on both my phone and my iPad and after trying all the suggested fixes found online to no avail I now feel the need to get help with my specific case. The app is missing ...
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MacBook Pro camera and microphone used by malware?

Given the increasing number of reports about malware for Apple computers, I am concerned by the fact that there's no simple way to physically block the camera while I'm using my MacBook Pro. Is it ...
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How can I reset the camera roll to photo IMG_0001.jpg on iOS?

I just restored an iPhone 5 backup to an iPod touch both on iOS 6.1.3 (10B329) to rapidly load every app and setting, yet I'd really like the camera roll to start over with 0001. I've gone in and ...
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Can I change the default camera app on my iPhone?

In the latest iOS update (5.1) Apple added the camera to the lock screen, so now I don't need to unlock the phone to take a picture. Is it possible to change which app is used for this? I realise ...
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Is there a way to change the default camera app launched from the iOS5 lock screen?

In iOS 5 the lock screen can access the camera app. Is there a way to change the default app that is launched. I would rather use instagram for its social media connections and filters.
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Are there privacy concerns with the Built-In iSight Camera and LED Indicator? [duplicate]

I was having a discussion with some friends about the built in camera of computer and what you can do with them, and I realized that my macbook has one of those. That got me thinking about how the ...
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Can the Macbook's webcam be ON without LED indication?

Was reading some topics online about hackers accessing user's webcams (on Windows) to spy on them etc, and I am now interested to know if I'm at any risk. To make it simple, these are my questions : ...
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How can I take a picture with my iSight camera?

I have a MacBook Air which has a built in camera. Is there any simple application (preferably one that comes with Mac OS X) which simply takes a picture and saves it as PNG or JPG?
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Front facing camera stopped working on the iPhone 4s

Attempted to use the Camera App today and was presented with a closed shutter screen in the Camera app as pictured below. No tramma or anything happend to the phone no recent OS update, just not ...
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iOS5 - Does the ActiveSync Pin code lock prevent the new camera shortcut?

I've had an iPhone of various vintages for 3 years connected to MS Exchange activesync for work email. Part of the deal with this that you need to enter a four digit PIN before you unlock. I was ...
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iOS Camera Roll and Photo Stream workflow

When I take a photo on my iPhone it is added to both the Camera Roll and Photo Stream. I can then upload the photo into "permanent" storage in Mac iPhoto either from Photo Stream or Camera Roll ...
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How can I reset iPhone camera roll to IMG_0001.jpg?

I really want to reset the iPhone camera roll to photo IMG_0001.jpg. I have tried to do it with Image Capure, iExplorer and PhoneView, but any of them did not work at all. Is there a way to clear ...
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Fastest way to transfer a bunch of photos TO iphone camera roll?

what is the quickest way to transfer a bunch of photos (and videos) that come from an iphone to another iPhone's camera roll? Sync with iPhoto/Aperture is not an option: they wouldn't end up in the ...
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How to make iPhone camera silent?

On my iPhone, the camera shutter sound follows the ring/silent switch. However, I'd like the camera to be always silent, regardless of whether incoming calls & messages make a sound. Is there any ...
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How can I empty my Camera Roll from my iPhone?

I don't want to save anything—just wipe out the Roll like one would reformat a digital camera's memory card. Is there any easy non-computer route? If there aren't any system settings, do any apps do ...
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How to transfer large videos from iPad 2 camera roll to Windows XP?

iPad 2 16GB WiFi iOS 5.1.1 Windows XP SP3 All updates installed I have one video on my iPad 2 that is 24:13 in length that I filmed myself and stored in the camera roll. My goal is to upload it to ...
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iPhone 4s running iOS 7 displays pictures taken with filter as white

I have an iPhone 4s and am running iOS 7 on it. When I take a picture with the "process" filter, it then displays in place of the photo a blank screen. It doesn't happen when using the camera without ...
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How can I delete photos from camera roll and leave in an album?

I created a named album on my iPhone and placed photos from my camera roll in there. I would then like to delete these photos from the camera roll. However, when I try to do so an error messages warns ...
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Can I use a USB headset with my iPad's camera connection kit?

I know the camera connection kit can be used with USB microphones, but I'm wondering if USB headsets will work as well — both the speakers and the microphone — and whether this requires special ...
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HDR photos on iPhone 3GS with iOS4.1

I've just installed iOS 4.1 on my iPhone 3GS, and want to try the new HDR feature in the Camera App... But it doesn't seem to be available. Is it possible to use it in the 3GS? Do I need to do ...
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Is there a Cydia tweak that gives the camcorder its own button?

I have an HTC One V in addition to my iPhone. One thing I love about it is the camera application. It has two buttons: one to capture a photo, and another to capture a video. I love that you don't ...
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How can I play MTS videos from my Sony camera on my Mac?

My family has used a Sony Cyber-Shot camera for several years. A few months ago, we replaced it with a newer model Cyber-Shot. To our dismay, however, the videos the camera records are not in the old ...
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Understanding Photo Stream

I have some questions about Photo Stream: Are the photos that I take with my iPhone kept in the camera roll and PhotoStream folders? (Sometimes I take a photo and it appears in camera roll but not ...
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Why does my phone say I can't backup to iCloud even after deleting lots of video?

I have an iphone 4s and I got an error message saying it can't do a backup because I have more than 5 GB to backup (more details listed on my question here). When i go into the detail i see that the ...
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iOS 7: How to turn off camera's burst mode?

In the stock camera app, iOS 7 has added a new burst mode feature that takes multiple photos in succession for as long as the shutter is pressed. Is there any way I can turn this feature off and have ...
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Can I fix a scratched iPhone 5 rear camera lens?

In a picture I took this afternoon with my iPhone 5 I noticed a purple line on the photo: At first I thought it was a software issue so I rebooted the phone. Unfortunately, after a reboot the line ...
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iPhone EXIF/GPS Timestamp - Appears to be based on local settings?

I was under the impression that the iPhone received timestamps along with GPS location data. While I can't say its not true for the internal database, it seems to be for the EXIF data attached to ...
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Does the iPhone support the camera connection kit in 4.2?

I know that the camera connection kit accessory has so far only worked on the iPad. I assume that this is the case because the iPad was running a special version of iOS 3, but seeing as iOS 4.2 is now ...
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Camera not working again on mid 2013 Macbook Air after the second 10.8.5 upgrade

As mentioned here, the first 10.8.5 upgrade made the camera unavailable for Skype. This being totally unacceptable to me, I applied the fix that was around on macrumours, I backed up the ...
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Read from MS Duo memory sticks with iPad 4 (Lightning connector)

I have an iPad retina and would like to load data from a MS Duo memory card (the proprietary format for Sony digital cameras). What are my options? Unfortunately, using the USB port of the digital ...
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Emptying Camera Roll on iOS 6

I'm having a few issues with syncing pictures, which I haven't really nailed down enough to ask a question about exactly, but the rough version of it is that I think that my Mac running iPhoto has ...
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How can you tell if an iPhone camera photo has been fully uploaded to the Photo Stream without using a computer?

I'd like to know if the photos were uploaded yet, but an indicator isn't apparent. I'd like to know without resorting to checking a desktop/laptop. Is there one I'm missing?
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What MIDI hardware do iOS 4.2 compatible devices support?

(Apologies ahead of time if this question belongs in the audio production stack exchange. Since this question directly involves iOS, it seemed more appropriate here.) A while back I ran across a ...
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Camera will not work in Skype in 10.8.5

I have a MacBook Air 13", bought about a month ago, running OS X 10.8.5. The camera is recorded in System Information as: FaceTime HD Camera: Model ID: Apple Camera VendorID_0x106B ...
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Why do only some images received via iMessage have GPS data?

I've noticed that only some of the images I receive from a friend of mine (who also has an iPhone 5) have GPS data. (I test this by saving the picture and using a photo app to read the metadata.) I ...
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Connecting camera to the iPad2

I want to connect a camera (web cam or just regular digital camera) to the iPad and download the pictures from the camera and showing it on the iPad. I need it to be live - take a picture with the ...
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How can I transfer video from my Sony AVCHD camcorder?

I'm a desperate owner of a Sony HDR-XR520V and an avid Mac user. Sony + Mac users know that the supplied footage management software—Picture Motion Browser (PMB)—is only for Windows. Sony's advice ...
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Does iPod Touch 5th gen 16GB (mid 2013) still have built-in Camera app for use with front-facing camera?

Recall: At the end of May, Apple introduced a lower-cost iPod Touch (5th generation, mid 2013) with just 16GB of storage, in one color (silver), no hand-strap, and no iSight rear-facing camera – ...
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There is no connected camera message with built in FaceTime camera

Anyone run into "There is no connected camera" message while using any of the camera applications (Messages, PhotoBooth, Skype, etc.)? I tried force quitting all the applications that use the camera ...
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Deleting image from Camera Roll and Photo Stream at the same time?

Now that Photo Stream lets you delete pictures, I find myself frequently deleting pictures from both Photo Stream and the Camera Roll manually. Is there any way to easily delete the same picture from ...
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How to completely erase the Photo Library on an iPhone?

I decided to delete all of my iPhone's photos and videos so I copied everything to iPhoto and deleted everything on my phone. After that, I decided to backup my phone through iTunes. Then I ...
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Are there any good iPhone camera apps that properly rotate photos?

I have an iPhone 4s. I'm happy with the default Camera app, however every time I import photos to Picasa or email them or use them on a website or something they're improperly rotated. This is because ...
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iPhone 4S/IOS6 - battery drain after the camera usage

Just discovered than my iPhone4S/IOS6 draining battery too fast after I using the camera. So: after the fresh restart the phone lasts 3 days - when not taking photos or videos, but enough take one ...
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What is covering my iPhone camera?

Just today I noticed something new covering my iPhone camera lens. It looks like a shutter or aperture blade over the optics, but knowing that the iPhone has neither, I'm really confused. The camera ...
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How can I move a photo from iPad Camera Roll to another Album?

I've learned how to copy photos from Camera Roll (iPad 2 with iOS 5) to new or existing albums. Is it possible to move photos to new or existing albums from Camera Roll?