What are your camera gear questions?

In thinking about the next Camera Corner on Hardwar Addicts, I want to know what questions you have. Drop your question here and I will see how many I can answer on the next episode.

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What cameras can be… flashed with good open source firmwares? I heard you can do this on some Canon models, but what about others? Any good recommendations? Since I have downgraded to a cheapo phone so that I can flash to Lineage OS, I have lost the ability to take good pics. Are there any good point and shoot alternatives to camera phones (lets say against a Google Pixel phone) that you can flash an open source firmware?

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What would you recommend to someone who would like to get into it, but doesn’t know anything about it, in terms of best brands, the current main stream tech, anything in particular to avoid, etc., for a good starting general purpose camera kit?

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What’s a great resource to learn how to use the camera for video?

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I’d be interested in some advice for buying used / second hand cameras. Along the lines of how to quickly spot common problems or signs that the previous owner mistreated the device.

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You mentioned (most) DSLRs not being able to continuously record video. If I wanted to get a better alternative to a webcam, one that I might take into the field for video production, what would you suggest? I’m not looking for high-end gear, just something that’s reasonable and easy to work with. Thanks!

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