Re: Digital camera and Linux
On Fri, Jul 06, 2001 at 02:06:06PM +0400, Ilya Martynov wrote:
> I'm thinking about buying cheap digital camera for myself. Right now
> I'm going to buy Olympus CAMEDIA C-860L. However I worry about its
> so-existance with Linux. Have anybody used it? Is it possible to
> transfer pictures from it on my PC under Linux or I'll have to boot
> Or any advice on another relatively cheap and good digital camera
> which can be used with Linux?
My advice is to buy a camera that uses media that is supported in
Linux. I own a Kodak DC280, which uses CompactFlash media, and a USB
card reader that is perfectly supported in Linux. I never connect the
camera directly; I just pop the media into the card reader. The
reader is about 10x faster than USB transfers directly from the camera
and about 100x faster than serial transfers from the camera. Saves
the camera battery life too.
Brian Nelson <email@example.com>