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Re: Digital camera

I used to have a Nikon Coolpix 950 (it got stolen...), which used
CompactFlash and trasfered photos via a serial connection using gPhoto
flawlessly. This method was SLOOOW - about 10k/sec, with a 128MB
card. I bough a SanDisk ImageMate SDDR-31 CompactFlash card reader,
which using the usb-storage driver in the kernel makes any CF card
look like a SCSI hard drive. Much faster.

In short: Don't worry too much about which CF camera you get - if
worst comes to worst, you can get a CF card reader for < $30

-Paul Paradise

On Wed, Feb 27, 2002 at 06:36:21PM +0100, Gabor FLEISCHER wrote:
> Hi!
> I'd like to buy a digital camera and be able to use it with my HP OmniBook
> XE3 with debian. What _low_ price camrea do you suggest?
> I'd prefer CompactFlash storage, and it would be the best if it would also
> work with USB. I was thinking about these cameras so far:
> Canon A10
> HP PhotoSmart 318 or 612
> Pentax El-100
> maybe Olympus C-1 or C-100
> Anybody have experience with some of these?
> Floxi

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