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paul wheaton
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I paid $250 for a digital camera a couple of years ago and it worked great until about two months ago when it died. Tech support told me that to get it repaired, I would have to send it in along with $90 and they'll look at it and give me an estimate. The tech on the phone told me it won't be cheap.
So I went and bought a $35 digital camera. It's fixed focus and takes 640x480 images. Overall, it's not bad!
I'm thinking of getting another camera: one for me and one for the kids. The new camera has two major flaws: It can only hold about 22 pictures; You have to use their weird software to get the images off of the camera (the broken camera would just appear as a new drive on my windows explorer).
Anybody know of a cheap camera that can hold, say, a hundred pics and does that easy drive thing?
 
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How cheap do you want it to be? Take hundreds of pics...hmmm, depends on what device do you store them and what format do you use. For a 128MB compact flash card, you can store more than 1,000 images in basic JPEG format ( 640*480 ), but in TIFF format and 2560*1920 size, this 128MB card won't be able to store more than 20 images.
Here's a very nice website of DC:
www.dpreview.com
You may try to find out the *cheap* DC which exactly meets your requirement. Good luck.

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Ellen
[ April 17, 2003: Message edited by: Ellen Zhao ]
 
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How about lookin' at Froogle, Google's answer to pricewatch.
 
Michael Morris
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Just got a spam for this Vivitar. It's a 640x480 but holds 70 images and is USB. Maybe a little pricey though. If you close the window, they'll take off another $10 in a popup.
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Paul -
What's your price-point, er, your budget, er how much you got to spend?
 
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I found the vivitar for $40 - not bad! Although I'm curious about how you get the pics from the camera onto the computer.
Bert, I would like to keep it under $50, but might be willing to go a bit over. The current camera is $35 at Target and so far has been doing okay.
If there was a good camera out there that came with, say, a ten year warranty, I might get that. But after getting burned on the Olympus, the cheap ones seem a lot nicer.
 
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Originally posted by Paul Wheaton:
The new camera has two major flaws: ..., You have to use their weird software to get the images off of the camera (the broken camera would just appear as a new drive on my windows explorer).

Anybody know of a cheap camera that can hold, say, a hundred pics and does that easy drive thing?


My Olympus doesn't do the easy drive thing
I have to use at least two different types of software to get my pics in usable form.
 
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My NikonView 6.0 also worked for Casio DC( I mean the USB driver), I don't know whether it would also work for other brands. NikonView is free downloadable. You may have a try.
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