If you go for a compact flash based camera, all you need is a 10 euro PC
Card adapter and that device appears (to both Windows and Linux/FreeBSD etc
as a removable IDE drive). It's by far the easiest and fastest way of
downloading images from the camera.
What camera? Not sure -- I'm a bit out of touch with the low end. If you
have $3000 spare I'd recommend the Nikon D100 :-) Personally I use a DC290.
It's served me well, but it did spend months stuck at Kodak's crappy repair
service... and the camera is useless for any sort of action photography
(variable delay from 0.5 - 5 seconds from the time you press the button,
until the time the photo is taken). Nikon make really good low end stuff too
-- check it out. Remember not to get too hungup on image resolution. Its one
of the least important things these days -- image quality and control (eg
aperture/shutter priority etc) are more important IMHO.
On Mon, Aug 12, 2002 at 02:50:09PM +0100, Jeremy Smyth wrote:
> Blatant abuse of this list...
>> Looking for good (ish) sub-eur500 camera, gettable in Ireland, linux-able (am I
> right in thinking if it's USB, it'll work?).
>> Any recommendations?
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