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Jad
March 4th, 2005, 03:56 PM
Hi
I'm n0000b at digital cameras, I'm looking for simple digital camera, supported by linux, preferablly Monitor to view the shot
2-3 minutes vshots is a plus
and I'm only wasting 100$
any recommendation ?

Tubuntu
March 4th, 2005, 04:29 PM
Best/Easiest camera for linux is Canon, and canon is also cheap..

Canon is great for linux, I got to my mom Canon A80 and everything works really well with Ubuntu. =D>


I have been using Olympus (C-750) and Fuji (Z2800) couple of years and never have linux worked right from the box with them (photo autoimport option). (USB option works well.)

lordofkhemenu
March 4th, 2005, 05:43 PM
Best/Easiest camera for linux is Canon, and canon is also cheap..

Canon is great for linux, I got to my mom Canon A80 and everything works really well with Ubuntu. =D>


I have been using Olympus (C-750) and Fuji (Z2800) couple of years and never have linux worked right from the box with them (photo autoimport option). (USB option works well.)
Olympus Fujifilm are all ones to look at.

BTW, if the camera info says it is USB yet includes a USB driver CD?? It probably ain't gonna work, so keep an eye out for that.
All my cameras (Olympus C3020Z and Fujifilm S7000) have just worked 'out of the box' - plug them in and they're recognized.
My aunt picked up a cheap (less than $100) camera and it came with a driver CD as I mentioned above. Linux couldn't see it.

Madman
March 4th, 2005, 10:29 PM
I bought a digital camera before Ubuntu Linux came out, and when I installed it, it still showed up as a 'Removeable Hard Drive' in both linux and windows - the webcam is a different story though :)

Jad
March 4th, 2005, 10:56 PM
hmm making things more complex to me hehe
anyone
most likely I will get
this http://www.geniusnet.com.tw/product/product-1.asp?pdtno=511
or http://www.geniusnet.com.tw/product/product-1.asp?pdtno=525
any idea how to check if it can works?

landotter
March 4th, 2005, 11:18 PM
I plug in my cheap Fuji Finepix A330 and it just shows up on the desktop like a drive and gThumb automatically imports the photies. Nice.

Mine was 130USD w/ a 128mb card.

machiner
March 5th, 2005, 05:05 PM
Yeah -- right. We bought a cheap digital camera before....what crap.

This Christmas we decided we'd get a new digital camera -- to justify the $400 price tag ( hey, $$ is $$) we said "it's for the Family"

We bought the Panasonic DMZ-FC3. We bought it because it has a Leica lense...and it's coooool, baby.

Oh - you want to know how good the pictures are, and how easy it is to use...and that you can either - point-and-click this baby or manual override everything.

YES. And the pictures are magnificient -- and the 12x (optical) zoom -- Awesome!
As easy as plugging it into a USB port with either linux or that other OS.

Good Luck.

Jad
March 6th, 2005, 07:01 PM
well it seems I will go with Fuji Finepix A330
because I couldn't check if Genius camera's works with linux

landotter
March 12th, 2005, 12:16 AM
well it seems I will go with Fuji Finepix A330
because I couldn't check if Genius camera's works with linux
It's a perfect snapshot camera with a decent lens and good low light capability.

I think you'll be happy. Plus, it's not so expensive that you have to be uber careful with it.

Takes normal AA batteries which is a plus in my opinion.

GEMMA
March 15th, 2005, 06:18 AM
Hey all I just got my camera on Christmas its the Fuji finepix A330. I am running on widows xp professional sp2 dx 9c . I get this cam and It works great really cool cam . simple to use . everything is great and it cam with a driver CD as I hear that fuji is nowhere to be seen in terms of getting help or finding a driver for your cam. With that out of the way here comes my problem. I Plug my cam in and my comp picks it up fine. I can set the cam to webcam mode and it works great . My comp picks it up and I can see that its working in a webcam preview box. MSN messanger will let me use it as a webcam so thats cool . But I go to use it on yahoo and yahoo picks it up in the webcam preferances. I select it as the camera it should use. Then I go to start webcam and it tells me that there is no webcam found on my system. And nothing I can do will get it to pick it up on yahoo. Anyone have any ideas? Id be very glad to know if there were some kind of patch driver or update I can use for this problem. Also I looked for drivers to update on the fuji site but I didnt see any maybe someone els would have beter luck. im using the newest yahoo instant messanger 6.0 . Id say whatever and just use MSN but I am not a big msn user and I hate that you have to pay for their chat services now. They were already bad enough as it is . My email is backstabber420@yahoo.com hit me up or ill check back to see what everyones opinion is on this . Thanks again hope you all have better luck than I have . :smile:

landotter
March 15th, 2005, 08:13 AM
Heya GEMMA, this is a Ubuntu Linux oriented forum, so requesting help for a WinXP problem is a little odd--but perhaps not totally out of line, since I bet the folks around here know more about windows than the average posters on a Windows forum. LOL. :P I do hope you sort your problem.

I've the same camera, and though it works great and shows up nicely on the desktop when plugged in with Ubuntu, I've not tried it as a webcam on Linux.

Good luck.

Dana
March 15th, 2005, 09:34 PM
Is most everyone using cameras that transfer images via USB?
I have an Olympus D340R which transfers images via a serial cable. I am able to transer images in OS/2 so I thought Linux shouldn't be too difficult. So far I have had no success getting this to work with Warty. Used Syanaptic to install a program fo image transfers, serial and USB. It even has a driver for my camera. But so far Warty has not been able to detect the camera on ports 1-4. Probably stupid operator error at fault but it is getting frustrating not being able to determine where the stupidity lies. :-?

GEMMA
March 16th, 2005, 01:56 AM
Hey Landotter. Thanks for the reply. I know this is a linux forum but its the only only forum I have seen that is talking about my Fuji finepix A330 digital camera so I was hoping someone has had my problem and fixed it . It's cool though thanks for the reply reguardless :smile: . I hope someone can figure this out .

flyfishin
March 16th, 2005, 03:52 AM
You can buy any digital camera on the market and get your pictures into a Linux machine. Just buy a USB card reader.

Dana
March 16th, 2005, 07:18 AM
I appreciate a USB multi-card reader will do the job. My preference is not to have to remove the SmartMedia card every time I want to transfer images. I don't have a lot of confidence in the durability of SmartMedia cards. Thus I am trying to make the serial connection work... if I can't I fall back to a card reader.

Dana
March 18th, 2005, 08:08 PM
I take it all USB card readers are not created equally. Is this because some manufacturers do not adhere to the strict USB 2.0 standard? If this is the case what clues can help one determine a card reader that will work with Linux?

It doesn't seem to me that the fact drivers are included with the card reader indicate anything useful. Drivers are needed for Windows 98 for instance. Does Mac OS X compatibility offer a clue to Linux friendliness?

flyfishin
March 25th, 2005, 05:32 AM
I take it all USB card readers are not created equally. Is this because some manufacturers do not adhere to the strict USB 2.0 standard? If this is the case what clues can help one determine a card reader that will work with Linux?

It doesn't seem to me that the fact drivers are included with the card reader indicate anything useful. Drivers are needed for Windows 98 for instance. Does Mac OS X compatibility offer a clue to Linux friendliness?

I've read that Sandisk readers are very good and comply to the USB standards. I bought a Sandisk 8 in 1 and I haven't had any issues at all. I also use Sandisk compact flash cards with no issue under any platform I've worked on.

Dana
March 25th, 2005, 05:41 AM
I got tired of trying to achieve serial image transfers from the Olympus D340R using gPhoto2. Picked up a Lexar 8in1 card reader and it works just fine with Ubuntu. The added bonus I had not considered is the ability to transfer files between memory cards, in my case between SmartMedia and SD.

panickedthumb
March 25th, 2005, 06:01 AM
Seriously, just make sure that you can use the camera as a usb hard drive and all will work fine.
I know the original poster has his mind made up, but to others, the most important thing is that it's a good camera. Most cameras nowadays will work as usb drives, so that's rarely an issue.
Our Photosmart works amazingly well. It's a 2.4 megapixel, but I SWEAR those images look much higher quality than that. Only 200 bucks a year and a half ago.

bobioso
March 26th, 2005, 11:08 AM
Hey I solved the problem with FinePix WebCam! New Fuji cameras use WDM driver, while MSN and Yahoo support only Video for Windows. Therefore you need some sort of middleware to ‘downgrade’ it back. I used TrackerCam and it worked good for both Yahoo Messenger (6) and MSN Messenger (6.2), plus it has some neat tricks. I’m using FinePix A340. This should also help some folks with DV camcorders with USB or Fireware that want to use it as a web cam. For more info check my blog http://bobioso.blogspot.com/.

CARGANZAR
April 24th, 2005, 11:43 PM
Hi just been reading comments from others and having worked in the retail photographic industry and been a photographer yor best bet is go to one of the small camera specialist shops.

2 reasons.

1. they have specialist knowledge and will be able to tell you which cameras are hotplugable another words you do not need an install to work just plug and play.

2. they will usually go a lot further to help you find what you are looking for if they dont know they will probably get the instructions out for you to check.

My personal tip is to go for one of the following manufacturers

Nikon
Konica Minolta
Canon
Panasonic

All of these manufacturers have the best lenses and technology and at reasonable prices my personal prefference would be the Nikon Coolpix 4500 here is a website where you can find details about this camera http://www.europe-nikon.com/details.aspx?countryid=20&languageid=22&prodId=117&catId=76
The advantages are flexibality for sporting events, wildlife, etc where you can not get very close check out http:www.digiscoping.co.uk

Hope this helps you and anyone else thinking about a new camera. :razz:

Jad
April 25th, 2005, 01:14 PM
I have got Genius G-shot d-211 and it works just great

xmastree
May 11th, 2005, 08:12 AM
I know I'm jumping in too late here, but this may be of use to others just reading this, like me...

Here (http://www.xmastree.34sp.com/webcam/webcam.html) is my webcam, and here is the setup (http://www.xmastree.34sp.com/webcam/tech.html) using a Kodak DC200 and linux to control it.

On the subject of more modern ones, I took the compact flash card out of my Nikon D70, put it in my card reader and ubuntu immediately recognised it, and asked if I would like to open the photographs.

Very Impressive. :)

http://www.xmastree.34sp.com/pictures/tuxcam.png

benplaut
May 15th, 2005, 03:50 AM
i have no problems with my (expensive) Kodak DX7630... ubuntu recognized and started picture transfer! \\:D/

Kirk Wolf
November 17th, 2005, 11:02 PM
When I connect the USB cable, this is detected as a removable hard drive just fine.
I can drill down through the insanely named directories and eventually find photos and copy them to the hard drive.

I was hoping that someone could help me figure out how to configure it so that gthumb or F-spot could detect the camera and import more conveniently.

The model isn't listed under the gthumb list of supported cameras.

Is there a way to automatically suck all of the jpegs (from whatever directory) on the the hard drive?

Thanks for your help and suggestions.