I think there is a site somewhere that I can find if a particular camera is compatible with Linux. Personal use and advice is much better.
Two cameras are of interest at the moment but I am open to suggestion at that price range of $500.
A Canon PSA 610 X4 Zoom 5MP at $349.88 new
A Fuji Finepix s5600 X10 Zoom and 5.1MP at $450.00 new
I know that I will have to buy a larger card for either one.
the Fuji uses 4 x AA batteries
I would like a camera with the quick sensor, maybe sports mode, 5 to 6MP for enlargement purposes. Zoom is not critical but the X 10 sounds good if it is not suffering too much camera shake...I would use a tripod.
My Linux system is Mandriva 2006 and my printer is a HP 1510