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Old 09-07-2006, 11:40 AM   #1
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Digital Camera Advice

Hi, I'm looking to get a proper digital camera and I've recently switched to Ubuntu. Is there anything I should avoid when shopping? Are there particular brands that give lots of trouble? Should there be some standard I look for on the box or manual that if I see it I know it will work with Linux, or not?

Your advice is wholly appreciated.

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Old 09-07-2006, 12:03 PM   #2
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The standard interface is gtkam. Install that, and look at the list of supported cameras.
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Any camera that is USB Mass Storage Device compliant will work without drivers.
Old 09-07-2006, 12:14 PM   #4
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I've experienced that at least some Hewlett-Packard cameras that have videos in the memory/card when trying to load pictures from the camera tend to lock up the application that's loading the pictures. I'm not sure if this is a gtkam problem or HP camera problem or what, and don't care that much since the cameras I currently have are unable to take good quality videos..but just to inform. I did not have any problems before but nowadays do, so it might be something with the software.


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