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Old 04-03-2006, 11:35 PM   #1
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best digital cam for gphoto2

Can anyone recommend a digital camera for use with gphoto2?
I need one that supports --capture-image.
I tried a Kodak DC240 but even though it's in the list
of supported cameras it hangs and I get USB timeouts.
I need a camera that allows gphoto2 to capture, download and delete
images reliably.
Has anyone done this successfully?
What camera, and software versions did you use?

Old 04-04-2006, 12:52 AM   #2
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I'm using a 5 MP CyberPix E-5205. It looks like a USB drive when plugged in. No special drivers required. Photos are decent too.

I use it mostly for web photos. For serious photography, I'll stick with my Canon Rebel G 35mm. At least until the digital SLR cameras come down in price.
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Find a camera that you love/suits your needs. Then get a USB multi card reader ($cheep) then there is no issue with drivers etc. And when your friends and family come round with their camera's you can hook them up too.
Old 04-04-2006, 10:21 AM   #4
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I have a Canon PowerShot A95 and it works fine. I was told that most all the newer cameras would work fine. Mine is not seen as a drive like some though. Someone explained it to me but who knows. I was told that if I removed the CF card and plugged it into a adapter then the USB port, no camera in the path then, it would see it as a drive.

Word of advice, get a GOOD camera. If you get a cheap one, you'll want a better one later and end up spending more money than you would if you had just got you a good one. All that depends on what you plan to do though.

Hope that helps.

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I would suggest one with at least 5mp and full manual options as well as the standard point and shoot, a macro function may be useful also. As far as zoom goes, that depends on how you will be using it. Test the response time of the camera in the shop, there is nothing more annoying than missing that perfect shot while you wait for your camera to catch up with you.


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