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One point to keep in mind about the Mavica CD's: If ou use the CD-RW (and who wouldn't) it's only compatible with "multi-read" CD-rom player's (modern one's).
The CD-R is fully compatible... but erasing does not give back diskspace and finalizing is final.
Just so your not caught by surprise.
Started reading all this but gave up - here is my experiances with digital cameria through USA-mexico-Central and south America.
I have a Sony P5 (small - very important if you want to carry it around and use it heaps) 3.3 Mpix. and a 128MB card.
For I take pics on max res and them use a CD burner to clear my card and keep a copy and send a copy home every couple of months. Currently brought own small PC and CDRW but next time would just use internet cafe's (just bring driver CD and Cable). No problems with finding burners as in most towns at least one internet cafe' that has a CDRW. Ive been looking for this so OK.
Benifits of DIgital,
1)take as many photos as you like and dont worry about the cost
2) if a photo of a once in a lifetime moment doesnt work out you know staight away and take another
3) sound and movie ability, I have some short movies that would not be explained by pic only.
just read all this and it helped me a lot to make my decision for digital camera
Before, i had f4 and fix lenses, but too much weight in the backpack. so, i bought a f90x and a 24-120 lens.
for my website and to send pictures by email, i want to buy a digital camera
the problem with internet cafes, as someones said, remains for all cameras, you need at least a driver (even for mavica) , a driver and a usb cable for other cameras. so, we all depend on the amability of the internet cafe owner, if he allows us to install the dirver or/and the usb cable.
the sony floppy disc is too small in memory (1,44 mo),
i'll go with a nikon coolpix 775 (2 millions pixels, zoom 3x, video sequences, 3 kinds of photo quality, 3 photo sizes, etc ...), good compromise i think, the price just went down in france (460 euros)
it's like anything, a bike for example, it depends on your utilisation
personnaly, for internet, it's enough
Location: Kiwi formerly working in Germany, now sitting on touratech seat of an F650....
Hi Vincent -
As a Mavica CD 300 Owner , I have to correct you. There is certainly no driver necessary. You simply finalise the disk, and insert it into the CD drive of virtually any PC. That's exactly why I bought one. Sure, there is a driver associated with the USB connection, but I don't think you´ll find many of them in Internet Cafe's anyway.
The only downside to the Mavica deal is that when using the CD-RW disks ( re-recordable ), only the newer CD drives can read them. So far through Argentina and Chile this hasn't been too much of a problem.
Jeremy is right.
For the CD versions of the mavica you don't need driver's. That's why I choose it (even though there are tecnicaly better cam's for the same price)
All you need is a "multi-sesion" CD-player for the RW-CD or even a oldfashion 1-speed (do they exist?) CD-player for a CD-r.
Ofcause the problem with CD-r is... deleting photo's does not give you back the space...
I'll go for the CD-rw, The disk's are smaller then floppy's, so I got 10 of them... space for at least 1.000 high quality photo's
Is it possible to use an iPod with a digital camera? The 5/10 Gig storage + low cost + firewire + small size + long battery life should make this a flash-card killer. Unfortunately, I've only been able to find professional ($3,000+) cameras that have firewire ports.
As far as I know, it is not. This topic has been thoroughly discussed at the forumns of www.robgalbraith.com , and it's a no-no. Maybe someone will write an app that will make it possible, but not yet.
Roberto (being very sorry about bursting your balloon).
[This message has been edited by Photog Rob (edited 05 April 2002).]
vincent danna, it may be worth bringing a card reader for your type of memory with you. Most of these readers do not need a driver if used with Windows XP. If you come accross and Internet cafe with Win XP, just plug it into the USB port and you should be ready to email! Be sure to check the reader before you buy it (I know SanDisk does not need drivers).
i realised that since i lost my driver, i am looking for one though just in case,
where ? if you have an idea
you don t need a driver with windows xp or millenium or 2000, you need one with windows 95 and 98, i ve been said
safe travels http://vincent.danna.free.fr/
I don't use my digital camera while travelling. Its to fragiele, to slow and expensive. I use a simpel old fashion camera, what even operates without batteries. Digitalising film and burning on CD is very easy nowadays and donne globely. This way you have negatives and digi's.
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