[TriLUG] RE: Digital Camera vs. Linux
mhrivnak at triad.rr.com
Mon Nov 17 22:48:59 EST 2003
I can say that the Canon A40 takes pictures very quickly. I hold down
the button half-way to focus, there are three focus regions that light
up accordingly, and as soon as I push down it takes. I also have full
control over the exposure time if I wish. In the examples below, you
can see a couple shots of Niagara Falls at night- I had the exposure
time up to about 1/8 second. Not ideal when you're stuck holding it
your hand in a 20-25mph wind, but it worked marginally well.
From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On
Behalf Of Lance A. Brown
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2003 9:55 PM
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Subject: [TriLUG] RE: Digital Camera vs. Linux
OK. Votes for the Fujifilm FinePix 26x0 and the Canon PowerShot A40.
Both look like nice cameras.
One more qustion: I've used some digital cameras where there is a
significant delay between pushing the button and the damned thing taking
the picture. How do these two rate on that? I've missed pictures
because the 1 to 2 tenths of a second delay meant the pic I was after
was long gone when the camera activated.
On Mon, 2003-11-17 at 18:47, Michael Hrivnak wrote:
> I have a Cannon PowerShot A40, and it works flawlessly. With Mandrake
> 9.2/KDE, I simply plug the usb cable from the camera into the
> and a camera icon appears on the desktop. This is a sweet camera with
> lots of features to let you take control, but it does a terrific job
> automating things if you prefer to let it do the work. I imagine they
> go for under $200 now.
> Sample pictures:
> Michael Hrivnak
> -----Original Message-----
> From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On
> Behalf Of David A. Cafaro
> Sent: Monday, November 17, 2003 5:53 PM
> To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list
> Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Digital Camera vs. Linux
> I'll second the Fujifilm FinePix (mines the 2600), just shows up as a
> USB storage device, files copy over no problem. Takes great pictures,
> but not the greatest in low light non-flash using moments (flash
> pictures are great though). The webcam option of the camera doesn't
> work (or at least I haven't figured it out yet) with Linux.
> On Mon, 2003-11-17 at 17:40, Magnus wrote:
> > On Monday, November 17, 2003, at 05:05 PM, Lance A. Brown wrote:
> > > I'm looking to get a decent, not great, but decent digital camera.
> > > can't afford to spend the bucks on a top-o-the-line unit just now.
> > > concern is I want to make sure what I buy works with Linux. Do
> > > have any suggestions on a digital camera that works well with
> > Fujifilm FinePix 2650. You can easily find them for under $150.
> > Connects as a USB 1.1 storage device. Here are some sample photos
> > this model camera that I took:
> > http://gallery.yonderway.com/phillyzoo
> > --
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