> I'm looking into getting a Digital camera, and want something that I can
> use with Linux. I haven't looked far yet; I've checked out the Kodak MC3
> and the DLink DSC350. I'm looking for a camera that
> - can be used as a photo camera
> - provides good still picture resolutions
> - can be used as a *era,
> - can be attached to a Linux system (download/edit photos, etc.)
> Additionally, it wouldn't hurt my feelings if the camera could also take
> motion video
I just bought a Canon PowerShot G1 a few weeks back and I have been
happy with it. I bought it locally and paid US $828.00 for it.
I have been able to download pictures from it via the USB cable that
came with the camera. It also uses CompactFlash media. I bought a
Sandisk SDDR-31 reader and was able to download pictures from the
memory card via the Sandisk device. I currently have the 2.2.19
kernel installed on a Slackware 7.1 system.
There are plenty of reviews out there on the camera. It is a 3.4
megapixel camera. The only thing I don't like is that Canon got cheap
on the cover the covers the openings on where the cables connect to
the camera. That is why I bought the Sandisk device. I will only
need to open that cover when I charge the battery.
The camera comes with a 16MB memory card that will hold about 45
pictures at 1024x768 at the medium compression. It will also use the
IBM Microdrives. It also comes with the battery charger which the
Nikon Coolpix cameras that I looked at didn't.
I don't know about the *era requirement that you have listed
though. It does do video with sound but is limited to 30 seconds at a
time. I don't know why that is.
If you have questions, let me know.
The United States is like the guy at the party who gives * to
everybody and still nobody likes him.
-- Jim Samuels