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Digital Camers WRT: Smart Media vs. CF media

I've seen several cameras listed off the following website:

Also, I have no problem using a SanDisk (manufacturer) CF -> PC Card adapter.

Jerry Feldman wrote:
> I will be purchasing a new Digital Camera before this summer rolls around.
> While I have not decided on any one brand, friends have recommended both Olympus, which
> uses Smart Media, and HP Photosmart which uses compact flash. I have decided against Sony,
> although it uses diskettes.
> I am leaning toward CF because my IPaQ has a CF sleeve, not that it makes much of a
> difference. My laptop runs Linux, and I will be taking that with me, so I do want to be able to at
> least look at and possibly download the pictures onto the laptop.
> So, one question is, how compatable are these cameras with Linux when downloading via USB?
> Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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