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Digital Camers WRT: Smart Media vs. CF media

I agree about the CF. And since my IPaQ has a CF sleeve already. But I need 
to buy a PCMCIA sleeve for it, and the CF PCMCIA adaptors are readily 
I do agree that Nikons are excelent. (BTW: The HP cameras are co-developed 
with Pentax). 

On 18 Mar 2002 at 14:06, Mark J. Dulcey wrote:

> 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? 
> If you go with the CF camera, you have another option for getting the 
> pictures out: put the CF card in a CF-PCMCIA adapter, and read the card 
> like a PCMCIA hard disk. That's the fastest method of all, though you do 
> have to pop out the memory card. You should be able to put it in the 
> iPaq and read it like a disk.
> So thats one vote for CF rather than SmartMedia. I like the Nikon 
> cameras, by the way, though they may be out of the price class you're 
> looking at.

Jerry Feldman
Portfolio Partner Engineering   

Compaq Computer Corp.
200 Forest Street MRO1-3/F1
Marlboro, Ma. 01752

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