Which digital camera works best with Ubuntu
markfpyles at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 04:21:08 UTC 2008
On Wed, 2008-12-03 at 14:32 +1100, Owen Townend wrote:
> 2008/12/3 Sambit Bikas Pal <sambitbikaspal at gmail.com>:
> > On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 07:06, Mark <markfpyles at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hi everyone:
> >> I have a question. I am running Ubuntu 8.04 and am looking to purchase a
> >> new inexpensive point and shoot camera and wanted to know which digital
> >> camera works best with Ubuntu? Thanks.
> > I recently bought a Sony DSC W130. Works flawlessly with ubuntu, out
> > of the box. Gets detected as a USB mass storage device, F-spot photo
> > manager is launched automatically when connected. 8.1MPixels, 4x
> > Optical Zoom, Face Detection, Smile shutter(can click automatically if
> > subject is smiling) Carl Zeiss lens. Very easy to use in auto mode -
> > of the point and shoot type. Quite cheap, costs around 13,000 INR,
> > i.e. around 270 USD.
> This has been my experience with almost all digital cameras. They
> detect as mass storage devices (the same as a USB flash drive) and the
> photos and movies can be simply dragged and dropped or taken using a
> program such as F-Spot. From my experience a better approach would be
> to check if a specific camera has issues as the majority seem to work
> in the above fashion.
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