Which digital camera works best with Ubuntu

Mark Pyles markfpyles at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 05:32:40 UTC 2008

Thank you!

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.
> Hey,
>  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.
> cheers,
> Owen.

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