usb & Sakar digital camera 75379
dfox94085 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 11 02:55:18 UTC 2009
On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 6:23 AM, Patrick Newberry <PNewberry at habitat.org> wrote:
> I have this cheap not worth much dollar store type digital camera a Sakar
> So until I get some more cash together to get a real digital camera, I
> figure I'd have some fun with it and jucplay around.
I once upon a time tried one of those types of cameras, except mine
was a $10 key chain type camera, at a discount grocery store, and the
manufacturer was someone named "Shark". I was able to get the camera
working by using gphoto2, but I had to compile the most recent version
from a SVN type repository to do it. That was a couple of years ago,
and I ended up getting a Kodak C310.
Looking at the gphoto2 page, I would probably be inclined to go with
gphoto2 and the related libraries and gtkam, since your camera speems
to be listed in the support page, but it is also tagged as
"Experimental", so be prepared for some bug related feedback to the
developers (one thing I haod to do when trying to get the Shark $10
camera to work). Trouble is, that shark only had a two-character LCD
window for feedback, was too hard to use, and only could do 100K pixel
- low budget cameras now are 7-8 megapixels, and mine is a 4.3
megapixel, which is good enough for a ca. 2006 budget camera for
someone like me who isn't a photography nut :).
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