usb & Sakar digital camera 75379

David Fox dfox94085 at
Sun Jan 11 02:55:18 UTC 2009

On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 6:23 AM, Patrick Newberry <PNewberry at> wrote:
> I have this cheap not worth much dollar store type  digital camera a Sakar
> 75379
> 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[1], 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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