usb & Sakar digital camera 75379

NoOp glgxg at
Mon Jan 12 03:21:52 UTC 2009

On 01/10/2009 06:55 PM, David Fox wrote:
> 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 :).
> [1]

If you open gthumb and click on File|Import Photos you can then click on
the camera icon and then tick "Choose from the catalog". The 'Shark' is
listed as are a few Sakar's. But no 75379 that I could find - only the

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