[200q20v] Re: Digital Camera Recommendations - for documenting auto repairs?

Peter Schulz peschulz at cisco.com
Wed Nov 21 15:46:30 EST 2001

Phil, everyone (way too many to thank for your posts)....

I'm not a "camera" guy - I'm trying to replace/supplement an Olympus IQ
zoom compact camera and a 1st generation Sony digital 8 camcorder
I own a Canon AE1 SLR that I have rarely used...

OTOH, I have had the opportunity to use some high end Nikon SLR
equipment....so I can appreciate the difference in the results

Phil Payne and a few others recommend small, pocket sized cameras, ala
Canon Elph, Casio, or Kyocera (Yashica) pocket models.

On the other end of the spectrum, I've used one of the Kodak cameras
(DC3400?) and been under whelmed..
That said Chris Miller has offered to let me try a Nikon Coolpix 950 (I
keep finding good reasons to live close to Chris - besides his knowledge of
the 200 20v ;^)...

It's really going to boil down to price/performance/portability - I may end
up getting a 3 Mpixel camera for all around work and keep a cheapy <$100
dollar model around for snap shots.

Things that I don't want:
digital zoom (want optical)
memory stick (don't want to go down the betamax path ;^)

One thing that I noticed about this thread...I've never generated this much
traffic and received as many reponses
(the last 7 years of posting to the quattro and other lists  ;^p


At 01:43 PM 11/21/2001 -0500, Phil Rose wrote:
>At 6:57 PM -0500 11/20/01, Larry C Leung wrote:
>>Also, photo film is a definite, non-changing standard (at least 35
>>mm/120-220/sheet film). And, especially if you shoot slides (Kodachrome
>>anyway) and B&W, the film is essentially archival, relatively hard to
>>Since the digital pix market is still relatively new, what might work on
>>record today MAY not work in 5 - 10 years. And HDD are volatile compared
>>to photofilm. Magnetic tape even more so. And, potentially, all of the
>>CD-ROM/R, RW, and DVD are still in a state of flux when considering long
>>term, once in a lifetime storage. Kids are only kids once.

Peter Schulz
1990 CQ
1991 200 20v TQW indigo mica
1991 200 20v TQW titanium grey
Chelmsford, MA USA
peschulz at cisco.com

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