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

hah3 at mindspring.com hah3 at mindspring.com
Tue Nov 20 13:31:40 EST 2001

>Bit off topic, but I'm getting tired of using a 35mm camera,
>getting the film developed, then having to scan the pictures
>(if they come out), when I want to document a repair on one of
>my Audis.
>Any recommendations?

I'm pretty happy with my Canon Powershot S300, had it since late May. Very =
compact (only the S100/S110 are smaller, but they don't zoom as much), seem=
s to take good pictures & was one of the first to take short movie clips - =
but I am a point-and-shoot kind of guy, not a "serious photographer". There=
 is always something newer and shinier, of course... My main quibbles with =
my camera are that the USB connection won't work with my Win95OSR2 home PCs=
 (might "upgrade" one of these days, but I got an Iomega Fotoshow that copi=
es CompactFlash/SmartMedia cards to Zip disk) and that I don't think it wil=
l work with a Microdrive so I am probably limited to 192MB cards (the large=
st shown supported) - I have a 128MB card now, it came with a measly 8MB.

Here are some links:
http://www.dpreview.com/  - Camera reviews
http://www.powershot.com/powershot2/s300/ - my camera's pre-sales site, Ama=
zon now has them for $500 (what I paid on eBay in June)
http://www.mindspring.com/~hah3/wc - my pictures from the 2001 HP Women's C=
hallenge, have been cropped and resaved to fit in ISP's disk limitations
http://www.mindspring.com/~hah/denver - pictures from a friend's wedding en=
d of September in Denver (I drove the Audi! MAC), ditto cropping & resaving

Henry Harper
http://www.mindspring.com/~hah3  hah at alumni.rice.edu
1991 200 quattro, 112k, ought to get around to ordering the GP distributor =
one of these days...like when I have a garage, should be signing papers on =
my house this afternoon
1988 GTI 16v, 223k, at least got the winter oil in but no sign of snow tire=
s yet

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