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Need digital camera recommendations for Power PC
« on: May 02, 2014, 06:04:03 PM »
I need to sell some stuff on E-bay, but don't have a digital camera for pictures. Do you have any recommendations for a cheap digital camera that will work with Power PC or with a card reader? I know I may need a card reader, but only have USB 1.1. 

I'm sort of getting to be a Luddite in my old age (late 50's), so I don't know what will work with what I have. I don't want to trust the college kids at Radio Shack; I'd rather pick the brains of people like you.
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Re: Need digital camera recommendations for Power PC
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2014, 06:20:56 PM »
Walmart sells the throw away digital ones here. They are USB 2 but they should work with USB 1.1...just a bit slower.
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Re: Need digital camera recommendations for Power PC
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2014, 02:30:29 AM »
Or, someone on here will have one that they've upgraded past. (I know, I've got 2 perfectly good Fujifilm ones at work that I no longer need). If I was in US I'd just post one to you.
For fleabay, try and get something a little bit capable. Pics are everything on there.
Also the older Fujifilms, for instance, just mount as a volume on the Desktop. Drag' em off into a folder. Delete from SD card in camera, Eject, done.
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An example of a perfectly good camera, which will give you really great shots. They depreciate rapidly as soon as they're bought. If you're not concerned about pocketing it; this slightly bulkier format has much better optics.
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Re: Need digital camera recommendations for Power PC
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2014, 09:54:51 AM »
Olympus makes some good, cheap PHD (push here dummy) cameras. My brother bought 4 of the same because he loves them so much. I think the topend was $50 and it came with tons of extra crap. He thinks it takes better pictures than his Nikon D90 but I'm pretty sure I've made it known how delusional he can be.

I have a sony PHD, a Canon G5 and a Canon 400D.... and I use my phone more than all combined. My GF also has a old Olympus that she may part with. I'll ask tonight and see.
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Re: Need digital camera recommendations for Power PC
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2014, 03:28:15 PM »
Thanks for the info. I don't want to spend more on a camera than I can get for the crap on eBay. One thing I have to sell is my mom's power chair, and I'd like to get pix for it to put on it Craigslist. Too many power chairs just sitting there on eBay, and I'm not shipping that thing.
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Re: Need digital camera recommendations for Power PC
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2014, 03:34:28 PM »

...and I'm not shipping that thing.


You could offer to drive it, if it wasn't too far. Like in The Straight Story
I apologise if that's in dubious taste.   :embarrassed:  Just had a picture in my mind. You'd need to restrict it to contiguous states though.  :undecided:
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Re: Need digital camera recommendations for Power PC
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2014, 03:55:53 PM »
At the risk of repeating myself, the Straight Story is an awesome and unique movie  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Need digital camera recommendations for Power PC
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2014, 06:27:58 PM »

At the risk of repeating myself, the Straight Story is an awesome and unique movie  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


.... isn't it what.     :cool:   Sissy Spacek and Harry Dean...  off to a good start; though they're like the bookends of the movie.   :undecided:  Richard Farnsworth was larger than life, as well.

/we may now return to digital cameras.   :laugh:
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Re: Need digital camera recommendations for Power PC
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2014, 06:06:07 PM »
Just for an update, I got a new Fujifilm JX500 from Amazon. It works with Mac OSX 10.4-10.6 and possible more versions, and Windows 7 and XP. It was only $45 or so on sale.

Thanks to your help, I found there are still some new products that work with the old stuff.
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Re: Need digital camera recommendations for Power PC
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2014, 07:20:52 PM »
Good choice, and great bang for buck. Can't go wrong with Fujifilm. They make their own sensors, and even the lenses have Fujinon 'trickle-down' in them.
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