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Posted: July 15, 2003 3:37 am/pm Quote

Hi everyone!  I will be buying a new camera for our trip in Nov. I really would like to join the new tech era and buy a digital camera but I'm scared to. I know that they require memory and that you buy the little memory stick thingys and that's the extent of my knowledge. Sooo many questions...how much memory should I need?  I take 10-12 rolls of film on a 7 day trip, this will be a 10 day trip.  How the heck do I get them from the memory to my computer?  Can I print them out to for photo albums? What is the camera dock I see being sold for? What about video cameras? Can they take still pictures also?  :crazy: It's enough to make me wish we still had chisels and stone tablets!!!  

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Posted: July 15, 2003 4:54 am/pm Quote

Hi Mickeys Pal......

email me  and I will tell you which one I have
and what program I use to transfer my pictures
etc etc  and any other questions you may have
about it!   :D
Its better  in email  because It will be a long one!
hehe!

nancy@disneyfanatic.com


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Posted: July 15, 2003 5:41 am/pm Quote

My husband bought me an HP photosmart camera with the HP photosmart printer this past Christmas and I couldn't be happier.  The camera came with software for transferring the files to the computer via USB cable.  It's slicker than the proverbial snot, I must say! Puts the pictures in a directory in My Pictures that is dated by the month the pictures were taken.  You can then edit the photos with HP's own editing software that comes with the camera. (Or use whatever photo editing software you enjoy.) You can also print from HP's software, send pictures via email from it, or post to a web site from it.

You can also print directly from the camera to this particular printer using a USB cable.  You just pick the pictures onscreen on the camera, tell the printer what size paper, and kablam!  You have pictures!  If you use 4 x 6 photo paper you get nice borderless prints.  If you use 8.5 x 11, it puts as many as it can on each page, but then you have to cut the pics.

Now, this HP camera does have a place for the SD card, but using the lowest resolution setting it holds WITHOUT a memory card, 196 pictures!  That's an awful lot of stinkin' film, isn't it?  So, you don't HAVE to buy any memory if you don't want to.  But, the higher up you go on the resolution scale, the less pictures you can hold on the internal camera memory--dramatically less.  With the best setting, it only holds 15 or 16 pix.  Not so good for a Disney vacation. But I have to say the lower setting 1) prints out just fine in the 4 x 6 size and 2) is all you need for posting pictures online.  If you want to do 8 x 10-sized photos (or larger), then you would need to use the higher resolution setting and therefore would need SD cards to store more photos.  The HP camera I have only supports cards up to 128 MB in size.  Newer cameras or different brands may support the larger capacity cards.

I haven't used an SD card yet with my camera but what I'm guessing will happen if I do is all those pictures on it will be uploaded when I do the transfer from the camera to the computer via USB cable/the HP utility software.  You can have multiple cards going on, but I would make sure you label them and get them cleared off ASAP, so you can reuse them.

Oh, I almost forgot, this camera even does 30 seconds of video with audio!  Too cute!

BTW, I've also owned the Sony Mavica that takes the floppy disks--that was cool and worked just fine.  Floppies are cheap, but only hold 1.44 MB of data a piece.  Okay for lower res pictures.  I also owned a Fuji.  I liked it a lot, too.  I would definitely say, make sure you get the kind of digital camera where you can see the pictures after you take them.  Then you can delete any with closed eyes, funky smiles, people looking the wrong way.  But don't necessarily delete them if they are too dark looking.  You can edit photos for brightness and sometimes find quite a nice picture when you do.

I just love digital photography.  I'm no pro, but I love the flexibility.  I can crop the photos to my heart's content--and that's great, because I don't necessarily want that lady in the background wearing the orange shorts in my pictures, you know what I mean?!  Anyway, happy shopping!


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Posted: July 15, 2003 6:11 am/pm Quote

Thanks Tigger58-You've got mail!!

WebTink-what you have sounds easy enough for me-any idea where Santa may have gotten it from ?  Also if you use the little video/audio does it take up lots more memory than a picture. One more question (thanks for your help in advance! ), if you use the lower quality does the printed pictures look ok?


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Posted: July 15, 2003 6:44 am/pm Quote

Yes, the video takes a hit on the storage, but I can't recall right off the bat what that would be, size-wise.  Would have to run a test.  Camera is already packed for our trip, but if I think about it when I head upstairs (I'm soooo lazy! ), I will test it out for you.

I find the 4 x 6 pictures look great printed out from the lower res.  Wish I could show you one!  The picture in my Profile was taken using the HP camera at lowest res, cropped to rid the picture of unsightly rolls of course (well, most of them).  But, you can't really tell how it would print.

You have to keep in mind that the PRINTER and the PAPER are big factors in the quality of prints you get from digital photography, too.  I have two HP printers and the newer Photosmart one is by far superior when it comes to printing out pictures.

I would be more than happy to run some test prints for you and mail them to you if you like.  Could do pictures at all three settings and let you decide!  (Feel free to email me privately).

I have seen these cameras at Office Max, but not sure where he got it.  Maybe Costco, he loves that store so much, and it did seem like it was packaged together with the printer--you know how they do there at Costco.

We had debated getting the kind of printer that accepts various forms of media cards because we had the other Fuji camera which took smart media and he has a Sony from work which also takes SD, but this has worked just fine with USB only.  I ended up giving my dad the Fuji.


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Posted: July 16, 2003 6:09 am/pm Quote

I  will respond  asap!

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Posted: July 16, 2003 4:44 am/pm Quote

took my Dad's digital camera on our last trip to WDW in May and was so happy with it I just went out and bought my own. This from a 35mm guy that is a techie, but I swore up & down I would never buy digital because of the quality.  Buy the right camera and you can't tell the difference anymore.

Check out a page on Deb's WDW site about digital cameras for everything you need to know.

Digital Camera Tips

For the record, I took a Canon Digital Elph to WDW and I bought a SonyCybershot DSC-p72.  Both are pocket sized and take great pics up to an 8x10.  I bought the Sony because I already had memory sticks from my Sony camcorder.  If you are starting fresh all the memory works about the same, just check the costs.

E-mail me and I can answer more questions or send you a link to a bunch of WDW photos I have stored online.

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Posted: July 16, 2003 5:02 am/pm Quote

It's the Sony Cybershot my DH has, and that's right, they take that proprietary Sony memory stick, not SD as I said earlier.  If you have the right TV (Sony, of course), you can put the stick right in the TV and look at your pictures!  Fun stuff!

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Posted: July 16, 2003 5:28 am/pm Quote

Is this not just the most friendly and helpful Disney Board ever?  LOL

Thanks sooo much everyone!! :bigsmile:


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Posted: July 16, 2003 6:46 am/pm Quote

Quote (Mickey'sPal @ July 16, 2003 4:28 am/pm)
Is this not just the most friendly and helpful Disney Board ever?  LOL

Thanks sooo much everyone!! :bigsmile:

No thanks needed, it's our pleasure. Tell your friends!
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