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August 17, 2005 12:44:30 AM

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Hi all
I have been given £200 and the task of buying a digi camera for the local
junior football club. the idea is that the camera can be passed around team
managers and club officials (maybe up to 20 different people) for taking
pictures which are likely to be emailed to the local paper, it is unlikely
that we'll be doing big printouts from it so the mega pixels doesn't need to
be so big.
My thought was of a Sony mavica fd97 , because it is robust and save
pictures direct to floppy hence no special software to install which has got
to be a bonus when it is to be used by so many people ?
any thoughts or opinions on this camera or any recommendations would be
appreciated.
tia

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Anonymous
August 17, 2005 1:19:09 AM

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[re Mavica floppy disk camera for shared use for sports]

The fd Mavica was great in its time, but that whole product line is probably
too long in the tooth - six years or more - to be the best choice today,
though the reasons you give were good ones a few years ago. The camera is
very slow, which would be maddening for sports pictures. The floppy can be
a simple solution, but these days not all computer systems even have a
floppy drive, while nearly all of them support USB. You would not be able
to get prints made easily at the 1 hour photo shop.

A better solution, IMHO, would be to get something like the Canon A75. This
is a compact camera with relatively simple controls but with optical zoom
and other capabilities should you choose to use them.

But the Mavica will do the job, and one big advantage is that, since it is
so large, it will probably last longer being passed around such a group of
people before being lost. If you go with a smaller newer camera, mark it
with an asset tag - those permanent shiny stickers with the name of your
institusiton, or spend some of your budget on having the camera engraved
with identifying information - name, email, telephone number.

IMHO - check the prices on eBay for comparison, but I think 200 quid is too
high unless the camera is in like-new condition.

Mike Russell
www.curvemeister.com
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 2:57:35 AM

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Locutus wrote:
> Hi all
> I have been given £200 and the task of buying a digi camera for the
> local junior football club. the idea is that the camera can be passed
> around team managers and club officials (maybe up to 20 different
> people) for taking pictures which are likely to be emailed to the
> local paper, it is unlikely that we'll be doing big printouts from it
> so the mega pixels doesn't need to be so big.
> My thought was of a Sony mavica fd97 , because it is robust and save
> pictures direct to floppy hence no special software to install which
> has got to be a bonus when it is to be used by so many people ?
> any thoughts or opinions on this camera or any recommendations would
> be appreciated.
> tia

most cameras these days doesn't require any software to install if you want
jsut download pictures to HDD with explorer. Using floppy isn' tsuhc a good
idea, since it's goind out, it's too small etc...
Just find any decent camera with as little as possible manual settings, so
people won't loose themselves when trying to shoot. Some basic Olympus or
Canon will do just nice. Sony's usually have too many settings, so if anyone
press wrong button...
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Anonymous
August 17, 2005 3:57:53 AM

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"Locutus" <locutus@b.org> wrote in message
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> Hi all
> I have been given £200 and the task of buying a digi camera for the local
> junior football club. the idea is that the camera can be passed around
> team
> managers and club officials (maybe up to 20 different people) for taking
> pictures which are likely to be emailed to the local paper, it is unlikely
> that we'll be doing big printouts from it so the mega pixels doesn't need
> to
> be so big.
> My thought was of a Sony mavica fd97 , because it is robust and save
> pictures direct to floppy hence no special software to install which has
> got
> to be a bonus when it is to be used by so many people ?
> any thoughts or opinions on this camera or any recommendations would be
> appreciated.
> tia
>
After Asking around, Newsgroups etc, I Finally bought the Sony DSC P200
7.2mp,
(I bought mine from PCW £231.90 online or to pick up in store, or £269.89 in
store)
(NOPE I don't work for them at all AND I know there are cheaper places to
shop from online, I didn't recognise any of the stores so stuck with PCW)
The quality So far on the photos I have taken I feel very Positive about the
camera, I did only take the pics set on 1mp, and was well impressed,
I have been a fan of photography for years now, and own a few compacts and
SLRs manual and Automatic, and even a couple of dodgy ''digital''
camera free from buying my PC or Printers etc. I was very nervous about
buying this camera and spoke to lots of people online about it with mixed
reactions.
It doesn't look very robust (bouncy I mean) but its small and compact and
you can put a Wrist strap or Lanyard on it. Easy to Use and options to
Preview the pics straight away. I took it to 2 music gigs and a wedding and
Some people have commented that some of my wedding pics were better than
the Photographer, and at the gigs, Blakey fest It tanked down all day and my
camera got a little bit wet but its fine so ok for a few splashes.
If you would like to see some of the pics I took I have uploaded a lot of
them to Photobox for other people (lots wanted copies from wedding and
music)
(I wont post the links here as it may not be allowed, I don't want to upset
anyone.I can send you the Link if you wish, Just ask.
Nice camera, Quality Very Good and Nice Price. Anything else you need to
know just ask. That's enough of me ''rabbitting'' on Just because I can't
Sleep.
Tracym
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 7:14:35 AM

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Congratulations on your new camera!

There's no problem at all with posting a link to your pictures - people do
it all the time.
--
Mike Russell
www.curvemeister.com
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 7:50:07 AM

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"Mike Russell" <RE-MOVEmike@Curvemeister.comRE-MOVE> wrote in message
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> Congratulations on your new camera!
>
> There's no problem at all with posting a link to your pictures - people do
> it all the time.
> --
> Mike Russell
> www.curvemeister.com
>
>

These links are to the pics I have shared, The wedding ones I didnt put in a
shared album just in case, lol, Most I think are good,
some (little bit dodgy) usually when someone crashing into you when you
trying to take Pics, lol.
( all pics were taken on a 1mg setting, as I didnt get my new memory cards
til yesterday.)
http://www.photobox.co.uk/album/1663720
http://www.photobox.co.uk/album/1637305
Tracym
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 12:18:15 PM

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"tracymidd" <tracymidd@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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....
> These links are to the pics I have shared, The wedding ones I didnt put in
> a shared album just in case, lol, Most I think are good,
> some (little bit dodgy) usually when someone crashing into you when you
> trying to take Pics, lol.
> ( all pics were taken on a 1mg setting, as I didnt get my new memory cards
> til yesterday.)
> http://www.photobox.co.uk/album/1663720
> http://www.photobox.co.uk/album/1637305
> Tracym

Not bad at all. You're good a getting in close on some of the people shots,
and the camera did a nice job on the concert, especially considering all the
rain. It looks like you could have skipped the flash on the indoor concert
shots and got an even better result.
--
Mike Russell
www.curvemeister.com
August 18, 2005 12:23:29 AM

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"Mike Russell" <RE-MOVEmike@Curvemeister.comRE-MOVE> wrote in message
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> [re Mavica floppy disk camera for shared use for sports]
>
> The fd Mavica was great in its time, but that whole product line is
probably
> too long in the tooth - six years or more - to be the best choice today,
> though the reasons you give were good ones a few years ago. The camera is
> very slow, which would be maddening for sports pictures. The floppy can
be
> a simple solution, but these days not all computer systems even have a
> floppy drive, while nearly all of them support USB. You would not be able
> to get prints made easily at the 1 hour photo shop.
>
> A better solution, IMHO, would be to get something like the Canon A75.
This
> is a compact camera with relatively simple controls but with optical zoom
> and other capabilities should you choose to use them.
>
> But the Mavica will do the job, and one big advantage is that, since it is
> so large, it will probably last longer being passed around such a group of
> people before being lost. If you go with a smaller newer camera, mark it
> with an asset tag - those permanent shiny stickers with the name of your
> institusiton, or spend some of your budget on having the camera engraved
> with identifying information - name, email, telephone number.
>
> IMHO - check the prices on eBay for comparison, but I think 200 quid is
too
> high unless the camera is in like-new condition.
>
> Mike Russell
> www.curvemeister.com
>


Thanks Mike
I am going to resaerch the canon a75 as you suggested. i too thought the
mavica was a little dated but it did seem like a good solid easy to use
camera for little money. thanks for your input.
August 18, 2005 12:27:32 AM

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"tracymidd" <tracymidd@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:54vMe.11484$1F5.9318@newsfe4-win.ntli.net...
>
> "Locutus" <locutus@b.org> wrote in message
> news:D dtfn2$i1g$1@news7.svr.pol.co.uk...
> > Hi all
> > I have been given £200 and the task of buying a digi camera for the
local
> > junior football club. the idea is that the camera can be passed around
> > team
> > managers and club officials (maybe up to 20 different people) for taking
> > pictures which are likely to be emailed to the local paper, it is
unlikely
> > that we'll be doing big printouts from it so the mega pixels doesn't
need
> > to
> > be so big.
> > My thought was of a Sony mavica fd97 , because it is robust and save
> > pictures direct to floppy hence no special software to install which has
> > got
> > to be a bonus when it is to be used by so many people ?
> > any thoughts or opinions on this camera or any recommendations would be
> > appreciated.
> > tia
> >
> After Asking around, Newsgroups etc, I Finally bought the Sony DSC P200
> 7.2mp,
> (I bought mine from PCW £231.90 online or to pick up in store, or £269.89
in
> store)
> (NOPE I don't work for them at all AND I know there are cheaper places to
> shop from online, I didn't recognise any of the stores so stuck with PCW)
> The quality So far on the photos I have taken I feel very Positive about
the
> camera, I did only take the pics set on 1mp, and was well impressed,
> I have been a fan of photography for years now, and own a few compacts and
> SLRs manual and Automatic, and even a couple of dodgy ''digital''
> camera free from buying my PC or Printers etc. I was very nervous about
> buying this camera and spoke to lots of people online about it with mixed
> reactions.
> It doesn't look very robust (bouncy I mean) but its small and compact and
> you can put a Wrist strap or Lanyard on it. Easy to Use and options to
> Preview the pics straight away. I took it to 2 music gigs and a wedding
and
> Some people have commented that some of my wedding pics were better than
> the Photographer, and at the gigs, Blakey fest It tanked down all day and
my
> camera got a little bit wet but its fine so ok for a few splashes.
> If you would like to see some of the pics I took I have uploaded a lot of
> them to Photobox for other people (lots wanted copies from wedding and
> music)
> (I wont post the links here as it may not be allowed, I don't want to
upset
> anyone.I can send you the Link if you wish, Just ask.
> Nice camera, Quality Very Good and Nice Price. Anything else you need to
> know just ask. That's enough of me ''rabbitting'' on Just because I can't
> Sleep.
> Tracym
>

Thanks for the suggestion Tracym but the sony is a little out of our
price range, even on e-bay, im looking for an idiot proof, snap away all day
camera for £200 or less.
nice pics by the way.
L
August 18, 2005 7:19:37 PM

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"Mike Russell" <RE-MOVEmike@Curvemeister.comRE-MOVE> wrote in message
news:hLsMe.2781$hF1.356@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com...
> [re Mavica floppy disk camera for shared use for sports]
>
> The fd Mavica was great in its time, but that whole product line is
probably
> too long in the tooth - six years or more - to be the best choice today,
> though the reasons you give were good ones a few years ago. The camera is
> very slow, which would be maddening for sports pictures. The floppy can
be
> a simple solution, but these days not all computer systems even have a
> floppy drive, while nearly all of them support USB. You would not be able
> to get prints made easily at the 1 hour photo shop.
>
> A better solution, IMHO, would be to get something like the Canon A75.
This
> is a compact camera with relatively simple controls but with optical zoom
> and other capabilities should you choose to use them.
>
> But the Mavica will do the job, and one big advantage is that, since it is
> so large, it will probably last longer being passed around such a group of
> people before being lost. If you go with a smaller newer camera, mark it
> with an asset tag - those permanent shiny stickers with the name of your
> institusiton, or spend some of your budget on having the camera engraved
> with identifying information - name, email, telephone number.
>
> IMHO - check the prices on eBay for comparison, but I think 200 quid is
too
> high unless the camera is in like-new condition.
>
> Mike Russell
> www.curvemeister.com
>
>


with the A75 can i download the pictures straight on to the computer through
usb cable and windows explorer or do i have to install some software ?
Anonymous
August 18, 2005 11:45:53 PM

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Locutus wrote:
> "tracymidd" <tracymidd@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:54vMe.11484$1F5.9318@newsfe4-win.ntli.net...
>>
>> "Locutus" <locutus@b.org> wrote in message
>> news:D dtfn2$i1g$1@news7.svr.pol.co.uk...
>>> Hi all
>>> I have been given £200 and the task of buying a digi camera for
>>> the local junior football club. the idea is that the camera can be
>>> passed around team
>>> managers and club officials (maybe up to 20 different people) for
>>> taking pictures which are likely to be emailed to the local paper,
>>> it is unlikely that we'll be doing big printouts from it so the
>>> mega pixels doesn't need to
>>> be so big.
>>> My thought was of a Sony mavica fd97 , because it is robust and save
>>> pictures direct to floppy hence no special software to install
>>> which has got
>>> to be a bonus when it is to be used by so many people ?
>>> any thoughts or opinions on this camera or any recommendations
>>> would be appreciated.
>>> tia
>>>
>> After Asking around, Newsgroups etc, I Finally bought the Sony DSC
>> P200
>> 7.2mp,
>> (I bought mine from PCW £231.90 online or to pick up in store, or
>> £269.89 in store)
>> (NOPE I don't work for them at all AND I know there are cheaper
>> places to shop from online, I didn't recognise any of the stores so
>> stuck with PCW) The quality So far on the photos I have taken I feel
>> very Positive about the camera, I did only take the pics set on
>> 1mp, and was well impressed,
>> I have been a fan of photography for years now, and own a few
>> compacts and SLRs manual and Automatic, and even a couple of dodgy
>> ''digital''
>> camera free from buying my PC or Printers etc. I was very nervous
>> about buying this camera and spoke to lots of people online about it
>> with mixed reactions.
>> It doesn't look very robust (bouncy I mean) but its small and
>> compact and you can put a Wrist strap or Lanyard on it. Easy to Use
>> and options to Preview the pics straight away. I took it to 2 music
>> gigs and a wedding and Some people have commented that some of my
>> wedding pics were better than the Photographer, and at the gigs,
>> Blakey fest It tanked down all day and my camera got a little bit
>> wet but its fine so ok for a few splashes.
>> If you would like to see some of the pics I took I have uploaded a
>> lot of them to Photobox for other people (lots wanted copies from
>> wedding and music)
>> (I wont post the links here as it may not be allowed, I don't want
>> to upset anyone.I can send you the Link if you wish, Just ask.
>> Nice camera, Quality Very Good and Nice Price. Anything else you
>> need to know just ask. That's enough of me ''rabbitting'' on Just
>> because I can't Sleep.
>> Tracym
>>
>
> Thanks for the suggestion Tracym but the sony is a little out of
> our price range, even on e-bay, im looking for an idiot proof, snap
> away all day camera for £200 or less.
> nice pics by the way.
> L

I'd say don't get Sony. When my friend bought one (i believe it was DSC-P72
or similar) he got lost in all settings it has. Like i said, Sony usually
have too many buttons to be a foolproof camera...
Anonymous
August 19, 2005 1:48:17 AM

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On Thu, 18 Aug 2005 15:19:37 +0100, "Locutus" <locutus@b.org> wrote:

>with the A75 can i download the pictures straight on to the computer through
>usb cable and windows explorer or do i have to install some software ?

You can download them directly, but the camera will not get it's won
driveletter (nor will it using the Canon software).
Anonymous
August 19, 2005 6:49:36 PM

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"Locutus" <locutus@b.org> wrote in message
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> Hi all
> I have been given £200 and the task of buying a digi camera for the local
> junior football club. the idea is that the camera can be passed around
> team
> managers and club officials (maybe up to 20 different people) for taking
> pictures which are likely to be emailed to the local paper, it is unlikely
> that we'll be doing big printouts from it so the mega pixels doesn't need
> to
> be so big.
> My thought was of a Sony mavica fd97 , because it is robust and save
> pictures direct to floppy hence no special software to install which has
> got
> to be a bonus when it is to be used by so many people ?
> any thoughts or opinions on this camera or any recommendations would be
> appreciated.
> tia
>
>
My Sony Digital Mavica has 14x digital zoom and stabilization and I seldom
use it any more. It is great for taking action shots at a distance. The
resolution is a bit low for standards today. I doubt if you can find a
median priced SLR with stabilization and such a large zoom. Anyway and SLR
camera is not the type of camera to pass around to everybody.

Maybe you should try the Mavica and upgrade later if needed. I have a few
photos on the WEB taken by my Mavica. Go to the my WEB page shown below and
click on the index item "Uruguay." For comparison, click on "Cruise S. A."
for photos taken with SLR digital cameras, a Nikon D70, and Olympus E20

http://www2.hagenhosting.com/~naborswe/naborsindex/

RCN
Anonymous
August 20, 2005 2:22:13 AM

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Robert Nabors wrote:
> "Locutus" <locutus@b.org> wrote in message
> news:D dtfn2$i1g$1@news7.svr.pol.co.uk...
>> Hi all
>> I have been given £200 and the task of buying a digi camera for the
>> local junior football club. the idea is that the camera can be
>> passed around team
>> managers and club officials (maybe up to 20 different people) for
>> taking pictures which are likely to be emailed to the local paper,
>> it is unlikely that we'll be doing big printouts from it so the mega
>> pixels doesn't need to
>> be so big.
>> My thought was of a Sony mavica fd97 , because it is robust and save
>> pictures direct to floppy hence no special software to install which
>> has got
>> to be a bonus when it is to be used by so many people ?
>> any thoughts or opinions on this camera or any recommendations would
>> be appreciated.
>> tia
>>
>>
> My Sony Digital Mavica has 14x digital zoom and stabilization and I
> seldom use it any more. It is great for taking action shots at a
> distance. The resolution is a bit low for standards today. I doubt if
> you can find a median priced SLR with stabilization and such a large
> zoom. Anyway and SLR camera is not the type of camera to pass around
> to everybody.
> Maybe you should try the Mavica and upgrade later if needed. I have
> a few photos on the WEB taken by my Mavica. Go to the my WEB page
> shown below and click on the index item "Uruguay." For comparison,
> click on "Cruise S. A." for photos taken with SLR digital cameras, a
> Nikon D70, and Olympus E20
> http://www2.hagenhosting.com/~naborswe/naborsindex/
>
> RCN
14x digital zoom???
Did you mean optical? If not, there's almost every camera nowadays equipped
with 3x optical pus 4x digital= 12x combined zoom. But note however that
digital zoom is usable only for commercial purposes and almost useless in
real life. For example, my Canon S2 has 48x combined zoom... (12x optical x
4x digital).
Anonymous
August 20, 2005 5:51:46 AM

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"Locutus" <locutus@b.org> wrote in message
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[re A75]
> with the A75 can i download the pictures straight on to the computer
> through
> usb cable and windows explorer or do i have to install some software ?

You would need to install software, or use a card reader which costs between
10 and 20 dollars. If that is a problem, I believe Fuji cameras will simply
mount themselves as a disk drive on Windows. The A75 is a nice camera, and
has a high customer satisfaction rating, but there are other good ones.

Mike
Anonymous
August 20, 2005 9:04:24 PM

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Mike Russell wrote:
> "Locutus" <locutus@b.org> wrote in message
> news:D e25dm$q5n$1@newsm1.svr.pol.co.uk...
> [re A75]
>> with the A75 can i download the pictures straight on to the computer
>> through
>> usb cable and windows explorer or do i have to install some software
>> ?
>
> You would need to install software, or use a card reader which costs
> between 10 and 20 dollars. If that is a problem, I believe Fuji
> cameras will simply mount themselves as a disk drive on Windows. The
> A75 is a nice camera, and has a high customer satisfaction rating,
> but there are other good ones.
> Mike

i don't know for others, but Canon cameras don't require any additional
software. First time you just connect, wait for new hardware to be installed
and use from explorer.
Anonymous
August 21, 2005 12:34:01 AM

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"SleeperMan" <SleeperMan@too.sleepy> wrote in message news:LDHNe.1587

> i don't know for others, but Canon cameras don't require any additional
> software. First time you just connect, wait for new hardware to be
> installed and use from explorer.

I tried this on an iMac two nights ago and the camera was not recognized as
a drive. I was about to go out and buy a card reader, but now you've got me
thinking I may just need a USB storage driver for the iMac.
--
Mike Russell
www.curvemeister.com
Anonymous
August 21, 2005 3:45:33 AM

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"SleeperMan" <SleeperMan@too.sleepy> wrote in message
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> Robert Nabors wrote:
>> "Locutus" <locutus@b.org> wrote in message
>> news:D dtfn2$i1g$1@news7.svr.pol.co.uk...
>>> Hi all
>>> I have been given £200 and the task of buying a digi camera for the
>>> local junior football club. the idea is that the camera can be
>>> passed around team
>>> managers and club officials (maybe up to 20 different people) for
>>> taking pictures which are likely to be emailed to the local paper,
>>> it is unlikely that we'll be doing big printouts from it so the mega
>>> pixels doesn't need to
>>> be so big.
>>> My thought was of a Sony mavica fd97 , because it is robust and save
>>> pictures direct to floppy hence no special software to install which
>>> has got
>>> to be a bonus when it is to be used by so many people ?
>>> any thoughts or opinions on this camera or any recommendations would
>>> be appreciated.
>>> tia
>>>
>>>
>> My Sony Digital Mavica has 14x digital zoom and stabilization and I
>> seldom use it any more. It is great for taking action shots at a
>> distance. The resolution is a bit low for standards today. I doubt if
>> you can find a median priced SLR with stabilization and such a large
>> zoom. Anyway and SLR camera is not the type of camera to pass around
>> to everybody.
>> Maybe you should try the Mavica and upgrade later if needed. I have
>> a few photos on the WEB taken by my Mavica. Go to the my WEB page
>> shown below and click on the index item "Uruguay." For comparison,
>> click on "Cruise S. A." for photos taken with SLR digital cameras, a
>> Nikon D70, and Olympus E20
>> http://www2.hagenhosting.com/~naborswe/naborsindex/
>>
>> RCN
> 14x digital zoom???
> Did you mean optical? If not, there's almost every camera nowadays
> equipped with 3x optical pus 4x digital= 12x combined zoom. But note
> however that digital zoom is usable only for commercial purposes and
> almost useless in real life. For example, my Canon S2 has 48x combined
> zoom... (12x optical x 4x digital).
_________________________________
"!4x OPTICAL ZOOM" and "SteadyShot" is printed on the side of the camera.
These two features is one reason I keep the camera.

RCN
Anonymous
August 21, 2005 4:02:05 AM

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"SleeperMan" <SleeperMan@too.sleepy> wrote in message
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> Robert Nabors wrote:
>> "Locutus" <locutus@b.org> wrote in message
>> news:D dtfn2$i1g$1@news7.svr.pol.co.uk...
>>> Hi all
>>> I have been given £200 and the task of buying a digi camera for the
>>> local junior football club. the idea is that the camera can be
>>> passed around team
>>> managers and club officials (maybe up to 20 different people) for
>>> taking pictures which are likely to be emailed to the local paper,
>>> it is unlikely that we'll be doing big printouts from it so the mega
>>> pixels doesn't need to
>>> be so big.
>>> My thought was of a Sony mavica fd97 , because it is robust and save
>>> pictures direct to floppy hence no special software to install which
>>> has got
>>> to be a bonus when it is to be used by so many people ?
>>> any thoughts or opinions on this camera or any recommendations would
>>> be appreciated.
>>> tia
>>>
>>>
>> My Sony Digital Mavica has 14x digital zoom and stabilization and I
>> seldom use it any more. It is great for taking action shots at a
>> distance. The resolution is a bit low for standards today. I doubt if
>> you can find a median priced SLR with stabilization and such a large
>> zoom. Anyway and SLR camera is not the type of camera to pass around
>> to everybody.
>> Maybe you should try the Mavica and upgrade later if needed. I have
>> a few photos on the WEB taken by my Mavica. Go to the my WEB page
>> shown below and click on the index item "Uruguay." For comparison,
>> click on "Cruise S. A." for photos taken with SLR digital cameras, a
>> Nikon D70, and Olympus E20
>> http://www2.hagenhosting.com/~naborswe/naborsindex/
>>
>> RCN
> 14x digital zoom???
> Did you mean optical? If not, there's almost every camera nowadays
> equipped with 3x optical pus 4x digital= 12x combined zoom. But note
> however that digital zoom is usable only for commercial purposes and
> almost useless in real life. For example, my Canon S2 has 48x combined
> zoom... (12x optical x 4x digital).
>
_____________________

Yes, it is only optical zoom, no digital. Error on my part.

"14x Optical Zoom" and "SteadyShot" is printed on the side of the "Sony
Digital Mavica" lens.
RCN
Anonymous
August 21, 2005 2:33:08 PM

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Mike Russell wrote:
> "SleeperMan" <SleeperMan@too.sleepy> wrote in message news:LDHNe.1587
>
>> i don't know for others, but Canon cameras don't require any
>> additional software. First time you just connect, wait for new
>> hardware to be installed and use from explorer.
>
> I tried this on an iMac two nights ago and the camera was not
> recognized as a drive. I was about to go out and buy a card reader,
> but now you've got me thinking I may just need a USB storage driver
> for the iMac.

hm...i meant above for Win...don't know for MAC, but i do know that there
are drivers for it. Just search fot it on Canon d/l pages.

BTW...Canon cameras do how up in explorer, but not as a drive, but instead
as the name of the camers ( like Canon PowerShot S2) and you can download
pictures and delete them, but you can't store nothing on them. Canon's can't
be used as USB key storage devices (phew!!!) I really don't know why then is
that MISC folder present, if it's always empty and can't be filled with
anything...
Anonymous
August 21, 2005 2:34:46 PM

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Robert Nabors wrote:
> "SleeperMan" <SleeperMan@too.sleepy> wrote in message
> news:IbrNe.1580$cE1.225322@news.siol.net...
>> Robert Nabors wrote:
>>> "Locutus" <locutus@b.org> wrote in message
>>> news:D dtfn2$i1g$1@news7.svr.pol.co.uk...
>>>> Hi all
>>>> I have been given £200 and the task of buying a digi camera for
>>>> the local junior football club. the idea is that the camera can be
>>>> passed around team
>>>> managers and club officials (maybe up to 20 different people) for
>>>> taking pictures which are likely to be emailed to the local paper,
>>>> it is unlikely that we'll be doing big printouts from it so the
>>>> mega pixels doesn't need to
>>>> be so big.
>>>> My thought was of a Sony mavica fd97 , because it is robust and
>>>> save pictures direct to floppy hence no special software to
>>>> install which has got
>>>> to be a bonus when it is to be used by so many people ?
>>>> any thoughts or opinions on this camera or any recommendations
>>>> would be appreciated.
>>>> tia
>>>>
>>>>
>>> My Sony Digital Mavica has 14x digital zoom and stabilization and I
>>> seldom use it any more. It is great for taking action shots at a
>>> distance. The resolution is a bit low for standards today. I doubt
>>> if you can find a median priced SLR with stabilization and such a
>>> large zoom. Anyway and SLR camera is not the type of camera to pass
>>> around to everybody.
>>> Maybe you should try the Mavica and upgrade later if needed. I have
>>> a few photos on the WEB taken by my Mavica. Go to the my WEB page
>>> shown below and click on the index item "Uruguay." For comparison,
>>> click on "Cruise S. A." for photos taken with SLR digital cameras, a
>>> Nikon D70, and Olympus E20
>>> http://www2.hagenhosting.com/~naborswe/naborsindex/
>>>
>>> RCN
>> 14x digital zoom???
>> Did you mean optical? If not, there's almost every camera nowadays
>> equipped with 3x optical pus 4x digital= 12x combined zoom. But note
>> however that digital zoom is usable only for commercial purposes and
>> almost useless in real life. For example, my Canon S2 has 48x
>> combined zoom... (12x optical x 4x digital).
>>
> _____________________
>
> Yes, it is only optical zoom, no digital. Error on my part.
>
> "14x Optical Zoom" and "SteadyShot" is printed on the side of the
> "Sony Digital Mavica" lens.
> RCN

OK, in that case i'd keep it, too. Great piece...
August 25, 2005 2:36:01 AM

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"Locutus" <locutus@b.org> wrote in message
news:D dtfn2$i1g$1@news7.svr.pol.co.uk...
> Hi all
> I have been given £200 and the task of buying a digi camera for the local
> junior football club. the idea is that the camera can be passed around
team
> managers and club officials (maybe up to 20 different people) for taking
> pictures which are likely to be emailed to the local paper, it is unlikely
> that we'll be doing big printouts from it so the mega pixels doesn't need
to
> be so big.
> My thought was of a Sony mavica fd97 , because it is robust and save
> pictures direct to floppy hence no special software to install which has
got
> to be a bonus when it is to be used by so many people ?
> any thoughts or opinions on this camera or any recommendations would be
> appreciated.
> tia
>
>



Thanks every one for your comments and help. I have just won a bid on ebay
for a canon A75. I still think the sony mavica was a good idea in principal,
but it is dated and floppies are on the way out. The A75 should suit us ok,
however im just concerned that it is small and not rugged enough to stand
up to being passed around..... time will tell I suppose !
thanks again.
Anonymous
September 17, 2005 3:56:42 AM

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"Locutus" <locutus@b.org> wrote in message
news:D eip83$s05$1@newsg2.svr.pol.co.uk...
....
> Thanks every one for your comments and help. I have just won a bid on ebay
> for a canon A75. I still think the sony mavica was a good idea in
> principal,
> but it is dated and floppies are on the way out. The A75 should suit us
> ok,
> however im just concerned that it is small and not rugged enough to stand
> up to being passed around..... time will tell I suppose !
> thanks again.

It's a good little camera - keep us posted on how it works out for you.
--
Mike Russell
www.curvemeister.com
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