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Eric Carlson
Registered User
Username: Ecarlson

Post Number: 15
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 1:46 pm:   

Thank you Ghost for that lovely lesson in vintage coinage (LOL) :-)
Registered User
Username: Kelley

Post Number: 28
Registered: 12-2000
Posted on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 12:42 am:   

Still using a Sony Mavica, this is my third one. The problem I have with them is that my kids steal them to photgraph the grandskids & never return the camera.

This first Sony Mavica I purchased was used. One of the regulars here at Catorg sold it to me. What a deal.... got a great camera & made a new wonderful friend.

How are you doing Mr. Deaton?
Registered User
Username: Ghostbuster

Post Number: 327
Registered: 12-2000
Posted on Thursday, August 08, 2002 - 8:40 pm:   

As everyone knows, I tend to squeeze the nickel till the buffalo poops and stretch the dollar till the eagle hollars. (For you young pups out there, this refers to the Buffalo nickel and the Silver dollar). I have chosen the Walmart special Samsung Digimax 130 camera that set me back $128 plus another $49 for the optional card that increases capacity to 528 photos. It's simple, has the right size to fit in my shirt pocket, it's the right weight and balance, and I even like the blue color.

Now that I have gotten the camera and computer to cooperate with each other, life is easier. It's also fairly rugged for severe daily use. If I do drop it, it's replacement won't be that big of a bite out of the wallet.

Inspite of my principal detractor, sometimes cheap and cheerful can be better than over equiped and over priced. Ya know, after all these years you'd think SHE would appreciate the methods of my madness... And you'd be wrong!
Gil C. Newton
Username: Newt

Post Number: 23
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Thursday, August 08, 2002 - 6:36 pm:   

I have an Olympus 3000 with128mb Smart card,and use a HP PSC 950 which has the scanner/fax and the slots on the front for any card. This printer can run off photos direct without going through the computer. The same with the fax. I have a spare olympus with a 64mb card. The 950 PSC has a usb hook up and works great with the laptop. My old paper port one touch doesn't get used any more. Of course cameras and printers are like neck ties and okra, people have different strokes.
Wray Decker
Registered User
Username: Wraydecker

Post Number: 9
Registered: 12-2001
Posted on Wednesday, August 07, 2002 - 9:34 pm:   

Floppy disc cameras are big and old technology, they were here first so everyone uses them. Talk to a "camera shop", not "Best Buy", I use an HP with a flash card. It works great. Also I don't know any company that still wants the disc included in the hard copy of the file (if there is a hard copy of the file).
Todd Summers
Registered User
Username: T4summ

Post Number: 2
Registered: 12-2001
Posted on Sunday, May 05, 2002 - 11:06 am:   

Olympus D-100
Price, quality and VERY compact
Dale Strain
Registered User
Username: Catmandale

Post Number: 10
Registered: 1-2002
Posted on Thursday, May 02, 2002 - 3:38 pm:   

I purchased and prefer the Canon S300 ELPH digital camera (selling at around $300 right now). It is also small in size, is sturdy in construction, uses CompactFlash media (which I believe to be a little hardier.) The down side is the proprietary lithium battery at $50, although I have never ran out even after 150 exposures. I turn off the LCD and just use the 3 second preview feature to verify the shot. It has a 3x optical zoom and will do a short avi movie.

I upload with a mini CF reader to my desktop and use PhotoAdjuster software.

I have a Canon S800 printer, but have recently stopped printing at all, instead saving to PDF format which anyone can read or print at the other end. It also lets you archive the pictures out of photoadjuster. There is a reasonably priced program at which will write the PDF format (which most of your manuals and software documents are done in.) I either burn a CDR or email it in.

A 48MB CF card gives up to 540 exposures at 640 x 480.

Kelly Cooper
Registered User
Username: Kjmcooper

Post Number: 2
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, May 02, 2002 - 11:05 am:   

Olympus D-460 Zoom
Quality is the main reason. (Purchased 2 years ago.) Size is the second. It is compact which makes it easier to carry on steep roofs.
YES, I would buy another Olympus in a heartbeat.

I am also an amature photographer, and have had several pictures published with this camera as well as 35 mm. I took the digital pictures on the lowest setting and my current camera is only a 1.3 megapixel. (The megapixels only really matter if you intend to print enlargements above a 5X7.)

I recommend the lowest setting if you can get a good quality picture with the camera that you have. This makes the file fairly small. With the possibility of electronic claim filings, this will cut down your transfer time and save you from having to resample each photo. (Some insurance companies have already switched to electronic filing.)

Next, I also recommend the Canon S600 printer, or newer version. It has an incredible print quality and it has the individual color ink tanks. I have saved hundreds with this printer in ink alone. It also has a lifetime warranty on the print head.

Last but not least, your paper choice makes a huge difference. You do not have to print on photo quality paper, but you do need a good quality inkjet paper. It should be at least a 24lb paper with a 94 brightness that is intended for inkjet printers. It can be expensive, but I have found this paper at Sam's for about the same cost as regular copy paper. (If you do not use a good quality paper, the ink will bleed and somewhat blur your picture. Also, the colors are truer with the brighter paper. So your pictures are cleaner and clearer.)

John Durham
Registered User
Username: Johnd

Post Number: 29
Registered: 9-2000
Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 11:54 am:   

1. Sony Mavica FD Series.
2. Price, Quality of Pic's & Floppy Disk(s).
3. This is my second Sony Mavica.
Sony seems to keep improving the Mavica. the use of floppy disks is important as I can get all pic's for a claim on floppy(s) and store them in the file.
Tom Toll
Registered User
Username: Tom

Post Number: 74
Registered: 1-2001
Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 9:57 am:   

Sony FD-95. It has 2.3 million pixels, 20X telephoto lens, aperature or f-stop setting, numerous flash settings. It is an excellent low light camera. It uses 3.5 floppy or memory stick. Takes 30 photos in 640x480 resolution and is capable of 1200x1600 for large photos. I highly recommend it or the FD-97 which has replaced the FD-95. You can't go wrong with this unit. A little pricey, but reasonable if you shop around for it.
Registered User
Username: Rdoe

Post Number: 31
Registered: 12-2000
Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 9:37 am:   

Sony Mavica-fd-92.1)uses floppy disks 2)1.6 mega pixels 3)Uses floppy disks. I was very happy with my fd-71 (still works fine) and the fd-92 is very good. I have heard that the new Mavica that uses a small cd is very good, that will be my next purchase. I like that I can write the Insureds name on a floppy.
Scott Wiens
Registered User
Username: Digitalsaw

Post Number: 17
Registered: 12-2000
Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 7:38 am:   

I am interested to see what digital cameras the adjusters out there are using and why they choose the one they have. If you wish to participate in this 'informal' survey please respond to the following questions:
1. What Digital Camera do you use?
2. What are the top 3 reasons that made you choose that specific camera (quality, price, name brand, etc.)?
3. If you were going to buy another one today, would you purchase the same one or would you go a different route?
Thanks for participating.

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