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Re: Digital camera/ new question

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Jennings51
Wed, 15 Dec 1999 18:37:48 EST


Sharon,
I cannot address that specific model of Sony camera, but can share my
experience with the Sony "disk-drive camera" in general. I used grant money
to buy one of the earlier models (FD7 maybe - it's at school and I don't
remember the model and it is perfect for use with large classes. We give
each student a disk; ask them to mark the disk with their name, and they are
ready to roll!

Each student takes their pictures, pops out the disk, passes the camera along
to the next student, and gets to work on their computer. No downloading,
etc. The Sonys record in JPEG files which are readible in many programs
(Photoshop, etc.)

Our only problem with the camera is the resolution. It is too low for many
of our needs. However the never models have higher resolution and all the
advantages of the original.

Other cameras create better images, but none have the advantage (to a teacher
of large classes) of using a standard disk and standard file format that does
not require downloading. I am going to buy an Olympus digital camera soon --
we need the higher resorlution. However, we will still use the Sony for
quick image recording.

In my experience, the Sony would be perfect for building digital portfolios
as long as you don't plan to print images in large formats. The 72 dpi
resolution of my older Sony is all that shows on a computer screen anyway.

Let me know if you have further quesitons.
Denise J.
Atlanta, GA

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