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Posted: 4/28/2001 7:25:28 AM EDT
Okay, I was at my local Target store and I saw two 'inexpensive' digial cameras.  One by Polaroid and the other by another manufactorer.  Both were under one Benny Franklin.  Anyone have experiance w/ these.

I'd like a 'basic' camera for uploading pic to the web/email.  The cameras seem like they are geared toward kids or somone on a budeget.  Nothing fancy and the $250+ ones well.......   I'm leaning toward the Polaroid since my system is a dinosaur.  The specs say it'll work w/ Win 95 and the memory/processor speed I have.

Comments?  Suggestions?
Link Posted: 4/28/2001 7:29:25 AM EDT
I have no knowledge of the camera you are talking about, but make sure it has pretty good resolution.  At least 1.3 megapixels.  

Be careful, a buddy once bought the jamcam and it was a piece of shit.  5 or 6 picture capacity and they were the size of a pinprick.   The jamcam 2 wasn't much better.

How does the camera you talk about store the pictures?   How easy it is to offload onto a pc? etc.  

A good place to get info on digital cameras is

See if they have the camera you are talking about there.

Link Posted: 4/28/2001 7:33:48 AM EDT
7,  (???-resistance is futile???) sorry...

Any how, I think one of the two was a Jamcam 3.0 and the other was a Polaroid.  You unload it via a cable, COM port one said.  I thought it was cool.... but I don' tknow mutch about digital cameras.

I recall resolution was given in: (number) x (number) format, not in megapixels.  

Thanks.  I'll look at the link when I get some time, running off to work right now.......
Link Posted: 4/28/2001 8:17:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/28/2001 12:07:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/28/2001 12:38:08 PM EDT
I have used a JamCam 2.0 for quite a while and while it isn't the best quality - it isn't priced like it either.

I plan of purchasing a JamCam 3.0 soon and they are $60.00 at Wal-Mart

If I can figure out how to post a photo I will give you an example....

The Sniper
Link Posted: 4/28/2001 1:21:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/28/2001 4:19:05 PM EDT
the cheap ones less than $200 dollars anyway are usually focus free and the ccd (the actual image sensor) is really the same thing as in those little eyeball web cams, heres some examples taken with my agfa $100 pretty much equall to all the other cameras in that price range and some from a sony mavica.

From my balcony with the agfa I look out the window and can see work..how sad
same thing with the mavica
mavica sorry I think the orlites are cooler for pictures.

having an actual focusing lens and a ccd thats meant for taking pictures is the biggest thing, the mavica I used not sure of the model number but it's from work and costs over a a grand and a half, there's cameras out there for $300 or so that'll take pictures just as good but don't have all the flashy features the sony does (writes to cd-r instead of messing with cables or smart cards, has lcd screen on the back, zoom lens, plugs into a regualar TV also to view the pictures) all that stuff is cool but you don't need it for regular pictures.

I'm also looking at maybe buying for myself the Kodak DC215 millenium gold it's pictures are just as good as the mavicas above but it's only about $280
Link Posted: 4/28/2001 5:32:24 PM EDT
I guess that it's the old saying, ya get what you pay for.     Will keep looking.
Link Posted: 4/28/2001 6:07:43 PM EDT
Here's a 1280 X 960 pic of my truck taken with my Fuji MX1200.  The MX1200 has been discontinued, and has been replaced by the 1300.  The 1300 can be had for $185.  Excellent color for a sub-$200 camera.  You can see it here.  [url]www.ecost.com/ecost/shop/detail.asp?DPNo=910768&AID=513732&PID=475706[/url]


Link Posted: 4/28/2001 6:24:50 PM EDT
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