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June 11, 2004 7:36:32 PM

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I am interested in any experiences with SDIO Cameras...are they worth it?

Robert

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Anonymous
June 12, 2004 2:35:55 AM

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On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 15:36:32 -0400, "Robert" <catcher@linuxmail.org>
wrote:

>I am interested in any experiences with SDIO Cameras...are they worth it?

I guess that totally depends on what you need the SDIO cameras to do.
Not from my own experience, but from having seen enough pictures
originating from those kind of cameras: for quick snapshots, MMS
messages, and moblogging it's probably ok. To replace any other type
of camera (including stand alone digital still camera's) it's probably
not.

--
Marlof Bregonje
Microsoft MVP - Mobile Devices
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile
Anonymous
June 12, 2004 2:35:56 AM

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The one point that is fairly consistent about all the CF and SDIO cameras,
is that they need good light to be even halfway acceptable. So, if it is
outdoor shots in the daytime, they are not bad. Indoor, for get about it.

--
Sven, MS-MVP Mobile Devices
"Marlof Bregonje, MS-MVP/Mobile Devices"
<askforit@thenewsgroup.address.invalid> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 15:36:32 -0400, "Robert" <catcher@linuxmail.org>
> wrote:
>
> >I am interested in any experiences with SDIO Cameras...are they worth it?
>
> I guess that totally depends on what you need the SDIO cameras to do.
> Not from my own experience, but from having seen enough pictures
> originating from those kind of cameras: for quick snapshots, MMS
> messages, and moblogging it's probably ok. To replace any other type
> of camera (including stand alone digital still camera's) it's probably
> not.
>
> --
> Marlof Bregonje
> Microsoft MVP - Mobile Devices
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile
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Anonymous
June 12, 2004 3:00:27 PM

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I've got a Veo camera which is an identical device to the HP
Photosmart camera (but obviously abuot 70% of the price ;-)

You can pick them up from Expansys for about £70. It runs at 1280x1024
and 320x240 (~VHS quality) video. Low light performance is poor, as
there's no flash on the camera (though you can buy SDIO cameras with a
flash at very elevated prices from other suppliers.

I wrote a review on this cam for the Aximsite, to save me duplicating
my findings here it is :
http://www.aximsite.com/reviews/index.php?qid=188&fromm...

Cheers - HTH
Neil

On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 15:36:32 -0400, "Robert" <catcher@linuxmail.org>
wrote:

>I am interested in any experiences with SDIO Cameras...are they worth it?
>
>Robert
>
Anonymous
June 12, 2004 3:16:06 PM

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On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 16:43:22 -0600, "Sven, MVP-Mobile Devices"
<sejohannsen@hotmail.com> wrote:

>The one point that is fairly consistent about all the CF and SDIO cameras,
>is that they need good light to be even halfway acceptable. So, if it is
>outdoor shots in the daytime, they are not bad. Indoor, for get about it.

That depends on what you want: if you want a photographic experience:
yes, forget about it. If you want a memory that you otherwise wouldn't
have: go for it. But don't expect any prints from it. I've sent some
cool pictures using my HP Jornada CF camera at the time to friends,
that would otherwise have gotten a written report. And it is true in
some cases that a picture (no matter how bad from a photographic POV)
says more than a thousand words.

--
Marlof Bregonje
Microsoft MVP - Mobile Devices
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile
Anonymous
June 12, 2004 4:22:45 PM

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Yes, I've wondered about this too - I thought it was just my model !

But as it's a CCD device, surely increasing the integration time by
programming the sample acquisition rate should be able to gather more
light for a shot (at the expense of movement blurring ?)

Has anybody a clue why this isn't offered as an option on most cams ?

Cheers - Neil


On Sat, 12 Jun 2004 11:16:06 +0200, "Marlof Bregonje, MS-MVP/Mobile
Devices" <askforit@thenewsgroup.address.invalid> wrote:

>On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 16:43:22 -0600, "Sven, MVP-Mobile Devices"
><sejohannsen@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>>The one point that is fairly consistent about all the CF and SDIO cameras,
>>is that they need good light to be even halfway acceptable. So, if it is
>>outdoor shots in the daytime, they are not bad. Indoor, for get about it.
>
>That depends on what you want: if you want a photographic experience:
>yes, forget about it. If you want a memory that you otherwise wouldn't
>have: go for it. But don't expect any prints from it. I've sent some
>cool pictures using my HP Jornada CF camera at the time to friends,
>that would otherwise have gotten a written report. And it is true in
>some cases that a picture (no matter how bad from a photographic POV)
>says more than a thousand words.
Anonymous
June 13, 2004 1:27:01 AM

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"Robert" <catcher@linuxmail.org> wrote in message
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> I am interested in any experiences with SDIO Cameras...

In short: just like in mobile phones.


are they worth it?
>

You decide
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