Camera questions

SpeySpaz

still an authority on nothing
#1
shopping for a digital point-n-shoot right now. I'm liking the Olympus cameras right now for price and features, but because I'm an essentially lazy dude I'd like to be able to pull the card from the camera and stick it right into my little laptop here to download.
Is that how it's done? I have a card slot on this notebook but don't know if compatibility between camera and laptop will be an issue.
thinking about the stylus tough 8000
spaz
 

Josh

dead in the water
#2
How big, in inches across, is the card slot? Does it have a list of letters under it? Something like "SD/CF/MMC" etc.
 

Jim Allen

"Fish-On" Custom Fly Rods
#3
New Olympus 8000 I think. Water resistant to 30 feet of water and built to take a beating. Saw it listed for about $400. I have gone through two digitals thanks to the river:beathead:

Jim9514
 
#5
If you think using a USB cable is tough than your are in fact incredibly lazy.

What I mean is, if your laptop's built in card reader can't handle the camera you want's card don't get a different camera, get the camera you want that has the features you want and use a USB cable. USB is as simple as interfacing gets in the computer world.
 
#6
check out the new panasonic waterproof. IMO they make the best p&s cameras. What makes them so good is that they use leica lenses and the lens is what really matters.
 
#7
I think it may be time for Olympus to become a site sponsor. Stylus oly is the model of choice for most people looking for H20 proof camera. Lets start a poll, Pentax or Olympus?

I vote Olympus.
 

ReelFlyBro

Team Short Bus
#8
check out the new panasonic waterproof. IMO they make the best p&s cameras. What makes them so good is that they use leica lenses and the lens is what really matters.
iagree. I want one too. the big bonus is not worrying about getting it wet. The other half still rags on me for the 2 cams that I ruined in the river. Underwater shots would be nice, too
 

SpeySpaz

still an authority on nothing
#10
Josh, slot is 1" by about 1/8", should handle most common cards.

Jason, I AM an incredibly lazy dude. The ideal would be to be able to pop the card out and slide it right into my laptop, but I won't cry like a LEETLE GURLIE if I find myself having to use an adapter....just think it would be cool not to have to screw with it.
thanks for all the feedback guys, I'm not much of a technorati.
 
#12
if I find myself having to use an adapter....
It is called a USB cable. I have like 200 of them from work related crap. Nobody wants them and most have too many. If you want a free "adapter" let me know. I have a pile of them, a good size pile.

It is soooooooo easy to use them you won't even call them an "adapter" or an "interface" as long as you know where My Computer is in Windows.



Also, I would stick with Pentax and Olympus. They have been doing the waterproof camera thing for over 4 years now and Panasonic and Canon's similar cameras aren't even out yet.
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#13
I have an Olympus Stylus 500. It is water resitant(sp) but not water proof. But it took a swim in the Yakima one year. I didn't know it fell out of my pocket until I was going to take a picture and it wasn't there. I searched in the river for it and found it under a rock under the water. I opened it up then and there and took the battery and the card out. I took it home and had it dry out for about three days. I then put everything back in and turned it on. Been using it for four years now. Works like a champ.

Like the Olympus cameras.

Jim
 
#15
Also, I would stick with Pentax and Olympus. They have been doing the waterproof camera thing for over 4 years now and Panasonic and Canon's similar cameras aren't even out yet.
I personally have not been impressed with either WP camera from Pentax or Olympus. The quality of camera that you are gonna get from Panasonic or Canon trumps the fact that Pentax and Olympus have been making waterproof cameras longer.