Digital cameras are wonderful
tools for presentations, web sites, recognizing student achievement,
awards and digital slide shows.
The first real consumer
digital camera came out in 1991. Remember the Apple Quick Take 100?
In 1994 Casio marketed the QV-10 digital camera. It was the first
consumer digital camera with a LCD viewfinder and a resolution of 320x280.
In just six years,
camera resolution has increased to more than 2048x1536. Some
models are over 2200x1500 million pixels.
If you print with a high
quality printer and use special glossy paper, you can now take images
that are approach a 35mm image. However, you are limited by the resolution
and quality of your printer. To find out more about digital cameras
check out this tutorial site. Digital
This camera promises another
revolution in storage technology. This camera uses a CD to record images!
By using a small CD-R the camera can store 156 MB of images at a cost
of only $4.00! The resolution of this camera is 1600x1200. It has the
highest zoom of any digital camera at 10x optical and 20x digital.
For a complete review
of this camera go to The
I bought it and do not
regret it for a moment. The zoom feature along with high shutter speeds
really stops action. Being able to download from any computer is neat.
Drawback... The CD-R is not reusable. When it gets filled, you must
file it. Also, you can delete images, but the space on the disk is still
used up. Given the low price of the disks, I will live with this drawback.
Sony now has two CD cameras
that CD-RW disks. The resolution is better, but they only have a 3x
Casio Model 3000 EX
Released is the Casio 4000 which has a 4 million pixel resolution!)
is one of the latest super high resolution cameras. You can take pictures
and print them on 13"x19" stock paper. (Super B Size) The results are
For an excellent online review of this camera, click
* True 3+
million pixel sensor, 2048x1536 resolution
* High-quality 3x f/2.0 zoom lens made by Canon
* Manual focus,
manual exposure options
* Movie capture
the IBM 340 mg MicroDrive *
Price is about $900
Casio Model 2900
Casio is producing
this camera exclusively for educators. It ships with an 8 MB compact
flash card. The memory slot also accomodates the IBM microdrive. This
camera has many great features including more than 20 presets that allow
you to get great shots in many different lighting situaltions.
* True 2.1+
million pixel sensor, 16x1200 resolution
* High-quality 8X optical zoom, 32x digital zoom
* Many options and unique features!
* Movie capture
* IBM MicroDrive Ready
port for downloading images. Really easy and fast!
* Priced at $339...Worth the price for the zoom and Microdrive support!
Being discontinued, so look around for a close out price.
use theHP1120C and the HP 1220 printers. They print copies up to 13"x19".
The resolution of 1200x1200 and 2400x1200. The cartridges last longer
than any other printer I have owned.
The HP 1220
is quieter than the 1120 and produces great quality prints...
Digital Camera Resource
A floppy disk cheap, easy to use and universal to all computers.
The photos are stored on the disk as jpeg files and are ready to use.
These cards are small and have the capability of being loaded into a
floppy adapter. Smart Media cards are available up to 128 MB sizes which
will store hundreds of images. Floppy adapters are available (some cameras
are bundled with one) and MircoAccess makes a card reader. Agfa just
announced that they are dropping Smart Media in favor of Compact Flash.
So the future of this type of storage is questionable.(Agfa, Olympus,
Toshiba, Fuji, others)
Flash These cards are larger and more durable than Smart Media cards.
They are available in sizes up to 512 MB. Card readers are available
that allow the flash card to function like another hard drive on your
computer (Sandisk, MicroAccess). (Casio, Polaroid, Kodak, others)
Stick (Sony Only) Has adapters for card readers. Cards cost more
than other formats. 64 MB cards have been announced, but not shipped.
(Only Casio) This drive stores 340 MB! That translates into more than
400 1600x1200 images.
Right now this drive sells for $179.00. But cost per MB is reasonable.
A one Gig drive is now available for $339.00.
Iomega Clik Drive (Agfa) Wow, another new idea! This camera uses
the 40 MB Clik Drive that only costs $10.00! The downside is you need
a Clik Drive reader that is fairly expensive.
Another breakthrough. One camera now has this feature...Others may follow,
but you must have a SuperDrive to make this work.
Sony does it again with another format. This time they have a winner!
A camera using
Compact Flash storage is the best choice if you are taking lots
of high quality images and are not sharing the camera.
If the camera
is going to be shared by many people, then the best choice is the Sony
Mavica line of cameras which use floppy disks.
The Sony Infolithium
battery is the best of all the cameras I have seen. It lasts much longer
between charges and the camera lets you know how many minutes are left
before charging is needed.
Tip: Buy an extra long life battery for a spare. (model 550)
The Sony CD1000
is a unique camera with a great zoom lens
buy a card reader. They are fast and reliable.
prices on IBM Microdrives and CF. $203.00 for a 340 Gig drive!
Camera Resource Page Check here for the
latest information about digital cameras.
Eyes Another great
site with reviews, news and information. Digital Eyes has an excellent
Photography Exhibit See
what other people are doing with their digital cameras.
The place for NiMH batteries. NiMH batteries
are the best type for use with cameras using AA batteries. These batteries
can be charged anytime without causing damage. They can be recharged
over 500 times.
the best digital camera price online! Also good for printers, computers
and other hardware. See also: PriceScan
Foam Board with Perfect Mount. Send them an email for prices on
the sizes you need.
Paper in large sizes from inkjetart.com
(Cheapest prices yet on Microdrive ($169.00 for a 340MB)
presentation given at the National Technology Convention in Denver