NewsForge: Linux Digital Camera Compatibility is No Longer an Issue

“I just bought a new digital camera, and before I bought it I
didn’t bother to check whether it was a Linux-compatible model. I
didn’t care. I knew that I would have no trouble getting its output
into my computer with a USB cardreader. USB cardreaders have
effectively made almost all digital cameras Linux-compatible.

“My new camera — although its exact make and model is
unimportant for the purposes of this article — is a Nikon Coolpix
4300 I got from a chain electronics store for about 60% of its
theoretical retail price. And like most people who want to take a
lot of pictures at high resolution, I immediately bought more
memory than was furnished with the camera, in this case a 128 MB
CompactFlash card…”

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