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Old 11-19-09, 05:30 PM   #1
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I want to buy a camera

under $50.
I NEED TO BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD PICTURES TO VARIOUS COMPUTERS. I don't want a camera that requires it's own software.
I don't need ultra-high quality pictures.
Digital.

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Old 11-19-09, 06:36 PM   #2
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Pick up one of the Polaroid refurbs that Woot puts on sale once in a while. They're something like 6 megapixels and are < $50.

I don't think ANY camera needs its own software anymore.
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We have a Kodak camera that uses it's own software and it's a PITA. That's the main reason I'm buying a new one.
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Canon. plug it in and it shows up as a normal USB storage device. Most every model you can get with a lithium ion battery or AA powered so you can get the same features no matter which power source you prefer.
if your going to use it on a bike get a model with IS on the end.
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Do you have a cell phone?
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Old 11-20-09, 07:41 AM   #6
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I never plug the camera in to the computer anyway. Take the card out and plug it into a card reader and NO camera needs software.

Card readers cost about 4 bucks. Buy that and maybe you can just keep using your Kodak camera.

Sellout.woot.com had an HP camera for $49 yesterday. I would normally advise buying a pencil and paper and drawing your picture before buying an HP camera, but for $50 you may have to take what you can get.
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