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Travelling With A Digital Camera

Sat May 18, 2002 4:51 am

I live in Los Angeles and will be travelling to Sydney, Australia this summer. I have a Kodak DX3900 and was wondering what to do to keep the batteries fresh and for taking a LOT of photos. Should I get a second memory card? How do I recharge it on a trip?
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UngoMongo
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RE: Travelling With A Digital Camera

Sat May 18, 2002 5:03 am

Hi.

I had the same problem. I have an Olympus C700uz, and I was going to Jamaica (I'm still here !!). For me, I bought an extra SM card. Each card holds approx. 56 pictures, which gives 112 total on 2 cards.
For batteries, I use AA rechargable, and I have 8. I live in Denmark normally, and the voltage is 220 there, but here in Jamaica it's only 115, so I bought a converter, which converts from 115 to 220. Works perfekt. I always try to charge up all the batteries in case, I go to a nice place with many photos. Hope this helps a bit.  Smile

Regards,

Kenneth from Jamaica. (Yeah man  Smile Smile Smile)
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EGGD
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RE: Travelling With A Digital Camera

Sat May 18, 2002 5:43 am

At the moment, I have a HUGE problem.

For my holiday this year, I want to take alot of photos, (long story), even in the holiday brochure it says to bring twice as many films as you think you will need.

ATM I only have about 200mb of storage, enough for about 180 photos which is nowhere near enough! Luckily I can recharge my batteries but ... Normally, We take a laptop but its not possible now.

My question: Is there anywhere where you can rent A microdrive? I'd just need one for the holiday and that;'d be it. Any help would be great!

Regards

Dan
 
joe pries
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RE: Travelling With A Digital Camera

Sat May 18, 2002 5:56 am

Dan, at iomega.com you can get a 340mb microdrive for 80 bucks U.S. i saw that 2 weeks ago and i immediately got 4 of em- thats a true bargain.

Joe
 
paulc
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RE: Travelling With A Digital Camera

Sat May 18, 2002 6:03 am

just a suggestion - how about an image tank ?

I have just got one - 20gb capacity but you can get it with more or less - approx 270 pound including a customs charge of 40 pound. Take 6AA batteries and is USB connection for the transfer of picture to computer at home. With my current digital camera i can take over 1000 picture at raw setting (9mb per picture) or several thousand at lower settings.

Cannot remember the url but - type "image tank" into a search engine and it should come up. UK distributors are approx 400 pounds for the same thing.

see DPreview website for comments / review of this device





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donder10
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RE: Travelling With A Digital Camera

Sat May 18, 2002 6:23 am

Pardon my ignorance,but what are microdrives?
 
stevehall
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RE: Travelling With A Digital Camera

Sat May 18, 2002 6:33 am

microdrive - a tiny hard drive that sits in a Compact Flash Card format
 
Sukhoi
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RE: Travelling With A Digital Camera

Sat May 18, 2002 6:33 am

Microdrives are baby hard drives  Wink/being sarcastic

Cheers

Paul
 
EGGD
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RE: Travelling With A Digital Camera

Sat May 18, 2002 10:17 am

Joe - I had a look at the website, But I could only find CF cards in 'products' and nothing on the online shop  Sad. If you could find the direct link I'd be grateful. although I can't afford the money  Big grin.

At thee moment I have zilch because of my camera and computer (well, I've just paid off over £1000 debt thanks to this heap of crap i'm sitting in front of  Big thumbs up).

Regards

Dan
 
2912n
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RE: Travelling With A Digital Camera

Sat May 18, 2002 11:09 am

Dan, If you are going on vacation to someplace "civilised" you may be able to just pop into a photo store and have them copy your cards onto a CD for you at a low cost. Worth a shot...
 
digby
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RE: Travelling With A Digital Camera

Sat May 18, 2002 1:10 pm

The CD burning idea is the way to go if you can't afford a microdrive. I recently travelled to Cairns and ran out of room on the laptop, and all the flash cards I had, so into a local store to get a CD burned. It only cost me $10 AUD. and then I could happily go on shooting for the remainder of the trip!

Have fun on the trip to YSSY.

go to:http://www.acay.com.au/~willt/yssy/ if you want to know where to go spotting around YSSY.

Cheers
D.M.
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EGGD
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RE: Travelling With A Digital Camera

Sun May 19, 2002 5:43 am

2912n - Safari in Kenya  Smile/happy/getting dizzy. thats why I'm worried about my storage... I normally take 500 photos at an airport, so god knows what I'm going to be like on Safari (I was even worse in my back garden, but lets not go there Big grin).

Dan  Smile

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