The Geekly Guy

This blog contains information regarding all things Linux, although any computer technology subject matter fits within the realm of this blog.

Sunday, April 20, 2003

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Happy Easter everyone.

Oh yeah, I bought a Nikon Coolpix 3100 yesterday. This is a NICE camera. It is a 3.2 megapixel camera with 12 shooting modes, a movie mode (.avi), comes with a 16MB CF card (I've five others to use, all high capacity), and can fit in a pocket. I bought the Coolpix camera accessories kit and it comes with a carry bag, rechargeable batteries and a charger. It takes pictures in the .jpg format.

I took 4 pictures with this camera and browsed the pictures afterward with the camera viewer. The picture are seriously high in definition. I downloaded them onto my desktop after installing the Nikon software and camera drivers (USB) and looked at what size the pictures were. They are at a resolution of 2048 x 1536 and are 720KB in size. That's not bad, IMO. I could take these same pictures to a film developing shop and they would be able to make high quality prints!

This is the best purchase I've made in a LONG time. It took me a long time to settle on which camera I wanted, as there are so many out there. Also, when I usually buy electronics, I usually have a set amount of funds to use. I went over on this one, by $50 (because of the camera kit): the camera was $350. I also usually get an extended warranty whenever I can and after seeing that the camera had cost $400, I decided to skip purchasing the extra warranty. :o(

I'll soon post the pictures I took, to give an example of how nice the pictures are...of course I may squeeze them down a bit, as 700KB images is a bit much, IMO.

OK, I'm off to install Battlefield 1942.