Digital cameras

Charlie Kahle charlesk at seanet.com
Fri Nov 15 14:56:24 PST 2002


Re: the USB port.  If your PC is relatively new, 2-3 yrs, you probably
have 2 or more USB ports.  Most modern printers use the USB port to
connect to your PC, although older ones use the traditional parallel
printer port.  The connectors for these two different ports are very
different from each other.  USB is small; perhaps ½” by ¼”, the older
printer ports are about 2” by ½” with lots of tiny pins in the
connector. 

 

Hope that helps,

 

Charlie Kahle

Seattle, Wa

charlesk at seanet.com

 

-----Original Message-----
From: TWEETERS-owner at u.washington.edu
[mailto:TWEETERS-owner at u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Kelly Cassidy
Sent: Friday, November 15, 2002 2:50 PM
To: Tweeters
Subject: Digital cameras

 

I'm thinking of purchasing a digital camera.  I'd like to be able to
take pictures of birds (far away) and plants (close up).  Prices on
cameras range from $100 to $1000.  How much resolution (2MP, 3 MP, or
4MP) do you really need?  For birds, how much zooming power do you need?


 

And a really stupid question from someone who should be more technically
savvy:  Does my computer likely already have a USB port?  Is that the
printer port?  

 

Thanks, 

Kelly

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