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jtrotta

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Been using the Kodak-DC215 for the past few years now and want (need) to get another one; am deciding if I should change at this time to a newer camera or stick with the reliable :?:

Any & all input would be greatly appreciated - Thanks in Advance 8)
 

TC

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I am a big fan of the Sony Mavica and the ability to use a floppy disk like a roll of film. 1 house, 1 disk. Its very easy to operate and the floppy can be downloaded to any appraisal software. But to each his own, a lot of appraisers don't like it due to its bulk.

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James Bourgeois

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I was using a DC 210+ and got great service from it. It even recovered from a 6' drop onto a concrete slab. Replaced it with a DC5000 and really like it. It also uses Flash memory card, so transition was painless...besides better quality pix, wider lens and digital zoom. I have friends who use mavicas and they like them, but that floppy really puts me off..it can't hold enough pictures and a floppy drive is just too slow.
 

Farm Gal

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j:

I also have concrete droptested the DC5000 with no internal or major external damage to parts.

The waterproofing is a good thing: mine has passed the rain and (brief) puddle immersion test.

The review screen is right where most folks nose hits and is fairly useless in sunlight. It is kind of heavy, and unless you have big hands a little awkward. You have to mash the button for what seems like a LONG time to actualy get the picture.

Can be had at a fairly good discount at the moment on websites, shop around.
 

Kelleen Hellmann

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I just got the Sony Mavica CD200-total $588 but will get a $100 rebate.
Very cool! uses cheap $1 3" cd-roms, don't need any drivers, usb plug-ins,
docking station nada-just pop into your cd-rom drive and it reads it.
You can view your photos and never download the ones you don't want, which for me is great because I need to conserve space. The best thing
is the cheap cds, those memory sticks are expensive! Only draw back
I guess is that it is bulky but you can't have everything now can you.
 

Kelleen Hellmann

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I just got the Sony Mavica CD200-total $588 but will get a $100 rebate.
Very cool! uses cheap $1 3" cd-roms, don't need any drivers, usb plug-ins,
docking station nada-just pop into your cd-rom drive and it reads it.
You can view your photos and never download the ones you don't want, which for me is great because I need to conserve space. The best thing
is the cheap cds, those memory sticks are expensive! Only draw back
I guess is that it is bulky but you can't have everything now can you.
 

EDWARD BERRY

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KELLY & OTHERS,

I have been using the sony cd200-for about 6 months-after dropping my mavica on the ceramic floor.

I also use the E_BAY CD-RW CDs for almost nothing . (1000 shots)

It is set to low res, and on the interior set it to flash automatically.

Do many relos and it has saved me much, much mulo. 90% now are sent EDI. (FEDX is now out of business with me)$150/month saving.

I tansfer each days work to a seperate Folder on the hard drive so as to have a backup and it is also faster that the regular CD drive.

After getting about 750-900 shots on a CD just get a new CD and start over.

The camera is slightly higher but is worth it.
ed in arkansas
 

Dave Doering

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With respect to the various camera models, we have been using the various Kodak products since ACI went digital...starting with the DC40 and now using the DC215. All of these interface very well with the Rapid Flash program module without using any intermediary interface (i.e. Twain driver or other device).

We like many of you are now needing to replace a couple of damaged cameras and would like to use something that requires little, if any, front end adaptation. Further, we will typically download our photos into "cannister" .rcn files. How do the other cameras work with ACI? What additional steps are required to download photos. Can they be downloaded as .rcn files or do they require some other format?
 

EDWARD BERRY

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Dave,
I see you are from Mo. and will show annl I know.

I use a Sony RW cd and it has to be "closed out" before it can be copied to the hard drive. It is supposed to act just like an external CD drive thru the USB port but I cannot get it configured, and puttingg it on the hard drive gives me a backup.

To use the in ACI it is a piece of cake.

Just right click where you need a photo, go to the folder that the photos were copied to, select the file and hit open.

I usually have the photo floler open and can click it into a thumbnail before pasting it to ACI.

Because our work is so diverse(repos) rarely do i get to use a subject picture, thus they never go int the canister file.

summary, Sony CD photos work good with ACI. ed in arkansas
 
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