Canon PowerShot S60
After much procratination we finally bought ourselves the digital camera. We had been looking at the HP R707 for a while but I never found any documentational proof that it would work on linux. After some googling I found GPhoto
& this page
by Hubert Figui?re, to be the most useful.
Having received gift vouchers from my work, De norske Bokklubbene
as a wedding present, much to tanja and mine great delight & surprise, I had to narrow down what shops took these universal vouchers. My first attempt left me a bit desperate because I did not find the the big stores (eg Elkjop, Expert} I knew listed. Preus Foto AS
ended up the best bet, and had a branch on bogstadveien level with us! Browsing their online catalog gave the Canon PowerShot S60
as the best match. It was alittle more expensive than I was hoping for, the HP R707 was only 3000kr, the canon 5000kr, but closer inspection showed the canon to have the extra features and quality to warrant it.
So today I picked it up, making the shop spot on closing time, and once home we gave it a whirl. At the same time I kicked off "emerge gphoto2 gtkam" on our home machine.
After we took some photos and video captures, we plugged it into the machine, and hey presto! everything worked perfect!
No installation, no configuration, just worked straight off the bat!
"gphoto2 -P" from the command line downloads all the jpgs and avis to the current directory.
"gtkam" launches up a window very similar to Eye of Gnome, choose camera->add camera->scan for camera. And all the jpgs and avis are browsable.
Wow! This indeed exceeded my expectations. I know linux is moving fast but this really was a first rate experience. Especially taken into consideration my custom built kernel that's streamlined down to the the very minimum, I was prepared to be doing a kernel compile to add an extra module or two, nope! (I've already got a usb memory stick reader for my Sony Ericsson HBM-30 mp3 player plugged into the computer so it turned out the tricky stuff had already been accomplished.)
Thanks to all the crew at Gphoto2!