Monday, April 16, 2001

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the head lemur's new camera take 2

Yesterday I consigned the Kodak DC3400 to Hell. I had to return this camera. First because you couldn't see the LED Screen. Second after loading the software what little there was, I discovered that new Kodak cameras do not work on AMD computers with non-Intel Chipsets. After installing and un-installing of four computers, AMD K-6 350 to AMD Altheon 800 running at least 100MHZ FSB, windows 98 SE, the software would lock up requiring a hardware reset. So I spent a large part of the weekend watching Scandisk run...

I spent two hours on the phone with the Kodak Digital Camera Technical Support Department, downloading and installing updated Microsoft USB drivers and alladin and Via chipset USB drivers, re-booting and re-installing software. No Joy on AMD Machines. When I took it back to the store, it loaded without a whimper on an E-Machine with an Intel chipset.

I went to the store and exchanged the Kodak for a Fuji 2400 2.1 megapixel camera. Got home and set up this camera, software and all, in 10 minutes. Here is the First Picture. This camera takes pictures faster, stores more of them and downloads much faster than the Kodak. Recommended for digital photos in the 400 dollar range.

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