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Old Nov 12, 2002, 12:23 PM   #1
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Default OCR from digital camera

I'm interested in being able to shoot documents in an office setting (on the fly) with a hand held digital camera and OCR them later. I've tried a couple of low end 2 meg pix cameras and am not wild about the results. It would seem that if there was a digital camera that took only black and white that I'd get a lot better resolution with much smaller file sizes. Is there such an animal? Assuming that one does not exist, what's the next best thing?
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Old Nov 12, 2002, 12:33 PM   #2
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The olympus c4000 and C4040 can be set to shoot only black and white. Many other digital cameras have the same capability.
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Old Nov 12, 2002, 12:41 PM   #3
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D7 family cameras have a specific “Text Mode” program ( along with night portrait, sport , etc … directly selectable with the “P” button ) which is optimized for text shot . I don’t know about file size . If you are interested in that model, I could make some test for you , with your instructions (with my D7i) . They are 5 Mpix though (D7, D7i,D7Hi).
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