Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > What Camera Should I Buy?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Feb 19, 2005, 10:33 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2

I I desire a digital camera that will allow me to assign an initial file name to the first photo, and then will increment that file name by 1 for each subsequent shot.

Example: I assign the first file name as; DC05-001. Then the camera will automatically name the second photo DC05-002, the third photo as DC05-003, etc.

It is desirable that the camera be large, have large intuitive buttons, and be resistantto moisture and dirt.

The camera must have an available AC adaptor.

An available cable release is highly desirable, an available remote is a second-best.

Anything from 2 to infinity megapixels is acceptable.

Simple is better.

Zoom is neccesary.

The camera will mounted on a stand and used by laborers to take photos of boxes of drill core (rocks).

industrialuser is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Feb 19, 2005, 10:50 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 436

My Sony allows sequential numbering of files and maintains the sequence even if the media is changed but the camera requires that the image files all begin with DSC0xxxx.JPG (or .TIF,.SRF) with numbers ranging from 0001 to 9999. The sequesnce can also be reset as required.

They can also be assigned different numbered folders101MSDCF to 999MSDCF.

But is sounds as if you want more freedom to name the files for each project.
Meryl Arbing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 22, 2005, 4:44 PM   #3
rp3's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 63

What is your desired usage. Most (if not all) cameras have their own incremental system

My canon is on IMG_2473.jpg and if my next use was a movie, it would be mvi_2474). I have the camera set to continue increasing the filename. I could also have it reset the file name after I transfer the files off the camera.

Olympus puts a date (P(month in one digit)(day in two digits)(4 digit numbering); example P405001.jpg. On movies it would be p405002.mov

Fuji uses DSCF(4 digit number): example DSCF0231.jpg

Sony uses DSC(5 digit number): example DSC00032.jpg

You may also want to consider a software solution for this. I use ACDsee which has a batch rename function with the possibility of numbering files as you wish. With that, I could take 20 files and then say name them rockn(xxxx).jpg or whatever I wanted.
rp3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 22, 2005, 6:41 PM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2

My desired usage is to have the files come out of the camera with the file name I want and to have each sequential photo incremented by 1.

Eaxmple: I tell camera that first file name is RC05-001. Then camera names second photo RC05-002.

Note that my desired usage is that I set the file name, not the camera. So if I want the first photo named Bobbob-001, and the second photo Bobbob-002, the camera I want will let me do that.
industrialuser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 22, 2005, 7:11 PM   #5
Senior Member
jsiladi's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 587

I could be wrong but I think you are going to end up with one of the software solutions to this..

Most of the freebies out there (www.picasa.com for example) will allow you to take a batch of photos give a generic name, and then it will rename the entire batch sequentially beginning with your chosen root name.

I don't know what your exact situation is but perhaps a worker could hold a sign up at the beginning of each series so you have an indication of break points. All of the cameras date and time stamp the files..

Just a thought..

jsiladi is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:19 PM.