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Old Feb 11, 2003, 7:29 AM   #1
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Hello from the great land of Oz (Australia) What I need to know is if anyone out there knows if I buy a Fujifilm S602 camera in say the U.S or Korea will the same camera work on pc's (and any other special requirements for it) back in Oz? I know the power adapter will be different if I want to run it off electricity. They seem a lot cheaper in the US and as I have contacts there I may get one. I think I saw someone say they run different cameras for different countries, I am a novice and I only ask as we do have different televisions to the US. I would not think it is the same for cameras. Look forward to a response, Frols. 8) :?:
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Yes, you can take pictures with the camera.
Yes, you can download the pictures from the camera to the PC (depends on your OS and if the camera supports the OS)
Yes, vendor will support camera but you will have to ship it back to the states.
Buy AA NiMh rechargeable batteries and recharger and eliminate electricity problems.
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Old Feb 11, 2003, 11:40 AM   #3
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I am a novice and I only ask as we do have different televisions to the US
Actually, apart from chargers, warranties and the type of plug, this is the only real issue on a 602, or any cam without switchable TV out standards.

The 602 is boxed either for NTSC 525 lines (US) TV or PAL 625 lines TV standard. Only the label on the box identifies this. So you wouldn't be able to show pics and movie direct from the cam to the TV if incompatible.

However, it's not the end of the world - unless you really want this - and the lower price might be more tempting!
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Old Feb 11, 2003, 12:10 PM   #4
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In my experience, displaying your digicam pics on a TV is not something you'll want to do very often. It looks terrible!

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Old Feb 12, 2003, 3:43 AM   #5
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Only when you're used to a hi-res pc monitor - but Grandma hasn't got one of those and her eyesights' not too good!
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Old Feb 12, 2003, 5:22 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies it helps a lot, the tv thing is not a problem we are pal secam. What is os? Thanks again, Frols.
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OS is your pc Operating System - Win98,2K,XP, Linux, MAC etc
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Old Feb 12, 2003, 10:27 AM   #8
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Hi Frols

G'day to ya. May all yer days be fair dinkum (at least!)

I agree with Gibson. Buy the batteries and a charger.

I would also suggest you take a media (card) reader.

This is why:

Imagine the power source is "iffy" somewhere on your
travels. Better to "smoke" a card reader than your
camera. Maybe even take two readers.

Two cents
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Old Feb 13, 2003, 6:14 AM   #9
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Thanks again, you mob of blokes have helped me a lot and I am fair dinkum (is that Aussie enough for ya) about buying this camera in the US as it is worth about $900 to $1000 Aussie dollars, where the same camera here is worth $1600 Aussie dollars and that is without all the bonus stuff. I can't wait to get my hands on one of those little rippers, anyway will yak again when I need more info, thanks, Frols.
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