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Old Nov 6, 2003, 1:12 AM   #1
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I am going to buy my first digital camera and I know that you can download your pictures to your computer hard drive.
My queation is can you upload the pictures from your hard drive to the compact flash card??
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Old Nov 6, 2003, 8:04 AM   #2
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You transfer pics from your hard drive to the CF. You more than likely will not be able to view them with your camera.
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Old Nov 6, 2003, 9:39 PM   #3
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Thanks,
Would I be able to take the CF to photo machine like they have at Sam's and have a picture printed.
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Old Nov 6, 2003, 10:06 PM   #4
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Absolutely... I do this all the time.

I'd recommend buying a CF card reader, they're pretty inexpensive. It saves time & trouble hooking up the camera, saves your camera batteries, and generally downloads faster than the camera will. Also, some cameras appear to the computer as a removable drive, making it easy to copy to/from the card without using the camera's software... but other cameras do not and you must use special software to download the photos.

I use the small (16mb) card that came with my camera as a temporary card to take photos in for printing. I don't like sticking my expensive cards into the machines that everybody else uses and abuses (and probably let their 4 year olds stick their tic-tacs and gummy bears into). With the card reader, I can use the 16mb card just like a really big, but really tiny floppy disk.

What have you narrowed your camera choices to?

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Old Nov 6, 2003, 11:34 PM   #5
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Thanks,
You'all have been very helpful.
I have done some online research and for the money I think the Canon Powershot A70 has the features that I want. It also looks like a reliable camera. I hope it goes on sale somewhere before Christmas. If not $300.00 it not a bad price.
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Old Nov 7, 2003, 6:18 PM   #6
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The A70 is a great camera... I bought one about 4 months ago. I did have one problem (a defective switch after considerable use on the first camera). Fortunately I was just barely past the 90 day return/exchange period and the store gave me a new one after a few polite protests .

My only real complaint is that it isn't an A80 .

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Old Nov 8, 2003, 1:44 AM   #7
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sorry you had a problem..
I think I will enjoy the A 70, judging from the reviews I have read.
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