Hi quality camera for Linux

Hi quality camera for Linux

Post by Jare » Mon, 12 Sep 2005 04:56:35


Hello!

Does anyone know high resolution camera, compatible with linux ? I'
looking for something with at least 3M pixel, able also to get motion
picture.

regards
Jarek.
 
 
 

Hi quality camera for Linux

Post by Robert Spi » Mon, 12 Sep 2005 07:13:39

On Sat, 10 Sep 2005 21:56:35 +0200



Lots of cameras are supported by the libgphoto2 library, list of
supported cams:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Additionally, you can mount most USB cameras as a mass storage device,
commands are similar to:

mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt

To find out more, google for "Linux USB camera" or similar terms.


Good luck,
Robert

 
 
 

Hi quality camera for Linux

Post by General Sc » Mon, 12 Sep 2005 10:58:43


All of the flash cards are compatible with Linux, I've use both SD cards,
which is the standard media for the shirt pocket sized cameras, and
Compact Flash which is what's used on the Digital SLRs. As someone already
pointed out the list of cameras supported directly by gphoto2 is huge.
There are a couple of standard protocols for talking to cameras and Linux
supports them. I've had no trouble mounting my Canon SD500 which is a tiny
8megapixel camera. However I much prefer to pop the SD card into a
reader. On FC3 Flash cards automount and you can treat them just like a
disk. What's even cooler is that the system recognizes that there are
pictures on the card and a dialog pops up when you plug in a media card
that asks you if you want the pictures copied to you home directory, if
you say yes it creates a directory and automatically copies the contents
of the card.

The bottom line is that you can buy any camera that you want, just about
any camera will be mountable using gphoto2. But even if there is no
support for the camera you can always mount the flash card directly, which
is what I prefer to do anyway.

As for camera recommendations, for tiny cameras I have no hesitation about
the Canon SD500. It's the best 8Mpixel all in one out there, costs $500,
used SD cards. There are lower pixel members of the family which are
cheaper. My girlfriend just got a Canon Rebel XT SLR (also 8M pixel) and a
couple of Canon image stabilized lenses. That's a lot more money but it's
a much more capable camera system. I'm pretty sure the interface is
identical and I had zero trouble mounting it's Compact Flash card.
 
 
 

Hi quality camera for Linux

Post by Jare » Mon, 12 Sep 2005 19:24:42

Hello!



OK. This is not exactly what I'm looking for. I need camara, which can
be controlled from Linux: make pictures, record movies, change zoom etc,.
Something like cameras for CCTV but with higher resolution. I'm looking
for something profesional, not cheap.

best regards
Jarek.
 
 
 

Hi quality camera for Linux

Post by Henrik Car » Tue, 13 Sep 2005 03:26:13


Did you check the coriander list of compatible firewire cameras?

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

If you don't like firewire there is also a more expensive interface called
cameralink. However, it seems hard to find a good cameralink card with
opensource drivers.

regards Henrik
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