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From: "William E. Irwin" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Re: Digital Cameras
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 21:29:38 -0500
Your message last year continues to intrigue me. I am ready to bite the bullet
and buy a digital camera to copy images from a microfilm reader.
Over the past year the cameras have improved and prices have come down.
Do you, or anyone else, have any updated advice?
> In a message dated 6/19/00 2:30:31 PM Central Daylight Time,
> > Alternatively, a high quality digital camera with good resolution AND a
> > good macro facility may be OK.
> Hi All,
> I purchased a Casio 3.3 mega-pix camera. I take pictures of documents in
> Macro mode and save them in TIFF format on a CD with my CD writer. This
> camera is wonderful if you have a document too large to copy or too fragile.
> I have even taken it to the library and (without flash) taken pictures of a
> microfilm reader screen with very good results. Great for census (usually
> doesn't capture the entire page because of the microfilm reader) and other
> documents on microfilm. I can store these images on a CD and open them with
> a photo enhancement program and enlarge, or change the file format for other
> uses. I am no expert by any means, still in the learning phase, but looks
> like that the future is bright for digital cameras and genealogy. I think
> they would be very handy in Court houses.
> Best to all,
> Joanna Smith Dunn
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