HP 315 - Posted by HR
Posted by HR on February 26, 2001 at 21:59:39:
I bought two Kodac digital cameras off ebay about a year ago. Got a decent price, but I just learned recently that the one I got my mom has recently died after the one year warranty just expired. Mine is used constantly by my mother-in law for her thriving ebay business.
What I learned from that experience was that while I can get some good/great deals on the net, it’s nice to have a local company and face to beef at should you need to. Also, the Kodac was not a USB port; that ain’t good. Their software was also ok.
Last month, I decided to tap into some of my unspent profit from my section 8 tenant (thanks uncle Sam) and upgrade my computer, printer, and digital camera. After surveying the options, I bought a HP315 from Office Depot.
The HP315 is great. First, it’s a USB port transfer, so the pictures transfer lightning fast (like 1 per second versus 1 per ten seconds with the kodac). Trust me: it has to be USB or nothing (assuming your computer can handle USB transfers). The HP Software is also incredibly intuitive and easy to use. It shoots great pictures, too. It is small and looks like a regular camera, but it’s not so small that it will break at the first drop. I’m amazed at how fast the batteries get eaten up. You may want to invest in rechargeable batteries. The 8mb card can hold like 80 pictures at the lowest quality photo (which is still very good, and is the setting I use for taking pictures of houses); 24 pictures at medium quality, and like 12 at highest quality.
The only thing I didn’t like about the camera was the price: $300. It ain’t cheap, but it performs like you would expect a HP product to perform. If you can afford the extra expense, it’s a great camera that will fit your needs (which are similar to mine).
Hope this helps; glad to return a favor… I enjoy your posts.