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Epson 650 digital camera

I just bought an Epson 650 digital camera. I know, it's not new and fancy, but it's all I could afford right now. I bought this one (from ebay) mainly because my daughter has the same one- she bought several years ago, for around$350. I've noticed what big, clear, detailed pictures it takes (she sends to me). She resizes the pictures smaller, but the resolution on hers is 144. she uses one of the "better" settings, not the standard and not the BEST. What I've noticed with mine is, the resolution is 75 and the pictures don' tseem as clear and detailed. This might be partially because the scenery ones I've taken are of SNOW. I've tried using all the settings, even the very best, which only takes 3 pictures. The resolution is still 75. The picture size is big, 15"X 11". They are JPEG. I tried using he HotShots software that came with it, and now use Paint Shop Pro 7, with AQUIRE (Twain). I tried using the memory card in the USB cable that came with it, but it seemed to be clashing with my CD burner, which is in the other USB port. It's just as easy to use the camera and serial port and PSP. My daughter doesn't know much about it, she just takes the pictures and then takes them off. Hers have always been 144 resolution. I'm not saying the pictures on mine aren't good, and they're better than the Kodak DC 3200 I've had for over a year. Just that they don't seem as good as my daughter's, and it's the exact same camera. Could it be the memory (flashcard) that sets the resolution of the pictures? I have the original 8 MB one that came with the camera and my daughter once bought a bigger one. I know I can change the resolution in PSP to something higher if I want. I've been trying to find out what decides what the resolution of the pictures (when taken off the camera) might be? I can't find anything in the directions book about the settings for this. Just the "standard, better, best and extra fine". But, they all take pictures with 75 resolution.

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Quack
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SOURCE: Epson 850Z and ibm microdrive

It may not neccesarily be the microdrive. I had the same thing happen twice while using a new Sandisk 15Mb CF card. The only batteries I've used are the Epson ones that came with camera, but the manual says that the time may need to be reset sometimes after changing the batteries. This happened to me NOT after changing them though. let me know if you figure something out. If it happens again to me, I'm going to talk to support.

Posted on Sep 13, 2005

Quack
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SOURCE: USB connection to computer

Go to 'add new hardware' and say somewhere driver from disk... Then goto epsons driver CD (provided with cam..) in the directory 'epson/winPNP/ There is the PNP driver for the Epson camera USB.. It took for me a while before i found it. And epson installation doesn't install it by default ... strange That 'click' what you hear.. Goto setup and then to 'camera setup' there you should see somewhere something with 'beep'... switch it off.

Posted on Sep 13, 2005

pishta68
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SOURCE: EPSON PHOTO PC 500 DIGITAL CAMERA

Serial meaning 2.5mm stereo headphone looking jack to DB9 or "atari joystick" looking plug? I had one on my first Toshiba PDR-M1 camera but that was like 9 years ago. You can probably find the pinouts online for that cable, I believe it is a standardized cable.

The stereo plug is wired to the PC serial port as shown in the following diagram:
tip ring sleeve +---------------------------------+
| |
/-------+-----+--------------+ |
| RxD | Gnd | TxD | 2.5 mm Stero Plug |
\-------+-----+--------------+ |
| |
DB9*: pin 2 pin 5 pin 3 +---------------------------------+

DB9*: Optionally short together pin 4 (DTR) to pin 6 (DSR) and
pin 7 (RTS) to pin 8 (CTS)
The following table also describes the camera cable's wiring: Camera PC's
Plug DB9* Signal Name Direction
---- ---- ----------- ---------
- 1 Carrier detect (CD) input to PC
tip 2 Receive data (RxD) input to PC
sleeve 3 Transmit data (TxD) output from PC
- 4 \ Data terminal ready (DTR) output from PC
ring 5 | Signal ground (Gnd) -
- 6 / Data set ready (DSR) input to PC
- 7 \ Request to send (RTS) output from PC
- 8 / Clear to send (CTS) input to PC
- 9 Ring indicator (RI) input to PC
* Note that the cable's D-subminature DB9 RS-232 serial port connector is female. This connector also goes by the historically more correct name of "DE-9J".

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

LongPockets
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SOURCE: I recently purchased an Epson Photo PC 3100Z

It is probably having trouble with the capacity of the memory card. Memory cards have grown enormously in capacity in the last couple of years, and even relatively new cameras may not be able to cope with the memory size of the newest cards.

You don't say what type of memory card you have. "SD" cards larger than about 1GB are actually SDHC cards. SD and SDHC cards fit the same slots, but they are slightly different electrically. Many cameras won't work with SDHC (high capacity) cards. SDHC is not backwards compatible.

Posted on Jan 22, 2011

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