|Home Page Commentary 15 March 1998|
It's a move down because the resolution drops from 1280 x 960 to 1024 x 768 pixels.
It's a move up because:
I also bought an 8-MB memory card for picture storage and an AC adapter. While downloading the first pictures that evening (with the AC adapter attached) I found that the batteries were still draining. On a hunch, I took out the batteries and plugged in the adapter -- and nothing happened.
I took the camera back to the store on 15 March 1998. The salesman (who hadn't been there on Saturday when I picked up the camera) told me that the camera had been a demo unit in a local store. He also confirmed that the adapter was bad, not the camera.
He then said he would order a new camera from the warehouse, which would take a couple of weeks to arrive, but I could keep the demo unit to learn how the camera worked until the new one arrived. I thought that was a great resolution to the problem, and I went home and did a few more pictures. You can see my two days' worth of photographic experimentation if you're so inclined.
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