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Blogging camera upgrade

comparing Nikon blogging camera to new Panasonic Lumix in respect to the memory card door

The Nikon Coolpix L22 developed an issue with the memory card door where a plastic piece is worn down to the point of allowing the door to pop open during operations.

I opened that little door every day for the last two years. It still works good with a piece of electrical tape holding it shut, but not fun for everyday blogging. Maybe I'll move it to the glove compartment of the car in case we're driving and see Big Foot or something else worth taking a picture of.

My new blogging camera is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25. It can take pictures underwater, which means it has a beefier memory card door that should hold up to heavy usage without breaking. Stay tuned for a full report on how it's working out once I get a chance to use it a bit more.

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Why don't you use the USB port on the bottom to retrieve pictures from the Nikon?

According to this page, L-series Coolpix cameras use PTP (Picture Transfer protocol). The Gphoto2 program for Linux can deal with this protocol.

I've used it with similar PTP cameras (Canon Ixus 970) without problems.

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