Cameras with cradles?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Mark, Dec 31, 2004.

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    Mark Guest

    Hello People

    I'm thinking of getting my first digital camera just for holiday/family
    snaps & have been talking to several people about them, how they work,
    mega-pixels, memory cards, etc. & everyone without exeption comments on how
    they "eat batteries". My brother purchased a Fuji finepix 401 (?) some time
    ago & the attraction of this particular camera to me is that it comes with a
    cradle so that it's continually charging & is powered by the mains for
    downloading (no need for a card reader). Are these cradles only available to
    the Fuji range & if so are all fuji cameras compatable with a cradle?

    Mark, Dec 31, 2004
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    paul Guest

    I would say it's better to forget a cradle model & get a card reader &
    you will want extra batteries anyways. Someone was complaining here
    about having trouble reading pics from a cradle, card readers are just
    much less trouble free.
    paul, Dec 31, 2004
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    Bill Crocker Guest

    Cradles are more clutter on your desk. More expensive to replace.
    Continually charging a battery, is not a good thing! Most importantly, a
    cradled camera limits your choices in cameras, and other features...and
    isn't it a good camera that your most concerned with?

    Bill Crocker
    Bill Crocker, Dec 31, 2004
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    Ed Mullikin Guest

    I have a Canon and a Sony. They each take dedicated batteries but I can
    shoot many, many photos before I have to recharge.
    Ed Mullikin, Dec 31, 2004
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    No. Kodak's whole line has 'docks', and Casio has some models with
    similar accessories.
    Ron Hunter, Dec 31, 2004
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