Not sure if I should be asking this here or in Hardware but here goes.
I am going abroad soon for an extended period and want to take a Digital Camera. Aside from stocking up on memory cards, I would also like to d/l some pics and email them to friends etc!!!
I will have access to an oldish PC but it does not have any USB ports. Do I have any options which are simple and involve as little expense as possible?
Are there USB - Serial/Parallel port converters?????
I understand I can get a Parallel port memory card reader but the ones I have seen are pricey, bulky and I want to keep kit as small as possible - else a mains adapter/battery chargers etc would be handy too!
I don't think Internet cafes would be too keen to let me connect up to their systems either.
The comp is an old desktop so won't have the slot to support the PCMCIA card
The camera? - I haven't actually bought it yet! Was edging toward a Canon A200 which uses CompactFlash memory.
Will try and check out this SmartMedia type card. Am I right in assuming it is the size of a 3.5" floppy disk? If so, does anyone have a recommendation of a Camera which uses it which is: Cheapish, 2MP+, with as few moving parts to go wrong as possible and is fairly rugged?
I like the idea of the USB PCI card - didn't realise they were so cheap.
The comp I will have use of apparently is "old" but uses WIN98 (Chinese Version the subject of another thread!!! - but I am hoping to convert to WIN98SE English!! ) I might gamble on there being PCI slots cos I don't think the guy I have contact with is up to finding out for me
Thanks again for all your suggestions I appreciate the help
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