> Nope, I've never had a problem. The rep simply said that these were the
> rules to live by.
> I live by them and I've never had a problem.
> Mr. Bill
> Austin Franklin wrote:
> > Did you have a problem formatting the cards in the computer, or deleting
> > pictures from the card while shooting? I am curious if this
> advice was for
> > a specific camera?
But you don't know that you wouldn't have any problems not living by them
Being in the digital imaging industry (I design digital imaging systems
amongst other things), I know there is a lot of unfounded (or weakly
founded) rumor and misunderstanding in digital imaging. It shouldn't be
"magic" to have a digital camera that works. Unfortunately, Microsoft and
over two decades of substandard software has accustomed people to accept (or
expect) bugs in systems, that are, IMO, unacceptable. If your car or TV
behaved that way, you would not accept that.
Now, Microsoft's software is reasonably more stable. These cameras are far
less complicated, and all I can guess is they aren't well tested (at least
the ones that had initial problems that probably started these rumors) and
the software may not be professionally written (or professionally designed),
especially if it was done in the late 90's and early 00's. There was a real
influx of people into the software industry (as well as other technical
sectors) that really weren't qualified or were grossly underqualified. But
since there was such a boom in the industry, people would hire almost anyone
to write software. Really a shame, but that's the state of the industry.
Hopefully it will shake it self out, or has, and these types of "magic"
solutions won't be necessary to take a digital picture.