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Must-Have: Digital Camera

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This story appears in the April 2001 issue of HomeOfficeMag.com.

Little did I understand how much I needed a digital camera until a Polaroid PDC 2300Z camera got plunked into my hands. I had looked at digital cameras a few years ago and, frankly, was underwhelmed. They were over-priced, mediocre as far as image quality, and bulky when it came to interfacing with a desktop computer. Boy, has that all changed, and the Polaroid (a modestly priced digital camera at around $400) is proof.

Within five minutes of taking it out of the box, I had it interfaced with my computer. The secret is that manufacturers nowadays boycott serial ports in favor of USB connections which, for whatever reason, work remarkably well. And then I was busy snapping shots.

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