Just trying out the super macro mode on my Canon PowerShot A480. Yes, my Kodak C330 nightmare is over and I don’t have to deal with ‘proprietary’ batteries any more. Wiser from the experience, I chose a camera which use standard AA batteries instead. A480 is a new camera, released just a few months back so I can’t go around modding it with CHDK. Oh well. As Chef said, “There’s a time and place for everything and that is college” – albeit in a different context. For a point-and-shoot, it does offer some amount of control via its program mode.
I also get a vexing error whenever I try to cut-paste files from the camera memory card to my laptop. It says “Error deleting file: -2 Bad parameter”. Quite randomly. Sometimes photos can’t be shifted because of this, and sometimes it is moved, but Nautilus cribs that it hasn’t been moved and leaves a copy on the memory card too. Happens when I try to delete images to. Viewing / deleting works fine on the camera. I did both a quick format and a low-level thorough format but the problem persists.