It takes about 2 seconds to write the image to the disk on the highest resolution, (1600, 1200?, I forget). I don't take pictures that fast so it doesn't bother me. I lost one image once due to a bad floppy. That was my own fault too, the camera had warned me. I had formatted the disk on the camera, (standard format but camera also has utility), and it told me at that time that it couldn't read the disk, I told it to do it again and it worked the second time. It stored 1 picture and then puked on the second. On the flip side, I tend to keep the floppies that I took the pictures with, (dime a dozen floppies), and it makes for a decent backup, even though I have them all on a PC. If you want speed, you can use the flash stick in the camera. The floppies have worked out nice a family functions. I can give someone a floppy and they can take their pictures home with them. Or I can leave the pictures with the customer for their review, if it is for a web page. I am obviously biased because I have grown to really like the camera. So take my words with a grain of salt, of course. Brian -----Original Message----- From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Ed Courtenay Sent: Monday, November 12, 2001 10:57 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: RE: [thelist] Digital Camera Recommendation As a matter of interest, don't you find them slow in operation? I would have thought that by the nature of floppy disc writing, it could take a few seconds to write the image. Also, floppies never had the highest reliability rate in my experience; have you ever had images lost to dodgy disks?