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Jenoptik JD 1300d

“Jenoptik JD 1300d - I had this camera for ages and did...”

Written on: 10/08/2004 by Wolfman525 (1 review written)

Jenoptik JD 1300d - I had this camera for ages and did me well as a web cam and general camera. After having the computer hard drive upgraded, I found I no longer had the disc for it. I have searched the web for days now and could not find a driver to download anywhere not even on the Jenoptic site itself. All this aside, it's a great little camera and handy size too. Well done Jenoptic..... just get the drivers available pleaseeeeeeee… Read Full Review

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Jenoptik JD 1300d

“It's a good camera - as are other Jenoptik products -...”

Written on: 18/06/2003 by Northerndrifter. (1 review written)

It's a good camera - as are other Jenoptik products - but the downside to the camera can spoil the general enjoyment of the product.

First there is the question of the batteries, already mentioned several times on the review page. Top of the range power only and make sure you have plenty in reserve as even the best batteries will not last long. General tip - don't review your photographs very often, it's the power required to light up the LCD display that sucks most of the power.

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Jenoptik JD 1300d

“I had the Jenoptik camera a week and all was well. I...”

Written on: 02/04/2003 by Kenny McGovern. (1 review written)

I had the Jenoptik camera a week and all was well. I found it really easy to use, and was impressed by the picture quality. I was however disappointed when on the second week i went to use it and upon turning it on it kept turning itself off. directly after the battery icon and the stars came up on the small screen indicating the camera was on, it just as quickly went blank and switched off. This left me unable to take any pictures. I returned it to the retailer who gave me an identical camera… Read Full Review

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Ian Cunningham.'s Response to Kenny McGovern.'s Review

Written on: 10/04/2003

I had the same problem, but then discovered that if you use a top of the range battery this fault will not happen. It only happens when using cheap batteries.

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Bobrcj's Response to Kenny McGovern.'s Review

Written on: 27/01/2004

Have had much the same problems with downloading pictures using ME on a Dell GX1. However, having installed the only driver ever issued for this camera and got nowhere, tried connecting with the camera switched on using the same cable I'm using for my USB BAR flash memory device and rebooted leaving the camera switched on and hey Presto! the removable disk icon in 'my computer' window appeared and I was able then to download as normal. Conclusions: It would seem the 1015 win98 USB BAR driver is compatable! Worth investigating don't you think?
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<br>Bob Jones

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103100_Kenny Mcgovern.'s Response to Kenny McGovern.'s Review

Written on: 01/06/2003

Shadow if you read above you will see i had and unfortunately (STILL have) the problem of the camera turning itself off the instant its turned on despite trying every battery out there as you did.
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<br>However on the problem of getting your pictures downloaded to the pc using winXP (my system also) Heres how i overcame the hardware not recognised problem,
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<br>First turn the dial on the top of the camera to the pc icon - next insert the usb cable to the camera (but not the computer at this point) - turn the camera on (hopefully it stays on knowing how unpredictable it is lol) - Now with the camera switched on and your top dial turned to pc - plug the usb cable to the pc.............hopefully it will bring up the window that lets you chose to download your pictures......carry on from there ....your pictures will end up in your ` My Pictures folder` from there you can move them to a photo suite program and do your stuff editing. Hope you have some success with this let me know how it turns out mate.
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<br>I echo your statement regarding the jenoptic website and their lack of drivers for this camera i am totally disillusioned and feel i could have got a much simpler camera to operate for less money...Which was my whole point in buying this camera....idiot proof use?....yeah right.

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102676_Shadow.'s Response to Kenny McGovern.'s Review

Written on: 30/05/2003

I also bought the jenoptik camera and had the same problem. Almost an hour after installing new batteries the camera would start to turn itself off instantly after being switched on. I have tried everything from top the range batteries to rechargable ones with no joy. Not only this fault but I had difficulty downloading the pictures using Windows Me however I managed to overcome this, but now I have windows Xp and it does not recognise the camera connected on a USB cable as being a removable disk so how do I get the pictures? I am dismayed that Jenoptik do not see fit to have a website that has downloadable drivers to update some of their older cameras !
<br>I have had this camera for a long time and therefore it was not cheap and I am totally disappointed by it. If anyone has an answer to any of my questions please let me know.

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88088_Kenny Mcgovern.'s Response to Kenny McGovern.'s Review

Written on: 11/04/2003

Ian thank you for that information if it is correct then i need to say my review is totally rendered useless, I still have the second camera i will get some expensive batteries and try again. I am amazed the retailer didnt suggest this at my first visit. Thanks again. Kenny.

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Jenoptik JD 1300d

“This camera is also known as the Polaroid 1320....”

Written on: 11/08/2002 by Noddy. (1 review written)

This camera is also known as the Polaroid 1320. Windows ME users are probably out of the game with this camera due to driver incompatability. Images download in Win98 and WinXP
with few problems. The one nuisance is that downloads are not always smooth if you use a flash memory card. The download will stop midway through the process and the camera needs to be turned off, disconnected from the USB port, turned back on and reconnected. There were no such problems when the camera was used without… Read Full Review

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Jenoptik JD 1300d

“I have been using a Cannon E500 for several years and...”

Written on: 19/03/2002 by mick harrison. (1 review written)

I have been using a Cannon E500 for several years and decided it was time to enter the digital hype as i still wanted to retain the 35mm option. I looked round for medium option of digital camera. The Jenoptik 1300d seemed ideal as it included driver connection and software for PC. Getting the driver to work was a different matter. It works on Win98 ok but only as a removable disc.
For backup I tried on Win NT! with no success and the Jenoptik help line has, so far, not even bothered to reply… Read Full Review

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Jenoptik JD 1300d

“The drivers problem has totally ruined my experince of...”

Written on: 20/02/2002 by glenn. (1 review written)

The drivers problem has totally ruined my experince of buying this jenoptik jd1300d digital camera, therefore I cannot review this product fairly. I cannot believe such a product has no driver support, what kinda company are jenoptik???… Read Full Review

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36413_Sharon.'s Response to 13418_glenn.'s Review

Written on: 05/09/2002

Brilliant camera IF you read the instructions found the helpline most helpful

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Jenoptik JD 1300d

“As a complete novice with computers in general, and...”

Written on: 20/02/2002 by Kenny T. (1 review written)

As a complete novice with computers in general, and this being my first venture into digital photography i found the Jenoptic jd1300d very user friendly as far as the actual camera controls are concerned, also the manual that comes with the jd1300d makes learning how to operate the cameras features very easy even for the novice like myself.
The only downside i have discovered is my problem trying to get a suitable driver that works with windows xp and this was my fault for not checking that the… Read Full Review

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Jenoptik JD 1300d

“Getting this Jenoptik jd1300d digital camera to...”

Written on: 18/02/2002 by crispyginn. (1 review written)

Getting this Jenoptik jd1300d digital camera to download to WinME is a nightmare, it's not a problem with drivers but with procedure. The only way I've managed to download is to follow these steps: 1-Plug USB cable into PC. 2-Switch camera to PC mode. 3-Turn camera on. 4-Plug USB cable into camera. Windows will then recognise it as a removable USB disk and it will show up in my computer as a new drive NOT a camera… Read Full Review

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Jenoptik JD 1300d

“Although I feel the JD1300d digital camera delivers...”

Written on: 13/01/2002 by waaaz. (1 review written)

Although I feel the JD1300d digital camera delivers great value for money from Jenoptik I've lowered the overall score to reflect the driver issues that I've experienced with Windows XP. I contacted Jenoptik over a week ago but as of yet they haven't replied to my email… Read Full Review

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Weller's Response to waaaz.'s Review

Written on: 13/10/2003

I have lost the driver to this camera (jd 1300d)
<br>can some one send me a copy.
<br>to, andrewweller@hotmail.com

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Jenoptik JD 1300d

“Got my digital camera the other day, as a camera its...”

Written on: 04/11/2001 by Rob. (1 review written)

Got my digital camera the other day, as a camera its great, well worth the price. Its just that it wont download with Win ME, yet. Its probably just a problem caused by Microsoft (as are the majority of the world's problems!)… Read Full Review

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Crispy.'s Response to 5496_Rob.'s Review

Written on: 04/12/2001

Totally agree, the camera itself is great. Have tried several drivers, including updates from the jenoptik web site and still no joy.

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Man.in.black.'s Response to 5496_Rob.'s Review

Written on: 18/02/2002

Thanks to this review, I didn't buy it.
<br>I intended using it with a Win ME laptop.
<br>I also won't be buying the Pentax if they're really the same camera.
<br>Thanks for saving me the money.

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