But first. I enjoyed reading "the earlier models had proprietary and custom drivers for each individual camera."
-> This "all over the road" protocol was hampering many advances in software and features for digital cameras.
That combination of camera and Vosonic has been very enjoyable on my last trips. No laptop to bootup, charge and worry about. It beats that other solution since it's less parts and cables to lug around.
Hey Kodak emailed me back and this is what they told me today about their cameras and PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol):
"Thank you for your recent visit to the Kodak Web site and question about connecting your KODAK EASYSHARE DX7590 Zoom Digital Camera.
We apologize greatly for the misinformation included in our last reply.
Actually, all of the Kodak cameras "look like a disk drive" after the drivers are installed. Our newer cameras happen to have a PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) driver installed, while the earlier models had proprietary and custom drivers for each individual camera. Some did share drivers based on hardware design platforms, but there were several. Primarily the versions were for KODAK DC210/210+/215 cameras, the KODAK DC240/280/DC3400 cameras, and the DC220/260/265 series. After that the DC4800 and DC290 and all of the EasyShare cameras, starting
with the DX3500 were PTP based and use the PTP stack from Kodak.
Please note that all of the PTP cameras can use the most recent version of the PTP stack that has been improved over time since the first version. Earlier cameras that used the proprietary stacks haven't had
an update in a very long time, and likely will not in the future.
We are glad to be of service and are here for you if you need us in the future. If you do, please include any previous e-mail.
Kodak Information and Technical Support"
NOW THEY TELL US!!!!!! But anyway, I got the Vosonic II today through Fed Ex and I got the 1GB memory card. I get over 600 pictures with the camera at 5MP -It's awesome! I'll let ya know how it works while I'm in France.
Thank you for ALL your help, Bob. You are the man!