...that it seems like all digital camera manufacturers use a custom USB connector. Freaking jerks! It means I can't just go out and pick up a spare cable from just anywhere. I'm 0/2 with both an HP and a Nikon camera (HP uses their own kind and Nikon another). The extra frustrating bit is that the connector on the camera end is about the same size as a standard USB mini-B connector.<br><br>
It drives me absolutely nuts too! I went to visit some family a while back and took a bunch of pictures but couldn't load them on a machine because I forgot the cable. Do you think I could even BUY one anywhere!? Not a chance.<br><br><br>Here's the best solution. Get one of those firewire (or USB) flash card readers. I just picked one up for about $25. Its not only universal for my two digital cameras but its about 10 times faster.<br><br>
Yes, it does. I use image capture to transfer my files and it fires right up as soon as you put the disk in the reader. Essentially it behaves no differently than when you plug in your camera with the proprietary cable, except it uploads much, much faster.<br><br>Since it mounts it like any other disk, if you wanted, you could actually use it as an external, removable hard drive.<br><br>
If you use iPhoto to import, it doesn't matter if you have a USB or Firewire card reader. But for just copying the files off the card - do yourself a favour and spring for the firewire reader - I've found it to be much faster. I haven't compared to a USB 2.0 reader though.<br><br>
Loc: United States
I use a Sony, and so I used to have a couple of Memory Stickô readers, both USB. Now I just insert the card into my new photo printer and don't even bother with any connectors of any sort...<br><br>[color:red]C'mon...you know me.</font color=red>
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