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TOPIC: Digital Camera Help

Digital Camera Help 20 Mar 2016 16:33 #1

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And I mean HELP

I am finally going to get one of these, but there seems to be 2 different ways to upload the photos to a computer, via usb and memory card. I cannot see a slot on my pc that would take a memory card.

That leaves a usb connection - when i go to amazon and look at cameras, none of them say that a usb connection is supplied. Or can i take it for granted that one is supplied. If not, how do i know which usb connection to order?


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Digital Camera Help 20 Mar 2016 16:52 #2

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I can't imagine any camera these days that doesn't have a USB port.

Failing that you can also get memory card to USB adapters.

www.google.co.uk/?gfe_rd=ssl&ei=gtTuVuHMIpDDaL2piugD#q=memory+card+to+usb+adapter
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Digital Camera Help 20 Mar 2016 17:17 #3

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Thanks - I now remember having seen the card to usb adaptor thing.


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Digital Camera Help 20 Mar 2016 21:37 #4

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Voltaire wrote:
Or can i take it for granted that one is supplied. If not, how do i know which usb connection to order?

When ive bought digital cams or know others who have, theyve come with a cable.

That said, dont take what i say as gospel as i havent bought every digital cam that exists out there of course.

Im thinking worst comes to worst, if you buy one and have the cam in your hands and no cable, you find the cable slot on the cam and figure out the cable you need.

Typically the cable has a much smaller socket on the camera side than a computer USB port, so the cable has a small plug one end (goes in camera) , USB plug on the other (goes in computer)
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Digital Camera Help 21 Mar 2016 11:57 #5

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Thanks Novum - Amazon also sells the cables. I would have expected the camea to come with a cable but cables are not listed in the prodict details.


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Digital Camera Help 21 Mar 2016 13:10 #6

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Any digital camera you buy new would come standard with a USB to camera connection in the box, which most times can also double up and act as the charger. I can't imagine any new digital Camera not coming with the correct USB to camera connection and/or charger in the box.

Not all PC's have memory card slots though of course. The way around that is to buy a USB to memory slot adapter. I wouldn't worry about it though, you'll find by far the best way to upload/transfer footage from the camera to the PC or the web is via the USB connection, and the memory card is best left in the camera anyhow.
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Digital Camera Help 21 Mar 2016 17:43 #7

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Thanks for the answers. I expect delivery tomorrow of a canon slr.


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