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Standard type of cables, connectors and communications protocols for communication and power supply between a computer and other electronic devices like a camera

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What's the maximum length of USB cable that you can use for tethering?

What's the maximum reliable length of USB cable that you can use when shooting tethered? Does it depend on the camera? There's lots of conflicting information out on the web; I'm hoping Photo-SE can ...
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Does a camera tethered draw power over USB?

I plan to use my Canon 50D in a studio, tethered to a PC. It would be great if it drew the power it needed from the USB bus rather than from the battery, so I wouldn't need to worry about changing ...
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How to sync camera settings across different bodies?

Is there a way to save the camera settings of one (say 5D Mark III) in a card or a program on computer and quickly sync those across several bodies through USB or SD card so that one doesn't have to ...
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Situations you might use USB remote mode?

I hooked up the 50D to my MacBook Pro the other day at home and found it great to see exactly how a photo is going to turn out on the big screen before taking it and was wondering when such a setup ...
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Can't connect Canon 6D to my computer via USB cable

I can't download photos from my new Canon 6D via the USB cable. Cable is connected, but no new drive is detected in the system. Looks like Windows doesn't see a new device at all. How do I ...
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EOS Utility does not detect my 550D

I have a Canon EOS 550D. EOS Utility recognizes the camera only sporadically. When I connect it Windows opens the camera page from Devices in the Control Panel, and there is memory usage, battery ...
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Does the Canon WFT-E4 support recording video directly into a usb hard drive?

Does anyone know if you can use a Canon 5Dmk2 + WFT-E4 to record 1080p HD footage directly into a USB hard drive? Even without having a CF card inside the camera? thanks in advance
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Recommended driverless GPS loggers?

There are a bunch GPS loggers out there, but a good portion need software to download the data onto a computer. Some of the software is Windows-only, but others are Mac-compatible (what I need). ...
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Should I use USB flash storage to supplement my memory card?

I am going on a trip with one memory card; should I buy another or would a USB flash drive be helpful for storing images?
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Recommended cheap and fast SDHC USB card reader?

I need a few cheap and fast USB card readers, mainly for SD (16GB cards), CF support would also be nice. Any pro/cons about: Vivanco Transcend P7 Lexar Professional Dual-Slot USB Reader SanDisk ...
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Record Videos Directly To The Computer [closed]

I have a Canon 60D and all those programs that come with it installed on my Macbook Pro, so I want to know if there is any way to record videos with it and store them directly on the computer using ...
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Is there a way to automatically transfer photos from a DSLR to a PC hard disk as they are taken?

I have a need to have photos taken either on a modern Nikon or on a modern Canon DSLR automatically be transfered via USB cable to a Windows hard disk. It would work like this - at an event, a ...
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Will a higher-amperage USB charger let me fast charge a Nikon battery?

I've a Nikon P330. Its USB charger is 5V/550mA and the manual says the following about charging the battery inserted in the camera through USB: About 4 hours and 30 minutes are required to charge ...
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1answer
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Where did the horizontal bands come from? [duplicate]

I've got horizontal colored bands in photos copied to my computer that were not there when I viewed the photos on the camera. I eventually ruled out everything else and determined that the USB card ...
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Are there any DSLRs which can charge the battery via USB?

My beloved Nikon D40 has an issue where the battery drains ridiculously fast. New OEM batteries and changers don't help, so I think I need to replace the body. Since almost all non-DSLR cameras out ...
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Which P&S camera has wide lens, power adapter socket, and PC control via USB?

I'm looking for a camera that has all of the following traits : Wide Lens (28mm) Socket for external power Controlled with software via the USB Cheap (older model ?) I want to do a time-lapse ...
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Why isn't Windows 8 detecting my Nikon D3100?

I have a Windows 8 PC and my Nikon D3100 isn't showing up on it. It says USB device not recognized. I have updated the USB drivers, but no joy. Sadly, i don't have the disc that came with it.
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How to shoot tethered using CHDK incompatible Canon Powershot S410?

I have an old Canon powershot S410 compact camera, which I want to use for a time-lapse project. For the project I will need to build an intervalometer to automatically shot photos (probably Arduino ...
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How do I connect my Nikon D5100 to a Mac with the Picture Control utility?

When I want to work with "picture control utility", I conect the camera by USB to Mac and select Control Utility, select import pictures, then appear a message telling "use a memory card reader or ...
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How can I remote control my Panasonic FZ100?

I want to remote control my Panasonic DMC-FZ100 from my computer via USB. It does support PTP but gPhoto2 says Error (-6: 'Unsupported operation'). libptp also returns an error. Do you know any other ...
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Why am I having trouble reading photos on my Canon 550D via USB with standard Mac software?

I have a Canon 550D that I want to connect via USB to my Mac, but I'd rather not install all this Canon software. However when I connect it nothing happens on the Mac, and iPhoto and Finder see ...
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Digital Camera that Mounts as USB Removal Media (Drive) in Window XP and Above [closed]

I am looking for an affordable digital camera that mounts as a drive in Windows XP and above when plugged into the PC via its USB cable. There is a piece of software that we utilize that permits the ...
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Can I charge a Sony Cybershot DSC-T200 using a computer's USB port?

The Sony Cybershot DSC-T200 comes with an external wall mounted charger for its proprietary battery. Some Sony cameras allow you to draw power from a computer's USB port. Is this possible with the ...
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Is it possible to use the GoPro camera when it is connected to a pc/notebook with a USB Cable?

I have Hero3+ Black Edition. For now I cannot shoot or even configure the camera when it is connected to a notebook with a USB Cable. When I connect my camera to a notebook with a USB Cable, a ...
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Why does copying to computer from my Nikon D7000 abruptly stop?

I have a Nikon D7000 which I bought recently. Camera captures all the images properly. But when I connect the USB cable and try to copy the images from the camera to my Laptop, it starts normally, but ...
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Is it possible to remote control via USB a Sony DSC HX-200V?

I was wondering if there is a way to programmatically control a Sony DSC HX-200V camera via its USB port. I tried to find anything on Internet (Google, that is :)) but there seems to be nothing. I do ...
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how to get canon eos-5d mark ii RAW files using USB cable and BYPASSING the eos utility

I had my CF-card reader die on me a few times (ie, it suddenly stopped working: instead of being recognised, and then allowign me to access the CF card, it was "cycling", ie appearing/disappearing ...
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Connecting multiple cameras to a computer through USB

I want to connect multiple DSLR cameras to one desktop computer using SmartShooter software. My question is, what does a USB hub need to support to meet my needs?
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Camera that works like a webcam to take transfer images to a computer (but faster) [closed]

I am a software developer and I want to have picture taking in my app, but web cameras are too slow and when they are held for a picture the image is blurred. First, is the the correct place to ask a ...
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Are USB connectors for Nikon D300 (or all camera using USB Mini-B plugs) standardized?

I own a Nikon D300 and I usually use the provided USB cable to transfer my pictures on my computer (Windows 7). Sometimes, when I am travelling, I use the cable I have for my Garmin device which have ...
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Can the Cannon EOS Rebel T3i function as a USB drive? [duplicate]

I would like to be able to view pictures from my Cannon EOS Rebel T3i on my chromebook immediately, without having to move the SD card. The chromebook doesn't recognize the camera as a USB drive when ...
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Photo upload problem from my camera (Nikon d3200) to my PC (Windows 8.1)

I'm using a Nikon d3200 camera, and before updating to Windows 8.1, I could upload my photos using USB to my computer which ran Windows 7 at the time. Currently my PC does not recognize the camera. ...
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Is there a way to use a Canon 60d as general SD card reader?

My computer doesn't have an sd card reader, but one of my cameras records more information than just RAW or JPG. That camera doesn't have a cable for it readily available. I was wondering if there is ...