Is there a high end expensive USB 2.0 photo transfer cable for my Olympus E-520 DSLR to my windows 7 PC? What type of USB cable does my Olympus E-520 take to transfer data to my PC?
Camera makers seem to have been among the last electronics manufacturers to completely adopt standard USB cables.
Olympus point-and-shoots in particular took a long time to come around to standard USB cables. The camera-end of the cable has a proprietary connector, which is also used for non-USB connections such as wired remote shutter release, A/V breakout, etc.
I have seen the cable your camera uses referred to as "CB-USB6". I don't believe that's an industry-standard name, and I don't know if that's how Olympus refers to the cable. But searching for "Olympus E-520 replacement USB cable" returns several product links with the same cable:
- USB CB-USB5 CB-USB6 Data / Photo Transfer Cable Cord Lead Wire for Olympus Camera (Amazon.com)
- NiceTQ Replacement USB Data Sync Cable Cord For Olympus E-330/E-410/E-420/E-450/E-500/E-510/E-520/E-600 (Amazon.com)
- USB Download Cable (CB-USB6) for Olympus... (Amazon.com)
Note the camera-end connector: it is not a standard USB A/mini-A/micro-A or B/mini-B/micro-B connector.
As far as "high-end expensive USB 2.0 cable", I'm not sure what you mean there. Being non-standard, this cable is what it is.