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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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Is there really no way to power a DSLR by USB?

I made some scripts on my Raspberry Pi to automate a daily shot at a specific hour. My DSLR is plugged in through USB. I thought this would keep its battery charged, but no. Is there really no way ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Difference between USB mass storage mode, and MTP or PTP mode

For connecting to a computer with a USB cable, many cameras have the option of using either USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) mode, or Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) / Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) mode. ...
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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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Is it better, for durability, to remove card+battery or to connect to charger via USB-C?

I have a Canon camera that has USB-C port supporting both connection to computer and charging. Furthermore, the SD card and battery are removable and can be used externally. Which is a better ...
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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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How to use an Olympus EM10 Mark III as a webcam via USB

Have a new Olympus EM10 Mark III and was trying to use it as a webcam by connecting it to a USB on the computer. When I turn it on it has three options: Storage, MTP, Print, and exit. I tried using ...
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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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What type of USB cable is used for the Panasonic TZ40?

I have appeared to have lost the original USB charging cable for my TZ40. At my best guess, I went to 2 computer shops today to try a 8 pin mini USB. It fitted, but neither charged it... I just ...
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Attach camera via USB, or remove the cards from the camera? [duplicate]

I've always removed the cards from the cameras and used a high-speed good quality card reader, and find it totally strange to connect the camera via USB instead. A comment elsewhere prompted me to ...
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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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Why won't EOS Utility recognize my Canon 6D?

I am trying to download photos from a Canon 6D onto my computer and the EOS utility does not recognize the camera (only the monitor folder is available) I've tried everything: Downloaded the program ...
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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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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 a ...
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Differences between UC-E6 and UC-E17 USB cables

Nikon states that I should use either a UC-E17 or a UC-E6 USB cable with my D5200, and I'm not sure which to choose. Some sellers claim that the UC-E6 replaces the UC-E17, others that their cable is ...
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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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Windows 10 says “driver missing” for Canon EOS 550D

I have recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. The camera (Canon EOS 550D) worked fine beforehand and I can still access it nicely on the same computer when booting into Linux. Thus, the ...
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How do I get Canon EOS 5D Mark II RAW files using a USB cable and bypassing the EOS utility?

I had my CF card reader die on me a few times (i.e., it suddenly stopped working: instead of being recognised, and then allowing me to access the CF card, it was "cycling", i.e., appearing/...
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Loading DSLR batteries while travelling without regular 220V power supply

I will go on an three-week camping trip around iceland. My primary power sources will be the 12V socket of the mini camper (while the engine is running) and a 62Wh power bank (loaded via the 12V ...
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Are compact cameras with USB-C available?

I am trying not to buy any more consumer electronics devices with micro-USB connectors. The USB Type C connector standard was finalized in 2014 so I am hoping to see cameras with USB-C in time for ...
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Nikon Z6 USB charging

To charge the battery of the Z6 Nikon states in its user manual that the EH-7P AC charger is needed. However when I plug the camera into my computer (MacBook) and the camera is off, the orange LED on ...
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How do I protect the connections between chained usb cables when tethering?

I'm doing tethered shooting with my DSLR and sometimes when i need extra movement range I have to chain multiple active USB extensions cords with signal amplifiers. The connection between the computer ...
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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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Long distance (20+ m) control options of Canon 7D Mark II with live view

I am hobby wildlife photographer and I would like to control my Canon 7D Mark II with 50 mm lens from long (at least 20 meters) distance with live view and all focusing functions. A device from which ...
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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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regarding image transfer [closed]

I have this client that is having a very frustrating time. I took some pictures for their clothing line. I formatted them for social media posting and copied them to a USB. I gave her the USB and for ...
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Windows 10 doesn't recognize Nikon D3100 on usb connect [duplicate]

It seems that my Windows 10 doesn't recognize my Nikon D3100 camera when i plug it in on usb and turn it on. It does show something like the device is turned on (you know the sound when usb device ...
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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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Is the Panasonic data connector a standard USB Mini-B

My Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GM5 comes with an unusual data connector for transferring photos to the computer. The manual identifies the part as USB connection Cable DMW-USBC1. When I look that up, the ...
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After connecting EOS RP to computer, the lamp blinks green and camera doesn't work

I connected my EOS RP to a computer via: a laptop dock, an unpowered USB-C to 4x USB-A hub, a USB-A to USB-C cable. The camera was set to "off". The camera started to blink its LED green, and it ...
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How can I charge my Canon 760D / LP-E17 battery while hiking in the mountains?

I'm going hiking in the Himalyas next month. I just purchased a new 760D body. The problem is, I cannot purchase spare batteries because they are not being sold in India. I can import them from the US,...
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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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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 Olympus Tough TG-5 battery charger just a regular USB charger?

The battery charger that I got with my Olympus Tough TG-5 (left) looks pretty different from any typical USB charger that you see here in Europe (right). But in spite of its somewhat unusual and ...
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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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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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Any cameras on the market that can be controlled via USB and open API

Hi I am curious about any cameras (mirrorless or similar) or camcorders on the market that can be controlled programatically via an API of some kind, ideally over USB, though I would be interested in ...
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can I connect my d750 to the mains? [duplicate]

I am using my Nikon D750 to record behavioural trials in the lab. It is a real pain to have to worry about battery level and having charged spares and a charger on hand in addition to all the rest of ...
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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?