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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...