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

Is there really no way automate a DSLR to shoot every 24 hours without having to pick it up, charge/replace its battery, and put in back on the same spot ? Canon and Nikon cameras can be connected to ...
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Is it better, for durability, to remove card+battery or to connect to charger via USB-C?

Not a definitive answer, but I'm a fan of using the USB connection first. My thinking is that if the USB port suffers mechanical failure, you'll still be able to charge and export files externally, ...
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Is it possible to use the GoPro camera when it is connected to a pc/notebook with a USB Cable?

No, the GoPro cannot be controlled over a USB connection. If the GoPro is plugged into a computer and switched on, it will go into USB mode. This lets you download photos and videos from the camera. ...
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Is there really no way to power a DSLR by USB?

No, cameras can not be powered by a USB port because they typically require more than The 5 volts maximun available from the USB port.
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Difference between USB mass storage mode, and MTP or PTP mode

USB mass storage is exactly what it sounds like: your camera presents its storage to the computer as a removable drive. This means you can poke around in parts of the storage the camera would really ...
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How to use an Olympus EM10 Mark III as a webcam via USB

Yes, you can use the E-M10 III as a webcam...kinda. As noted by Maks you can run it as a webcam by setting the HDMI Control option to 'off'. This means it will output its screen to HDMI, rather than ...
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Differences between UC-E6 and UC-E17 USB cables

I can't speak to the differences between the UC-E17 and UC-E6 cables, but since both cables are stated by the manufacturer to be compatible with your camera, they must either have the same connectors ...
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can I connect my d750 to the mains?

The Nikon EH-5b power adapter will do this. For your camera model you would also need the EP-5B battery adpter via which to connect the EH-5b. Try typing in "nikon d750 power adapter europe" to ...
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Windows 10 says "driver missing" for Canon EOS 550D

The reason was that I am using Windows 10 N, which comes without the MTP driver. One has to install the Microsoft Media Feature Pack, in order to get this driver. Windows Update does not find it ...
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After connecting EOS RP to computer, the lamp blinks green and camera doesn't work

According to the manual, a blinking green LED means charging failure. Apparently, the camera for some reason thought it could charge itself via the USB hub which can't supply enough power for charging....
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Is it better, for durability, to remove card+battery or to connect to charger via USB-C?

My experience is with Canon cameras (5D, XXD series). The ports are accessed via a rubber gasket on the side that sits well enough to create a good seal around the ports but is also only held on by ...
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Are there any off-the-shelf USB camera modules that can capture a very wide angle from up close?

The camera and lens will have some depth themselves so you need even more vertical space under the glass plate. My suggestion would be to employ a folding mirror. Place a mirror under the glass plate ...
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Loading DSLR batteries while travelling without regular 220V power supply

I use an inverter plugged into my cig lighter in my Jeep. Its a mini transformer. Which ups the current to normal 110 household current. I plug my Nikon charger into that so I do my charging while I ...
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Attach camera via USB, or remove the cards from the camera?

Card-Reader Can Still be Faster A camera might be designed to write 35 megabytes per second to the card and handle the “U1” standard, and reading back out is oddly capped at 20 Mbytes/s due to the USB ...
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Why won't EOS Utility recognize my Canon 6D?

Do you have any other idea that can help? The easiest method is to take the SD card out of the camera and stick it in the SD slot in your computer, or if you don't have a computer equipped with such ...
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Are there any DSLRs which can charge the battery via USB?

There are none. While there is an increasing minority of cameras that charge via USB, this is thankfully not the case for most cameras. Internal charging is annoying because you cannot use the camera ...
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power out though USB port

The cameras often have a "type-B" USB connector (the "peripheral" side) and these aren't supposed to provide current (they are the side that normally draws current). On addition the batteries in a ...
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Is it better, for durability, to remove card+battery or to connect to charger via USB-C?

What to do is pretty much up to you and your preferences. If you are careful, either approach can work until you feel it is time to replace the camera for other reasons. Unless a camera can be ...
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Are there any DSLRs which can charge the battery via USB?

It is not nearly true that "almost all non-DSLR cameras can recharge the battery inside the camera via USB". In fact, I think it's the exception, rather than the rule. In any case, I don't think you'...
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How can I charge my Canon 760D / LP-E17 battery while hiking in the mountains?

Perhaps a small power inverter and a solar panel would serve your needs. This would allow you to use your existing charger regardless of whether you have access to power or not
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How do I protect the connections between chained usb cables when tethering?

Personally I wouldn't protect them as the USB connectors pair comes apart easily rather than either causing a trip hazard which might cause personal injury OR risk knocking or transferring shock loads ...
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What type of USB cable is used for the Panasonic TZ40?

Technically it is not a standard USB connection. It is a non-USB UC-E6 connection used by a few digital camera manufacturers such as Sony and Nikon. More information can be found here: Which devices ...
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Are there any DSLRs which can charge the battery via USB?

Ok, this isn't a DSLR exactly, but I guess the original poster is interested in interchangeable lens cameras (ILCs) and just used DSLR as a kind-of synonym for ILC, no matter whether they are DSLRs or ...
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Photo backups via USB Hub + card reader + tablet + external HDD

You can use an USB hub on your tablet, I have a similar setup with my (rooted) Nexus 7 to read different USB key and it works. However, you may have power issues if you are using a hard drive. The ...
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Are compact cameras with USB-C available?

Yes, but at the moment they're all phones. The standard was finalised in 2014, but we only started to see it in use in phones last year, and it's still not ubiquitous. Camera manufacturers have a ...
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Attach camera via USB, or remove the cards from the camera?

It depends on the camera. My Canon 7D Mark II has a USB 3 connector that is just as fast as most USB 3 card readers. The Canon 1D X Mark II has a gigabit ethernet connector. My Canon 5D Mark III has a ...
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Attach camera via USB, or remove the cards from the camera?

A card reader is still the best way to go. There are numerous advantages but speed is the main one. A few cameras have USB 3.0 connectors and some have Gigabit Ethernet but these are the exception. ...
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Differences between UC-E6 and UC-E17 USB cables

Apparently the 2 cables are interchangeable. View this post by someone who tested both cables with different camera models. http://sharadaprasad.com/post/507/ Hope that helps.
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Nikon Z6 USB charging

It will probably charge the battery, but likely at a slower rate than Nikon's EH-7P USB-C battery charger. According to a Nikon employee's response to the question titled "USB-C power specifications" ...
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