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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Charging 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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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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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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How to transfer from Fujifilm FinePix?

If you don't see it as a plain mass storage device, it is possibly using the MTP or PTP protocols. These are often supported at the application level by image/photo managers such as Gwenview, Digikam ...
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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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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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power out though USB port

Most cameras have historically operated in USB Device mode (which can, but is not required to, receive power from the host), not USB Host mode (which can, but is not required to, supply power to the ...
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power out though USB port

Does anyone know how much power out we can get from the USB port in a DSLR camera. For the vast majority of DSLR cameras, the answer is: "None."
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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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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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Slow thumbnail loading when lots of images on memory card

Any drive connected by USB is going to be slow, because USB is a big bottleneck. You could use software which can cache thumbnails to a different directory (geeqie, for example, on Linux) and only ...
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Is the Panasonic data connector a standard USB Mini-B

Go to Amazon and enter "Lumix DMC-GM5 USB". You will see what they sell for that, which is a pin-out known as UC-E6. However... this is a USB-2 cable, which means your photo transfers will only go at ...
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Any cameras on the market that can be controlled via USB and open API

A good place to start would be the list of suported cameras from an open souce project like DigiCamControl http://digicamcontrol.com/cameras Some settings are too much to ask, like encoding or ...
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How to use an Olympus EM10 Mark III as a webcam via USB

This is possible. You simply need a HDMI cable (and a video capture device, £9.99 version from amazon is fine, if your mac doesn't have a HDMI input slot). Go to menu on the camera and make sure HMDI ...
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Is it possible to tether Sony HX60 and run python scripts using pysony?

I can't say for certain, but it looks unlikely. It does support MTP, but probably not the InitiateCapture operation. Although I can't find the operations supported by the HX60, I can find the ...
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