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Old Jun 29, 2008, 2:08 AM   #1
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Which is the best way of getting your photos from your camera onto the computer, card reader or using the supplied USB connector.

Is there any quality difference ?

Which is likely to break first, the usb connection plug/socket or the card slot mechanism in your camera ?

Any ideas,

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Old Jun 29, 2008, 7:01 AM   #2
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Both do equally as well. Your computer treats your camera as if it were a card reader anyway, and mounts the camera's card as a volume just like you were using a card reader. If your camera uses an odd card, then you'll know for sure that the camera will work as a card reader.

There is a problem with using the camera as a card reader though. Card Readers are powered by the USB port on your computer (or the powered USB Hub it's plugged into), whereas the camera must be powered by it's batteries or AC adapter. If you're using the camera as a card reader when the batteries go dead, you will have trouble.
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