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Old Jul 3, 2006, 10:32 AM   #11
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I'd be real worried that the files might get corrupted if the camera were to suddenly shut down while transferring data (do a copy, not a move function). Sounds like a good reason to buy a card reader.
When transferring between different devices (i.e. Sd card and hard drive) you shouldn't be able to do a move. It'll always be a copy, even if you drag with the mouse.

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Old Jul 3, 2006, 1:19 PM   #12
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Windows XP will allow the "move to" function but as mentioned above, it's not a good idea... the file couldget corrupted and would be remove from the disk.
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When transferring between different devices (i.e. Sd card and hard drive) you shouldn't be able to do a move. It'll always be a copy, even if you drag with the mouse.

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Windows always lets you do a move - quick and easy. However, if you drag and drop then it will be a copy.



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One more piece of information about this crazy anomally. The battery indicator goes to half battery during a file transfer. You can unhook the USB cable and it still reads half battery, but click the on / off lever to the right, which is preview and the indicatorchanges to full. You don't need to turn it off, then on. People go to the funny farm doing this kind of stuff - Bruce
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Old Jul 4, 2006, 9:48 AM   #15
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I know this topic was about batteries, but the comments about using a card reader are making me wonder. I'm currently using an Olympus D550 and always use the USB cable to transfer. I figure the less times I pull out and push in the card, the less chance of messing up the card.

Any thoughts on this? (Am I supposed to start another topic on this?)

Was originally looking about battery time on Pentax's as I'm looking at getting the K100D when it comes out. Although, wondering if the IS is going to eat batteries like the Ritz guy tells me. Or, is he just trying to sell me the more expensive Nikon.


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I think you will find that the stabilisation will only be active when you half press the shutter or something and then only if required. I can't see you requiring that feature for EVERY shot you take.
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Thanks. So, the Ritz guy was just probably trying to sway me from buying Pentax. He did keep taking out a Nikon for me to look at even though I hadn't said a word about Nikon.

He even told me he didn't think they'd be carrying Pentax any more.
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I know this topic was about batteries, but the comments about using a card reader are making me wonder. I'm currently using an Olympus D550 and always use the USB cable to transfer. I figure the less times I pull out and push in the card, the less chance of messing up the card.

Any thoughts on this? (Am I supposed to start another topic on this?)


Hi nhmom

This is just my opinion of course. Any way you cut it,Something might get Worn out.

Pulling the Cable in and out Will eventually wear that out Also.

Two reasons Why I use a card reader.

1- The batterys in the camera May die as i am transfering the pictures. A card reader has no batterys.

2- Most importantly, i find my pictures transfer faster.

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Sorry duplicate Post.
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I used to always use the cable to transfer photos when I had the Sony. Then I discovered how much faster it was to use a card reader is and went to using it instead. I haven't had any problems with either cards or cords/contacts getting worn out, so I choose to use the card reader (especially since mine is built into the computer). I always worried about the contacts on the camera's cord receptacle getting messed up (did that accidentally to a printer years ago, bent the contact) since they are so small but that never happened in 3 years either.
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