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Re: digital camera Q

On Tuesday 24 October 2006 12:19, Robin Laing wrote:
>Gene Heskett wrote:
>> On Tuesday 24 October 2006 03:54, Tim wrote:
>>>On Tue, 2006-10-24 at 01:24 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
>>>>A neighbor came up tonight with a canon powershot A10 in hand
>>>I have a Canon Powershot A520 that works in a similar way.  On a
>>>friend's WinXP it appears as a drive, but it won't do the same on
>>> Linux. I can use Gthumb to import pictures, that works fine, but it's
>>> a bit I find it awkward to use.
>> Gthumb doesn't exist on this FC2 system.
>>>I gave in, and bought a SD card reader.  While that's not really
>>>practical for getting pictures from a friend's camera, it was a lot
>>>better than messing around with cabling the camera to the PC, and
>>> faster to read files, too.  If you have a USB flash drive, it'd
>>> probably be easier to grab the files on your neighbours PC, and copy
>>> them there.
>> That depends.  In my case, swapping memory cards can be dangerous
>> because the credit card thick memory used has open contacts, subject to
>> static damage, I blew the original card that way I believe.  I replaced
>> it with a 64megger, and its only been out of the camera once since. 
>> Hooking up the usb cable automaticly powers down the display too, so
>> I'm not eating batteries quite as fast.  I guess its all in what you
>> feel safe with.
>> One thing I did find is an old vfat bug thats never been fixed.  If
>> there are 40 or so pix in the camera, you cannot move them to the
>> computer without losing the last ones as vfat thinks, when the
>> directory sector contains no files, that it has reached the end of the
>> file list.  Not so. So when moving files to the computer, always start
>> at the bottom of the list and work backwards else that bug will grow
>> some awesome teeth and draw blood, requiring the card be formatted to
>> recover.
>I have repaired the vfat file system on one of my SD cards to get the
>photos off using fsck.vfat.  Recovered almost 2Gigs of sports photos.

I wasn't aware of that utility, thanks..
>I normally get a new SD card for my camera (Pentax) and put the stick
>into my computer and then format it and put a label on it.  Put it into
>the camera and go shoot pictures.  I don't like using the camera as it
>kills the batteries much faster.  Also if the camera goes into power
>saving mode, I could corrupt the card.
>I have three cards for my camera at this time.  I have filled up two
>cards in a single day of shooting some events, as a hobby.

And you have a pronounced limp from carrying all those AA batteries I 

>Robin Laing

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