cannot get pictures from my camera on this new vista....

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by westlor, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. westlor

    westlor Guest

    new to vista.....plug my camera in ............can not import
     
    westlor, Jun 7, 2007
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  2. westlor

    George Guest

    We need more information. What is the model of your camera? How do
    you connect it? With USB? Did it work with XP? Does it require
    driver?

    My new Canon camera works fine. It acts as an external storage device
    when it's pluged into the USB port and it doesn't require special
    drivers. However, my old Sony camcorder requires a special driver to
    transfer photos from it's memory stick via USB. The driver doesn't
    work with Vista and there is not a new driver available.

    One option is to get a memory card reader for your computer and to use
    that instead og the USB port.

    George
     
    George, Jun 7, 2007
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    Malke Guest

    Without knowing what kind of camera or if you contacted the maker's tech
    support for updated software, I can't help you. A better solution with
    digital cameras anyway is to purchase a usb card reader and put the
    camera's memory card into the card reader instead.


    Malke
     
    Malke, Jun 7, 2007
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  4. westlor

    westlor Guest

    Camera is Pentax optio 330....connected usb.
     
    westlor, Jun 7, 2007
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  5. westlor

    westlor Guest

    new to this forum as well...be patient.
    I tried downloading drivers from disc and pentax site everthing seemed OK
    when I go to "start"..."windows photo gallery"..."import pictures and
    videos"..
    under scanners and cameras my Pentax is there as a scanner not a camera and
    it comes up with Xerox as manufacturer.
    what gives?
     
    westlor, Jun 7, 2007
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  6. westlor

    westlor Guest

    -- new to this forum as well...be patient.
    I tried downloading drivers from disc and pentax site everthing seemed OK
    when I go to "start"..."windows photo gallery"..."import pictures and
    videos"..
    under scanners and cameras my Pentax is there as a scanner not a camera and
    it comes up with Xerox as manufacturer.
    what gives?

    wesss
     
    westlor, Jun 7, 2007
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  7. This may or may not apply to you as my camera is a Fujifilm S5000

    On my camera there are two options for how the camera appears to the
    computer when attached with USB.
    It can look like a disk drive (the normal way that pictures are imported).
    It can also look like a 'PC camera'.
    When set to be 'PC Camera' it appears as a webcam to programs looking for a
    webcam. No import of pictures is offered.
    Note that when set to 'PC Camera' it does NOT show in Scanners and Cameras,
    but is a possible selection (and works) for programs looking for a webcam.

    As other posters have recommended, I prefer using a card reader rather than
    the USB interface on my camera anyway.

    Michael

    PS Xerox seems to be the only/default scanner available for manual entry if
    a scanner is not found.
     
    Michael Walraven, Jun 8, 2007
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  8. westlor

    George Guest

    I went to the Pentax website and looked at the drivers for the Pentax
    optio 330. There were XP drivers but no Vista drivers. That may be
    why you can't get the drivers to work for you. I see that the Camera
    use compact Flash card. So you might have to break down and buy a
    reader.

    George
     
    George, Jun 9, 2007
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    JENIFER Guest

     
    JENIFER, Jul 3, 2007
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