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10th of July 2002 (Wed), 23:26
I have a Canon Powershot s110, and When using the camera I can see I have 72 photos. However, when I browse the camera with ZoomBrowser, I can only see 35.
How can I download these missing 37 photos? I can see them on the camera, so I know they are still there. But, I can't download them to my computer. sigh...
10th of July 2002 (Wed), 23:37
I don't know about the ZoomBrowser. Never used it. Maybe get a Compact Flash Card reader and transfer them that way. That's how I do it. It is fast and works great! Just a thought :-)
10th of July 2002 (Wed), 23:43
hum, well I tried using things other then ZoomBrowser, and it doesn't work. I'm assuming that the camera is what is restricting the files from being "seen" by the computer.
How much does a CF Reader cost? What kind do you have?
11th of July 2002 (Thu), 00:14
They are really cheap. I think I paid $30 for mine at Fry's Electronics....probably a year ago or so. I believe that most of the stores such as CompUSA and Best Buy also carry them. Mine only will read/write to a Compact Flash Card, but there are some that will also handle as many as 3 card types from what I undersand (such as Compact Flash, Sony Memory Stick, Smart Media, etc.). Another advantage of this is that a friend of mine also has a Compact Flash Card reader, I can just hand him a card out of my camera and he can access the pictures as well. Additionally, I have a Handera 330 Palm OS Handheld which uses Compact Flash Cards and I can use the reader to transfer files back and forth for it as well. Really a slick way to go. Not sure of the brand I have. I find no name on it anywhere. Also will save on the battery life of your camera. Just pop the card out of the camera, pop it in the reader and away you go :-) Mine is a USB connection and I think most of them are. Hope this helps.
11th of July 2002 (Thu), 00:58
A lot of people use Downloader, from www.breezesys.com. It's free, small, and faster than ZB for downloading. It may be able to grab all of the photos on your camera, and can be automated for future use.
A card reader is a good idea if you need versatility (such as the ability to upload files to the CF card). However, if you only use your CF card in the camera and you're satisfied with the download speed, save your money or spend it elsewhere. I have an mp3 player that doubles as a card reader, but it's more hassle to move cards between the camera and player than to just leave the USB cord on my desk and plug in the camera.
Bottom line: there are advantages to a card reader, but are they enough for you to justify the expense? If yes, then go for it.
11th of July 2002 (Thu), 01:50
$30 doesn't sound like much of an expense to me. Actually $20.69 at the link below
11th of July 2002 (Thu), 01:55
I agree...definitely worth the minor expense and it is a simple matter to pop the card out of the camera and into the card reader. I leave my card reader plugged in and on my desktop. The way to go IMHO ...
11th of July 2002 (Thu), 08:51
Did you first download the first 35 images then take more pictures? If so it sounds like you need to Refresh the canera view in Zoombrowser. I'm not sure what version of Zoombrowser you have but you can search the manual for "Refresh" and find instructions on how to do this. If you use other software (or your camera) to add or delete images that you have seen in Zoombrowser it wont know about these changes untill you use the Refresh function.
I'm not real familiar with the S110, but if its anything like my S330 it creates a number of folders and stores 100 images in each. Perhaps you need to look in a different folder for the other 37 images.
These are possible solutions that dont require you to buy any card readers if you dont already have one.
11th of July 2002 (Thu), 13:46
I'm not saying that $30 is expensive, I just don't think there's any value to a card reader if you don't need the added speed or versatility. Having my S30's USB cable ready to go is the same as you leaving your card readers on the desk, and I can save the $30 towards a CKC Power adapter and telephoto lens.
As well, WinMe/XP and Macs can view the camera as a hard drive. In that case, the only advantage of a card reader is speed. And if you're purchasing purely for speed, then a firewire reader is the way to go.
11th of July 2002 (Thu), 18:41
Guess it is one of these "to each his own" situations :-) Now AngryLlama has all kinds of options.
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