I just got a brand new Canon SL1 Camera. I have some questions about best methods for transferring jpegs to a Windows 7 Desktop.
I have been downloading pictures from a Canon G11 Powershot directly to Windows 7 desktop, connecting USB cable to camera, then we just drag/drop the picture folder (or just individual pictures) from the "mounted" camera onto the Windows hard drive. Quick and easy. No Cannon software needed. (We only used the G11 for jpeg format, no RAW files, and just pictures, no video).
Is anyone else using this same procedure with the SL1? (e.g. download pictures via USB only, directly from camera to PC without the Canon software involved?)
Many recommend a card reader. Wouldn't it be less wear and tear on the card if it was left in the camera, and refrain from taking the card out and putting it back in frequently? Maybe that is not a valid concern? (There may be another advantage to using a card reader)
What is the is best practice?
Thanks for any feedback or advice