Can a digi cam be used as a SD card reader?

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  1. charchar123
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    Well I'm going to get my M3 in the mail soon and I dont have my SD card reader and the 2gb SD card bought yet. I was wondering if I can use my digi cam as a card reader to drop files in there for my M3?
     
  2. science

    science science rules

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    Depends if you can access the SD card as a removable drive, if you can then its fine, but a seperate card reader is more conveniant.
     
  3. Xcist

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    Yes you can. I use it with my Nikon Coolpix S6. [​IMG]

    Like seja said, in your camera, try to look for a setting to change connect mode from CAMERA to REMOVABLE DRIVE. Once it's on Removable Drive, you'll have no problem. [​IMG]
     
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    Oh wow! DFA79 avatar/sig! I'm new here so please tolerate my shock. Are you as upset as I am over the fact that they broke up?
     
  5. ijustchillin

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    I would suggest that you only use your camera as a temporary card reader until you get a real SD card reader. I don't like the idea of using a $300+ camera as a card reader, but that's just me.
     
  6. yuwing

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    If you can plug the camera to the PC, yes u can (for cannon)
     
  7. dirtyweasel

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    Not all, it depends on the camera. My Canon doesn't show the camera as a removable drive. I can transfer pictures to the computer, but it doesn't allow me to transfer anything to the camera.

    Most cameras from the past few years do allow you to read and write to the media.
     
  8. charchar123
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    It works but it drains the battery out of your camera. One time I left my camera on and the battery was depleted. The transfering speeds are really slow too.
     
  9. meteora91

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    Heh, i'm using my printer as a card reader.
    I can choose an option to open it into a folder - H drive.
    Or i could open it up throught My Computer.
     
  10. lookout

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    i here to show-off my 24" TFT build-in card reader [​IMG]

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    i getting a new 30" HD in the future