Can i use a digital camera as a MicroSD reader?

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  1. mr_blonde_88
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    mr_blonde_88 Torture You? That's A Good Idea. I Like That

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    Just wondering, cus i dont have a card reader, and if the R4 one doesnt work (like it porbably wont) i was wondering if i could??
     
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    Yeah, this is actually what I did to get my roms ready for when my R4 came. Then of course, it came with a reader, so I didn't need to do that anymore. [​IMG]
     
  3. Killermech

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    As long as the camera supports usb to be read in the computer then sure. Basically anything capable to connect your card to your 'computer' for file access, will work as a 'card reader'.
     
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    Yup. My bundled card reader worked fine though. Although I decided not to use it incase it exploded or something after hearing other peoples reviews of it [​IMG] The write protect switch on the SD adapter that came with the sandisc tf card is loose though, so I had to put tape on it otherwise it would write protect itself everytime I put it in my fullsize SD card reader which made it rather difficult to put games on.
     
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    kwl, but when i plug my camera in, if i format it (wat FAT do i format it too) will it effect ma camera at all?
     
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    so i cant use my camera, it'll only let me put pictures on it, it sees it as a camera

    Anyway of changing this??
     
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    If you managed to get the computer to read the SD card via the camera. Then the camera will have no control of what you want to store. Just drag whatever files you want in explorer to the card drive and show the camera who's in control here [​IMG]
     
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    I cant drag either, seems the camera has controll [​IMG]
    I get the lil red circle with the line thru it sayin i cant drop it in there
     
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    It should be obvious you guys are comparing apples and oranges here I think....or maybe I'm thinking too much into blonde's problem. It's obvious he installed some kind of software interface that came with the camera and he is using that to "drag" files in. Of course it's only going to accept pictures or what not. You just need to connect the camera to the computer using native windows usb mass storage drivers or camera's drivers and access the SD card in the camera as a drive in windows. Then you can do whatever you like with that drive in terms of formatting and exchanging files.
     
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    i havent isntalled anything, im not stupid enough to try and use a prgram that came with the camera to transfer files!!
    Tis my parants camera, and wen i realised it used an SD card (i have a microSD to SD adpater) i thought i could get everythin on my card read

    SO i plug the camera in, turn it on, then go to my computer, and double clikc on the camera and try and paste and try and drag, but no luck
     
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    I really didn't read up but I got the general idea of the problem. Shouldn't be a problem. Put the microSD card in the adapter, put the SD card in the camera, plug the camera up through USB. It should pop up as an additional removable drive which is the SD card. You should be able to format it FAT/FAT32 and browse it normally as you would any other drive.
     
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    No no, it depends on your OS too.

    Windows XP, if it recognises your camera as a camera (sounds stupid i know, but if this is what you're getting, you will understand me)... you can't actually dump files onto it, only read from it, or delete photos from it.
     
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    seems i wont be using it to put files on my microSD then :-(
    hopefully the one with my R4 will work!!
     
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    Wow...that's pretty...stupid. It's Windows though, I'm not surprised [​IMG] What model camera do you have, to the OP?