Question about Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Sd600 digital camera trouble downloading pics to computer

I have a new sd600 camera and I have consistently had trouble downloading images to my DELL PC laptop (I have windows xp). There seems to be a problem with detecting the connecting to the computer through the usb port but I knwo that I didn't need to download any usb drivers since I have windows xp. I was only able to download pics one time and that was after I continuously tried opening the camera window and unplugging and replugging the usb cable into the computer. Now I can't download pictures at all, and for some reason every time I plug the camera into the computer with the cable, adobe photoshop opens up instead of the camera window and it can't detect the camera. I have tried opening the camera window manually and it either doesn't open or it gives me a message saying the device is not connecting. I have tried everything from uninstalling to reinstalling the software and it still doesn't work. Any ideas?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 40 Answers
Re: sd600 digital camera trouble downloading pics to...

Hmmm... Yea sometimes the pc doesn't see the added gizmo your camera. In which case, I suggest when you connect camera to computer click on "my computer" and you should see your device listed there along with your C drive & so on. Click on the camera icon & viola, you can copy the images from there to your computer. Yea I had the same experience with PS too, well Elements in particular. And there is a setting (somewhere in Elements Browser window) to turn it off. Yea to simply download images - it doesn't require any software at all with XP. I use a card reader & rarely deal with using the camera cable to computer hook up. To use that device you'll remove the card from the camera & stick in the reader & its ALWAYS worked for me. Again you'll have to click on "my computer" to find the images there. Otherwise --- next step would be to try another usb cable.

Posted on Jun 24, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

2 Answers

How do you format a memory card for powershot SD600? I read an article that recommends that the memory card be reformatted occassionally. Thanks, Ron

After downloading the pics to your computer, insert the card into the camera, go into the menu and find "format" and follow the on-screen instructions.

Feb 18, 2010 | Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

1 Answer

We lost our instaliacion ****.so naw we can not put photos from camera to computer.what we have to do?

Start using a card reader to download your pics to a folder you create on your desktop.

Jan 09, 2010 | Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Canon SD600 digital elph

Immediate solution is to buy a card reader and use it to download all images via your USB port. I suggest using Picasa3 (free software from Google) for the downloading and organization of your images, but other software works as well. Direct camera to computer download have been a longstanding problem as computers change (e.g. vista) and camera software doesn't.

Mar 04, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Computer won't recognize camera download

go to Canon's website and find the most recent version of the software that came with the camera. If that doesn't work then uninstall everything again, verify the device is not in your device manager anywhere then start over but DO NOT plug in the camera until you've upgraded to the most recent software version. Once fully updated plug it in and see what happens, should work.

Jan 06, 2009 | Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Software Download for PowerShot SD600

Here is the software download page, the camera does not need drivers. When you connect it to the computer will be recognised as an external disk.
You can download the software to manage the camera and the files.

Oct 15, 2008 | Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Unable to download pictures from canon powershot SD600

Could you see your pictures on camera's screen? Did you changed your computer's operation system? Try to see your pictures on your computer while using a card reader. Let me know if you will need for any further assistance. Good luck!

Sep 13, 2007 | Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Canon PowerShot SD600 - Problems downloading images - same as below

did you download the canon download app or are you using the installed pc generic camera download app? it will make a diference if the computer cannot reconsile which too use. let me know and we can go from there

Jul 04, 2007 | Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Canon sd600 trouble downloading images to computer

Did you checked that your existing camera's drivers are supported the Win Xp OS ?

Jun 24, 2007 | Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera Logo

123 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Digital Cameras Experts


Level 2 Expert

246 Answers


Level 3 Expert

2598 Answers


Level 2 Expert

68 Answers

Are you a Canon Digital Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides