When I connect my digital camera to my laptop by USB the computer is not showing the camera on my computer so I am unable to transfer files to my computer.
There doesnt appear to be a problem with the USB as the USB screen shows fine on the digital camera screen. I get the feeling something on my PC is blocking the camera from showing on the computer however I am not that technical and I have no idea what. Please can you help
I think you are correct. Likely you are haveing a software compatibility issue. i am seeing this as a recurring problem. This problem is probably too complicated to solve here, so i will offer a work around: You may know this already, but you don't need the camera to upload photos. I rarely upload from my camera. You should be able to do so, but until you figure out the problem, remove the SD card and use a SD card reader. If your PC doesnt have a built in SD reader, get a USB version like the SanDisk MicroMate or get SD with a built-in USB plug(see attached photos for both. When connected to your PC, either will show up as a removeable drive on your PC from which you can copy the files onto your PC's harddrive: save the photos, back them up, then use the camera to format the SD card--this is the best way to clear/erase the card. Then try opening the photos. Using the camera to upload photos, in my opinion, should only be done when you do not have a way to read the SD card. This can be the begining of a productive workflow and part of the process for organizing and backing up photographs.
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You asked about the USB connection between your camera and the computer. First, be sure you are using an approved USB cord that came with your camera. Nikon gets a little finicky if you use an off brand. Next, be sure your USB outlet is working on your computer. Plug something else into it to be sure it's functional. Next, reboot your computer and shut off your camera. After reboot turn your camera on to see if the computer now recognizes your camera.
It would help to know what software you're using for the post processing. Some software has an option to disallow uploading of duplicate photos. This could be the case if you've already uploaded these same images previously. You might want to check for that.
It should be in playback mode.
It doesn't matter if you plug in camera first or computer first but it does matter that you have to first install the proper drivers for your camera on your computer. The proper drivers is on the CD that came with your camera. Install that first before connecting your camera to your computer.
Personally, I don't like to connect camera to computer unless I'm doing an update to the firmware. I would suggest buying a USB memory card reader if your computer/laptop doesn't have one already. Then I upload my pictures by removing the memory card from the camera and plug into the USB card reader. Best of luck.
you need to install your camera's software into your computer. Also, you need to have a usb cable interface for your camera to connect to your computer.
Once the software is already installed, connect the USB cable to your camera and then connect the bigger end to the computer's USB. Now the camera's software will open and automatically upload the files in it's memory card.
You can upload pics to your computer by following the steps below.
There are two ways of doing so.
1. you can take your memory card out and put it in a card reader which can be connected to your computer using a USB cable.
2. download software of kodak easyshare in the following link.
Then connect your camera to your computer using the USB cable which would have been given to you when you bought the camera. The software will recognize the camera and you can take a copy of the pictures in the cam from that software.
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You will find a usb card reader will work much better. Do you have the sony software installed? The ARW files can not be read by any other software except something like Photoshop PS3 or later. I am a pro photographer and the A100 is my favorite camera.
Go to a computer store there they should have a cheap/affordable usb cable or better a memory card reader where you can put your memory card into, it will connect to your computer/laptop and from there you should be able to upload pictures. and no you do not need to install anything at all. =) email@example.com