Running Win Vista Home Premium...just bought this camera prior to purchasing new pc. The camera isn't recognized by any program, or at all for that matter. My old junker camera info pops right up, as do the older cameras we have. I've redownloaded the drivers, and still no help. I contacted Vivitar itself and never heard anything back from them.
I had the same problem. Evidently, this camera is not vista compatible. My way was to buy several SD cards, be sure to format the sd card/s thru the onscreen menu of the camera itself, take your pics, then remove the sd card from the camera and slip it into your sd card reader on your pc, or use a usb card reader and slip that into the usb port.
I have my camera disc, but for some reason I've never been able to get my pc to recognize the camera download thru the usb port with the supplied firewire.
Im running Vista Ultimate - I get the same problem. Just try to install/re-install the driver. It's how I got it to work, but after every connection you gotta do it again. My guess is this camera isn't Vista certified. You can always buy a memory card and use that for the pictures.
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Did the camera come with a CD or DVD which had software on it? DId it also have drivers, such that when you plug the camera into a USB or other type of port, the PC will recognize the camera?
Frequently, the problem is that the camera is not "seen" by the computer, due to the drivers having not been installed.
Without those drivers. - software which enables the communication between the two devices - you won't be able to transfer the photos from the camera to the PC. And often, the drivers are specific to the version of Windows you are using.
So, if you use Windows Vista Home Premium, but have installed drivers for Windows XP Pro, there may be a miscommunication from that simple error.
Go back and read the installation guide, and make sure that you have not skipped a step, inadvertantly.
Many times the older version drivers will work as new released operating systems try to be backwards compatible with software. Try loading the XP software or search the Canon website for updated software for your model.
The good news is that both of these Canon Cameras will work with just about any photo software you want to use. The choice of which program to use can be based on which one you like best, which one is easiest for you to work with. Some of your older disks may not work in Vista, so that may limit your choices. One possible alternative is to try Irfanview, which is a free and very highly rated image editor program.
Sorry talhahs, creative has not written Vista compatible driver software for you're PC-Cam 350 camera. Hence you're camera will not function with any version of Vista. There are few SD readers currently that are compatible with Vista. Click on this link to see one type. http://www.vavolo.com/productdetails.asp,mode,1,ProductID,3908,gclid,CPqsn6iJ-JMCFQEnGgod1UrbWg A card reader that will help you in transferring pictures from you’re camera to you’re PC while using Vista. Win XP, unlike Vista will still run program software even if it has not passed MS's compatability.
Two options...first you can just let windows detect the pictures on the camera and use a windows based programs to load the pics and print them...or you can google the drivers for your camera model and download them off the web...there may be updated drivers for that camera which would help anyway.